PRAGUE May 4 The Czech central bank sees risks
to the bank's new quarterly economic forecast as slightly
pro-inflationary, it said after a policy meeting on Thursday.
The board voted unanimously to leave interest rates
unchanged at the meeting, keeping the main repo rate
at 0.05 percent.
Last month the bank abandoned its weak-currency policy as
the first step toward a gradual tightening of monetary
The bank said the crown's exchange rate was the main
forecast uncertainty. The forecast sees inflation at 2.0 percent
in the third quarter next year and market interest rates rising
in the third quarter this year.
(Reporting by Jan Lopatka and Petra Vodstrcilova)