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  • BUDAPEST, May 11- The forint and Hungarian government bonds eased on Wednesday while other central European assets were mixed after comments from the Hungarian central bank confirmed that it is likely to finish its interest rate cuts soon. Deputy Governor Marton Nagy said on Tuesday that one more cut in the bank's 1.05 percent base rate was possible but...

  • WARSAW, May 6- Poland's president chose economics professor and former rate-setter Adam Glapinski as central bank governor on Friday, in a widely expected decision that will bolster the ruling conservatives' views on the monetary policy council. Glapinski, 66, who left the rate-setting panel in February to become a non-voting central bank board member, is a...

  • BUDAPEST- Launch of Economic Survey of Hungary 2016. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland interest rate decision- 0900 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 9 BUCHAREST- Romanian central bank Governor Mugur Isarescu and deputy Governor Liviu Voinea attends a conference hosted by new IMF representative for Romania and Bulgaria Alejandro Hajdenberg on the IMF's spring regional...

  • BUDAPEST, May 5- The Polish zloty eased on Thursday, unlike other currencies in Central Europe which made slight gains, on fears that government spending plans and other political measures could prompt a Moody's rating downgrade. In January, rating agency S&P downgraded Poland's credit rating, saying the ruling conservative government had weakened the...

  • THURSDAY, MAY 5 LONDON- Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon discusses the ongoing restructuring of China's economy towards a new growth model and its implications for Asia. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank monetary policy meeting, with a statement and presentation- 1100 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council...

  • *Germany says "America first" is no answer to post-Cold War world. LONDON, April 28- Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception...

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 LONDON- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary General Angel Gurria gives speech on Britain's EU referendum at London School of Economics- 0930 GMT. SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases macroeconomic review, its detailed assessment of economic conditions. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil...

  • ANKARA- Turkey central bank quarterly inflation report- 0700 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to release minutes of its April monetary policy committee meeting- 1100 GMT. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil monetary policy meeting.

  • WARSAW, April 22- The European Union should protect its steel industry which is loosing its competitive edge in the face of cheaper Chinese products, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday. "So we very much support negotiation with China, but if it is not possible to come to a common approach then the EU has to protect its industry until we have a fair...

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 22 PRAGUE- Joint European Central Bank and Czech National Bank conference on "Productivity and external rebalancing". ANKARA- Turkey central bank quarterly inflation report- 0700 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to release minutes of its April monetary policy committee meeting- 1100 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 21 PRAGUE- Joint European Central Bank and Czech National Bank conference on "Productivity and external rebalancing". PRAGUE- Czech Republic Finance Minister Andrej Babis and General Tax Directorate Director Martin Janecek hold a news conference on the fight against aggressive tax planning- 0900 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank board member...

  • *Poland asks creditors to convert debt to equity. WARSAW/ BRUSSELS, April 15- For generations, the region of Silesia has been at the heart of Poland's love affair with coal as a source of pride and heroism. Election to Poland's top job has depended on maintaining coal's special national status and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, a coal miner's daughter from Silesia,...

  • China's exports rose 11.5 percent in March versus a year earlier, data showed, the first increase since June and the largest percentage rise since February 2015. There was also an improvement in China's commodity imports- that's also quite a good sign, "HSBC strategist Murat Toprak said. The rise in copper prices boosted copper-linked emerging assets, with...

  • *Poland's Alior Bank buys GE's BPH for $329 mln. WARSAW, April 1- Poland's Alior Bank has agreed to buy Bank BPH from General Electric for 1.225 billion zloty and said it will look to make another acquisition this year after moving into the country's top 10.. PZU plans to build Poland's fifth-largest bank through Alior, which will raise its assets to 60 billion...

  • LONDON, March 22- Eastern European shares tumbled around 1 percent on Tuesday and emerging currencies weakened after blasts in Brussels sent Western bourses lower and supported the dollar. "We see a bit of pressure because what has happened in Belgium... overall emerging markets have performed quite well in the past few weeks, that also explains the...

  • March 15- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager said it has sold all its investments in the real estate business in Poland and will close its Warsaw office effective May 31. The company will continue to monitor the Polish market using resources within Europe and the exit will not affect its retail mutual funds business in Poland, a BlackRock spokesman...

  • LONDON, March 11- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Suma Chakrabarti is expected to fend off a challenge from Poland's central bank chief Marek Belka to head the bank for the next four years. Belka, who was Poland's prime minister in 2004-05 and headed the IMF's European Department when the Greek debt crisis erupted, looks set to be the...

  • LONDON, March 11- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Suma Chakrabarti is expected to fend off a challenge from Poland's central bank chief Marek Belka to head the bank for the next four years. Belka, who was Poland's prime minister in 2004-05 and headed the IMF's European Department when the Greek debt crisis erupted, looks set to be the...

  • LONDON, March 8- Emerging market stocks retreated from 10- week highs on Tuesday after export numbers from China fell, whilst a significant widening of South Africa's current account deficit pushed the rand more than 1 percent lower. "There is a bit of a pullback and the China numbers overnight have probably contributed to that," said Manik Narain, emerging...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 26- The zloty hit a six-week high against the euro on Friday as dovish comments from other central banks in Central Europe made Polish assets look relatively more attractive. Currencies and stocks in the region mostly firmed on hopes a meeting of world financial leaders in Shanghai might provide reassurance on global growth prospects,...