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Poland - Factors to Watch May 18

Following are news stories, press reports and events that may affect Poland’s financial markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 2 hours):


The finance ministry is expected to announce the result of its treasury bond tender at 0930 GMT.


The statistics office is expected to publish April corporate wages and employment data at 1200 GMT.


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to issue a statement after its annual mission to Poland. The conference is expected to start at 1030 GMT.


Polish state-run coal producer JSW plans to invest 1 billion zlotys this year, put aside another 1 billion zlotys and pay a dividend, the Rzeczpospolita newspaper quoted its acting CEO as saying.


Michal Krupinski, a former chief executive of state-controlled insurer PZU, may become the new CEO at PZU’s lender Alior Bank, replacing Wojciech Sobieraj, who has headed the bank since 2008, daily newspaper Parkiet said, quoting unnamed sources.

Krupinski could also become the CEO of Pekao, the Puls Bizesu newspaper said, quoting unnamed sources.


The Polish arm of French telecoms group Orange is the only network operator in Poland that has fully complied with the EU’s directive on ending roaming charges, Puls Biznesu and Rzeczpospolita said.


PGNiG’s share of the Polish retail gas market fell to 73.7 percent last year from 80.2 percent in 2015, due to growing competition, Rzeczpospolita said, quoting the energy market regulator.


Comparable net profits at Polish lender BZ WBK are set to rise this year, Rzeczpospolita said, quoting the bank’s CEO.


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

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