August 22, 2018 / 6:47 AM / a month ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 22

    PRAGUE, Aug 22 (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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    1968: Fifty years ago Soviet tanks rolled into Prague to
crush the Czechoslovak Communist government's democratic
reforms, ushering in a bloody occupation whose lessons many
Czechs fear have been forgotten.
                
    
    CEE MARKETS: A weaker dollar helped Central European
currencies including the forint strengthen on Tuesday even as
the Hungarian central bank (NBH) kept its record low interest
rates on hold at its meeting.
                
    
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    MORTGAGES: The average mortgage interest rate was nearly
flat at 2.50 percent in July, compared to 2.49 percent in the
previous month, while the number of mortgages was the lowest
since January 2016, data collected by Hypoindex showed.
    Pravo, page 15       
    
    (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)
    
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 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
  
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