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Czechs protest against PM Babis, coalition partner may quit government

Nov 15 2018

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis's hold on power appeared weaker on Thursday evening as thousands of protesters demanded his resignation in Prague's main square, while his coalition partners debated whether to quit the government.

UPDATE 2-Czech central bank delivers fourth straight rate hike, more next year

Nov 01 2018

* Staff forecasts; Statement (Adds Governor comments, outlook, markets)

Czech PM Babis wins cabinet's backing, ends nine-month struggle to form majority

Jul 11 2018

PRAGUE The Czech parliament gave its backing early on Thursday to a new, center-left minority cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babis, ending his nearly nine-month effort to secure a parliamentary majority.

New Czech government has shaky support, strong anti-migration stance

Jun 27 2018

PRAGUE Czech President Milos Zeman appointed a new two-party cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday, installing a minority government that will need the support of the once-outcast Communist party to be able to rule.

New Czech government has shaky support, strong anti-migration stance

Jun 27 2018

PRAGUE Czech President Milos Zeman appointed a new two-party cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday, installing a minority government that will need the support of the once-outcast Communist party to be able to rule.

Czech centre-left party approves joining coalition, new government close

Jun 15 2018

PRAGUE Members of the Czech centre-left Social Democrat party have voted to join a coalition with the dominant centrist ANO group, a major step towards ending more than eight months of stalemate after an inconclusive election.

Czech central bank caps mortgage loans as property prices soar

Jun 12 2018

PRAGUE The Czech central bank said on Tuesday it would cap mortgage loans at nine times borrowers' salaries, addressing concerns a build up of debt could destabilize the financial system in the event of an economic downturn.

China's CITIC pays CEFC's Czech debts to end spat, to take over J&T stake

May 25 2018

PRAGUE Czech financial firm J&T said on Friday it had struck a deal with Chinese state conglomerate CITIC Group [CITIC.UL] to settle debts owed by troubled Chinese company CEFC, ending a dispute.

Czech ruling party approves coalition deal, partner to poll members

May 11 2018

PRAGUE The Czech centrist ANO party on Friday approved a coalition agreement for a new government with the center-left Social Democrats, subject to a poll of Social Democrat party members.

New dawn or swan song? Czech communists eye slice of power after decades

May 02 2018

(This April 30 story corrects first name of Communist politician in paragraph 12)

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