Slovakia - Factors To Watch on March 21

BRATISLAVA, March 21 Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:47am EDT

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BRATISLAVA, March 21 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Thursday.

VW SLOVAKIA 2012 RESULTS

Germany's Volkswagen will present 2012 results for its Slovak assembly plant, 0900 GMT.

QUESTION HOUR

Prime Minister Robert Fico and ministers will answer deputies' queries in the parliament during a regular 'question hour', 1300 GMT.

JOBLESS RATE EDGES DOWN TO 14.71 PERCENT IN FEBRUARY

Slovakia's jobless rate unexpectedly edged down to 14.71 percent in February from 14.80 percent in January, which was its highest since April 2004, the country's labour office said on Wednesday.

SLOVAKIA EXTENDS AND FILLS WITH SWISS RETURN - IFR

Just shy of a year after its debut in the Swiss market, the [Slovak Republic] returned with a similarly structured dual-tranche deal garnering a chunky CHF575m total print, extending its curve and bringing the first east European to break the 10-year barrier.

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U.S. STEEL KOSICE

Steelmaker U.S. Steel could keep its Slovak unit in eastern Slovak town of Kosice, Slovak economy minister said on Wednesday. Negotiations were still ongoing and the Slovak government said it saw no immediate sale. U.S. Steel Kosice is with 12,500 workers the country's biggest private employer.

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