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Privatization of Slovenia's Abanka will see it merge with domestic rival

19 Jun 2019

LJUBLJANA Slovenia said on Wednesday that its second biggest bank Nova KBM (NKBM) will buy the country's No. 3 lender Abanka after submitting the winning bid in a scheme to privatize the lender.

UPDATE 1-Risks to Slovenian financial stability increasing - cenbank

19 Jun 2019

LJUBLJANA, June 19 Slovenia's financial system was stable last year and in the first quarter of 2019 but it faces increasing risks and further consolidation in the banking system would help, the central bank said on Wednesday.

New TLTRO to keep favorable financing for banks: ECB's Vasle

07 Jun 2019

LJUBLJANA The ECB's new targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO) are important because they keep favorable financing for banks, ECB Governing Council member Bostjan Vasle said on Friday.

U.S. says LNG prices to stay competitive, pledges help to Ukraine

05 Jun 2019

LJUBLJANA U.S. prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) being shipped to Europe will remain competitive with Russian piped gas prices over the long term, U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-U.S. says LNG prices to stay competitive, pledges help to Ukraine

05 Jun 2019

LJUBLJANA, June 5 U.S. prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) being shipped to Europe will remain competitive with Russian piped gas prices over the long term, U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry said on Wednesday.

Slovenian GDP up 3.2% in first-quarter, wage rises mean budget deficit

31 May 2019

LJUBLJANA Slovenia's economy expanded by 3.2% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, boosted by exports and domestic spending, the state statistics office said on Friday.

Vasle: ECB ready to adjust instruments to get closer to inflation goal

11 Apr 2019

LJUBLJANA The European Central Bank is "ready to adjust all its instruments" to ensure inflation gets closer to the ECB's inflation goal in a sustainable way, ECB governing council member Bostjan Vasle said on Thursday.

Vasle - ECB ready to adjust instruments to get closer to inflation goal

11 Apr 2019

LJUBLJANA The European Central Bank is "ready to adjust all its instruments" to ensure inflation gets closer to the ECB's inflation goal in a sustainable way, ECB governing council member Bostjan Vasle said on Thursday.

Slovenia plans to raise exports by almost 30 pct by 2025

10 Apr 2019

BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia, April 10 Slovenia plans to increase exports to 50 billion euros ($56.34 billion) by 2025 from last year's record 39 billion euro by supporting exporters and ensuring a stable and competitive economic environment, the country's economy minister said.

Serbia's AIK highest bidder for Slovenian state-owned Abanka -report

27 Mar 2019

LJUBLJANA, March 27 Serbian bank AIK made the highest bid for state-owned Abanka with a 450 million euro ($507 million) offer for Slovenia's third-largest lender, TV Slovenia reported on Wednesday,

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.