Slovakia – Factors To Watch on April 4

 BRATISLAVA, April 4 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial
markets on Monday.
 
 BOND AUCTION
 The finance ministry's Debt and Liquidity Management Agency
(ARDAL) will auction, three-year, zero-coupon state bonds, 0900
GMT. It is the first tranche of the paper and ARDAL expected to
sell at least 200 million euros worth of the paper.
 
 COALITION MEETING
 Leaders of the four-party ruling coalition will meet to
debate a planned reform of country's payroll-tax and use of cash
from a planned privatisation of the six largest, state-run
heating companies, 1300 GMT
 
 SLOVAK JAN-MARCH STATE BUDGET DEFICIT EUR 655 MLN
 The Slovak central state budget showed a deficit of 655.2
million euro ($931.3 million) for January and March, compared
with 983.5 million euro gap in the same period of 2010, the
finance ministry's said on Friday.
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RPT-EURO DEBT SUPPLY-CORE EUROPE DOMINATES BUT FOCUS ON SPAIN
Germany and France will provide most of euro zone debt supply
next week as the second quarter kicks off but a Spanish auction
will be under scrutiny for more proof the country is decoupling
from the rest of the bloc's struggling states.
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 SLOVAK JUNIOR GOVT PARTY ON ESM
 The junior liberal government party, Freedom and Solidarity
(SaS) said it was hesitating whether to back Slovak
participation in the European Stability Mechanism. SaS will
support a change to the Lisbon treaty allowing creation of the
permanent bailout mechanism, but it has reservation about rules
applied to functioning of the vehicle.
 Sme, page 8
 
 TIPOS RESTRUCTURING
 Slovakia's state-run loterry Tipos has filed for
restructuring to use all legal measures to avoid a pay-out of 14
million euro ($19.77 million) to a little-known Lemikon. Tipos
declined speculation it would seek state aid or file for
insolvency.
 Hospodarske Noviny, page 4
 
 BANKRUPTCY FOR INDEBTED COUNTRIES NEEDED
 A debt-laden country, not standing up to its commitments,
should file for bankruptcy proceedings and not desert to new
financial aid vehicles, leader SaS, Richard Sulik, wrote in his
opinion column.
 Hospodarske noviny, page 9 
 
 PETROL FUELS' PRICES RISE
 Prices of petrol rose by 1.5 euro-cents per litre last
weekend and an another jump by 2.5 euro-cents was expected later
this week, driven by higher prices on the world's markets.
 Hospodarske noviny, page 13
 
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Slovakia – Factors To Watch on April 4