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  • 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.

  • STOCKS NEWS Regional Stocks Stocks on the move REGIONAL INDICES Warsaw WIG20 Bucharest Beti Budapest SE Index Prague PX Zagreb Crobex Sofia Sofix Ljubljana SBI20 Istanbul ISE Moscow RTS. Shares in Central and Eastern Europe's largest insurer PZU.

  • 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.