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  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 17- Polish stocks retreated on Friday and other Central European markets trod water as investors took profits after a rally in equity markets across the region and the world. Warsaw's bluechip stock index had fallen 1.4 percent by 1435 GMT, led by PKO BP bank, which retreated from 21- month highs and fell 1.6 percent. The index hit an 18- month...

  • *Warsaw stocks off 18- month high on profit taking. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 17- Polish stocks retreated on Friday, while other Central European markets trod water, as investors took profits after a rally in equity markets across the region and world. Warsaw's bluechip stock index had fallen 0.6 percent by 1021 GMT, driven mainly by bank stocks including PKO BP, which...

  • SINGAPORE- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "View From the Federal Reserve" before the Global Interdependence Center "Central Bank Series: Singapore" event- 0115 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland...

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Feb 16- Polish stocks climbed to an 18- month high on Thursday as the government floated the idea of merging two refiners and the gas company PGNiG unexpectedly forecast strong profits for the fourth quarter. The Warsaw stock market's blue-chip index rose 1.3 percent by 1333 GMT as PKN shares surged 4.5 percent and Lotos gained 7.2 percent.

  • *Czechs, Hungary, Poland, Romania to hold debt auctions. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Feb 16- Central European government bonds eased ahead of possibly bearish debt auctions across the region on Thursday amid rising expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in March. CPI and retail sales numbers led to markets pricing in a higher probability of a March Fed rate...

  • CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • *Budapest stocks touch record high, Warsaw a 17- month high. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Feb 15- Budapest stocks hit a record high on Wednesday as Central European equities rose with other markets on the prospect of a possible Federal Reserve interest rate rise next month. Budapest's stock index had risen 0.5 percent by 1239 GMT, fueled by gains in OTP, Hungary's biggest...

  • BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob and National Economic and Social Development Board head, Porametee Vimolsiri, to speak about the Thai economy- 0600 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum-...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 14- Warsaw stocks shaved early losses on Tuesday and the zloty rebounded after Polish figures showed higher-than-expected growth for the fourth quarter of 2016. Stocks mostly retreated in Central Europe after a global rally helped the indices in Bucharest, Prague and Warsaw reach their highest levels since 2015. Prague and Bucharest shed...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 14- Warsaw stocks shaved early losses on Tuesday and the zloty rebounded after Polish figures showed higher-than-expected growth for the fourth quarter of 2016. Stocks mostly retreated in Central Europe after a global rally helped the main indices of Bucharest, Prague and Warsaw reach their highest levels since 2015. Budapest which has...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 14- Central European stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, with Warsaw retreating from 17- month highs after Hungary and the Czech Republic reported lower-than-expected economic growth figures for the last quarter of 2016. Poland is due to publish its own figures at 0900 GMT. The Warsaw stock exchange's bluechip index led regional equities...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 13- Central European stocks mostly firmed on Monday, led by Warsaw's bluechip index which set a 17- month high on the back of higher copper prices and strong company earnings. The regional trend was in line with a global rise in shares due to expectations of economic stimulus in the United States. Prague's main index was at its highest since late 2015....

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 13- Central European stocks were mostly firmer on Monday, led by Warsaw's bluechip index which set a 17- month high on the back of higher copper prices and strong company earnings. The regional trend was in line with a global rise in shares due to expectations of economic stimulus in the United States. Prague's main index was at its highest since late...

  • *Banks boost Warsaw stock index to 17- month high. *Stocks at 14- month high in Prague, 19 in Bucharest. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 10- Central European stocks hit their highest levels for more than a year on Friday due to strong earnings from some banks and reassuring comments from Poland's ruling party over the sector.

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 9- Banks stocks pushed Warsaw's blue-chip stock index to its highest in 16 months on Thursday after fourth-quarter earnings from Bank Pekao beat forecasts. The index rose 2.1 percent by 1349 GMT, outperforming Central Europe's other main indices as well as the main Western European stock markets. Gains by oil stocks after crude oil prices...

  • *Warsaw equities index jumps to highest in more than 15 months. *Poland's Bank Pekao reports 13 percent annual rise in Q4 net. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 9- Banks stocks pushed Warsaw's blue-chip stock index to its highest in more than 15 months on Thursday after fourth-quarter earnings from Bank Pekao beat forecasts.

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the A50 Australian Economic Forum dinner. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico monetary policy statement. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank monetary policy meeting.

  • *Zloty off multi-month highs vs euro, forint. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 8- The zloty drifted further from its four-month highs against the euro on Wednesday after the Polish central bank kept interest rates on hold and stuck to a wait and see strategy. Ahead of elections in France and Germany, Polish politics now look relatively less uncertain than before.

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  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 8- The zloty continued to drift off four-month highs against the euro on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of the Polish central bank at which it is expected to keep its record low interest rates on hold. The zloty and Warsaw stocks have also been lifted this year less business-friendly policy under the conservative government and concerns over...