September 19, 2017 / 6:31 AM / 10 months ago

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Sept 19

    PRAGUE, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Tuesday.
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours)         
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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    LIGLASS: Kyrgyzstan's government annulled contracts on
Monday with Czech firm Liglass Trading to build 12 hydroelectric
power plants in the Central Asian nation, saying the company had
failed to make a $37 million payment on time.
    The deals have come under scrutiny in both countries because
Liglass - whose bid had been backed by the Czech presidency -
had no experience building such plants.
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    BONDS: The Czech Finance Ministry will offer up to 24
billion crowns ($1.10 billion) worth of domestic government
bonds, including a new issue maturing in 2033, in six primary
auctions in October, the ministry said on Monday.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    PPI: Czech producer prices rose by 0.2 percent
month-on-month in August, beating market expectations.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CEE MARKETS: The forint opened the week a touch weaker, with
investors positioning for the Hungarian central bank's meeting
on Tuesday where it is expected to loosen monetary conditions
further against the backdrop of benign inflation.
    Story:              Related stories:                    
---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  26.12     26.091    -0.11       3.28
 vs Dollar                21.781    21.811     0.14      15.08
 Czech Equities        1,049.02   1,049.02    -0.2       13.82
 U.S. Equities        22,331.35  22,268.34     0.28      13
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
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    CEZ: The state-controlled utility CEZ "is open to any
further divestitures in Balkans and SEE", the company said in
its monthly presentation for investors. The electricity producer
is now evaluating offers for its assets in Bulgaria.
    E15, page 10
    TESCO: Tesco is staying in the Czech Republic, the retailer
is only considering sale of some of its outlets, Matt Simister,
director for Central Europe told the paper.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 126
    (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)

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