Slovakia – Factors To Watch on March 30

 BRATISLAVA, March 30 (Reuters) - Here are news stories,
press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak
financial markets on Wednesday.
 
 CURRENT ACCOUNT
 The central bank will publish preliminary January and
revised end-2010 current account balance data, 0800 GMT.
 
 GOVERNMENT MEETING
 Government will hold its regular weekly meeting, cabinet
should debate the prolonging of licence for the
telecommunication operators, 0800 GMT.
 
 MAKUCH: ECB APRIL RATE HIKE "HIGHLY" LIKELY
 The European Central Bank is "highly" likely to raise its
main interest rate from the current record-low level of 1.0
percent next month, ECB Governing Council member Jozef Makuch
said on Tuesday.
 [ID:nLDE72S1P7] related news [RTRS-EZC-EZ-CEN-PLCY-LEN]
 
 SLOVAK C.BANK UPS GROWTH OUTLOOK ON FOREIGN DEMAND
 The Slovak central bank raised its 2011 gross domestic
product growth forecast to 3.3 percent on Tuesday, citing better
foreign demand and an expected rise in fixed investments.
 [ID:nLDE72S1D7] related news [RTRS-ECI-CEN-SK-LEN]
 
 SOCCER-DENMARK GRAB FRIENDLY WIN AWAY TO SLOVAKIA
 Michael Krohn-Delhi's second-half strike earned Denmark a
2-1 win over Slovakia in a friendly international in the western
Slovak town of Trnava on Tuesday.
 [ID:nLDE72S2CQ] related news [RTRS-SOCC-SK-DK-LEN]
 
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  Previous stories on Slovak data.............[SK-RTRS-LEN-ECI]
  Overview of economic data and forecasts.......... (SK/ECON04: Quote, Profile, Research)
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 OPPOSITION SMER DOMINATES POLLS-FOCUS SURVEY
 The strongest leftist opposition party Smer or ex-Prime
Minister Robert Fico would gain enough votes to form a one-party
government with a simple majority in the parliament, an opinion
poll by the polling-agency Focus agency showed.
 Sme, page 1
 
 STATE IMPACT ON HOUSEHOLD ENERGY PRICES LOWER
 The parliament abolished a legal obligation, introduced by
previous leftist government, for the country's utilities to seek
an approval of a general assembly when deciding on changes to
retail prices of gas, electricity, water and heating.
 Hospodarske noviny, page 4
 
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 (Compiled by Petra Kovacova and Martin Santa in Bratislava)

Slovakia – Factors To Watch on March 30