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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on March 17
March 17, 2017 / 9:47 AM / 9 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on March 17

    PRAGUE, March 17 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Friday.
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours)         
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    Real-time economic data releases....................        
    Summary of economic data and forecasts...........           
    Recently released economic data..................           
    Previous stories on Czech data.............                 
  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    CENBANK: The Czech central bank is likely to end a regime to
keep the crown weak around the middle of the year, Vice-Governor
Mojmir Hampl was quoted as saying on Thursday, adding a later
exit was also possible.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CENBANK POLL: The Czech central bank will exit its cap on
currency strength in April or May and may do so outside of
regularly planned policy meetings, a Reuters poll showed on
Thursday, as inflation picks up faster than expected.
    Story:              Related stories:                  

    CME: Broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME)
                   expects growth in its markets this year to
pave the way for another cut in borrowing costs as it seeks to
start paying down its heavy debt load, Co-Chief Executive
Michael Del Nin said.
    Story:              Related stories:                     
    CURRENT ACCOUNT: The Czech current account showed a surplus
of 29.4 billion crowns ($1.17 billion) in January, just below
expectations, central bank data showed on Thursday.
    Story:              Related stories:                  

    CEE MARKETS: Central European stocks and government bonds
firmed across the board on Thursday as risk appetite increased
after Wednesday's less hawkish than expected Federal Reserve
    Story:              Related stories:                    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  27.003     27.001   -0.01       0.01
 vs Dollar                25.056     25.184    0.51       2.31
 Czech Equities          980.78     980.78     0.16       6.42
 U.S. Equities        20,934.55  20,950.1     -0.07       5.93
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT
=========================PRESS DIGEST========================
    SKODA: Employees at carmaker Skoda Auto, the country's
biggest exporter and a part of Volkswagen group, with full
entitlement will get an average bonus of 90,000 crowns 
($3,591.81) this year.
    Lidove Noviny, page 13
    CARS: The used-car market should slightly grow this year
with an expected 700,000 vehicles sold, said the head of
consumer consultancy CEBIA, which specialises in car sales.
    Pravo, page 15
    (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)    
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($1 = 25.0570 Czech crowns)

 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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