PRAGUE, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Monday. 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========================== BUDGET: The Czech Republic's central state budget ended 2019 with a narrower deficit than expected, albeit the largest gap in four years as spending increased and the economic growth slowed. TEMELIN: Utility CEZ reconnected unit 1 at Temelin nuclear power plant after an outage JOBS: Czech heavy machinery and metallurgical group Pilsen Steel, which filed for insolvency last year, will lay off 500 workers and keep 50 employees, Czech Television reported on Friday. CENBANK: Czech central bank's Dec 18 meeting minutes - Benda, Holub voted in minority for hike SLOVAK BONDS: Slovakia will offer two bonds coming due in 2030 and 2031 in auctions on Jan. 20, the country's debt management agency ARDAL said on Friday. CEE MARKETS: Central European currencies fell on Friday and stocks gave up some of the previous day's gains, after a U.S. air strike killed a top Iranian military official. EUROPE POWER: European electricity prices for Monday and next week delivery rose sharply in wholesale market trading on Friday on forecasts of lower wind production in Germany, while the curve rebounded with firmer carbon and oil prices. ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------ Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2020 vs Euro 25.331 25.338 0.03 0.36 vs Dollar 22.7 22.709 0.04 -0.17 Czech Equities 1,121.44 1,121.44 -0.22 0.52 U.S. Equities 28,634.88 28,868.8 -0.81 0.34 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT ===========================PRESS DIGEST========================= E-SHOPS: Czechs spent a record 155 billion crowns ($6.82 billion) in online shops last year, up 20 billion crowns from the previous year, according to the Association of E-commerce (APEK). Hospodarske Noviny, page 11 BOURSE: Trading volume on the Prague Stock Exchange fell by 22.5 billion crowns to 120 billion, the lowest since 1994. Pravo, page 14 (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for their accuracy.) Prague Newsroom: +420 224 190 477 E-mail: email@example.com ($1 = 22.7110 Czech crowns) (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
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