July 26, 2019 / 6:13 AM / 25 days ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 26

    PRAGUE, July 26 (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 + 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: 
    here
    
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    CENBANK'S NIDETZKY: Czech interest rates should remain
stable for now as the central bank weighs uncertainties abroad
against a domestic economy still in good shape, central bank
Vice-Governor Tomas Nidetzky said in an interview.
                
    
    CENBANK: All seven Czech National Bank board members will
attend the next policy meeting on Aug. 1, the bank said on
Thursday.
                
    
    EU FUNDS: The net inflow of European Union funds into the
Czech Republic rose to 24.4 billion crowns ($1.06 billion) in
the first half of 2019, its highest in three years, the Finance
Ministry said on Thursday.
                

    CEE MARKETS: Central European currencies hit one-week lows
on Thursday, pushed down as the euro rallied after European
Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi sounded more upbeat on the
euro zone's economy than expected.
                
    
    EUROPE POWER: European spot power prices fell on Thursday as
hot temperatures were forecast to decline into next week,
reducing demand, while windier conditions in main market Germany
added to renewable supply.
                 
    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2019
 vs Euro                   25.526     25.521   -0.02      0.67
 vs Dollar                 22.901     22.901    0        -2.17
 Czech Equities         1,074.02   1,074.02    -0.13      8.87
 U.S. Equities         27,140.98  27,269.97    -0.47     16.35
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
        
========================PRESS DIGEST===========================
    SKODA: Carmaker Skoda Auto, part of the Volkswagen
            group, saw a 10.8% rise in first-half revenue to
10.2 billion euros while operating profit rose 0.3% to 824
million euros.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 3
    
   (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)               
   
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