December 7, 2016 / 8:29 AM / 8 months ago

Slovak Republic - Factors To Watch on Dec 7

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BRATISLAVA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial
markets on Wednesday. 
       
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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
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    GDP: Slovak economic growth slowed in the third quarter as a
decline in European Union-funded projects reduced investment,
offsetting stronger foreign demand and household spending, data
showed on Tuesday.
    Story: Related stories: 
    
    WEAPONS: Talks on an EU-wide ban on some of the most lethal
semi-automatic assault weapons, including the Kalashnikov prized
by militants the world over, broke down on Tuesday amid disputes
over definitions of firearm types.
    Story: Related stories: 
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    STEEL: United States Steel Corp has not yet picked a
potential buyer for its Slovak factory, U.S. Steel Kosice, SME
daily reported citing unnamed sources. 
    According to SME, the U.S. group has received two bids:
about 1.3 billion euros ($1.39 billion) from Czech steelworks
Trinecke Zelezarny, owned by Moravia Steel, and about 1 billion
euros from Chinese firm Hesteel < 000709.SZ>. Both are below the
1.5 billion euros the owner is seeking, according to SME. 
    The company declined to comment.
    U.S. Steel Kosice is one of the biggest employers in the
country of 5.4 million people. The U.S. company had considered a
sale three years ago before the Slovak state offered annual
incentives worth up to 15 million euros for 15 years.
    Hospodarske Noviny daily reported on Tuesday that Hesteel
had placed a higher bid than Trinecke. 
     SME, page 1; pvs story 
     
    (Reuters has not verified the stories nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.) 
                               
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 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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