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GREECE - Factors to Watch on October 10

ATHENS, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on Wednesday:

MERKEL TELLS IRATE GREEKS PAINFUL REFORMS WILL PAY OFF

Tens of thousands of angry Greek protesters filled the streets of Athens on Tuesday to greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who offered sympathy but no promise of further aid.

GREEK INFLATION DROPS TO LOWEST LEVELS SINCE CRISIS BEGAN

Greece's inflation rate dropped to 0.9 percent in September, its lowest level since October 2009, when the country's debt crisis began, according to September data released on Tuesday from statistics service ELSTAT.

On Wednesday, ELSTAT will release industrial output data for August.

ELEVEN EURO STATES BACK FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX

Eleven euro zone countries agreed on Tuesday to press ahead with a disputed tax on financial transactions aimed at making traders share the cost of fixing a crisis that has rocked the single currency area.

GREECE CONSIDERING DROPPING 10 PCT CAPITAL REQUIREMENT FOR DOMESTIC LENDERS-PRESS

Greece is considering withdrawing the requirement for a 10 percent capital adequacy ratio imposed on domestic lenders as of summer 2013, financial daily Kathimerini reported.

GREECE SELLS 1.3 BLN EUR 6-MONTH T-BILLS, YIELD FALLS TO 1-YR LOW

Greece sold 1.3 billion euros ($1.69 billion) of six-month T-bills on Tuesday, with the yield slightly falling from a previous auction in September to its lowest level in more than a year, debt agency PDMA said.

SWISS-BASED DUFRY BUYING FOLLI DUTY-FREE OPS

Greek retailer Folli Follie has agreed to sell a controlling stake in its local duty-free operations to Dufry

, a Switzerland-based global travel retailer.

EUROPEAN SHARES FALL FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE SESSION

European shares fell on Wednesday, losing ground for the third consecutive session, pegged back by concerns over the euro zone and the prospects of weak corporate earnings.

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