April 10, 2019 / 6:31 AM / 7 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 10

    PRAGUE, April 10 (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 + 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: 
    here
    
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    INFLATION: The statistics office will release March
inflation data. (0700 GMT)
    
    OUTLOOK: The Czech Finance Ministry cut its 2019 growth
forecast for a second time this year on Tuesday and said it
expected a lower overall fiscal balance than previously
predicted.
                

    CEE MARKETS: The forint approached 3-month lows on Tuesday
due to doubts that the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) will
tighten policy further in response to a bigger-than-expected
pick-up in inflation. 
                   
    
    EUROPE POWER: European baseload electricity prices for
year-ahead delivery rebounded in the wholesale market on Tuesday
on the back of gains in carbon emissions and gas prices, while
day-ahead spot contracts were mixed.
                
    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2019
 vs Euro                   25.629     25.626   -0.01      0.26
 vs Dollar                 22.739     22.749    0.04     -1.45
 Czech Equities         1,083.42   1,083.42    -0.1       9.82
 U.S. Equities         26,150.58  26,341.02    -0.72     12.1
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
   
    
==========================PRESS DIGEST==========================
    BEER: Czech brewers produced a record 21.3 million
hectoliters of beer in 2018, up 4.7 percent year-on-year.
Domestic consumption rose 2.9 percent to 16.5 million
hectoliters and exports gained 11.8 percent.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 12
    
    ENERGY: EPH's unit EP Energy posted a 22 percent drop in
earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation
(EBITDA) to 7.6 billion crowns in 2018 and flat revenue.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 12
     
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)   
        
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($1 = 22.7360 Czech crowns)

 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
  
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