Weekly Review of Slovenian Business & Economy from 20 to 26 September
Ljubljana, 28 September - Over 57 percent of voters decided in a referendum last Sunday that shops should be closed on Sundays. Another highlight on the business scene was a deal reached between Slovenia's leading retailer, Mercator, and the owners of Zivila. Mercator thus bought nearly 56 percent of the Kranj-based retailer in an attempt to expand its retail network in northern Slovenia. Slovenia's annual economic growth in the first half of 2002 was 2.2 percent, the lowest in a while, the Statistics Office said. Meanwhile, changes to the 2004 budget, and the 2005 draft budget bill were adopted by the government.
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