May 4, 2017 / 5:19 AM / 4 months ago

Romania - Factors to watch on May 4

BUCHAREST, May 4 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Romanian financial markets on Thursday.

DEBT TENDER

Romanian debt managers tender 400 million lei ($95.86 million) worth of April 2024 treasury bonds.

BRD

Romanian lender BRD Groupe Societe Generale to release first-quarter earnings.

CEE CURRENCIES

The Czech crown is seen gaining more than 4 percent against the euro in the coming year, lifted by economic growth and likely monetary tightening and shrugging off political uncertainty, a Reuters poll found.

Elsewhere in central Europe, where economies are expected to grow 3-4 percent this year and next, the Romanian leu is expected to gain 1.6 percent and the Hungarian forint 0.7 percent in the next 12 months.

CENTRAL BANK VACANCY

Romania's opposition Liberal Party proposed lawmaker Eugen Nicolaescu to fill a central bank deputy governor position left vacant last year, private television station Digi24 said on Wednesday.

BREXIT

Britain's intention in negotiations over the post-Brexit status of European Union nationals already living in the United Kingdom is to give them very similar rights to those they enjoy now, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday.

CEE MARKETS

The Czech crown regained ground on Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced that he would resign along with his government, while other currencies in the region were also steady or slightly firmer.

CORRUPTION

Hundreds of Romanians rallied outside government headquarters in Bucharest late on Wednesday to protest against a proposal to widen a draft bill on prison pardons to include corruption offences.

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