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  • *Romania rejects all bids at government bond auction. BUDAPEST, March 13- Central Europe's main currencies traded near multi-month lows on Monday after monetary policy expectations turned more hawkish both in the United States and the euro zone last week. Concerns that "local central banks, especially in Hungary, Poland and Romania, would underestimate...

  • BUDAPEST, March 13- Central Europe's main currencies traded near multi-month lows on Monday after monetary policy expectations turned more hawkish both in the United States and the euro zone last week. Friday's strong U.S. jobs data underpinned expectations for a Fed interest rate hike this week and investors are betting on a euro zone hike early next year...

  • LONDON, March 10- Emerging stocks and currencies headed on Friday for a second straight week of losses as investors showed nerves ahead of next week's all-but-certain interest rate hike in the United States and a gathering of global finance chiefs. MSCI's emerging market benchmark was treading water on the day with gains in South Africa, Turkey and Russia...

  • *Profit-taking continues in Warsaw stocks, zloty eases. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, March 9- The Czech crown exchange rate implied in six-month forward contracts eased to a two-month low on Thursday, even as stronger-than-expected February inflation fed expectations that the central bank would soon abandon its cap on the currency. "creates space for an end to the...

  • *East-west friction to sour summits in Brussels, Rome. *Brexit weakens resistance to Brussels, hits EU budget. BRUSSELS, March 8- As Britain hands the European Union its formal notice to quit this month, Brussels is resigned to losing part of the EU's western flank but is increasingly stressed that upset in the east is pulling the survivors further apart.

  • ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippine Central Bank Governor Amando Tetangco to deliver keynote speech at an awards night for the country's fixed income trading platform, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel- 1000 GMT. LIMA- Central Bank of Peru interest rate decision.

  • ALMATY, March 7- The EBRD's return to Uzbekistan would be a victory for reformist President Shavkat Mirziyoyev but some of his other plans, such as a currency float, have been held up by disagreements with the powerful security chief, diplomatic and business sources say. The sources say a push by Mirziyoyev to introduce a free floating exchange rate, abolish visas...

  • LONDON/ ALMATY, March 6- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will this week signal it is to ready to restart work in Uzbekistan after a decade-long absence, sources at the bank have told Reuters. The return is expected to get the green light at a board meeting on Wednesday and follows the death last year of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, whose...

  • *Hungary central banker responsibility cuts cause worry. *Poland's PKO earnings rise by less than expected. BUDAPEST, March 6- Hungary's forint eased on Monday after the central bank cut more of Deputy Governor Marton Nagy's responsibilities, while Poland's zloty retreated further against the euro.

  • *Poland's biggest lender PKO earnings jump less than expected. BUDAPEST, March 6- Hungary's forint eased on Monday after the central bank further reduced the responsibilities of Deputy Governor Marton Nagy, and Poland's zloty again retreated behind a psychological line at 4.3 against the euro. Nagy, who is regarded as the mastermind of the bank's dovish course...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy meeting. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting.

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, March 3- Central European stocks and currencies eased for a second session in a row on Friday on the back of growing market expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike in March. Asian and Western European stocks also followed Wall Street lower ahead of a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, as the prospect of higher U.S. rates turned investors towards...

  • WARSAW/ BRUSSELS, March 2- Poland is challenging draft carbon market reforms agreed by most European Union governments this week, saying the deal is not-binding because it did not have the full backing of the bloc's 28 nations, the country's environment ministry said on Thursday. Poland does not rule out taking the issue to the European Court of Justice to...

  • KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy meeting. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy meeting.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 28- European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker will present a white paper to the European Parliament on Wednesday on options for shoring up unity once Britain launches its withdrawal process, a spokesman said. By setting out four or five practical "pathways to unity" or "alternative avenues for cooperation at 27", EU officials say Juncker...

  • *MOL disappoints, Budapest stock index sets 8- week low. *Hungary central bank keeps rates, dovish talk unchanged. BUDAPEST, Feb 28- Weaker-than-expected earnings from oil group MOL knocked Budapest stocks down to an 8- week low on Tuesday, just a week after they hit record highs.

  • *MOL earnings disappoint, Budapest stock index sets 8- week low. BUDAPEST, Feb 28- Weaker-than-expected earnings from oil group MOL knocked Budapest stocks down to an 8- week low on Tuesday, just a week after they hit record highs. "We will watch the comments, and any sign of a worry over inflation and possible tighter policy could lift the forint," one Budapest- based...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 27- Hungary and Slovakia will ask the European Commission in a joint motion to consider legal means to eliminate "double standards in quality" of food products sold by companies in Eastern Europe and in the west, Hungary's agriculture ministry said on Monday. Hungary also welcomed a Slovak proposal that the Visegrad Four countries- the Czech...

  • 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.