December 27, 2017 / 7:24 AM / a year ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Dec 27

    PRAGUE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Wednesday.
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    BONDS: The Czech Republic's financing needs will reach 351.6
billion crowns ($16.19 billion) in 2018 to cover maturing debt
and the planned budget deficit, the finance ministry said on
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    CEE MARKETS: Central European currencies were mostly
stronger on Friday, with the Czech crown extending gains in the
wake of its central bank's hawkish comments and the Polish zloty
also firmer despite Poland's political row with Brussels.
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    POLITICS: President Milos Zeman said in a Christmas address
that he would not call early elections, something that he said
would be an affront to voters.
    Prime Minister Andrej Babis is seeking parliamentary support
for a minority cabinet after winning an October election,
although other parties refused to enter a coalition with him.
    Pravo, page 1
    BANKS: The Czech National Bank and the Banking Association
agreed to begin work on implementing an instant-pay system for
money transfers.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 17
    SHOES: Shoemaker Snaha, a producer of retro shoes, will seek
new partners and investors next year, aiming to raise 1 million
euros to boost production.
    Mlada Fronta Dnes, page 7
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)    
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