March 27, 2017 / 6:44 AM / 8 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on March 27

    PRAGUE, March 27 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Monday.
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours)         
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    Real-time economic data releases....................        
    Summary of economic data and forecasts...........           
    Recently released economic data..................           
    Previous stories on Czech data.............                 
  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    BUFFER: The Czech National Bank (CNB) kept its
countercyclical capital buffer for banks at 0.5 percent on
Friday in a quarterly review of the measure introduced at the
end of 2015 to keep tabs on strong lending.   
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    PARTIES: The centrist party led by the Czech Finance
Minister Andrej Babis has a 10.5 percentage point lead over the
prime minister's Social Democrats, a poll showed on Friday,
ahead of October's parliamentary election.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CEE MARKETS: Central European assets moved sideways on
Friday as investors awaited a U.S. vote on healthcare,
legislation that will test President Donald Trump's ability to
work with Congress and deliver on other priorities like tax cuts
and infrastructure spending.
    Story:              Related stories:                    

---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  27.017     27.018    0         -0.04
 vs Dollar                24.9       24.998    0.39       2.92
 Czech Equities          982.53     982.53     0.18       6.61
 U.S. Equities        20,596.72  20,656.58    -0.29       4.22
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
=========================PRESS DIGEST========================
    CHINESE INVESTMENTS: Only 2 billion out of the planned 95
billion crowns ($3.82 billion) of Chinese investments
materialised in 2016, while one of nine projects scheduled for
that year actually got completed.
    Lidove Noviny, page 1                                       
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)    
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($1 = 24.8990 Czech crowns)

 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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