PRAGUE, March 27 The Czech Finance Ministry will
offer a zero coupon bond due 2020 and a 0.95
percent bond due 2030 at auctions on Wednesday, it
said on its website, adding to its March calendar as the central
bank nears ending its weak-crown policy.
The ministry has been looking to take advantage of financing
through bonds with negative yields, pushed lower by the central
bank's 3-1/2 year policy of keeping the crown weaker than 27 to
the euro which attracted large capital inflows.
The bank has a "hard commitment" to keep the policy in place
until the end of the first quarter, which ends this week, while
signaling a likely exit is around the middle of the year.
Markets are betting the bank will set the crown free sooner,
possibly already in April.
(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Jan Lopatka)