BRATISLAVA, Jan 14 – Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Monday. ALL TIMES GMT (Slovak Republic: GMT + 1 hour) =========================ECONOMIC DATA======================== Real-time economic data releases……………… Summary of economic data and forecasts……… Recently released economic data……………. Previous stories on Slovak data………. **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: http://emea1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/Apps/CountryWeb/#/1C/events-overview ========================NEWS==================================== SLOVAK GROWTH: Slovakia is at risk of falling into a trap of weak growth unless it tackles a long list of challenges such as corruption, low investment and productivity growth, European Central Bank board member Yves Mersch said on Friday. EURO ZONE GROWTH: Euro zone growth is clearly slowing, indicators are trending down and optimism appears to be fading, European Central Bank policymaker Jozef Makuch said on Friday. ECB POLICY: Euro zone activity is weaker than previously thought but the growth scenario outlined by the European Central Bank in December remains valid and a rate hike this year is still possible, Austrian policymaker Ewald Nowotny said on Friday. For real-time stock market index quotes click in brackets: Warsaw WIG20 Budapest BUX Prague PX Main currency report TOP NEWS — Emerging markets News editor of the day: Jan Lopatka +420 224 190 476 E-mail: prague.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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