April 4, 2019 / 6:28 AM / 4 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on April 4

    PRAGUE, April 4 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Thursday.
    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: 
    CAR SALES: Czech New Car Sales Drop 12 Percent In Q1
    PUBLIC SECTOR SURPLUS DIPS: The Czech overall fiscal surplus
reached 0.89 percent of gross domestic product in 2018, a drop
1.57 percent surplus in 2017, the Czech Statistics Bureau (CSU)
said on Wednesday.            
    BONDS: The Czech Finance Ministry sold 5.394 billion crowns
($236.20 million) worth of 1.00/26 government bonds             
in the first, competitive round of bidding at an auction on
    The Czech Finance Ministry also sold 5.0 billion crowns
($218.94 million) worth of 2.00/33 government bonds
    CEE MARKETS: Hungary's forint set the pace for stronger
Central European currencies on Wednesday as British political
developments and German economic data helped reverse recent
dollar flows.
    EUROPE POWER: European forward power prices on Wednesday
rose in the wholesale market, tracking gains across related
fuels and carbon emissions markets.
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2019
 vs Euro                   25.729     25.693   -0.14     -0.12
 vs Dollar                 22.893     22.876   -0.07     -2.13
 Czech Equities         1,086.69   1,086.69     0.49     10.15
 U.S. Equities         26,218.13  26,179.13     0.15     12.39
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
==========================PRESS DIGEST==========================
   M&A: Preformed Line Products          has agreed to buy Czech
telecoms equipment maker Micos Telcom. 
    Hospodarske noviny, page 11
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)   
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($1 = 23.0090 Czech crowns)

 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
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