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):
Bank Pekao posted a 13-percent rise in its fourth-quarter
net profit to 495 million zloty ($122.58 million), while
analysts polled had forecast a profit of 483 million zloty.
Pekao plans dividend of 8.68 zloty per share from 2016 profit.
Polish policymakers agree that a wait-and-see monetary
strategy is optimal for now as inflation is expected to
stabilise after rising in early 2017, central bank governor Adam
Glapinski said on Wednesday.
Poland will respond to EU concerns about the rule of law
around Feb. 20, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on
Employees at the state-run copper producer KGHM are
demanding a significant pay rise, Parkiet daily reported.
Some Polish tax offices are planning to intensify tax checks
of drivers co-operating with Uber, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily
reported, adding that the tax office believe the drivers have
avoided to pay due tax due to a lack of a cash registers.
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(Reporting by Warsaw Bureau)