Daily News - 20.02.2018
Published: 20. 02. 2018

SLOVENIA

SBITOP gained 0.96 percent

SBITOP reached 823.75 points and gained 0.96 percent on Monday's trading day. The stocks that gained the most were the stocks of Gorenje (2.36 %), Petrol (2.06%), Krka (1.75) and SavaRe (1.18%). Stocks that lost the most were the stocks of Unior (-4.05%) and Intereuropa (-3.77%).

New board mambers at SIJ

At yesterday’s assembly, the shareholders of Slovenska industrija jekla (SIJ) appointed three new members of the Supervisory Board. For a four-year term were named Boštjan Napast, Helena Ploj Lajovic and Polona Marinka, and a new mandate was confirmed for both Yevgeny Zverev and Dmitry Davidov. With new appointments, SIJ wants to improve corporate governance.
Source: STA

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Indices at major European stock exchanges ended trading today mostly in red

The European indexes that lost the most were SMI (-0.97%), Stoxx600 (-0.63%), DAX (0.53%) and CAC (0.48%) and IBEX (0.26%).

Volume of construction work on the rise in EU and in Euro area

Compared to the year before, the volume of construction work in the EU increased by 3.5%, while the growth in the euro area was up by 2.4%. Only in December, building construction rose by 0.6 percent in the EU, and in the euro area by 0.1 percent, according to the European Statistical Office Eurostat.
Source: Eurostat

SERBIA

State not considering selling Telekom at the moment

Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic stated that the state was not considering selling Telekom at the moment. At this moment, the sale of Telekom is not on the agenda and I would not like to speculate. What I can say is that our telecommunications market is rather stable, although those markets are globally in crisis and are looking for new models of survival – Ljajic said for the weekly issue of Blic.
Source: Blic, Ekapija

Foreign trade of Serbia with Russia amounts to USD 2.5 billion in 2017

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic headed the delegation of the Republic of Serbia at the 16th session of the Serbian-Russian Intergovernmental Committee for Trade, Economic and Science-Technical Cooperation, held in Sochi. Minister Dacic attended the session in the capacity of a co-chairman on the Serbian side, whereas Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin performed the function on the Russian side, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. It is very positive that our foreign trade increased compared to 2016 to USD 2.5 billion in 2017 – Dacic said.
Source: Ekapija

Reconstruction of Belgrade-Zagreb railway might start in 2019 – Mihajlovic invites Croatian minister to sign protocol

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic invited Croatian Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butkovic to visit Belgrade this week for the purpose of signing a protocol on cooperation on the reconstruction of the Belgrade-Zagreb railway, the government's website announces. The invitation directly followed the official visit of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to Zagreb, during which Mihajlovic and Butkovic defined the framework of the protocol and agreed for it to be signed over the next ten days.
Source: Ekapija