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Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 11

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

PM'S POLICY SPEECH

Prime Minister Donald Tusk might surprise the public opinionin his Friday policy speech by announcing measures aimed atpropping up investment, the PM's aide Jan Krzysztof Bieleckitold broadcaster Polskie Radio.

The outlined policy of the government will balance fiscaldiscipline with measures supporting growth, Bielecki added.

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna writes that some adjustments to thedraft budget for 2013 may be the result of Tusk's speech,although Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski said on Wednesday theassumed size of the deficit would not be increased.

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There is still potential for yields on Treasury bonds withlonger maturity to fall as long as Poland retains economicgrowth and stays on its fiscal path, deputy Finance MinisterWojciech Kowalczyk told Dziennika Gazeta Prawna in an interview.

FUELS

Poland's budget may lose around 3 billion zlotys ($945million) in tax revenue this year as a result of illegal fuelsales, Gazeta Wyborcza writes citing a report issued by thePolish Organisation of Oil Industry and Trade (POPiHN).

GAS EXCHANGE

Polish gas companies, chiefly near-monopolist PGNiG, will be obliged to sell 30 percent of the country'stotal gas sales via an exchange in the first six months afterthe enactment of the country's new gas law. The figure is togrow to a target of 70 percent after a year, Dziennika GazetaPrawna writes citing a document published by the government.

PBG, RAFAKO

Builder PBG , in bankruptcy protection since June,has approached the state agency ARP with a request to inject300-400 million zlotys ($95-126 million) of equity into PBG'spower construction unit Rafako , Puls Biznesu writeswithout citing its sources.

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