February 12, 2016 / 7:21 AM / in 2 years

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 12

PRAGUE, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Friday.       
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hour)  
           
===========================ECONOMIC DATA========================
    January inflation data at 0800 GMT.
    December current account balance data at 0900 GMT.
    Q4 government debt duration data at 1300 GMT.
    Real-time economic data releases................... 
    Previous stories on Czech data............ 
    Overview of economic data and forecasts......... 
    Updates on CEE currencies........................... 
==========================EVENTS================================
    PRAGUE - Minutes from the February 4 governing board meeting
at 0800 GMT.
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===========================NEWS=================================
      
    WAGES: Czech labour unions will demand hike in public sector
wages of more than 10 percent next year to reflect strong
economic growth, union chief Josef Stredula was quoted as saying
on Thursday.
    Story: Related news:  
    
    KOMERCNI: Czech lender Komercni Banka plans a 310
crown per share dividend from 2015 attributable net profit,
matching its payout from the previous year while pledging to
keep up higher payments.
    Story: Related news:  
       
    REFUGEES: The United Nations agency for refugees called on
central European countries to overcome public opposition and
give more help to refugees from war-torn regions.
    Story: Related news: 
    
    CEE MARKETS: Central European assets retreated on Thursday
as risk aversion gripped global markets and central bank rate
cuts in Serbia and Sweden fed fears of competitive monetary
easing in Europe.
    Story: Related news: 
    
    CEE POWER: Declining wind generation around the region sent
central and southeastern European day-ahead power prices higher
on Thursday, offsetting an expected dip in demand ahead of the
weekend, traders said.
    Story: Related news: 
---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2016
 vs Euro        27.024     27.042    0.07      -0.1
 vs Dollar         23.867     23.874    0.03       4
 Czech Equities    847.23     847.23    -1.91     -11.41
 U.S. Equities 15,660.18  15,914.74     -1.6     -10.13
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT
===========================PRESS DIGEST=========================
    RADARS: The Czech army will seek offers for its radar system
purchase worth around 3.6 billion crowns ($150.75 million) from
BAE Systems, Saab and Thales and Elta Systems, the ministry of
defence said. Northrop Grumman did not respond to the
preliminary contact, the ministry said.
    
    Reuters did not verify the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.
    
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($1 = 23.8810 Czech crowns)

 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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