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Business 20:56

Slovenian-Turkish business cooperation could be boosted, officials agree

The Turkish market offers many opportunities for the Slovenian economy but it is seen as very demanding, participants of the Slovenian-Turkish business dinner hosted by Celje International agreed on Thursday. They stressed the importance of personal relations in making deals with the Turks.

Business 15:45

Stock market index down slightly

The SBI TOP index of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange was down by 0.1% to 836.81 points in Thursday's mixed trading. While Telekom Slovenije added 0.72% to EUR 84, the financial KD Group was the loser of the day, shedding 0.66% to EUR 7.50. Total turnover reached EUR 1.54m.

Business 15:18

Space tech, digital economy discussed at conference

Experts and politicians discussed ways of embracing space technology to create a strong digital economy, as they met for an international conference in Slovenia on Thursday. The event is hosted by the economy ministry together with several Slovenian and Russian partners.

Business 14:32

Sports betting bill fails to pass revote

The National Assembly has failed to override the upper chamber's veto against the Modern centre Party (SMC) MP-sponsored bill seeking to liberalise the sports betting market.

Business 13:23

MPs ease hiring of foreign highly-skilled staff

The National Assembly has passed legislative amendments that ease procedures for the employment of foreigners on behalf of innovative companies and companies that generate high added value.

Business 13:21

KKR expects timely regulatory decision on Pro Plus takeover

A senior official at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) said Thursday he expected a decision on regulatory approval for the takeover of media owner Pro Plus shortly. No regulatory procedure in more than 50 investments the fund had made in Europe have taken more than nine months, said Ludo Bammens, the head of EMEA corporate affairs at KKR.

Business 12:18

Passenger numbers at Slovenian intl airports rise by fifth

A total of 1.69 million passengers travelled through the three Slovenian international airports last year, with the biggest, Ljubljana Airport, accounting for 1.68 million passengers. Both figures are a 20% increase over 2016, the Statistics Office reported on Thursday.