July 4, 2017 / 6:09 AM / 24 days ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 4

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    PRAGUE, July 4 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Tuesday.
           
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours)         
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    Summary of economic data and forecasts...........           
    Recently released economic data..................           
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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    here#/2E/events-overview
    
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    BUDGET: The Czech central state budget showed a 4.62 billion
crown ($201.15 million) surplus at the end of June, showing a
sharp year-on-year drop but also swinging back from its first
deficit since 2015 in the previous month, Finance Ministry data
showed on Monday.
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    PMI: Czech manufacturing business sentiment improved less
than expected in June after growth in output and new orders
slowed, the Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed on
Monday.
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    CROWN: The Czech crown firmed on Monday to its strongest
against the euro since the central bank abandoned its weak-crown
policy in early April.
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    CEE MARKETS: The leu resumed last week's fall on Monday as
Romania's central bank highlighted risks from the government's
budget plans and a surge in domestic wages without signalling
monetary tightening.
    Story:              Related stories:                    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  26.114     27.018    3.35       3.31
 vs Dollar                23.007     24.998    7.96      10.3
 Czech Equities          981.27     981.27     0.09       6.47
 U.S. Equities        21,479.27  21,349.63     0.61       8.69
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
            
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    ONLINE RETAIL: Internet group Mall.cz, which runs the online
food retailer Kolonial.cz, is close to buying a 75 percent in
larger rival Kosik.cz for 150-200 million crowns. The tie-up
would create a group to compete with leading food retail
websites Rohlik.cz and Tesco's online store.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 14
            
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)
                   
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