Slovakia – Factors To Watch on Aug 13

BRATISLAVA, Aug 13 (BestGrowthStock) – Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial
markets on Friday.

Q2 GDP FLASH ESTIMATE

The Statistics Office to publish the gross domestic product
(GDP) growth flash estimate for the second quarter. Analysts
expected the economy to rise by 0.5 percent on the quarter,
putting the annual growth rate at 4.0 percent.

JULY INFLATION

The Statistics Office to publish July headline and core
inflation data.

Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast consumer prices to
be flat on the month and rise by 1.0 percent annually. Core
inflation was forecast to fall by 0.1 month-on-month, putting
the annual inflation rate at +1.2 percent year-on-year.

SLOVAKIA FLIRTS WITH EU CENSURE BY OPPOSING GREEK AID

Slovakia’s decision to drop out of an aid package for Greece
undermines euro zone unity but it will not affect the bailout
for Athens, and Bratislava may well have calculated that the
repercussions will be slight.

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Slovakia move against Greek bailout “unusual” -EU

The European Commission called Slovakia’s decision not to
participate in a euro zone bailout of Greece “unusual” on
Thursday, but said it would not speculate on any repercussions
for the country at this stage.

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PREVIEW-SLOVAKIA RECOVERY CONTINUES, SLOWLY, IN Q2

Slovakia’s economy continued to expand in the three months
to June but at a slower pace in annual terms than in the first
quarter due to a lower comparative base.

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PM RADICOVA WANTS CUTS IN MINISTERS, DEPUTIES WAGES

Ministers’ and parliament deputies’ wages should be cut by
10 percent, starting next January, as part of a planned
austerity package designed to curb a ballooned fiscal deficit,
and Prime Minister Iveta Radicova said.

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Slovakia – Factors To Watch on Aug 13