March 28, 2018 / 7:07 AM / a year ago

Slovak Republic - Factors To Watch on March 28

    BRATISLAVA, March 28 (Reuters) - Here are news stories,
press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak
financial markets on Wednesday.
    ALL TIMES GMT (Slovak Republic: GMT + 1 hour)
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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    UBER BAN: A Slovak court has ordered Uber           to
suspend its operations in the country, a court spokesman said on
Tuesday, responding to an action by taxi drivers who say the
ride-hailing service represents unfair competition.
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    GROWTH FORECAST: Slovakia's central bank expects the economy
to grow by 4.2 percent in 2018, a slight cut to a previous
forecast of 4.3 percent, before growth accelerates to 4.7
percent in 2019, it said in quarterly macroeconomic outlook on
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    ECB: Underlying inflation in the euro zone has yet to show a
convincing upward trend so the European Central Bank needs to be
cautious in its communication, Governing Council member Jozef
Makuch said on Tuesday.
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    CURRENT ACCOUNT: Slovakia's current account             
showed a deficit of 402 million euros ($497.72 million) in
January after a revised deficit of 449 million euros in
December, the central bank said on Tuesday.
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    WELFARE BENEFITS: Slovakia's ruling Smer party is planning
to prepare a package of welfare benefits that would come in
force as of 2019, said party leader and former prime minister
Robert Fico, who resigned two weeks ago amid political crisis
and was replaced by a close ally Peter Pellegrini
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 3
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