Slovenia's third largest bank
Abanka will pay out 66.7 million euros ($74.54 million) in
dividends to its sole owner, the Slovenian state, the bank said
on Friday, ahead of its expected sale in the coming weeks.
Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, says the European Union needs a new, more efficient leadership to counter populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China.
bank, Abanka, which is due to be sold in coming months, made a
group net profit of 65.6 million euros ($74.17 million) in 2018
versus 41.6 million a year before, amid costs cuts and a decline
in bad loans, Abanka said on Wednesday.
Slovenian banks posted a
combined net profit of 35.8 million euros ($40.3 million) in
January, up 5.5 percent compared with the same month last year,
the Bank of Slovenia said in its monthly report on Wednesday.
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