Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on July 3

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PRAGUE, July 3 (Reuters) – Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Monday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC DATA========================== 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: http://emea1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/Apps/CountryWeb/#/2E/events-overview =========================NEWS=================================== BORROWING: The Czech Finance Ministry plans to issue at least 50 billion crowns ($2.18 billion) worth of domestic bonds in the second half of the year, it said in an update of its financing strategy on Friday. Story: Related stories: BONDS: The share of non-residents’ holdings in Czech domestic government bonds rose to 46.09 percent in May, from 45.44 percent the previous month, finance ministry data showed on Friday. Story: Related stories: CEE MARKETS: The Romanian leu and stocks firmed slightly on Friday, recouping some of their losses from Thursday when the new government was voted in, as the new prime minister denied they were planning to dismantle private pension funds. Story: Related stories: ———————- MARKET SNAPSHOT ———————— Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2017 vs Euro 26.112 26.186 0.28 3.31 vs Dollar 22.89 22.939 0.21 10.75 Czech Equities 980.41 980.41 0.47 6.38 U.S. Equities 21,349.63 21,287.03 0.29 8.03 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT ========================PRESS DIGEST============================ UNIPETROL: Minority shareholder in Unipetrol, investment group J&T, has not received any buyout offer from PKN Orlen, which holds the majority stake, Michal Snobr from J&T said. There have been reports saying that PKN was unhappy with J&T as a shareholder and wanted to buy its 23-percent stake. Hospodarske Noviny, page 13 (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for their accuracy.) For real-time stock market index quotes click in brackets: Warsaw WIG20 Budapest BUX Prague PX For updates on CEE currencies TOP NEWS — Emerging markets Prague Newsroom: +420 224 190 477 E-mail: prague.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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