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Poland - Factors to Watch on Dec 24

 WARSAW, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Poland's financial
markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland GMT + 1 hour):
 
 INTEREST RATES FLAT
 Poland's central bank kept its main interest rate
PLINTR=ECI unchanged on Wednesday, as forecast, and said it
expected inflation to ease in coming quarters while the economy
steadily improves. [ID:nLDE5BM0U4]
 
 DEBT CONCERNS
 Poland's leading business lobby warned on Wednesday the
state of public finances was becoming dangerous even though the
country remains the only European Union economy to have avoided
recession. [ID:nLDE5BM0XS]
 
 FINMIN PLANS
 Polish Finance Ministry will at the start of 2010 present
its plan to consolidate public finances, with the main goal
being to cut down on debt, so that Poland could become one of
Europe's five least indebted countries, Finance Minister Jacek
Rostowski wrote in his article for daily Gazeta Wyborcza.
 
 PRIVATISATION PLANS
 State treasury aims at 25-30 billion zlotys in privatisation
income in 2010, planning to sell parts of its stakes in the
likes of KGHM KGHM.WA, Bogdanka LWBP.WA, Lotos LTOS.WA,
PGE PGEP.WA and Tauron, Treasury Minister Aleksander Grad told
daily Rzeczpospolita.
 
 PRESIDENTIAL POLL
 Prime minister Donald Tusk leads the polls among possible
candidates in the 2010 presidential elections with 27-percent
support, unchanged since previous reading, daily Rzeczpospolita
quoted a poll by GfK Polonia.
 Former leftist prime minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz is the
runner-up with 14 percent, 1 percentage point above the current
president Lech Kaczynski. 
 BOURSE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
 Warsaw bourse .WIG.WIG20 is closed for Christmas and
will reopen on Monday, Dec 28.
 NOTE - For a diary of forthcoming events see [PL/DIARY] and
a calendar of east European economic indicators see
[CONV/DIARY].
 
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