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  • Poland, which hopes tapping into previously inaccessible shale gas reserves will reduce its reliance on costly gas supplies from Russia, has postponed the publication of the law several times in the past few months.

  • BELGRADE, Oct 9- Serbia's central bank raised its benchmark interest, already the region's highest, by 25 basis points to 10.75 percent on Tuesday, reflecting rising inflation and debt concerns.

  • WARSAW, Oct 9- Poland's government will approve a long-awaited new shale gas law during its sitting next week, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. We will be approving this draft at the government's sitting next week, "Tusk said at a news conference.

  • BELGRADE, Oct 9- Serbia's central bank increased its benchmark interest rate, already the highest in the region, by 25 basis points to 10.75 percent on Tuesday, reflecting concerns over rising inflation and debt.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Emerging stocks were little changed on Tuesday as hopes that China's markets could be opened up further to offshore investors counterbalanced growth warnings from the International Monetary Fund.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 9- Emerging European currencies were mostly flat on Tuesday with markets digesting weaker global growth forecasts from the IMF and Czech inflation data which met expectations.

  • *PBG CEO mulls merger between "several vital entities". WARSAW, Oct 9- Troubled Polish builder PBG. PBG has been in bankruptcy protection since a series of contracts linked to the Euro 2012 soccer tournament went sour, and the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna quoted its chief executive, Wieslaw Rozacki, as saying a merger could be a solution.

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  • PRAGUE, Oct 9- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Tuesday. said on Monday that concentrating on core markets of Belgium and eastern Europe should increase its profitability after it has weaned itself off most state aid.

  • Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Tuesday. Private equity fund Mid Europa Partners filed a 267- million zloty, or 5.5- zloty- per-share offer for Polish EKO Holding in another stage of a bidding war for the mid-sized store chain, the brokerage running the deal for MEP said on Monday.

  • BRATISLAVA, Oct 9- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Tuesday. The country's statistics office will publish August foreign trade balance data, 0700 GMT.

  • WARSAW, Oct 9- Wieslaw Rozacki, chief executive of troubled Polish builder PBG, on Tuesday signalled a big tie-up in the local construction sector could be a way to save his company. "We are right now talking about several vital entities for the Polish economy," the CEO told daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, without going into much detail.

  • PARIS, Oct 9- Ratings agency Standard& Poor's downgraded French mutual insurer Groupama's debt by five notches to "CC" from "B", citing the company's recent decision to skip a coupon payment.

  • VIENNA, Oct 9- Vienna's stock exchange said on Tuesday it feared losing even more trade as a result of a tax on financial transactions set to be introduced in Austria and some other euro zone countries.

  • WARSAW, Oct 8- The following table shows the results of the monthly Reuters poll on Poland's long-term economic indicators. For poll details please double-click. Median forecasts for current economic data releases are available at.

  • WARSAW, Oct 8- Private equity fund Mid Europa Partners filed a 267- million zloty offer for Polish EKO Holding in another stage of a bidding war for the mid-sized store chain, the brokerage running the deal for MEP said on Monday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 8- Polish power firm ZE PAK took a step towards an initial public offering planned for the fourth quarter after the financial market watchdog approved its prospectus, the regulator said on Monday.

  • *Euro zone meeting, debate of possible Spain bailout watched. *Hungary's forint gives back some of Friday gains.

  • WARSAW, Oct 8- Poland's state road operator has been hit with a 1.2 billion zloty compensation claim by Irish builder SRB Civil Engineering, the latest fallout from a troubled construction spree ahead of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- Protea Biosciences says it's started new international distributor partnerships with several companies in Israel, Poland, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. The Morgantown, W.Va.- based company says that reflects its continuing, successful expansion.