PRAGUE, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Wednesday. 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: here#/2E/events-overview =========================NEWS=================================== LIGLASS: The Czech company Liglass Trading CZ threatened Kyrgyzstan with arbitration if its government pulls out of contracts for 12 hydroelectric power plants without seeking a solution to a pay dispute. Story: Related stories: CEE MARKETS: The forint recovered after the Hungarian central bank (NBH) cut one of its key interest rates and reduced its inflation forecasts, as the moves had been widely expected. Story: Related stories: ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------ Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2017 vs Euro 26.106 26.109 0.01 3.34 vs Dollar 21.736 21.771 0.16 15.25 Czech Equities 1,047.51 1,047.51 -0.14 13.66 U.S. Equities 22,370.8 22,331.35 0.18 13.2 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT =========================PRESS DIGEST========================== MORTGAGES: The average mortgage interest rate decreased to 2.01 percent in August from 2.02 percent in July, while the total volume of mortgage loans dropped by 4 billion to 18 billion crowns ($828.58 million), data compiled by Hypoindex showed. Pravo, page 15 UBER: Taxi drivers plan a strike in Prague in protest against the Uber car-hailing service. They claim that the city should regulate it in the same way as it does with the taxis - the cars should be marked, have a meter and the drivers have to pass a test of their knowledge of the city's streets. If Mayor Adriana Krnacova does not act on Uber by Friday afternoon, the taxis could block some of Prague's busiest streets after the weekend. Lidove 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ($1 = 21.7240 Czech crowns) (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
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