CZECH-FACTORS/:Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on Sept 18

| Sep 18, 2017, 12:05 IST

PRAGUE, Sept 18 (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: =========================NEWS=================================== RATES: There is a realistic chance of another Czech interest rate hike this year, partly due to an unexpectedly fast rise in wages, the central bank’s monetary department director Tomas Holub was quoted as saying on Friday. Story: Related stories: MINISTER: Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek suffered a light head injury when his chauffeur-driven car was involved in a traffic accident, a spokeswoman from the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Story: Related stories: CEE MARKETS: The Hungarian forint eased further on Friday, erasing all of its gains made in 2017, as investors positioned for a new round of monetary easing by the National Bank of Hungary next week. Story: Related stories: ———————- MARKET SNAPSHOT ———————— Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2017 vs Euro 26.084 26.08 -0.02 3.42 vs Dollar 21.829 21.779 -0.23 14.89 Czech Equities 1,051.07 1,051.07 0.74 14.05 U.S. Equities 22,268.34 22,203.48 0.29 12.68 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT 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: (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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