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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Jan 18
January 18, 2017 / 7:15 AM / a year ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Jan 18

PRAGUE, Jan 18 (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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    Summary of economic data and forecasts........... 
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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    CME: TCS Capital Management, a minority shareholder in
broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME),
, has urged the company to hire an investment bank to
run a sale process.
    Story: Related stories: 
    INTERVENTIONS: The Czech central bank's balance sheet in the
first 10 days of January showed receivables from abroad jumped
by 189.6 billion crowns, or 7 billion euros, indicating sizeable
interventions to keep the currency weak.
    Story: Related stories: 
    GRIDS: German and Czech power grid operators have put
measures in place to stabilise excess flows of German renewable
energy into the Czech Republic and to allow better commercial
power trading between the two countries, they said on Tuesday.
    Story: Related stories: 
    CEE MARKETS: Central European stocks mostly eased slightly
on Tuesday ahead of a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa
May in which she will set out her priorities for Brexit divorce
talks with the European Union.
    Story: Related stories: 
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    CEZ: CEZ could make a profit from bonds it issued
that are convertible into shares of Hungarian oil and gas group
MOL, an unnamed manager of the Czech utility said.
Analysts estimated it could make 4.9 billion crowns by paying
the bonds due this year in MOL shares.
    Lidove Noviny, page 13
    TELECOMS: Politicians, including Finance Minister Andrej
Babis and House Speaker Jan Hamacek, called the country's
telecoms and data services overpriced.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 3
    MORTGAGES: The average mortgage rate was unchanged at a
record low of 1.77 percent in December.
    Pravo, page 15
   (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)

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