Dun&Bradstreet: Slovenia Still First in Region
Ljubljana, 7 February - Slovenia, together with Hungary remains at the top of the region, with a high increase in gross domestic product, according to the February Dun&Bradstreet International Risk & Payment Review. However, high world oil prices, a negative exchange rate differential between the euro and the U.S. dollar as well as low foreign direct investments, added to Slovenia's relatively high current accounts deficit, despite the rise in export volumes. The deficit arose to 3.8 percent of Slovenia's GDP in 2000, which is one tenth of a percentage point less than in 1999, according to Dun&Bradstreet (D&B).
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