November 29, 2017 / 7:33 AM / a year ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Nov 29

    PRAGUE, Nov 29 (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 hours)         
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    Summary of economic data and forecasts...........           
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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    POLITICS: Czech ANO party leader Andrej Babis said on
Tuesday he expected his minority cabinet to take power on Dec.
13 which would enable him to attend a European Union summit as
prime minister.
    Story:              Related stories:                  

    RATES: Czech central bank Governor Jiri Rusnok said on
Tuesday he had not yet decided whether to vote for a rate hike
or no change at the bank's next policy meeting on Dec 21.
    Story:              Related stories:                  

    ECONOMY: The Czech economy is showing very fast growth and
signs of overheating, Czech central bank Governor Jiri Rusnok
said on Tuesday.
    Speaking to an economic conference, Rusnok also said it was
"no tragedy" that inflation was near the upper end of the bank's
target range and that the bank wanted to continue normalising
interest rates.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CEE MARKETS: The Czech crown eased slightly on Tuesday in
tandem with other Central European currencies, despite a new
warning from Czech central bank governor Jiri Rusnok that the
economy was overheating.    
    Story:              Related stories:                    

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    DRINKS: Mineral water company Karlovarske Mineralni Vody
(KMV) is in last-phase talks to take over Pepsico's assets in
the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary in a licensing deal,
the newspaper reported citing unnamed sources.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 16
    CEZ: Utility CEZ's           Temelin nuclear power plant has
already produced a record annual amount of electricity so far in
    Pravo, page 7
    ZENTIVA: Generic drugs maker Zentiva's net profit rose last
year by 6.4 percent to 211.4 million crowns.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 17
    (Reuters has not verified the stories nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)
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 (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
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