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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on June 1
June 1, 2017 / 6:19 AM / 6 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on June 1

    PRAGUE, June 1 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Thursday.
    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: 
    SMOKING: Pubs in the Czech capital Prague filled up on
Tuesday night and some held special events as smokers lit up for
the last time before a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants
took effect.
    Story:              Related stories:                   
    BONDS: The share of non-residents' holdings in Czech
domestic government bonds edged down to 45.44 percent in April,
from 47.26 percent in March, after the central bank set the
crown free from a currency cap that had been in place since
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CEE MARKETS: Poland's 10-year government bond price hit a
7-month high and the zloty steadied, after May figures from
Central Europe's biggest economy showed lower than expected
inflation in the second month in a row.
    Story:              Related stories:                    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  26.337     26.432    0.36       2.48
 vs Dollar                23.425     23.534    0.46       8.67
 Czech Equities        1,002.38   1,002.38    -0.37       8.76
 U.S. Equities        21,008.65  21,029.47    -0.1        6.31
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
=========================PRESS DIGEST=======================
    O2: Roaming services for O2 Czech Republic           were
down for around 30 hours from Tuesday afternoon, which was
attributed to network problems with infrastructure operator
    Lidove Noviny, page 1
    TOBACCO TAX: Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said the
government will continue with gradually raising the excise tax
on tobacco. Companies, though, would like the country to take a
break now that the Czech central bank has ended a weak crown
policy, allowing the currency to firm.
    Pravo, page 4
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)
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