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  • 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+'.

  • WARSAW, Oct 4- With its growth sliding, employment flat, and inflation slowing, sometimes it seems that the only thing not on a downward path in former EU growth leader Poland is interest rates.

  • *Hungary increases bond sale, yields rise as demand weakens. Hungary, whose bonds have been rallying in recent months, increased its bond sale to 47.5 billion forints from 45 billion, but average yields rose by 4-11 basis points from the previous auction two weeks ago.

  • WARSAW, Oct 4- Major shareholders in Poland's cable TV provider Multimedia Polska have decided to retain their stakes in the group, Multimedia said in a press statement on Thursday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 4- Selling a majority stake in Poland's state-owned real estate group PHN to a strategic investor would be the best solution, Treasury Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski said on Thursday. PHN, created last year by pooling together 180 different real estate and land holdings, runs a portfolio estimated to be worth around 2.5 billion zlotys.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Turkish stocks fell 1.6 percent on Thursday and credit default swaps jumped after a sharp escalation in political risks caused by retaliatory military raids within the Syrian border. "Clearly a short-term risk for Turkey and Turkish assets," said Simon Quijano-Evans, chief EEMEA economist at ING. MSCI emerging stocks rose 0.3 percent.

  • WARSAW/ LONDON, Oct 4- Poland's goal of reducing its dependence on Russian gas took a step forward on Thursday after it secured the final investments to start construction of its first liquefied natural gas terminal, expected to start importing gas from Qatar in 2014..

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Poland's goal of reducing dependence on Russian gas took a step forward on Thursday after it secured the final investments to start construction of its first liquefied natural gas terminal.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Poland's goal of reducing dependence on Russian gas took a step forward on Thursday after it secured the final investments to start construction of its first liquefied natural gas terminal.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 4- The zloty held gains in early Thursday trade after Poland kept interest rates unchanged in the previous session, going against market expectations for a cut, while stock markets across central Europe inched higher.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 4- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday. PRAGUE- Czech central bank governing board to hold a regular weekly meeting. PRAGUE- Car Importers' Association to hold a news conference on third quarter passenger car registrations.

  • BRATISLAVA, Oct 4- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Thursday. Slovakia's rising debt will likely force it to drop tentative plans to tap international markets once more this year due to its debt brake law, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Thursday. Poland's finance ministry offers 3.0- 5.0 billion zlotys in bonds due January 2017, April 2017 and January 2021.