February 4, 2020 / 7:19 AM / 21 days ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 4

    PRAGUE, Feb 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 + 1 hour)        
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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: 
    BUDGET: The Czech central state budget posted an 8.0 billion
crown ($351.7 million) deficit in January, showing a gap in the
opening month of the year for the first time since 2003, Finance
Ministry data showed on Monday.
    CENBANK: The Czech National Bank (CNB) is likely to leave
interest rates unchanged this year as uncertainties abroad
neutralise inflationary pressures in the domestic economy, a
Reuters poll showed on Monday.
    CHINA FLIGHTS: The Czech government banned direct flights
between the Czech Republic and China due to the new coronavirus
outbreak, effective Feb. 9, government spokeswoman said on
    PMI: Czech manufacturing business sentiment remained
negative in January but improved more than expected from the
previous month, the Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)
showed on Monday.
    CEZ: CEZ To Cooperate With GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy On
Exploring Small Modular Reactor Technology In Czech Republic
    SKODA: Skoda Plans Annual Sales of 100,000 Vehicles In India
By 2025
    CEE MARKETS: A rebound in cybersecurity firm Avast's shares
drove the Prague stock market higher on Monday as central
European markets were mixed amid worries over a deadly virus
outbreak in China.

    EUROPE POWER: European baseload power prices for year-ahead
delivery extended their slide in wholesale trade on Monday,
tracking the fall in carbon emissions permit prices.

===========================PRESS DIGEST=========================
    CHINA IMPACT: The head of the Exporters Association, Jiri
Grund, said it was still too early to estimate the impact of
China's coronavirus on Czech companies. 
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 1
   (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)
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 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
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