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Romania - Factors to watch on Feb. 22

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BUCHAREST, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Romanian financial markets on Thursday.

BOND TENDER

Debt managers plan to sell 300 million lei ($79.38 million) worth of April 2023 treasury bonds at tender. OMV PETROM

Top oil and gas firm OMV Petrom , controlled by Austria's OMV recorded a 297 percent rise in fourth-quarter net profit to 642 million lei against 639 million in July-September and 162 million in the same 2016 period.

The consensus forecast in a Reuters poll of banks and brokerages showed the oil and gas group reporting a fourth-quarter net profit of about 594 million lei. PROSECUTING OFFICE

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader is expected to present findings of a report on the activity of the anti-corruption prosecuting office DNA headed by chief prosecutor Laura Kovesi.

CEE MARKETS

The Polish zloty, one of the world's best-performing currencies last year, fell on Wednesday as a central banker raised concern that its strength was starting to hurt exports. For the long-term Romanian diary, click on For emerging markets economic events, click on For an index of all diaries, click on For other related news, double click on: --------------------------------------------------------------- Romanian equities RO-E E.Europe equities .CEE Romanian money RO-M Romanian debt RO-D Eastern Europe EEU All emerging markets EMRG Hot stocks HOT Stock markets STX Market debt news DBT Forex news FRX For real-time index quotes, double click on: Bucharest BETI Warsaw WIG20 Budapest BUX Prague PX ------------------------------------------------------------- ($1 = 3.7791 lei)


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