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Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on Aug 13

PRAGUE, Aug 13 – Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC DATA========================== Real-time economic data releases…………….. Previous stories on Czech data…………. **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: =========================NEWS/EVENTS============================ POMPEO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ends visit to the Czech Republic where he started his tour around central Europe. He continues to Slovenia, Austria and Poland. POMPEO ON CHINA: China’s global economic power makes the communist country in some ways a more difficult foe to counter than the Soviet Union during the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on a visit to the Czech Republic on Wednesday. CORONAVIRUS CASES: Czech testing labs found 292 new cases of infection by the new coronavirus on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said, for a total of 19,075 cases. Among total cases, 13,407 have recovered and there were 391 deaths reported in connection with the illness. The number of active cases rose to 5,277. CEE MARKETS: Most Central European currencies and assets eased on Wednesday as the dollar firmed and investors were unnerved by a political deadlock over a new economic stimulus package in the United States. =================== PRESS DIGEST ============================== NUCLEAR: Czechs will not exclude any bidder from the tender to build a new bloc at the Dukovany nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said in reaction to speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said that partnership with Russian and Chinese state companies would undermine Czech national security and sovereignity. Mlada Fronta Dnes, page 2 Prague Newsroom: +420 234 721 617 E-mail: [email protected] (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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