Slovakia - Factors To Watch on March 18

BRATISLAVA, March 18 Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:34am EDT

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BRATISLAVA, March 18 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Monday.

BOND AUCTIONS

The Debt and Liquidity Management Agency (ARDAL) will auction state bonds with floating-rate coupon due Nov. 16 and 3.875 percent coupon state bonds due Feb. 2033, after 1000 GMT.

ARDAL expected to sell 100 million euros worth of the three-year bonds and 75 million euros worth of 20-year bonds.

HUNGARY SENDS IN TANKS AS COLD SNAP GRIPS EASTERN EUROPE

Hungary deployed tanks to reach thousands of motorists trapped in heavy snow on Friday in a sudden cold snap and high winds which also struck parts of the Balkans, Slovakia and Poland and have left at least four people dead.

FEB EU INFLATION FALLS TO 2-YR LOW

Slovak consumer prices were flat on the month in February, cutting the annual inflation rate under EU methodology to a two-year low of 2.2 percent, the lowest since December 2010.

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