November 9, 2017 / 7:05 AM / a month ago

Poland - Factors to Watch on Nov 9

Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland’s financial markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 1 hour):

RATES

Poland’s central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record-low 1.5 percent on Wednesday, as the strengthening of the local currency offset the likelihood of rising inflation.

ORANGE

The Polish unit of France’s Orange considers further headcount reduction, Rzeczpospolita daily said, quoting unnamed sources. The paper said that the most extreme scenario assumes firing more then half of the employees within three years.

BOND TENDER

Polish finance ministry to offer treasury bonds maturing in July 2020, November 2022, January 2023, July 2027 and May 2028 at a switch tender on Thursday.

ALIOR BANK

Poland’s state-run Alior Bank said on Thursday its third-quarter net profit more than doubled to 190 million zlotys ($52.03 million), thanks to a growing economy and the effects of a merger with smaller rival BPH.

ENERGY MARKET

Poland’s energy minister considers replacing the energy market regulator URE with a three-member Energy Market Supervisory Commission, Rzeczpospolita daily said, quoting an announcement published by the prime minister’s office.

****Reuters has not verified stories reported by Polish media and does not vouch for their accuracy.****

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