Daily News - 11.05.2018
Datum objave: 11.05.2018
Hisense publishes takeover intent, Gorenje clearing three supervisory seats
China's Hisense published today its intent for the acquisition of all the shares of Gorenje. The Slovenian household appliance maker in turn announced it would leave three seats vacant for the new strategic partner as it appoints the supervisory board on 12 June. Moreover, no dividend payout is envisaged.
Overview of latest GDP growth forecasts for Slovenia
The latest GDP growth forecasts indicate Slovenia's economy will expand at a rate in excess of 4% this year before slowing down to over 3% in 2019. Below is an overview of the latest forecasts.
Demand for workers highest in decade, SURS data show
The number of vacancies and occupied jobs rose in the first quarter of 2018, putting Slovenia's job vacancy rate at 2.5%, the highest since 2008, data released by the national Statistics Office (SURS) on Thursday showed. This reflects employers' complaints that workers are hard to find.
EBRD significantly improves Slovenia's growth forecast
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has significantly improved Slovenia's growth outlook in its spring forecast. According to the institution's projections, Slovenia's GDP will expand by 4%, an increase of 1.1 points compared to its November forecast.
Dow rallies nearly 200 points, notches 6-day winning streak; European markets close mainly lower after BOE rate decision
The Dow Jones industrial average rose sharply on Thursday, posting its sixth straight day of gains, following the release of weaker-than-expected U.S. inflation data. The index gained 0.8%, while S&P 500 was up 0.9 percent to 2,723.07, with utilities and telecom both rising more than 1 percent. The Nasdaq composite advanced 0.9 percent.
In corporate news, Booking Holdings dropped more than 4.5 percent after giving weaker-than-expected quarterly guidance. The company reported better-than-forecast earnings and revenue for the previous quarter, however.
European stock markets endured mixed fortunes Thursday, as investors reacted to a monetary policy meeting by the U.K.'s central bank. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended provisionally 0.12 percent lower than its previous closing price, with major bourses and sectors pointing in opposite directions.
Europe's telecoms stocks were among those to lead the losses, down 0.94 percent amid earnings news. BT posted weaker-than-anticipated figures over the first three months of the year and announced plans to cut 13,000 managerial and back-office jobs. Shares of the company were 7.5 percent lower for the day.
Source: CNBC, Ilirika
NBS: Key policy rate kept on hold
At yesterday’s meeting, the NBS Executive Board voted to keep the key policy rate on hold, at 3.0%. In making such a decision, the NBS Executive Board was primarily guided by the expected movement in inflation and its underlying factors going forward, and the effects of past monetary policy easing. According to the May projection, the Executive Board expects y-o-y inflation to gradually approach the target, after reaching this year’s low in April.
IMF Mission recommends improving the planning and realization of public investments in Serbia
IMF mission in Serbia ascertained yesterday in conversation with the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic that the reconstruction of Serbian Railways is carried out with success and recommend an upgrade in the public investment planning and realization process. James Roaf, Head of the IMF mission for Serbia, said that the department led by Mihajlovic significantly contributed to the successful ending of the previous IMF arrangement.
MAT: Production declined in March
In March this year, manufacturing industry’s production was at the same level as in March last year and which causes concern regarding the GDP growth in the remaining quarters – said the editor of the renowned Macroeconomic Analysis and Trends (MAT) magazine, Ivan Nikolic . At the presentation of the new issue of MAT, he added that the stagnation in the manufacturing industry was compensated by the 21.6 percent growth of the production of the electric power industry, which is why industrial production continued to grow by 4.1 percent in March compared to the same period last year.
Daily News - 18.05.2018
18.05.2018 | SBITOP up 0.11%; Petrol's net profit in Q1 up 11% to EUR 17.9m; Intereuropa reports EUR 1.3m net profit for Q1; Serbian bank acquires controlling interest in Gorenjska bank; Stocks close lower as Trump says China trade talks may not be successful; European markets close higher amid earnings; Ocado shares rally 44%; oil prices hit $80; EU mulls massive funding for infrastructure works in W. Balkans; World Bank: Western Balkans loses 18% of GDP because of gender gap in labour market; World Bank: Western Balkans loses 18% of GDP because of gender gap in labour market;
Dnevne novice - 18.05.2018
18.05.2018 | Rast prihodkov slovenski podjetij se po pričakovanjih nadaljuje; SBITOP prebil 900 točk; Aprila 17 odstotkov manj gradbenih dovoljenj za stavbe; EU infrastrukturi Balkana namenila 10 milijard EUR; Svetovna banka: zahodni Balkan izgubi 18% BDP zaradi razlike med spoloma na trgu dela; JESV: Jedinstvo je v prvem četrtletju letos zabeležilo nižjo prodajo in večji dobiček; Maj v bikovskem trendu; Kitajska naj bi ZDA ponudila zmanjšanja trgovinskega presežka za 200 milijard na leto; Walmart presegel pričakovanja s četrtletnim dobičkom in prihodki;
Prevzemna ponudba in prospekt za odkup delnic ciljne družbe NARAVNO ZDRAVILIŠČE TOPOLŠICA d.d.
Dnevne novice - 17.05.2018
17.05.2018 | Gospodarske družbe lani s 3,6 milijarde evrov čistega dobička; Cinkarna Celje v četrtletju z rastjo prihodkov in dobička; Petrolov izstop iz lastništva Gen-I zaključen; Skupščina Save o prodaji delnic Gorenjske banke ločitvenim upnikom; V EU aprila prodanih več novih avtomobilov; Cene nafte višje; AERO: Letališče Beograd poročalo o RSD 444m čistega dobička v 1Q18; Japonska zainteresirana za vlaganje v infrastrukturne projekte v Srbiji;
Daily News - 17.05.2018
17.05.2018 | SBITOP up 0.11%; EU funds for railways project unfrozen, official says; Slovenian economy added 6,400 jobs in March; Unaudited Report of Triglav Group and Zavarovalnica Triglav for the first three months of 2018; Stocks close higher, Macy's surges more than 10% as retail rallies; Europe markets close mainly higher but Italian stocks slide on political concerns; AERO: Aerodrom Beograd objavio neto profit za prvi kvartal od 444 miliona RSD; EBRD: High growth rates around the world, including Serbia; Japan interested in investing in infrastructure projects in Serbia;
Dnevne novice - 16.05.2018
16.05.2018 | Cinkarna Celje v četrtletju z rastjo prihodkov in dobička; Število delovno aktivnih oseb se je v marcu 2018 glede na februar 2018 povečalo za 6.400 oseb; Inflacija v Evroobmoču Aprila nižja od Marčevske; NIIS: NIS bo delničarjem izplačal dividende v višini 6,9 milijarde din; Top 15 srbskih izvoznikov v prvih štirih mesecih 2018 izvozilo blago v višini 1,5 milijarde EUR; ENHL: Energoprojekt pričakuje 298 milijonov novih projektov;
Daily News - 16.05.2018
16.05.2018 | CICG: Cinkarna Celje operates above plans in first quarter; ZVTG: Insurer Triglav reports 5% quarterly profit growth; NIIS: NIS to pay around RSD 6.9 billion in dividend to shareholders; Top 15 Serbian exporters export goods worth EUR 1.5 billion in the first four months of 2018; ENHL: Energoprojekt expects EUR 298m of new jobs in 2018; Euro Area Inflation Rate;
Dnevne novice - 15.05.2018
15.05.2018 | Ljubljanska borza: SBI TOP pridobil pol odstotka; Tuje neposredne naložbe v enem letu večje za 428 milijonov evrov; Bulčeva: Drugi tir je za EU prioritetni projekt; Japonski Nissan poslovno leto sklenil z rekordnim dobičkom; Allianz leto začel z rastjo čistega dobička; NBS: Letna inflacija v aprilu 1,1%; MTLC: Metalac je poročal o nekonsolidiranih podatkih za 1Q18; Javni dolg Srbije 59% BDP konec marca;
Daily News - 15.05.2018
15.05.2018 | Most parties support labour tax cuts, details still moot; SBITOP started the week with 0.53%; Stocks rise as US-China trade concerns abate; Europe shares close mixed; NBS: Annual inflation in April at only 1.1%; MTLC: Metalac reported non-consolidated numbers for 1Q18 – cookware unit posted 7.7% higher sales, export into Russia down; Public debt of Serbia at 59% of GDP at end-March;
Dnevne novice - 14.05.2018
14.05.2018 | Ljubljanska borza: Daleč največ prometa z Gorenjem; NIIS: srbska naftna industrija išče nafto na novih lokacijah - Žablja in Zrenjanina; NBS: devizne rezerve v aprilu znašajo 10,4 milijarde evrov; Letna inflacija Srbije se aprila umirja na 1,1%; V tem tednu;