Lawmakers set to back Slovenia’s first minority cabinet

By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA, Sept 13 : Parliament was expected to confirm Prime Minister Marjan Sarec’s centre-left coalition as Slovenia’s first minority government on Thursday, following an inconclusive general election. Sarec, a former provincial mayor, comedian and actor, became prime minister-designate last month after the centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) failed to forge a coalition […]

NZ business sentiment sinks as firms take downbeat view on new Labour government

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON, Jan 16 : New Zealand business sentiment turned negative and sunk to a two-year low in the fourth quarter due to pessimism towards the new centre-left government, a private think tank said on Tuesday. A net 12 percent of firms surveyed expected general business conditions to deteriorate compared with 5 percent […]