Review of Slovenia's Economy from 30 June to 6 July

Ljubljana, 8 July - The Bank of Slovenia made another step towards liberalising the Slovene capital market by abolishing fiduciary accounts for foreign portfolio investors as of 1 July. After several years of unsuccessful negotiations Slovenia and Croatia made a breakthrough last week, managing to reach an agreement on the status and ownership structure of the Krsko nuclear power plant, which is to be initialed on 20 June. According to forecasts by the Institute for Macroeconomic Analyses and Development, Slovenia's economic growth is expected to reach 4.4 percent in 2001, with inflation expected at 8.5 percent.

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