The SBI TOP index of blue chips on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange closed 0.12% higher at 878.31 points in a day of mixed trading on Tuesday. Logistics company Intereuropa surged 10.37% to EUR 2.98, while the most coveted item was energy company Petrol (EUR 341,000 in deals). Brokers wrapped up EUR 1m in deals.
Alenka Bratušek has confirmed that her party would be given the Infrastructure Ministry under the agreement reached in the first round of talks on distribution of ministries among the five prospective coalition partners, and that she would head the ministry herself.
While the emerging five-party government is widely being described as Slovenia's first minority cabinet, legal dilemmas have arisen regarding the real status of the Left, which has pledged support from the opposition. The classification of the party is for instance crucial for its role in parliamentary bodies in charge of oversight.
The skies over Slovenia will be mostly clear in the western Primorska region on Wednesday, while more clouds are expected elsewhere, especially in the south-east in the morning. A weak easterly wind will blow inland and a weak bora will push through Primorska.
After two catastrophic years for apple producers, this year's harvest is expected to exceed the average for the past five years. But the rainy summer cut wheat harvest by a third, while vegetable production is stable. Grape picking started early this year but winegrowers expect better quality.
Although Turkey is a relatively large country and is struggling with major structural issues, the current crisis of the Turkish lira will likely only have a limited impact on the global economy, Izidor Jerman of asset manager Alta Skladi has told the STA.
The Nova Gorica police apprehended on Monday afternoon a 40-year-old motorist who attacked a journalist and cameraman of the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija in the centre of Nova Gorica last week. The motive for the attack is still not clear.