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Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on July 27

PRAGUE, July 27 – 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…………….. Previous stories on Czech data…………. **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: =========================NEWS/EVENTS============================ CORONAVIRUS CASES: Czech testing labs found 131 new cases of infection by the new coronavirus on Saturday and 115 on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, for a total of 15,324. The ministry sharply adjusted the number of active cases lower over the weekend, cutting it by 1,775 after an update by regional public health offices pushed the number of recoveries higher. There are now 3,525 from a previous figure above 5,000. Among total cases, 11,428 have recovered, according to updated statistics, and there were 371 deaths reported in connection with the illness. Fitch Affirms Czech Republic At ‘AA-‘; Outlook Stable S&P Says Slovakia Outlook Revised To Negative On Rising Economic Risks Czech July business confidence jumps, highest since March CEE MARKETS: Central European stocks tracked global markets lower on Friday as tensions between the United States and China escalated, denting asset gains in the region after a landmark European Union economic deal. EUROPE POWER: The spot electricity price for early next week delivery in Germany rose on Friday due to a projected decrease in wind power supply, while low demand weighed on the French price. ======================PRESS DIGEST============================= CORONAVIRUS MEASURES: The Health Ministry will present a new “stop-light” system for dealing with rising coronavirus infections in specific localities and what automatic measures should be put in place depending on various risks of spread. Lidove Noviny, page 1 (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for their accuracy.) Prague Newsroom: +420 234 721 617 E-mail: [email protected] (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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