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  • Kolektor Etra wins largest deal in its history in Finland

    Ljubljana, 19 August (STA) - The Ljubljana-based energy equipment maker Kolektor Etra has signed a deal to produce, supply and install seven power transformers to the Finnish national electricity transmission grid operator Fingrid. The deal is worth EUR 20 million, which makes it the largest in the company's history.

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  • CORRECTION: Gorenje looking for 100 new workers in production

    A total of 60 and not 71 workers were laid off at Gorenje last month. The corrected copy follows below.Velenje, 16 August (STA) - Home appliances maker Gorenje, which terminated the contracts of 60 workers as part of reorganisation last month, has told the STA it was looking for about 100 new workers in production to meet increased demand.

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  • Gorenje looking for 100 new workers in production

    Velenje, 16 August (STA) - Home appliances maker Gorenje, which terminated the contracts of 71 workers as part of reorganisation last month, has told the STA it was looking for about 100 new workers in production to meet increased demand.

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  • Average net wage down 0.8% in June

    Ljubljana, 16 August (STA) - The average wage in Slovenia in June was EUR 1,717.78 gross or EUR 1,107.96 net, with the former being down by 0.9% in real terms compared to May and the latter by 0.8%, the Statistics Office reported on Friday.

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  • Will Slovenia opt to build second nuclear reactor? (feature)

    Ljubljana, 16 August (STA) - Slovenia's emerging energy concept is expected to make it clear whether the country opts for a second nuclear reactor, dispelling doubts about its long-term plans for nuclear energy. Should it decide for it, it would take at least ten years before a new facility produced any electricity.

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  • Construction sector going strong

    Ljubljana, 14 August (STA) - The value of construction works in Slovenia rose by 14.4% in the first six months of 2019 year-on-year, shows data released on Wednesday by the Statistics Office. Following a rise in May, the value of construction works decreased by 6.7% in June over the previous month.

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  • FDI in Slovenia more than doubled in H1

    Ljubljana, 13 August (STA) - Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Slovenia more than doubled in the first half of 2019 to reach EUR 614.4 million. The figure is considerably higher than the EUR 242 million recorded in the same period of 2018, according to central bank data. What is more, FDI nearly doubled between June 2018 and June 2019 year-on-year.

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  • Ptuj offers wine tasting in pitch darkness

    Ptuj, 13 August (STA) - Drawing on its rich wine-growing tradition, the city of Ptuj has come up with a peculiar curiosity for tourists - wine tasting in a pitch dark tunnel under Ptuj Castle which takes place against the backdrop of music.

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  • Industrial output growth slowing down

    Ljubljana, 09 August (STA) - Slovenia's industrial output in the first half of 2019 grew by 3.7% compared to the same period in 2018, the slowest semi-annual growth figure in the past six years, while monthly data released by the Statistics Office on Friday shows output declining.

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  • Slovenia's exports, imports up in first six months

    Ljubljana, 09 August (STA) - Slovenia's trade in goods continues to grow, with exports in the January-June period amounting to EUR 16.83 billion, up 9.2% over the same period last year. Imports reached EUR 16.78 billion, a rise of 11.2%, which puts the country's export-import ratio at 100.3%, the Statistics Office said on Friday.

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