March 21, 2018 / 7:44 AM / 8 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on March 21

    PRAGUE, March 21 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Wednesday.
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours)         
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    MLADA BOLESLAV - Carmaker Skoda Auto, part of the Volkswagen
group, will present its full-year 2017 results. (0900 GMT)
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    PPF: Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor          has agreed to
sell its businesses in central and eastern Europe to privately
held Czech investment group PPF for 2.8 billion euros ($3.44
billion), it said on Wednesday.
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    SLOVAKIA: Slovakia's prime minister-designate Peter
Pellegrini was forced to rework his cabinet list on Tuesday
after the president called for more government changes to calm a
crisis brought on by the murder of a journalist.    
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    CEZ CEO: Czech power producer CEZ           would like a
decision by mid 2018 on the firm's potential transformation that
may include spinning off renewable energy and regulated assets,
Chief Executive Daniel Benes said on Tuesday.
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    CEZ RESULTS: CEZ posted a better-than-expected 5 percent
rise in 2017 adjusted net profit on Tuesday, boosted by one-off
sales effects, although it forecast a drop of at least a third
in 2018.
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    SKODA: Volkswagen             is looking at ways to boost
production at Skoda, including building a new factory outside
the brand's Czech home, to help it keep up with booming demand,
company sources said.
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    CEE MARKETS: Central European currencies mostly weakened on
Tuesday before a two-day meeting at which the Federal Reserve is
expected to raise U.S. interest rates, making assets in emerging
markets relatively less attractive.
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    SKI: Investor Tomas Nemec acquired a majority stake in
Austrian ski brand Kastle. Nemec had last year acquired Czech
group Sporten.
    Mlada Fronta Dnes, page 7
   (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)         
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