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Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 9

BRATISLAVA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, pressreports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financialmarkets on Tuesday.

FOREIGN TRADE

The country's statistics office will publish August foreigntrade balance data, 0700 GMT. Analysts expected a 351.2 millioneuro surplus.

INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT

The country's statistics office will publish Augustindustrial output data, 0700 GMT. Analysts expected a 13.5percent rise, following a preliminary 18.5 percent increase inJuly.

KBC EYES PROFIT BOOST FROM LEANER STRUCTURE

Belgian banking group KBC KBC.BR said on Monday thatconcentrating on core markets of Belgium and eastern Europeshould increase its profitability after it has weaned itself offmost state aid.

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UNICREDIT SLOVAKIAItalian bank UniCredit

, set to lay off 6,150 jobsin Europe, could be transform its Slovak unit into a branch of aforeign bank and manage Slovak operations from the neighbouringCzech republic as soon as 2014, five sources told Slovak dailySme. The bank declined to comment.

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Reuters has not verified the media reports, nor does itvouch for their accuracy.

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