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  • BRATISLAVA, Oct 8- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Monday. Poor European Union states must fight hard to prevent richer members from cutting development aid for the rest of this decade or growth across the entire bloc could be undermined, the head of the EU executive said on Friday.

  • Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Monday. Poland's treasury is considering to take over a controlling stake in a troubled Polish builder Polimex, Treasury Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski told a Rzeczpospolita daily.

  • WARSAW, Oct 6- Poland has scaled down its plan to cut support for renewable energy to a total of 2.3 billion zlotys by the end of the decade from 9.7 billion zlotys, an updated draft bill on renewables released late on Friday showed.

  • By Barbara Lewis and Francesco Guarascio. BRUSSELS, Oct 5- Talks are under way to hasten a deal to prop up the European Union's ailing carbon trading scheme, a senior European Commission official said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Tightly priced bond issues from the Czech Republic and Poland this week signal that they are casting off their emerging market label, leaving further behind other indebted Central and Eastern sovereigns.

  • By Jan Lopatka and Martin Santa. BRATISLAVA, Oct 5- Poor European Union states must fight hard to prevent richer members from cutting development aid for the rest of this decade or growth across the entire bloc could be undermined, the head of the EU executive said on Friday.

  • *CEZ excludes Areva from nuclear tender. Power for Monday was traded at 51.50 euros per megawatt hour on the over-the-counter market, compared to 41.60 euros on the prior day, while the Cal'13 was traded at 47.20 euros, up 10 cents from Thursday.

  • WARSAW, Poland-- Thousands of health care workers are marching in Warsaw to demand higher pay and protest government plans to privatize parts of the health care system. Nurses from Belgium, France, Greece and other European Union nations also joined the Friday rally.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- South Africa's rand plunged 2 percent on Friday to just shy of a three-year low against the dollar as labour unrest swept the country, while Turkish assets stabilised after the previous day's sell-off caused by political concerns.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- South Africa's rand plunged 2 percent on Friday to just shy of a three-year low against the dollar as labour unrest swept the country, while Turkish assets stabilised after the previous day's sell-off caused by political concerns.

  • WARSAW, Oct 5- Polish builder Polimex said it had binding offers for two non-core units and expected to raise at least 300 million zlotys from the sales as part of a wider salvage plan to keep the former bluechip afloat. "We have a few offers for both Sefako and Energomontaz Polnoc," Polimex spokesman Pawel Szymaniak said. "

  • WARSAW, Oct 5- The Polish zloty is trading at a level that allows the country to stay competitive, which might not be the case if the currency strengthened, the Deputy Finance Minister was quoted as saying.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 5- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. PRAGUE- Minutes from the September 27 governing board meeting at 0700 GMT.

  • WARSAW, Oct 5- Polish state-owned development agency ARP is interested with buying non-core units from the beleaguered local builder Polimex, ARP's spokewoman said on Friday. "We are interested with Sefako and Energomontaz Polnoc," Roma Sarzynska told Reuters.

  • Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Friday. Poland's central bank releases foreing exchange reserves data for September at 1200 GMT. Poland's largest bank passed the European Banking Authority's stress tests, daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported.

  • WARSAW, Oct 5- Beleaguered Polish builder Polimex. has two binding offers for its non-core units, expecting to book at least 300 million zlotys from the spin-offs, the company said late on Thursday. "Due diligence has just ended in two of our group's units," Polimex's Robert Kosmal said in a statement. "

  • NEW YORK-- The Public Theater unveiled its four-year, $40 million face-lift on Monday with some Shakespeare, some hippies and some veteran stage stars including Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber and Mandy Patinkin.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Russian Urals crude strengthened on Thursday as traders cited scarce remaining barrels from the October programme and increased refining runs in Russia and Europe. "I think the market will tighten for November-December as refiners come back on stream in Russia, so you would see less barrels for exports," a trader with a major said.

  • VIENNA, Oct 4- Europe is unlikely to benefit soon from a coming golden age of natural gas as unconventional sources will not transform supply of the fuel and oil-linked contracts will keep its prices high, the head of the International Energy Agency said.

  • Oct 04- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Orbis SA's National Long- term rating at' BBB+'.