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Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 11

BRATISLAVA, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Thursday.

SLOVAK GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES 2013 BUDGET TO CUT DEFICIT

Slovakia's centre-left government drew up a deficit-cutting 2013 state budget bill on Wednesday, primarily raising taxes to help it weather the euro zone debt crisis.

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TAX ON TRADING THREATENS NEW DIVISION IN EUROPE

A plan by a group of euro zone countries to introduce a tax on financial transactions threatens to drive more trading to London from centres such as Frankfurt, exacerbating divisions in Europe as it struggles to overcome an economic crisis.

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FINMIN UPBEAT ON SPAIN, NO AID SIGNALS SENT

The Spanish government's austerity drive should be sufficient to shield the euro zone country from seeking international aid, the finance minister of fellow euro zone member Slovakia said on Wednesday.

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SLOVAK GOT APPROVE EUR 121 MLN IN SUBSIDY, SAMSUNG INCLUDED

The Slovak government approved on Wednesday 121.2 million euros ($156.30 million) in state aid for 10 investors, including 19.8 million euros for the South Korean Samsung Electronics.

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MINIMUM MONTHLY WAGE TO RISE IN 2013

Slovakia's monthly minimum wage will rise by 10 percent to 337.7 euros ($440) next year, the government ruled after employers, unions and the government failed to unite over the hike.

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Germany's car group Volkswagen

will raise wages at its Slovak assembly plant by 4.8 percent next year, the Slovak unit said. Unions sought a 6.7 percent increase.

NON-BINDING 'SAMURAI BOND' ROADSHOW

Finance Minister Peter Kazimir will make meet Japanese investors during a non-binding roadshow in Tokyo to study a possibility to tap Japanese markets in the future.

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