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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Sept 2

reuters.com · 09/02/2021 02:43
Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Sept 2

- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday.


ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic summer time: GMT + 2 hours)


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Previous stories on Czech data.............CZ-RTRS-LEN-ECI

**For a schedule of corporate and economic events:

http://emea1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/Apps/CountryWeb/#/2E/events-overview

** Please note Reuters stories updating economic data releases from central and eastern Europe carry the CEE ECONOMY tag.


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ELECTION: Prime Minister Andrej Babis will start final campaigning of his ANO party ahead of Oct 8-9 election.


BUDGET DEFICIT GROWS: The Czech 2021 central state budget showed a 298.1 billion crown ($13.85 billion) deficit at the end of August, mainly due to hikes in pensions, coronavirus aid and tax cuts, Finance Ministry data showed on Wednesday.

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2022 BUDGET: The Czech Finance Ministry trimmed its 2022 budget deficit target to 376.6 billion crowns ($17.5 billion) on Wednesday, counting on a jump in state revenue to cover higher spending.

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PMI: Czech manufacturing business sentiment dropped to a four-month low in August amid capacity constraints but continued to signal strong expansion, the Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed on Wednesday.

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COVID SCARE IN SCHOOLS: Across-the-board testing of children returning to schools has identified only very sporadic cases if infection, according to data from 555 schools.

https://www.mfdnes.cz/ctecka.aspx


STAROPRAMEN: Molson CoorsTAP may sell Czech brewer Staropramen.

https://archiv.hn.cz/c1-66968430-staropramen-mozna-zmeni-majitele-za-dvojku-ceskeho-trhu-s-pivem-by-americane-mohli-dostat-desitky-miliard

(Reuters has not verified the stories, nor does it vouch for their accuracy)

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