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  • **BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippines' Central Bank Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo updates business executives on the Interest Rate Corridor scheme, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel- 0130 GMT.

  • BUDAPEST, May 8- Central European stocks eased and currencies retreated from multi-week highs on Monday on profit-taking after pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron won France's second-round presidential election on Sunday. The euro, which initially surged to a six-month high on Monday, also gave up its gains against the dollar and Western Europe's main...

  • BUDAPEST, May 8- Central European stocks eased and currencies retreated from multi-week highs on Monday on profit-taking after pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron won France's second-round presidential election on Sunday. The euro, which initially surged to a six-month high on Monday, also gave up its gains against the dollar and Western Europe's main...

  • TALLINN- Prime ministers of four countries- Poland's Beata Szydlo, Estonia's Juri Ratas, Latvia's Maris Kucinskis and Lithuania's Saulius Skvernelis- will meet to discuss regional security, transport and energy. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MUMBAI- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on "...

  • *Kuna firms, Croatia finance minister survives no-confidence vote. BUDAPEST, May 4- The crown eased, while other Central European assets were mixed, after the Czech central bank said on Thursday that the strength of the currency will be a key factor in whether it will need to lift interest rates. Central banks in the European Union's eastern wing have shown no signs...

  • *Kuna steady though snap elections are possible in Croatia. BUDAPEST, May 4- Central European currencies eased slightly on Thursday after hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve and ahead of a likely decision by the Czech central bank to keep interest rates on hold. Central banks in the European Union's eastern wing have shown no signs that a rebound in...

  • The EU has raised its opening demand for Britain's Brexit bill to an upfront gross payment of up to €100bn, Financial Times reports.

  • BUDAPEST, May 2- Strong manufacturing surveys failed to lift most Central European currencies on Tuesday, with the crown easing after Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said he would resign along with the entire cabinet. Investors were also cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting and the second round of France's presidential election on...

  • BUDAPEST, May 2- Central European currencies were steady or weaker on Tuesday, shrugging off robust manufacturing surveys from the region amid low turnover ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting and the second round of France's presidential election. In the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka called an extraordinary news conference for 1.30...

  • BUDAPEST/ ZAGREB, April 28- Croatia's kuna pulled back from three-month lows on Friday, as a seasonal lift in tourism revenues and a rise in risk appetite outweighed fears over the future of the coalition government. Other regional currencies also rose, still riding the wave of centrist Emmanuel Macron's win on Sunday in the first-round of France's...

  • BUDAPEST/ ZAGREB, April 28- Croatia's kuna joined a firming of Central European peers on Friday despite a split in the country's ruling coalition, helped by seasonal factors and more risk appetite after last Sunday's French presidential vote. In Zagreb, the kuna hit a 3- month low to the euro on Thursday, after Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic fired ministers from...

  • *Hungary's loose monetary policy supports its bond market. Bonds elsewhere in Central Europe were mixed, after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said policymakers did not discuss removing the bank's easing bias, causing the euro to fall against the dollar. Hungary sold 70 billion forints worth of bonds, 25 billion forints more than planned.

  • *Hungary's loose monetary policy supports its bond market. Bonds were rangebound elsewhere in Central Europe, after sources close to the European Central Bank's Governing Council said policy makers saw scope for sending a small signal in June about cutting monetary stimulus. Hungary's central bank is regarded as the most dovish in the region.

  • *PZU upgrade, Lotos earnings reverse fall of Warsaw stock index. BUDAPEST, April 26- Polish equities climbed to their highest since mid-2015 on Wednesday as attention turned to local news in Central European markets and away from the risks related to France's elections. But Warsaw's main equities index reversed an early decline and rose 1.4 percent by 1257 GMT.

  • WARSAW/ LONDON, April 26- U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase is zooming in on Warsaw as a destination for its new back office operations centre which could eventually employ several thousand people supporting the bank's European and Asian business, sources said. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, and banks and other financial firms look to shift jobs from...

  • WARSAW/ LONDON, April 26- U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase is zooming in on Warsaw as a destination for its new back office operations center which could eventually employ several thousand people supporting the bank's European and Asian business, sources said. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, and banks and other financial firms look to shift jobs from...

  • *Warsaw's commitment to coal expansion lowers risk for investors. WARSAW/ LONDON, April 25- Many Western banks and finance institutions have pledged to divest from coal, but this has not stopped at least one Polish utility that is expanding its use of the fossil fuel from securing funding through banks and the European Investment Bank. Furthermore, the...

  • BUDAPEST, April 26- Budapest stocks led a retreat of Central European equities on Wednesday, driven lower by OTP shares, after the Hungarian central bank signaled that it intends to keep interest rates low, eroding banks' interest income. Hungary's main equities index fell 0.7 percent by 0855 GMT, driven by a 1.4 percent decline by OTP, the region's biggest...

  • BUDAPEST, April 25- Central European currencies mostly gained on Tuesday and government bonds tracked Bunds lower as relief over France's presidential election turned investors towards risky assets. Hungary's forint was an exception, slipping 0.1 percent to 311.75 by 0756 GMT. That round left centrist Emmanuel Macron poised to win the run-off on May 7 over...

  • *Warsaw, Prague lead stock rebound on France, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European assets, mainly stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw and Prague led a rebound of stocks, with their indices rising 1.3 percent by 1231 GMT,...