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UPDATE 1-Slovenian growth solid, but conditions in industry less favourable - cbank

17 Jul 2019

LJUBLJANA, July 17 Slovenian economic growth is "very solid", even though it is slowing, but conditions in the industrial sector are less favourable, the Bank of Slovenia said on Wednesday.

Rustic sculpture of Melania Trump unveiled near Slovenian hometown

08 Jul 2019

ROZNO, Slovenia A life-size rough wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was unveiled near her hometown of Sevnica in southeastern Slovenia on Friday. | Video

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.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.