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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Nov 3
November 3, 2015 / 7:17 AM / 2 years ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Nov 3

PRAGUE, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Tuesday. 
       
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hour)         
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    PRAGUE - Czech Banking Association (CBA) to hold a news
conference on its macroeconomic outlook (0900 GMT).
    Related news:       
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    EPH: Czech privately-held energy investment group EPH said
H1 EBITDA was up 21.8 percent year/year to EUR 832 million.
    Story: Related news: 
    
    KOFOLA: Soft drinks maker Kofola reported
third-quarter net profit attributable to shareholders of 24.87
million zlotys, up from 23.82 million in the same period last
year.
    Story: Related news: 
    
    BUDGET: The Czech central state budget deficit widened to
29.13 billion crown ($1.19 billion) at the end of October,
mainly due to a transfer of funds for regional education and
investments, Finance Ministry said on Monday.
    Story: Related news: 
    
    CEE PMI: Manufacturing in Central and eastern Europe kept up
a robust pace in October despite China's slowdown and U.S.
interest rate worries, data showed on Monday, with a rebound in
Poland and strong Czech and Hungarian readings.
    Story: Related news: 
  * For a TABLE on Czech PMI: 
    
    CEE MARKETS: Central European currencies gave up ground on
Monday on expectations the region's central banks will keep
monetary policy loose.
    Story: Related news: 

    CEE POWER: Central and southeastern European day-ahead power
prices mainly fell on Monday on forecasts for an increase in
solar generation and above-average temperatures that reduce
heating demand, traders said.
    Story: Related news: 
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2015
 vs Euro        27.081     27.053    -0.1        2.06
 vs Dollar         24.566     24.537    -0.12      -7.59
 Czech Equities    986.6      986.6       0.35       4.21
 U.S. Equities 17,828.76  17,663.54      0.94       0.03
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT
======================PRESS DIGEST============================
    LOAN: Investment group PPF refinanced its loan used for
buying a majority stake in O2 Czech Republic from
Telefonica in 2014. 
    Through its new unit Cetin it received a 1.18
billion euro ($1.30 billion) syndicated loan from a group of
banks. Cetin will pay Pribor plus 0.9-1.15 percentage
points and PPF will pay Cetin 0.3 percentage points on top of
that.
    PPF had said in May it would request financial assistance of
up to 32.2 billion crowns ($1.31 billion) from Cetin, which was
spun off from O2 in June. 
    E15, page 8; pvs story: 
    
    BANKS: Czech banks combined net profit rose nearly 8 percent
in the first nine months of 2015 to 53.4 billion crowns,
according to preliminary central bank data. Banks look on course
to achieve record profit this year, the newspaper said.
    E15, page 6
    
    TELECOMS: The telecoms regulator will likely launch a tender
for remaining LTE frequencies at the start of 2016, with a
combined opening price of 800 million crowns.
    The three existing Czech mobile operators, O2 Czech
Republic, T-Mobile and Vodafone, won an auction of radio
spectrum for 4G high-speed mobile data networks in 2013, which
raised 8.5 billion crowns for the state budget.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 14
    
    Reuters has not verified the media reports, nor does it 
vouch for their accuracy.   
    
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($1 = 24.5500 Czech crowns)
($1 = 0.9069 euros)

 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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