Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on June 19

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PRAGUE, June 19 (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=================================== POLITICS: The Social Democrats, the senior partner in the Czech Republic’s ruling coalition but trailing in the polls, will try to lure back voters before the October elections by offering tax cuts for workers while tightening control of big business. Story: Related stories: ARMY: Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron , will submit an offer to the Czech government for 12 UH-1Y combat helicopters by the end of the summer, a U.S. Navy official said on Friday about a deal that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Story: Related stories: CEE MARKETS: The dinar hit 17-month highs against the euro, helped by Serbia’s reforms to improve revenue collection, which may yield a credit rating upgrade from Standard & Poor’s on Friday, while other Central European currencies also firmed. Story: Related stories: ———————- MARKET SNAPSHOT ———————— Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2017 vs Euro 26.174 26.23 0.21 3.08 vs Dollar 23.35 23.464 0.49 8.96 Czech Equities 990.77 990.77 -0.6 7.5 U.S. Equities 21,384.28 21,359.9 0.11 8.21 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT ========================PRESS DIGEST============================ CENBANK: A proposed bill giving the Czech National Bank power to limit mortgage loan sizes is not on the agenda of the lower house session beginning June 27. The bill is less likely to get approval before October parliamentary elections. Hospodarske Noviny, page 15 ** Stories on the bill: (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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