June 22, 2017 / 6:06 AM / 5 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on June 22

    PRAGUE, June 22 (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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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    VW-SLOVAKIA: Volkswagen AG's             Slovak unit and
unions paused seven-hour negotiations on a wage deal on
Wednesday night as a strike continued into its third day, union
chief Zoroslav Smolinsky said.
    Story:              Related stories:                     
    CEZ: Electric utility CEZ's           shareholders meeting
approved a dividend of 33 crowns per share.    
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    KOFOLA: Kofola Ceskoslovensko            AGM approved CZK
13.50/share dividend as proposed
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CENBANK: A strengthening Czech crown may lead to a slower
rise of interest rates, possibly pushing a move beyond the third
quarter projected in the central bank's latest economic outlook,
Governor Jiri Rusnok was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    EPH: Britain's largest energy supplier, Centrica        ,
has agreed to sell its two biggest gas-fired power plants to a
subsidiary of Czech energy company EPH for 318 million pounds
($401 million), the company said on Wednesday.
    Story:              Related stories:                     

    CEE MARKETS: The Romanian leu firmed up to 0.2 percent on
Wednesday, edging away from 4-1/2-year lows, as Prime Minister
Sorin Grindeanu's dismissal in a parliamentary no-confidence
vote raised prospects of a stable governing majority.
    Story:              Related stories:                    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  26.282     26.254    -0.11      2.68
 vs Dollar                23.514     23.535     0.09      8.32
 Czech Equities          994.97     994.97     -0.32      7.96
 U.S. Equities        21,410.03  21,467.14     -0.27      8.34
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
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    STATE FINANCES: State coffers will receive 12.4 billion
crowns in dividends from its 70 percent stake in utility CEZ
         , 2.5 billion crowns less than last year. Shareholders
approved a 33 crown a share dividend, down from 40 crowns paid
in previous years.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 14
   (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)
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