PRAGUE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Wednesday. 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========================== DATA: The Czech National Bank to release December foreign exchange reserves data. (0900 GMT) CARS: The Car Importers Association (SDA) will release 2019 car sales data. CEE MARKETS: The Polish zloty was steady against the euro in early trade on Tuesday as analysts saw no change in the central bank's interest rate policy despite its highest inflation reading since 2012. The Czech crown was down after briefly touching its strongest level since Feb. 2018 in late trading on Monday. Analysts said the crown's April 2018 high of 25.400 would continue to act as a resistance level. EUROPE POWER: European spot electricity prices fell on Tuesday on lower demand, rising wind power production in main producer Germany, and slightly higher nuclear availability in France. ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------ Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2020 vs Euro 25.232 25.23 -0.01 0.75 vs Dollar 22.638 22.623 -0.07 0.11 Czech Equities 1,117.64 1,117.64 -0.07 0.18 U.S. Equities 28,583.68 28,703.38 -0.42 0.16 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT ===========================PRESS DIGEST========================= KOFOLA: Soft drinks maker Kofola CeskoSlovensko is acquiring Prague-based cider producer F.H. Prager for an undisclosed price. Kofola is continuing in a series of buys to expand with the purchase. Hospodarske Noviny, page 12 PROTESTS: Civic group Million Moments for Democracy plans to renew its protests against billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis with continued calls for him to resign due to conflicts of interest. Protests starting at the end of February will rotate to the country's regional capitals, ending in Prague. Regular protests in 2019 drew thousands or tens of thousands, with the biggest seeing a quarter million people in November. Hospodarske Noviny, page 2 (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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