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GREECE - Factors to Watch on October 1

ATHENS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on Monday:

CREDIT AGRICOLE IN TALKS TO SELL EMPORIKI TO ALPHA BANK

Credit Agricole

confirmed on Monday that it was in exclusive talks to sell its Greek bank Emporiki to Alpha Bank for a symbolic one euro in return for financing commitments.

GREECE'S 2013 BUDGET TO DEEPEN CUTS, SUSTAIN RECESSION

Greece will unveil a draft budget for 2013 on Monday which will cut deeper into public spending to impress international lenders but also prolong the economic pain of the Greek people. �

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GREECE SETS OUT GREEN TAX, LOAN TO BUOY ENERGY SECTOR

Greece, aiming to stave off a fresh energy crisis, plans to support its main electricity market operator through a temporary tax on renewable power producers and by extending an emergency loan, a senior official said on Friday.

GREEK ELECTRICITY WORKERS CALL 48-HOUR STRIKES

Greece's electricity workers said on Friday they will start rolling 48-hour strikes as early as next week to protest austerity measures demanded by the country's international lenders.

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EUROPEAN STOCK INDEX FUTURES SIGNAL EARLY LOSSES

European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China.

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