PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Central European stocks mostly climbed on Tuesday, with Warsaw at a two-week high, as U.S. President Donald Trump's return to the White House boosted risk appetite although currencies moved sideways with worries over the COVID-19 pandemic still dominant. The Warsaw blue-chip index gained half a percent and Prague was up a similar amount. Trump's return from a three-night stay at the Walter Reed Medical Center military hospital outside Washington eased nerves about possible disruption to next month's presidential election, lifting global stocks, including most in central Europe. Currencies, though, backed off of Monday gains, with Hungary's forint and the Polish zloty each ticking down 0.1% to 360.60 and 4.494, respectively, to the euro by 0927 GMT. "With Monday's euphoria cooling down and investors switching to wait-and-see mode, the EUR/PLN will have a difficult task of breaking away from 4.50 and going down to lower levels," Konrad Bialas, chief economist at DM TMS Brokers, said. Markets were watching a Polish rate decision due on Wednesday, although no change was expected as policymakers largely sit in wait-and-see mode. In the Czech Republic, central bank Vice-Governor Marek Mora told Seznam Zpravy news server the bank's board was not dealing with any acute problem that would require a policy response at the moment. However, the board would have to look at policy options if the epidemiological situation and public mood get worse. The crown was up 0.1% at 27.08 per euro, sticking on the weak side of 27 for a second day. "The main topic is COVID-19, but without any strong news it is difficult to expect any bigger move (to stronger levels)," a Prague trader said. The Czech Republic has seen Europe's second-fastest increase in coronavirus cases in the past month, when adjusted for population size, and reported its fourth-highest daily tally - of over 3,000 cases - on Monday. Poland reported a record number of daily deaths on Tuesday. Governments in central Europe are aiming to keep businesses open despite facing a bigger surge in cases now than in the first wave - when lockdowns controlled the spread but hammered economies. CEE SNAPSHO AT MARKETS T 1127 CET CURRENC IES Latest Previou Daily Change s bid close change in 2020 EURCZK Czech <EURCZK 27.0800 27.1090 +0.11% -6.09% = crown => EURHUF Hungary <EURHUF 360.600 360.290 -0.09% -8.17% = forint => 0 0 EURPLN Polish <EURPLN 4.4935 4.4906 -0.07% -5.28% = zloty => EURRON Romanian <EURRON 4.8755 4.8751 -0.01% -1.79% = leu => EURHRK Croatian <EURHRK 7.5690 7.5673 -0.02% -1.63% = kuna => EURRSD Serbian <EURRSD 117.460 117.580 +0.10% +0.09% = dinar => 0 0 Note: calculated from 1800 daily CET change STOCKS Latest Previou Daily Change s close change in 2020 .PX Prague 868.89 862.930 +0.69% -22.12% 0 .BUX Budapest 33388.0 33468.1 -0.24% -27.55% 6 1 .WIG20 Warsaw <.WIG20 1740.19 1731.85 +0.48% -19.06% > .BETI Buchares 8887.86 8869.35 +0.21% -10.92% t .SBITO Ljubljan <.SBITO 848.27 847.36 +0.11% -8.38% P a P> .CRBEX Zagreb <.CRBEX 1615.78 1612.59 +0.20% -19.91% > .BELEX Belgrade <.BELEX 694.75 694.30 +0.06% -13.34% 15 15> .SOFIX Sofia <.SOFIX 422.15 421.91 +0.06% -25.70% > BONDS Yield Yield Spread Daily (bid) change vs Bund change in Czech spread Republic CZ2YT= 2-year <CZ2YT= 0.0630 -0.0650 +077bp -6bps RR RR> s CZ5YT= 5-year <CZ5YT= 0.4980 -0.0340 +121bp -3bps RR RR> s CZ10YT <CZ10YT 0.8820 -0.0010 +140bp +0bps =RR 10-year =RR> s Poland PL2YT= 2-year <PL2YT= 0.0400 -0.0070 +074bp +0bps RR RR> s PL5YT= 5-year <PL5YT= 0.6030 0.0110 +131bp +1bps RR RR> s PL10YT <PL10YT 1.3580 -0.0050 +187bp +0bps =RR 10-year =RR> s FRA 3x6 6x9 9x12 3M interba nk Czech <CZKFRA 0.29 0.29 0.37 0.35 Rep ><PRIBO R=> Hungary <HUFFRA 1.00 1.06 1.10 0.77 ><BUBOR => Poland <PLNFRA 0.21 0.22 0.23 0.22 ><WIBOR => Note: FRA quotes are for ask prices ******************************************** ****************** (Reporting by Jason Hovet in Prague, Anita Komuves in Budapest and Alan Charlish in Warsaw; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)
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