PRAGUE Dec 22 The Czech Republic's financing
needs will reach 290.6 billion crowns ($11.24 billion) in 2017
although it could be lower, the finance ministry said on
The Czechs are set to show their first budget surplus for
two decades this year and the government is targetting a 2017
deficit of 60 billion crowns, although officials have said it
might be lower.
In its 2017 financing strategy report, the ministry said
gross issuance of medium and long-term government bonds on
domestic markets would be at least 150 billion crowns next year.
It also said it could look at issuing debt on foreign
markets if that proved cost effective.
($1 = 25.8500 Czech crowns)
(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Louise Ireland)