PRAGUE, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hour) =========================ECONOMIC DATA========================== 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: here ============================NEWS/EVENTS======================== CEZ: CEZ confirms CFO Novak, Chaloupkova for new board terms REAL ESTATE: CPI Property Group Buys Land In Central Prague SLOVAKIA: Four suspects in the murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancée will go on trial in January after judges ruled on Thursday that there was enough evidence to proceed in a case that has triggered mass protests against corruption. STOCK SPIRITS: Stock Spirits Group's second-largest shareholder piled more pressure on the vodka maker on Thursday, raising questions about its deal-making strategy and urging the company to pay a special dividend. T-BILLS: Czech 4-week T-bill yield steady at -0.10%, demand falls CEE MARKETS: Currencies in Central Eastern Europe were stuck in tight ranges on Thursday, with the Czech crown holding on to recent levels after the central bank sent a hawkish message to investors. EUROPE POWER: European baseload electricity prices for next day delivery fell on Thursday, pressured by a forecast rise in wind power output in France and Germany, while power consumption is expected to drop ahead of the weekend. OPERA: The Czech State Opera hoisted an ornate curtain on Thursday as a three-year project to restore the 19th-century opera building to its original glory neared completion ahead of a planned reopening next month. ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------ Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2019 vs Euro 25.412 25.414 0.01 1.11 vs Dollar 22.865 22.848 -0.07 -2.01 Czech Equities 1,111.24 1,111.24 0.45 12.64 U.S. Equities 28,376.96 28,239.28 0.49 21.65 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT ===========================PRESS DIGEST========================= CHRISTMAS SALES: The Association of E-commerce (APEK) said in the last week daily turnover reached 1.2 billion crowns and the newspaper said Christmas sales could be a record this year with E-retailers reporting rising demand. Mlada Fronta Dnes, page 1 (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for their accuracy.) Prague Newsroom: +420 224 190 477 E-mail: email@example.com (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
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