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Salaries up by 3.5% y/y in July

The average monthly salary in the Polish corporate sector grew by 3.5 percent year-on-year to PLN 3964.91 in July, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Tuesday. In month-on-month terms it rose by 0.6 percent.
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Poland speeds up helicopter purchase

Poland has already launched the first stage of the procurement of new military helicopters, originally scheduled for 2016, Deputy Defense Minister Czesław Mroczek told Reuters. So far, ten companies have submitted offers.
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PKP Cargo to buy locomotives for PLN 200 mln

Poland’s largest railway freight operator PKP Cargo wants to open a tender for ten multisystem locomotives worth approximately PLN 200 million. The company wishes to use it to independently transport goods to Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, The Netherlands and...
Poland exported some €21 billion worth of produce and foodstuffs in 2014
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European Commision announces aid to farmers

The European Commission wants to spend €125 million on helping fruit and vegetable producers that experience losses due to Russian embargo. The funds are going to be used on withdrawing a part of the crop from the market to secure the stability of the prices, the EC said on Monday.
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ZUS with PLN 3 bilion less than expected

The Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) notes, according to Puls Biznesu, that it’s income in first half of 2014 was PLN 65.8 billion. This result is PLN 0.3 billion lower than in the first two quarters of 2013. It is the first decline since 2008.
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Poland to increase military spending

The Polish government is working on an act increasing military spending to 2 percent of  the GDP, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reports. This means, that the army will be able to spend PLN 800 million more every year.
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Coal a priority in draft energy policy

Coal will remain Poland’s main energy source, though other sources will also be used, according to a draft of the country’s energy policy until 2050, the Polish Press Agency reports.
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Poles go for traditional cinemas

Data from the Central Statistical Office show that the share of multiplex cinemas in the market fell from 58.1 percent in 2012 to 55.2 percent in 2013 (cinemas with eight auditoriums or more). The highest increase of customers was noted in so-called miniplexes (three to seven auditoriums) and the sm...
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GDP growth at 3.2% – flash estimate

Poland’s gross domestic product grew by 3.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, according to a flash estimate issued by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) on Thursday. The figure is in line with analysts’ expectations.