Slovenia’s daily Finance has published its annual list of 100 richest Slovenians. According to the daily, their wealth has increased by 10% since last year, while the list entry threshold rose by 19%. The sum of the assets of the richest Slovenians has broken a new record this year, the daily reports, totalling EUR 5.7bn, and exceeded last year’s by 10.2%. The entry threshold has risen to EUR 24.2 million, the estimated wealth of the lowest ranked entree, a retired co-owner of the cable company Cablex, Štefan Krajnec. Finance says the growth in the value of total assets is not surprising, since last year’s economic growth was also the highest since 2007, 4.9% in real terms and almost 5.6% in nominal terms. The richest Slovenians are Iza and Samo Login with EUR 689m, whose wealth comes from selling their 60% stake at Outfit7 company, a mobile games maker, to the Chinese last year. Second on the list is Sandi Češko with EUR 334m. He owns 55% stake in Studio Moderna, an e-commerce and direct-to-consumer advertising company, that primarily operates across Central and Eastern Europe. Finance reports that a quarter of wealth of those from the list comes from a sale of companies.
In 2017, Croatia was one of the European Union members that recorded a surplus in international personal transfers, sent or received by Croatian residents, N1 news site reports. According to Eurostat’s latest figures, Croatia’s total net surplus in personal transfers was EUR 823m, while the EU28 deficit was more than EUR 20bn. Last year personal transfers to Croatia from Croatian residents abroad amounted to EUR 1.07bn, while money sent out of the country totalled EUR 248m. Of the total incoming funds, EUR 566m came from the EU countries, while the rest came from the countries outside the Union. As for transfer destinations abroad, around EUR 110m was sent to the EU, while EUR 138m to other countries.