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Of the 872,266 people in work, 93,221 were self-employed. The latter figure marks an increase of 0.1% on the month before and a rise of 1.3% on May 2017.
Most new jobs were created in the manufacturing sector, in particular electrical equipment manufacturing, while the biggest decline was recorded in vehicles production.]]>
Commercial director Christian Schneider welcomed the new base and routes in "this economically strong region" with major European cities as a very important step for Adria.
"We're happy that we can intensify our presence in the German market and that Paderborn is already our fifth destination in Germany," he said.
Adria CEO Holger Kowarsch was meanwhile quoted by news portal EX-YU Aviation News as saying that the company was looking for new opportunities abroad because of Slovenia's small market.
"In the long-term, we are focussing on growth, so we're not limiting ourselves to the existing bases," he told the news portal last week.
Cooperation with Adria was also welcomed by Paderborn-Lippstadt airport director Marc Cezanne, saying there was a big demand in the region for links with the three European cities.
According to EX-YU Aviation News, some 700,000 passengers pass through Paderborn-Lippstadt a year, mostly during summer months, when many fly to Turkey and Greece.
Adria will fry from the German airport with Saab 2000 planes.]]>
In comparison to April 2018, average gross and net pay in May were 0.1% lower in nominal terms and 1.3% lower in real terms.
In both the private and the public sector, average gross pay was level over the previous month, but on a year-on-year basis it rose 3.7% in the private sector and 2.7% in the public sector.
The biggest increases in pay were seen in mining and quarrying, where net pay went up by 3.2% over April and by 9.2% compared to May 2017.
Average net pay was highest in energy supply, amounting to EUR 1,532.]]>
The group posted revenue to the tune of more than 1.2 billion euro in the past business year, according to data from its website.
While it used to focus on sailboats, Beneteau has significantly expanded its range of products to speedboats and yachts over the past few years.
"Our acquisition of a stake in Seascape will enable us to offer a selection of small sailing yachts designed for both novice sailors and enthusiasts, often younger and first-time buyers," Beneteau CEO Herve Gastinel said in a statement posted on the company's website.
It will moreover further strengthen the group's global leadership in the liveaboard monohull sailing segment by including performance cruisers.
Seascape was founded in 2008 by two Mini Transat Class sailors, and has become a leader in the transportable performance cruiser segment.
It currently offers four models, from 4.3 to eight metres, designed by Sam Manuard, and generated revenue of more than four million euro in 2017.
The company started gaining a reputation abroad with Seascape 18, a 5.5-metre yacht which was declared European yacht of the year in 2010.
According to Beneteau, the Slovenian company's output topped 100 sailing boats last year.
Seascape CEO Mihelin said that they "will continue to develop sailing boats, events and services in line with the spirit that has been central to our brand's success, while benefiting from group Beneteau's global scale and expertise".]]>
The loans can be used for investments into accommodation and sports facilities, entertainment and cultural venues, ski lifts, tourist resorts or marinas.
The new infrastructure will have to be built in Slovenia, and completed five years after the loan contract is signed at the latest.
The total value of a single investment must not exceed 50 million euro, with the loan from the SID fund covering no more than 85% of the value.
As the Slovenian tourist industry is posting record arrival and night figures, revenue is lagging far behind.
An average hotel room price in Slovenia is estimated to be by 30% below the prices in neighbours countries: on the Croatian coast, in Italy, Austria and Budapest.
A goal to secure 18,000-20,000 new rooms has thus been included by the Economy Ministry into Slovenian tourism's sustainable growth strategy until 2021.
Slovenia's tourism draw 145 million euro in grants from the EU's 2007-2013 budget for various tourist facilities, but there are no more such funds in the 2014-2020 budget.
Since this effects investments in the Slovenian tourism industry, the government came up with the new credit fund.
When presenting the new scheme last month, Minister Zdravko Počivalšek said "this is the crowning achievement of four years of our work" and added that "we cannot expect growth in tourism without investment".]]>
The sole owner of the glass maker, the Cyprus-based Ampelus Holding, has been looking for a strategic partner since April, the Holding's representative Igor Lah told the newspaper Dnevnik on Thursday.
According to the paper, the interest for the company is somewhat greater this time than it was in 2013, when a sale process was halted.
Reportedly, a Czech glass maker and a Swiss financial fund are among the potential buyers.
Steklarna Hrastnik has ranges of products. It produces bottles for various brands of spirits and household glassware.
In June, it invested EUR 4.2m into a new individual section machine to further boost its production of bottles, with which the company makes 70% of turnover.
The state-of-the-art machine boosted the bottle production by a fifth and strengthened Steklarna's position as a leading producer of special high-end glass packaging.
Steklarna Hrastnik also plans to open a new plant in Poland to open the door to expansion to the global market. A company is expected to be set up this year, which will be 40% Polish- and 60% Swiss-owned.
The construction of the plant is to start in 2019. The investment is estimated at EUR 70m and production is to be launched in 2019.
Steklarna Hrastnik's revenue topped EUR 58.2m in 2017, which is 6.8% more than the year before. Profit before tax rose by 14.5% to EUR 7.9m.
The positive trends continue this year as well, with the company posting EUR 15.2m in sales revenue and EUR 1.9m in gross profit in the first quarter of the year, both above plans.]]>
The trade union-controlled Delavska Hranilnica became the majority owner after it bought claims from NLB bank and converted them into equity, which helped the dairy avert bankruptcy and successfully complete debt restructuring.
Pomurske Mlekarne posted net sales of EUR 33.4m in 2016, the latest year for which data is publicly available, down 3% year-on-year, while net profit declined by roughly a third to EUR 1.2m.
Media have reported that Delavska Hranilnica was forced into the sale by the central bank, which has long been concerned about the fast-growing savings bank's capital base.
Delavska Hranilnica said the new owner had committed to support the development of the dairy and planned additional investments in the modernisation of production.
RRC owns two popular bars in the centre of Ljubljana and the Vogel ski resort in Gorenjska. It remains unclear whether it will try to buy out the remaining shareholders.]]>
The transaction, whose value has not been disclosed, did not include the biggest single shareholder to this point, food company Eta Kamnik, which bought a 18.35% stake from the Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC) in 2017.
The stake had ended up at the bad bank following the collapse of the Church-controlled holding Zvon Dva.
The deal, announced on Wednesday on the webpage of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, makes Gea part of the empire of Frelih, ranked 18th on last year's list of the wealthiest Slovenians according to the Manager magazine.
Plasta employed 130 people in 2016 and generated EUR 23m in revenue and EUR 4.5m in net profit. All of Frelih's companies generate a combined annual turnover of over EUR 100m.
Gea, which employs around 100 people, saw its net profit drop by 15% to EUR 150,000 last year, despite the sales revenue increasing by 5% to EUR 25.7m.]]>
In the first five months of the year exports grew by 11% and imports were up by 10.8%. The trade surplus was at EUR 257m.
While EU markets account for the bulk of Slovenia's trade - almost 77% of total exports and almost 78% of total imports - growth on non-EU markets was brisker.
Exports to the EU rose by just under 8% in May and almost 9% in the first five months, while the equivalent figures for non-EU markets were 20.4% and 19.3%, respectively.]]>
Compared to April, industrial output increased only in manufacturing (+0.9%), while it was down in electricity, gas and steam supply (-1.8%) and in mining and quarrying (-1.5%).
Sale revenue in the Slovenian industry was up in May by 7.5% year-on-year, and by 1% compared to April.
The biggest annual increase in sale revenue was recorded in the production of investment products (by 15.2%).
The value of inventories and unfinished production was up by 8.1% year-on-year (increasing by 8.2% in manufacturing).
On the monthly basis, the value of inventories was up in May by 0.5%, and by 21.2% compared to the 2015 average.
In the first five months of 2018, industrial output was up by 7.4% compared to the same period last year.
It was up the most in manufacturing (+8%), followed by electricity, gas and steam supply (+3.1%), while it was down in mining and quarrying (-5.5%).]]>