PRAGUE, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial
markets on Friday.
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CEE POWER: Central European day-ahead power prices fell
slightly on Thursday as demand declined ahead of the weekend and
on forecasts for more wind generation, traders said.
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CEE MARKETS: Central European stocks fell on Thursday amid
concerns the Federal Reserve would soon start tapering its
monetary stimulus, while expectations of another central bank
interest rate cut weighed on the forint.
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PRESIDENTIAL NOD: President Milos Zeman has officially asked
Social Democratic chairman Bohuslav Sobotka to negotiate the
creation of government, backed by a majority in the House of
Deputies. President Zeman has not said, however, when he might
appoint Sobotka as the prime minister.
Sobotka said after his meeting with Zeman, that creation of
government is realistic by the end of the year.
Pravo, page 1.
COALITION STRUGGLE: Social Democratic chairman Bohuslav
Sobotka said his party should have the three key posts in the
future government - prime minister, finance and interior. The
leader of the ANO party, Andrej Babis replied that if the Social
Democrats want the Finance Ministry, they might as well rule
Mlada Fronta Dnes, page A1.
CARBON CREDITS: The Supreme Administrative Court may rule by
the end of the year on the 32 percent gift tax on carbon credits
distributed free of charge to industry companies by the state.
If the court ruled to abolish the tax, state budget might lose
billions of crowns. The highest tax was paid by the power
company CEZ - 5.3 billion Czech crowns.
Hospodarske Noviny, page 1.
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---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------
Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change
close on day in 2013
vs Euro 27.204 27.207 0.01 -8.61
vs Dollar 20.174 20.251 0.38 -6.26
Czech Equities 1,012.45 1,012.45 -0.2 -2.53
U.S. Equities 16,009.99 15,900.82 0.69 22.18
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