Slovak Republic – Elements To Watch on Oct 24


BRATISLAVA, Oct 24 – Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Wednesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Slovak Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================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: ===========================NEWS================================ MAFIA-POLITICS LINKS: Slovakia’s president has called the reach of the Italian mafia into his country “shocking”, after a report by security services he ordered in the wake of the killing of an investigative journalist. CURRENT ACCOUNT: Slovakia’s current account showed a deficit of 472 million euros ($541.38 million) in August after a revised deficit of 322 million euros in July, the central bank said on Tuesday. BANKS: The Slovak central bank decided on Tuesday to keep its countercyclical capital buffer at 1.50 percent, a level banks will have to meet from next August to boost the sector’s resilience after fast loan growth. 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: Jason Hovet +420 224 190 476 E-mail: (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)


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