LJUBLJANA, May 10 (Reuters) - Slovenia’s central bank recorded a profit of 70.7 million euros ($84.03 million) in 2017, up 23 percent from a year ago, partly because of higher net interest rate income, the Bank of Slovenia said in a report on Thursday.
Net interest rate income rose to 105 million euros from 78 million in 2016, the bank said.
Twenty-five percent of the profit, or 17.7 million euros, will be given to the state budget, compared with 43 million a year before. The rest will supplement the central bank’s general reserves. ($1 = 0.8414 euros) (Reporting By Marja Novak)