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  • LONDON, Feb 22- Wall Street's record run helped emerging stocks sail to new 19- month highs on Wednesday with year-to-date gains of over 10 percent, while the rand firmed ahead of a key budget speech by the finance minister. MSCI's emerging equity index firmed half a percent, led by a 1 percent rise in Hong Kong after New York shares hit record highs and European...

  • CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will appear at the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey monetary policy meeting.

  • *Bucharest stocks at 9- year high, Banca Transilvania record high. *Warsaw stocks hits 18- month high, Prague highest since Dec 2015. BUDAPEST, Feb 21- Bucharest stocks hit a 9- year high on Tuesday, driven by surging Banca Transilvania as bank stocks fuelled a rally in Central European equities markets.

  • LONDON, Feb 21- Nigeria's naira currency weakened on Tuesday against the dollar in the non-deliverable forwards market as expectations of a devaluation grew, while the rand slipped too before a key budget speech by the finance minister. The spotlight was on Africa, with most attention focused on the naira after Nigeria's central bank effectively devalued the...

  • *Bucharest stocks at 9- year high, Banca Transilvania record high. *Budapest shares set record high again, driven by OTP Bank. BUDAPEST, Feb 21- Bucharest stocks hit a 9- year high on Tuesday, driven by surging Banca Transilvania as bank stocks fueled a rally in Central European equities markets.

  • 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...