Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on July 25

    PRAGUE, July 25 (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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    CME: Central European Media Enterprises                   
quarterly OIBDA increased 14% at actual rates and 15% at
constant rates to $61.2 million.
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    CONFIDENCE: Czech business confidence rose in July to a
six-month high, but companies in the country with the EU's
lowest unemployment rate are worried that a worker shortage is
becoming a barrier to further expansion.
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    BANKS: Czech banks expect tighter conditions for household
loans in the third quarter and falling demand for mortgage
lending as stricter recommendations in the home loan market take
bigger effect, a central bank lending survey showed on Monday.
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    CEE MARKETS: Central European currencies firmed on Monday,
led by the zloty after it was boosted by Polish President
Andrzej Duda's rejection of disputed legislation to reform the
    Story:              Related stories:                    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  26.034     26.01     -0.09       3.6
 vs Dollar                22.317     22.309    -0.04      12.99
 Czech Equities        1,007.67   1,007.67      0.35       9.34
 U.S. Equities        21,513.17  21,580.07     -0.31       8.86
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
======================PRESS DIGEST============================
    PRAGUE AIRPORT: Prague Airport handled a record 6.76 million
passengers in the first half, which is 1.2 million more than a
year ago.
    Pravo, page 16
    CEZ: Majority state-owned utility CEZ           paid some of
its management directors fees from mining unit Severoceske Doly.
The finance ministry has objected to paying the fees on a group
level at recent shareholders meetings. 
    CEZ said the mining group has a separate compensation
system, while former finance minister Andrej Babis told the
paper the fees should be cancelled across the group.
    Lidove Noviny, page 1
    M&A: Agrofert's chemical group DEZA won anti-monopoly
approval to buy Petrochemia-Blachownia of Poland.
    Pravo, page 15

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their accuracy.)
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