Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on Sept 8

    PRAGUE, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Friday.
    ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours)         
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    Summary of economic data and forecasts...........           
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  **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: 
    RESERVES: The Czech central bank (CNB) said on Thursday its
foreign exchange reserves dipped to 124.18 billion euros at the
end of August, from a revised 124.35 billion at the end of July.
    Story:              Related stories:                  
    CEE MARKETS: The dinar eased on Thursday after Serbia's
central bank surprised by cutting its main interest rate to help
economic growth.
    The Czech crown tested 3-week lows against the euro as some
investors were disappointed over the European Central Bank's
(ECB) message after its meeting, while Polish government bond
prices extended this week's gains.
    Story:              Related stories:                    
 ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
 Index/Crown Currency    Latest     Prev   Pct change Pct change
                                    close    on day     in 2017
 vs Euro                  26.122     26.099   -0.09       3.28
 vs Dollar                21.614     22.028    1.88      15.73
 Czech Equities        1,019.15   1,019.15    -0.57      10.58
 U.S. Equities        21,784.78  21,807.64    -0.1       10.23
 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT
========================PRESS DIGEST========================
    UNIPETROL: Downstream oil group Unipetrol's           chief
financial officer, Miroslaw Kastelik, said the company was
prepared for possible future acquisitions but said it was
difficult to say at the moment what those could be.
    Hospodarske Noviny, page 14
    SEZNAM: The country's top search website is
preparing its own television channel.
    E15, page 4
  (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for
their accuracy.)
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($1 = 21.8910 Czech crowns)

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