Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 9

Wed Oct 9, 2013 2:28am EDT

PRAGUE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Wednesday. 
       
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    PRAGUE - The Czech cabinet to hold a session at 0700
GMT(www.vlada.cz/en/default.htm). News conference to follow. 
    Related news: 
        
    PRAGUE - First round of 2.50%/28 and 1.50%/19
 government bond auctions. 
    Related news: 
      
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    STOCK SPIRITS IPO: Stock Spirits is offering to sell shares
at between 210 pence and 260 pence each in its London listing,
two sources close to the deal said, valuing the vodka maker at
as much as 520 million pounds ($836 million). 
    Story: Related news: 
    
    ARCELORMITTAL INVESTMENT: The Czech unit of the world's top
steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, will invest 1 billion
crowns ($53.2 million) in continuous-casting equipment, a move
expected to open new markets for it outside highly-competitive
Europe, its chief was quoted as saying. 
    Story: Related news: 
    
    JOBLESS RATE EDGES UP: The Czech unemployment rate rose to
7.6 percent of the workforce in September, the Labour Ministry
said on Tuesday, in line with the median forecast in a Reuters
poll  .
    Story: Related news: 
    
    CEE MARKETS: The Czech crown hit a four-month high against
the euro on Tuesday on increasingly clear signs of an economic
recovery, keeping alive the threat of central bank intervention.
    Story: Related news: 
    
    CEE POWER: Forecasts for higher wind generation weighed down
Czech and Slovak day-ahead power on Tuesday but limited supplies
helped drive Hungarian spot prices higher, traders said.
    Story: Related news: 
---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2013
 vs Euro        25.474     25.505    0.12       -1.7
 vs Dollar         18.804     18.748   -0.3         0.95
 Czech Equities    962.24     962.24    -0.13       -7.36
 U.S. Equities 14,776.53  14,936.24    -1.07       12.76
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
======================PRESS DIGEST============================
    BUDWEISER: The Italian Supreme Court ruled in favour of
Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar in a dispute with
Anheuser-Busch InBev over the right to use the
Budweiser brand name in the south European country.
    Pravo, page 15
    
    Reuters has not verified the media reports, nor does it 
vouch for their accuracy.
       
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