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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 21
August 18, 2017 / 6:18 AM / 3 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 21

    PRAGUE, Aug 21 (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: 
    here#/2E/events-overview
    
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    GOVT MEETS ON MINIMUM WAGE: The cabinet will decide whether
to raise the minimum monthly wage by 1,200 crowns to 12,200
crowns ($549.87) from January, following several previous
increases in the past years. 
    Related stories:                  
    
    FINANCE MINISTRY BOND CALENDAR: The ministry will reveal
debt issuance plans for September at 2. p.m. (1200 GMT). A large
amount of short-term treasury bills, sold in the past months
with negative yield to investors seeking instruments to park
their long-crown positions, matures in the coming weeks.  
    Related stories:                   
    
    CEE MARKETS: Emerging European stocks fell on Friday over
concern raised by attacks in Spain and U.S. economic policy
while currencies trod water ahead of the release of Polish
economic data.
    Story:              Related stories:                    
    
    SOVIET INVASION ANNIVERSARY: Czechs commemorate the Aug. 21,
1968 invasion of Soviet and other Warsaw Pact armies 

========================PRESS DIGEST========================
    EURO ZONE OBSERVER: The Czech Republic may ask to get an
observer status at the euro zone to remain informed of
developments there although it is not a member. This would be
important especially if the euro group of euro zone finance
ministers becomes a formal decision-making body.
    Respekt, p. 25
    
       (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch
for their accuracy.)

                      
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($1 = 22.1870 Czech crowns)

 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
  

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