Slovakia – Factors To Watch on Aug 27

BRATISLAVA, Aug 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial
markets on Friday.

GOVERNMENT MEETING

The government of Prime Minister Iveta Radicova will hold a
meeting in the eastern Slovak town of Kosice to debate impacts
of July and August floods. No major economic items on agenda.

SLOVAKIA SLASHES GRAIN HARVEST ESTIMATE

Slovakia’s grain harvest this year is estimated at 1.74
million tonnes, down 12.0 percent from expectations in June, the
Statistics Office said on Thursday, in its second crop estimate
this season.

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SLOVAKIA IN RACE FOR IBM INVESTMENT

Slovakia was competing with other four central European
countries for a possible investment by IBM (IBM.N: ), which would
create thousands of jobs. The company met with Economy Minister
Juraj Miskov, but both sides declined to comment on details.

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SPP TO SEEK HIGHER GAS PRICES

Slovak dominant gas company SPP, run by GDF Suez (GSZ.PA: )
and E.ON Ruhrgas (EONGn.DE: ) through a 49 percent stake,
considers to seek an increase in gas prices for households later
this year. The State Regulator snubbed a previous call for a
hike.

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ECONOMY MINISTRY WANTS TO CUT ITS SIZE

Economy Minister Juraj Miskov plans to lay off 20 percent of
employees and boost effectiveness of the ministry’s functioning,
sell its current building. All steps are designed to fit in a
planned austerity measures package.

Hospodarske Noviny, page 2

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Slovakia – Factors To Watch on Aug 27