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.
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PRAGUE, Oct 8- Czech Cal' 13 baseload fell on Monday on lower coal and oil while central European day ahead prices traded above Germany due to soaring peak prices in neighbouring Slovakia and Hungary as cross border capacity was limited in some hours, traders said.
*Hungary's forint gives back some of Friday gains. BUCHAREST, Oct 8- Hungary's forint led emerging European currencies lower on Monday, giving back some of the previous session's sharp gains as questions persist over an international financing deal.
LONDON, Oct 8- The South African rand plunged to a new 3-1/ 2 year low against the dollar as the worst bout of labour unrest since the end of apartheid rattles the market, while growth worries weighed on broader emerging markets. The rand tumbled 2.4 percent, extending losses chalked up on Friday when Anglo American Platinum.
WARSAW, Oct 8- Polish central banker Adam Glapinski said he might vote for an interest rate cut in November, signalling a policy shift that could clear the way for the bank to lower borrowing costs next month.
Oct 08- Fitch Ratings has upgraded Atrium European Real Estate Limited's Long-term Issuer Default Rating and senior unsecured rating to' BBB-' from' BB+'. The Outlook on the IDR is Stable.
BUCHAREST, Oct 8- Emerging European currencies edged lower on Monday, while signs Hungary is moving closer to an international financing deal helped the forint hold on to Friday's sharp gains.
PRAGUE, Oct 8- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Monday. August foreign trade data at 0700 GMT. PRAGUE- Finance Ministry to publish detailed calendar for the issuance of domestic state bonds in November of 2012..
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.