Banka Slovenije

Central bank points to signs of economic slowdown

Ljubljana – The Slovenian economic activity remains high but there are signs of a slowdown, the central bank says in its latest publication. The use of production capacities is high, the pre-crisis level of activity has been reached, and there is a shortage of raw materials and intermediate goods, and qualified workers, Banka Slovenije says.

Exhibition on Slovenia’s first currency opens in central bank

Ljubljana – An exhibition on Slovenia’s first currency, the tolar, was launched in Ljubljana on Tuesday as one of the events marking the 30th anniversary of the central bank. Visitors will be able to learn about the process of the planning and design of the currency, and see original portraits of figures featured on tolar banknotes.

Slovenia’s former and current currencies on display

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s central bank will mark the 30th anniversary of the first banknotes issued in independent Slovenia with a projection on the facade of its building in the centre of Ljubljana. The video screen displaying previous and current Slovenian currencies will be lit up every day until the end of October.

Stress tests affirm stability of Slovenian banking system

Ljubljana/Frankfurt – Stress tests conducted by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Banka Slovenije have confirmed the stability of the Slovenian banking system, pointing out Slovenian banks would fare well even under unfavourable economic scenarios. Nevertheless, banks have been urged to stay cautious in the post-Covid landscape.

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Slovenia’s economy returns to growth in Q1

Ljubljana – After contracting by an estimated 5.5% in real terms last year, Slovenia’s economy returned to growth in the first quarter of the year as GDP expanded at an annual rate of 1.6% in real terms or by as much as 2.3% when adjusted for season. It rose by 1.4% from the final quarter of 2020, data from the Statistics Office show.

Central bank says economy shows signs of recovery

Ljubljana – All sectors in Slovenia that are not under direct impact of coronavirus restrictions recovered in the first quarter of the year, the country’s central bank says in its latest publication Economic and Financial Trends. Data shows signs of moderate although uneven economic growth, and the labour market situation remains stable.

C-bank vice-governor, Securities Market Agency head appointed

Ljubljana – The National Assembly elected in a secret ballot on Tuesday Tina Žumer a vice-governor of the Slovenian central bank and endorsed Anka Čadež’s appointment as director of the Securities Market Agency.

Žumer, who has been serving as a chief economist with the European Central Bank after a spell at the analytical department of Banka Slovenije, was backed by 60 votes to 21.