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  • BRATISLAVA/ WARSAW, July 28- Britain wants a bespoke model for its future ties with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, during a tour of Eastern European allies aimed at securing support in negotiations on leaving the bloc. In the five weeks since Britons voted to quit the EU, politicians have tried to solve the riddle of how to restrict...

  • LONDON, July 28- A dollar retreat boosted emerging assets on Thursday, with stocks at new 11- month highs despite fresh wobbles on Chinese equity markets, while the Turkish lira continued its recovery, firming to one-week highs. MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.25 percent despite pullbacks in Asian markets, where some concern is rising over volatility in...

  • "Futures pricing indicates a 26 percent chance for a September rate hike and 45 percent for sometime this year," Equlior Securities in Budapest said in a note. Earnings season is also under way, begun in Budapest by drug maker Richter reporting a better-than-expected net profit for the second quarter. The bull market continues, a trader said in Budapest.

  • LONDON, July 27- Emerging stocks touched 11- month highs on Wednesday, boosted by news of additional Japanese stimulus and shrugging off a sharp drop in mainland shares in China, where fears of a fresh regulatory crackdown are weighing. Some nerves were jangled by a 2 percent fall in Shanghai- listed shares, which posted their worst day in six weeks while the...

  • LONDON, July 22- Emerging stocks were left clinging to slimmest of weekly gains on Friday, as trouble in Turkey, a 3 percent drop in oil and a fifth week of gains for the dollar all took their toll on the sector's recent hot streak. Cristian Maggio, head of EM strategy at TD Securities, predicted the lira would fall further, with the bond market pivotol following a...

  • LONDON, July 22- Emerging stocks were left clinging to slimmest of weekly gains on Friday, as trouble in Turkey, a 3 percent drop in oil and a fifth week of gains for the dollar all took their toll on the sector's recent hot streak. Cristian Maggio, head of EM strategy at TD Securities, predicted the lira would fall further, with the bond market pivotol following a...

  • BUDAPEST, July 21- Central Europe's long-term government bonds eased on Thursday before the European Central Bank's meeting and auctions in Hungary and Romania. The ECB is seen keeping rates on hold, but will have to address an ever-growing list of obstacles that threaten once again to derail its efforts to revive growth and inflation in the euro zone, Central...

  • *Flows from turmoil-hit Turkey can help CEE assets-analysts. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 20- Central European stock indices mostly retreated after setting multi-week highs on Wednesday as a rally in other emerging markets also lost steam and investors grew more cautious ahead of the European Central Bank's upcoming meeting. Warsaw shed 0.1 percent, leaving a 3-...

  • WARSAW, Poland— The Polish government is backing a plan to lower the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men, from the current level of 67 for all. Lowering the retirement age was among key promises that the Law and Justice party and the party's candidate for president, Andrzej Duda, made during their successful campaigns last year. Finance Minister Pawel...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 19- Strong retail sales data helped the Polish zloty recover from early weakness on Tuesday, supporting economic growth expectations and lessening the chances the central bank will restart interest rates cuts. "The data show that expectations for stable rates ahead are correct," said Grzegorz Maliszewski, chief economist at the Warsaw-...

  • WARSAW, July 19- Poland's conservative government is betting on a new child subsidy to prop up its ratings and boost confidence in the European Union's sixth largest economy. Opinion polls suggest the 500+ subsidy, introduced in April and named after the monthly 500 zlotys per child it offers, is proving popular for the governing Law and Justice party as it...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 19- Central Europe's most liquid currency, the zloty, retreated from July's strongest levels against the euro on Tuesday morning as profit-taking gripped European markets. The currency and other assets in Warsaw had risen after a review of Poland's credit rating on Friday brought no change despite fears that Fitch could lower the rating...

  • *Fitch does not cut Poland's rating outlook despite fears Turkish coup attempt ignored, stocks hit multi-week highs. BUDAPEST, July 18- Central European assets mostly firmed on Monday after Fitch reaffirmed Poland's rating and its outlook on Friday rather than lowering it as some investors had feared. A fall in Turkish shares after a failed military coup did...

  • other emerging assets@ LONDON, July 18- Turkish stocks fell 5 percent and bond yields rose on Monday when the country's markets re-opened after Friday's foiled coup, though there was little sign of significant contagion into other emerging assets. Tourism-related stocks fared worst, with airport operator TAV down 11 percent and Turkish Airlines falling...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, July 13- Poland's financial sector led a retreat of Central European shares on Wednesday as a sale of a stake in Bank Pekao by UniCredit reignited worries over government interference in the sector. This has reminded investors of similar government policies in Budapest, which several years ago contributed to downgrades of Hungary's credit...

  • BUDAPEST, July 11- The forint led a rise of Central European assets on Monday as investors stuck to hopes that expect credit rating agencies would upgrade Hungary in coming weeks, shrugging off Moody's decision not to change its junk rating on Friday. Sentiment was positive after Japan's announcement of fiscal stimulus and Polish and Hungarian government...

  • *Move to reassure eastern NATO members bordering on Russia. *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's...

  • *Move to reassure eastern NATO members bordering on Russia. *In Brexit's shadow, NATO summit is Obama's last Europe trip. WARSAW, July 8- NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's...

  • By Tim Hepher and Victoria Bryan. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 8- The aerospace industry is preparing to celebrate major milestones at the Farnborough Airshow next week as Boeing turns 100 and Canada's Bombardier marks the entry into service of a new jet designed to challenge the duopoly of Boeing and Airbus. "The issue is how do you as a manufacturer survive the ill...

  • *Moody's may upgrade Hungary to investment grade on Friday. BUDAPEST, July 8- The forint led a firming of Central European currencies on Friday as markets increasingly bet Moody's would upgrade its rating on Hungary's sovereign debt after local markets close. Some analysts said Moody's may wait until November to gauge the effect of Britain's June 23...