Czech Republic – Factors To Watch on May 13

PRAGUE, May 13 – 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/EVENTS========================= DATA: Statistics office to release April inflation data(0700 GMT). PROTEST: A third week of protests against new Justice Minister Marie Benesova is planned for Monday evening. OIL: Ukraine’s Ukrtransnafta said on Saturday it had resumed oil transfers to European clients via the Druzhba pipeline, lifting a suspension put in place due to quality concerns over Russian oil. UNIPETROL: The Czech government may consider releasing more oil from its reserves for Unipetrol refineries hit by lost shipments from Russia, Industry Minister Karel Havlicek was quoted as saying on Friday by the CTK news agency. CENBANK MINUTES: The Czech National Bank’s next interest rate move could go in either direction, a majority of board members agreed at their May 2 policy meeting, according to minutes of the meeting released on Friday. CEZ POLL: Czech electricity producer CEZ is likely to report on Tuesday an 18 percent rise in first-quarter attributable net profit, posting its best quarterly result in two years due to higher output and power prices, a Reuters poll of 10 analysts showed. O2: O2 Czech Republic CFO sees lower capex in 2019, excluding 5G auction CEE MARKETS: Central European stocks and currencies firmed on Friday, helped by strong German export data and hopes in global markets for a trade deal between the United States and China. EUROPE POWER: European spot power prices for Monday were down in Friday wholesale trading on forecasts for lower consumption and more wind and solar power supply in Germany. ———————- MARKET SNAPSHOT ———————— Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change close on day in 2019 vs Euro 25.737 25.716 -0.08 -0.16 vs Dollar 22.912 22.889 -0.1 -2.22 Czech Equities 1,049.64 1,049.64 -0.17 6.39 U.S. Equities 25,942.37 25,828.36 0.44 11.21 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1500 GMT ==========================PRESS DIGEST========================== TOURISM: The number of foreigners staying at Czech hotels fell by 0.2% in the first quarter, the first time in five years, statistics office data showed. Pravo, page 14 POLLS: Ruling party ANO lost 3 percentage points in the latest opinion poll by Kantar CZ, which an analyst at the agency attributed to a decline in Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s approval rating. If a parliamentary election were held today, according to the poll, ANO would win 30 percent, followed by the Pirates with 16 percent and opposition conservatives ODS with 13.5 percent. Pravo, page 2 (Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for their accuracy.) Prague Newsroom: +420 224 190 477 E-mail: (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)


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