Eastern Europe


  • Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:27 AM ET

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 2- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Tuesday. Austria's Raiffeisenbank board member Aris Bogdaneris to meet with media on new retail banking model in Slovakia, 0700 GMT.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:22 AM ET

    MOSCOW- The VTB Capital " RUSSIA CALLING!" MOSCOW- Russia's Deputy Agriculture Minister Ilya Shestakov holds a briefing. MOSCOW- Russia's monthly oil output and export and gas output data.

  • Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:06 AM ET

    Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Tuesday. Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man, bought 58 percent in local green energy firm Polish Energy Partners, the Warsaw bourse said in a statement on Monday, less than the 80 percent he had hoped to buy to allow him to delist the company.

  • UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    The Danish pharmaceutical group and its Japanese partner, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, have submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of its antidepressant, vortioxetine, Lundbeck said on Tuesday. For more on the company, click on TELIASONERA.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russia's oil output, the world's largest, edged up 0.3 percent in September to reach a new post-Soviet high of 10.41 million barrels per day, compared to 10.38 million bpd in August, Energy Ministry data showed on Tuesday. In tonnes, Russia's crude production stood at 42.59 million last month, the ministry said.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:42 AM ET

    -Bulgaria will not hold talks with U.S.-registered Global Power Consortium for the possible sale of its abandoned Belene nuclear project until a referendum on the fate of the plant is carried out, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said.

  • *More assertive Kazakhstan sets eyes on ConocoPhillips stake. *Kashagan key to rapid rise in Kazakh oil output* Kazakh minister hopes field to produce first oil in March By Robin Paxton ASTANA, Oct 2- U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips.

  • INDICATORS - Slovakia - Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    NEW LISTINGS OR, AMENDMENTS ARE MARKED* KEY INTEREST RATES ECB'S TWO-WEEK REPO rate 0.75 last changed JULY 5, 2012 former rate 1.00 SLOVAK REAL GDP Q2/12 FLASH ESTIMATE +0.7 +2.7 SLOVAK REAL GDP Q2/12 Q1/12 Q2/11 FY/11 +2.8 +3.0 +3.5 +3.3 Final consumption Household -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 Government -2.1 +0.4 -5.1 -3.5 Gross fixed capital formation -1.1 -3.9 +6.4 +5.7 Foreign trade balance exports of goods and services +8.9 +6.0 +13.1 +10.8 imports of goods and services +3.2 +2.1 +10.9 +4.5 SLOVAK REAL GDP FY/2011 +3.3 FY/2010 +4.2 FY/2009 -4.9 FY/2008 +5.9 FY/2007 +10.5 FY/2006 +8.3 FY/2005 +6.7 FY/2004 +5.1 FY/2003 +4.8 FY/2002 +4.6 FY/2001 +3.5 FY/2000 +1.4 C/A BALANCE JUNE 12 MAY 12 JUNE 11 +364.0 +449.0 -19.0 C/A BALANCE END-2011 END-2010 END-2009 +38.0 -1.637 -1.627 FOREIGN TRADE JULY 12 JUNE 12 JULY 11 JAN-DEC 11 Imports 4,578.9 4,983.0 4,227.5 53,966.1 Exports 4,977.9 5,331.9 4,252.6 56,407.9 Balance +399.0 +348.8 +25.1 +2,441.9 DYNAMICS OF TRADE nominal imports +8.3 +8.4 +9.5 +13.6 nominal exports +17.1 +11.4 +12.9 +16.9 SLOVAK UNEMPLOYMENT AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11 pct of workforce 13.19 13.27 13.12 number available for work 356,423 358,652 349,885.

  • Med Crude-Urals, Azeri weaken in Med, Baltic stronger Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    In the Platts window, Eni bought an 80,000- tonne Oct 14-18 cargo in the Mediterranean from Vitol at dated Brent minus $1.80, some 20 cents weaker than prices earlier this week, traders said. Also in the Mediterranean, BP bought an Oct 19-23 Azeri Light cargo from Socar at dated Brent plus $2.05, some 45 cents weaker than offers on Monday.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Russian private equity group Baring Vostok has raised $1.5 billion for new deals, the largest pool of private equity capital ever raised in Russia, the firm said on Tuesday.

  • Weak growth outlook drags on European shares Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:51 AM ET

    By Simon Jessop and Alistair Smout. "The real key to create confidence is positive earnings surprises, positive economic data surprises," Philip Isherwood, European strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, who is nevertheless' overweight' on the region's stocks.

  • *Top court unblocks planned power plant investment. *Sends case for back for re-examination to lower court. WARSAW, Oct 2- Poland's top utility PGE said it would carry on with its 11.6 billion zloty investment in new power units after a supreme court ruling unblocked the country's largest power contract to date.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russian shares fell on Tuesday after a rally the day before, led by the heavyweight energy sector, and the rouble edged lower, showing little reaction to comments by the central bank on inflation concerns ahead of a policy meeting.

  • *Shares to be priced at 18.30 euros each. FRANKFURT, Oct 1- Talanx, Germany's third-biggest insurer, said on Monday it will raise at least 467 million euros in an initial public offering, in a sign that Europe's fragile IPO markets are regaining strength. Talanx said it plans to sell shares for 18.30 euros apiece.

  • BUCHAREST, Oct 1- Romania scrapped the sale of its majority stake in indebted chemical plant Oltchim on Monday, saying the tender winner, media tycoon Dan Diaconescu, did not submit required documents in due course.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • Irene Tse, who headed the North America operations of the Chief Investment Office, told the firm she is resigning to focus on "entrepreneurial ventures," according to a memo on Monday from Chief Operating Officer Matt Zames, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

  • BERLIN, Oct 1- A German insurance giant revealed employees put a trip to a swingers' hotel in Jamaica on company expenses when it published the results of an internal audit on a public website.

  • *ArcelorMittal says will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.