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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 13
April 13, 2017 / 7:07 AM / 7 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 13

    PRAGUE, April 13 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Thursday.
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 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: 
    CEZ: Energy group Czech Coal has raised its offer for Czech
utility CEZ's           Pocerady plant to 10 billion crowns
($399.94 million), Hospodarske Noviny reported, without citing
its source.
    Story:              Related stories:                   
    ZENTIVA: France's Sanofi           plans to sell its Czech
generic drugmaker Zentiva's production operations together with
Sanofi's Romanian factory and Prague research centre, Zentiva's
operating manager Sona Porubska tells the Hospodarske Noviny
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CROWN: The Czech crown's release from an intervention regime
last Thursday did not produce the fireworks seen at the end of
the Swiss franc peg, but a pile of long crown positions held by
investors means a show may yet take place. 
    Story:              Related stories:                  
 ** TAKE A LOOK at other crown stories:             
    PENSIONS: Czech lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to
speed up pension increases, giving the centre-left government a
popular measure for voters before October's elections.
    The bill also reinstates a cap on the retirement age at 65,
which the previous centre-right government abolished in 2011.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CEE MARKETS: Central European currencies and some
equitiesgained on Wednesday after geopolitical worries led
investors to sell risky assets in recent weeks.
    Story:              Related stories:                    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  26.681     26.696    0.06       1.21
 vs Dollar                24.984     25.169    0.74       2.59
 Czech Equities          983.61     983.61    -0.94       6.73
 U.S. Equities        20,591.86  20,651.3     -0.29       4.2
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
=======================PRESS DIGEST============================
    TOURISM: A record 31.1 million foreign travellers visited
the Czech Republic last year, up 11.7 percent.
    Mlada Fronta Dnes, page 9
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)    
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