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Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 1

BRATISLAVA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Monday.

STATE BUDGET

The finance ministry will publish central state budget data for January to September period.

EURO ZONE WON'T LAST IN CURRENT FORM, WILL BE SMALLER -SLOVAK PM

The euro zone will not survive in its current form and one or possibly two countries will be forced to leave the currency bloc because they will be unable to meet their commitments, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Sunday.

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SLOVAK GOVT RAISES TAX BURDEN ON HIGH-EARNERS, CORPORATE

The Slovak centre-left government on Friday delivered on pre-election promises and rubber-stamped higher income tax for all corporate and wealthy Slovaks as it seeks more cash to fix public finances without harming the common man.

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PSA TO HALT SLOVAK PRODUCTION FOR 21 DAYS IN Q4

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen

will stop production in Slovakia for 21 days in the fourth quarter due to weak demand, the Slovak unit said on Friday.

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SLOVAKIAN FIRM TO SELL 1.3 MLN GOVT CO2 PERMITS

Slovakia-based chemical company Duslo is seeking to sell 1.3 million Kyoto emission rights normally held by governments, a representative from the firm said on Friday.

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HIGHER CIGARETTE PRICES, CAR REGISTRATION FEES

Prices of cigarettes will rise by 10 euro-cents, as of Oct. 1, as part of the government's fiscal consolidation package. The euro zone country also introduces a progressive fee on registration of new cars.

Hospodarske Noviny, page 3

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