WARSAW, Feb 19 (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):
JAN OUTPUT, PPI DUE AT 1300 GMT
Poland's statistical office will publish industrial production and producer prices data for January. Analysts polled by Reuters forecast output dropped 11.5 percent from a year earlier while prices increased 2.2 percent.
ZLOTY IN ERM-2
Poland will not peg the zloty in the pre-euro ERM-2 currency mechanism at the current market rate against the single currency, Deputy Finance Minister Ludwik Kotecki was quoted as saying by daily Gazeta Prawna. [ID:nWAR007934]
The Polish finance ministry said on Wednesday it had converted some euros from European Union funds on the currency market through a state-owned bank. [ID:nWAR007931]
AGORA POST BIGGER Q4 LOSS
Polish media group Agorareported a fourth-quarter net loss of 31 million zlotys ($8.1 million), more than twice the expected shortfall, due to gloomy newspaper advertising market and one-offs, it said on Thursday. [ID:nWAR007935]
Poland's top oil refiner, PKN, and the country's dominant gas group, PGNiG , plan to jointly buy a foreign company with access to oil, Rzeczpospolita quotes PGNiG chief executive. [ID:nWAR007932]
PKN WAGE DEMANDS
Trade unions at Poland's largest oil refiner PKN Orlenare demanding a 10-percent wage increase this year, Puls Biznesu reports the head of its unions Zdzislaw Kedzierski as saying.
ING BANK SLASKI
Poland's ING Bank Slaskiwill have to pull more than 4.6 billion zlotys deposited at its controlling shareholder ING Group by July as required by the regulator, Parkiet quotes its depty chief executive as saying.
Polish financial regulator has recommended that local banks forgo dividends this year to conserve funds and may even punish lenders who hand cash over to shareholders and, as a result, their capital level are too low, Rzeczpospolita writes.
The Polish financial regulator is looking into whether four companies failed to inform their shareholders about the extent of their exposure to toxic currency options. [ID:nLI650930]
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