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Czech central banker Mora open to May rate increase, may tilt balance

4:00am EDT

PRAGUE, April 25 Czech central bank Vice-Governor Marek Mora is ready to back a 25-basis-point increase in interest rates at next week's monetary policy meeting if new economic forecasts support further tightening, he said in an interview.

UPDATE 1-Czech central banker denies actions at turn of 2018/19 to stabilise crown

Mar 08 2019

PRAGUE, March 8 The Czech National Bank (CNB) on Friday denied speculation that it might have acted through its foreign counterparts to limit crown weakening at the end of last year.

Czech cyber watchdog says its Huawei warning took U.S. by surprise

Mar 06 2019

PRAGUE The Czech cyber-security watchdog was not pressured by the United States or anyone else into issuing its warning about the possible security risks posed by Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei, Prague's cyber attache to Washington told Reuters. | Video

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.

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