Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 4

Tue Feb 4, 2014 2:37am EST

PRAGUE, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Tuesday. 
       
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    PRAGUE - The lower house of parliament opens another regular
session (13:00 GMT).
        
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    PMI: Central European manufacturing activity gained steam in
January and grew at its fastest pace since 2011 in Poland and
the Czech Republic, showing a recovery building in the region as
growth returns to the euro zone.
    Story: Related news: 
        
    POLL: The Czech central bank may start to back off an
intervention pledge in the first quarter of 2015, a Reuters poll
of analysts showed, but how it will exit its commitment remains
uncertain.
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    BUDGET: The Czech central state budget showed a 45.05
billion crowns ($2.20 billion) surplus at the end of January,
slightly higher than a year ago mainly due to a bigger inflow of
European Union funds.
    Story: Related news: 
   
    CEE MARKETS: A surge in Central European business activity
indexes offered the region's currencies some protection on
Monday from the pressure exerted on emerging markets by the turn
in U.S. monetary policy.
    Story: Related news: 
    
    CEE POWER: Central European prompt power fell on Monday due
to forecasts for unseasonably warm temperatures that are
expected to crimp heating demand and increased renewable
generation that will boost supply in coming days, traders said.
    Story: Related news: 

---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2014
 vs Euro        27.537     27.478    -0.21      -0.75
 vs Dollar         20.341     20.118    -1.11      -2.39
 Czech Equities    986.81     986.81     -0.38      -0.23
 U.S. Equities 15,372.8   15,698.85     -2.08      -7.26
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT
   
=======================PRESS DIGEST============================
    
    AMAZON WAREHOUSE SUPPORTED BY PM, FINMIN
    Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Finance Minister Andrej
Babis support the construction of Amazon's logistic facilities
near Prague and Brno, possibly worth up to 5 billion Czech
crowns ($245.10 million), which may employ up to 10,000 people.
    Sobotka is in favor of a guarantee that there will be new
exit built from the D1 highway to the warehouse near Brno.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 1
    
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vouch for their accuracy.
   
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