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  • Tusk said he would find billions of euros for investment in energy and other infra-structure projects, while at the same time keeping a tight rein on government borrowing in Poland, eastern Europe's largest economy. Poland has been a rare bright spot in Europe over the past few years, managing to sustain robust growth even while its neighbours slumped.

  • Tusk said he would find billions of euros for investment in energy and other infra-structure projects, while at the same time keeping a tight rein on government borrowing in Poland, eastern Europe's largest economy. Poland has been a rare bright spot in Europe over the past few years, managing to sustain robust growth even while its neighbours slumped.

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Poland's largest bank, state-controlled PKO BP, plans to issue eurobonds worth "hundreds of millions of euros", but this was more likely next year than in 2012, its deputy chief executive said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Turkish stocks extended gains on Friday as investors welcomed strong balance of payments data and the government's tough stance on Syria, while the forint rose after Hungary's leader talked up prospects of an IMF deal.

  • In a signal to markets concerned that Tusk should not stray from his policy of prudent fiscal policy, he said the investments would not add to the debt or deficit in Poland, eastern Europe's largest economy. "There is no other way for Poland than sustaining growth through investments," Tusk told parliament in a speech. "

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Poland's planned multi-billion euro public investment plan announced by Prime Minister Donald Tusk will not lead to a widening of the country's fiscal deficit in 2013, Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski said on Friday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Poland will create a fund at the state bank BGK and transfer shares of state-owned companies to bolster it with 10 billion zlotys, Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski said on Friday. Treasury minister Mikolaj Budzanowski added that starting from 2014 privatisation revenues will be directed to BGK to suport public investments.

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Poland will ensure its debt and deficit remain in check, despite the country's planned boost to public investment, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in parliament on Friday. "There is no other way for Poland than sustaining economic growth through investments," he said. " We will fight to ensure the debt and deficit at safe levels. "

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Poland plans to invest 50 billion zlotys in the shale gas sector by 2016, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in a speech in parliament on Friday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Poland will support public investment with 40 billion zlotys channelled though the state bank BGK by 2015 to sustain economic growth, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in parliament on Friday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Polish refiner Lotos may have to fend off its larger domestic rival PKN Orlen to acquire Finnish Neste's 106 gas stations in Poland, the two groups said. The subject is being analysed by us, "Lotos' deputy head Mariusz Machajewski told daily Parkiet.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 12- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. DRUZHBA: European refiners linked to the Druzhba pipeline risk being starved of Russian oil as producers explore new export routes, an executive at Gazprom's trading arm said on Thursday.

  • Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Friday. Poland's state-owned oil refiner Lotos is looking into Finnish Neste's sale of its 106 Polish gas stations, with Lotos' larger local rival PKN Orlen also not saying "no," daily Parkiet reported.

  • at up to 0.5 zlotys per share, the company said, offering creditors the chance to convert their outstanding debt into shares valued at up to 0.6 zlotys each.

  • BRATISLAVA, Oct 12- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Friday. The statistics office will publish September headline and core inflation data, 0700 GMT.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Russian Urals crude extended its rally on Friday, trading in the Baltic at a discount of less than $1 a barrel to dated Brent for the first time since late August, as refiners scrambled to pick up remaining scarce volumes. In the Platts window, BP continued to bid for an Oct 22-26 cargo in the Baltic at dated Brent minus $1 but found no sellers, traders said.

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday won a parliamentary vote of confidence that he himself had requested to slap down criticism of how he is handling the slowing economy. Two hundred and thirty-three members of the 460- seat lower house of parliament backed Tusk in the vote, while 219 voted against him.

  • WARSAW, Oct 12- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday won a parliamentary vote of confidence that he himself had requested to slap down criticism of how he is handling the slowing economy. Two hundred and thirty-three members of the 460- seat lower house of parliament backed Tusk in the vote, while 219 voted against him.

  • WARSAW/ BUDAPEST, Oct 10- Hungarian and Polish government bonds firmed on Wednesday as central bankers indicated further interest rate cuts to help their economies hit by Europe's economic slowdown.

  • By Jason Hovet and Dagmara Leszkowicz. PRAGUE/ WARSAW, Oct 11- Polish 5- year bonds hit record lows on Thursday on expectations the country's central bank will soon cut borrowing costs, while the Czech crown recouped early losses tracking a stronger euro.