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Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 9

Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, whichmay affect Poland's financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT(Poland: GMT + 2 hours):

EKO Holding

Private equity fund Mid Europa Partners (MEP) filed a267-million zloty ($85 million), or 5.5-zloty-per-share offerfor Polish EKO Holding in another stage of a biddingwar for the mid-sized store chain, the brokerage running thedeal for MEP said on Monday.

BUILDERS

Wieslaw Rozacki, chief executive of troubled Polish builderPBG , on Tuesday signalled a big tie-up in the localconstruction sector could be a way to save his company.

Another builder Polimex is likely to return toprofit next year as it targets asset spin-offs and a new dealwith creditors, its chief executive Robert Oppenheim was quotedas saying on Tuesday.

JSW

Workers in all mines of the Polish coal miner JSWare to go on strike next week, with details to be given by theend of this week, daily Rzeczpospolita quoted the spokesman ofJSW unions as saying.

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