Poland - Factors to Watch on Feb 10

Following are news stories, press reports and events to watch that may affect Poland's financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Poland: GMT + 1 hour):

RAIFFEISEN TO SELL POLISH UNIT

Raiffeisen Bank International plans to sell operations in Poland and Slovenia and cut back in Russia in a radical overhaul to help shrink its balance sheet, the bank said on Monday.

STRIKE AT JSW

Polish treasury ministry said on Monday it is extremely concerned by the situation at the state-controlled miner JSW and called on unions to put their strike on hold and asked management to call a shareholder meeting as soon as possible.

GRUPA KETY

Poland's leading aluminium products maker Grupa Kety on Tuesday said it forecasts its net profit to rise 20 percent in 2015 from the expected 168 million zlotys in 2014.

UKRAINE

Polish defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak said on Tuesday that supplying arms to Ukraine is the last option, which is worth avoiding as it could lead to an escalation of the conflict in east Ukraine.

GOVERNMENT SITTING

The Polish government will consider on Tuesday changing its directive regarding help for farmers hit by the Russian embargo on food imports.

DEBT AUCTION

The finance ministry is expected to announce at 1400 GMT details of the offer for the Thursday treasury debt auction.

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