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  • SEOUL- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks before the Bank of Korea International Conference 2017 "Global Economic and Financial Challenges: The Decade Ahead," in Seoul, Korea 0010 GMT. BEIJING- Bank of America Merrill Lynch Innovation China Summit 1200 GMT. TUESDAY, JUNE 6 BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting...

  • BUDAPEST, May 30- Warsaw led a retreat in central European shares as investors, underwhelmed by dividend payments and takeover offers announced by some companies on Tuesday, booked profits from the multi-year highs of recent weeks. Bucharest retained its momentum and again set a new nine-year high on Tuesday, but Warsaw had shed 1.2 percent and Prague 0.6...

  • BUDAPEST, May 30- Warsaw lead a retreat of Central European shares as investors, underwhelmed by dividend payments and takeover offers announced by some companies on Tuesday, booked profits from multi-year highs of recent weeks. Bucharest retained its momentum and again set a new nine-year high on Tuesday, but Warsaw shed 1 percent, Prague 0.6 percent and...

  • BUDAPEST, May 26- Emerging European currencies moved in narrow ranges in early Friday trading and stocks were mildly stronger as investors expected U.S. data later in the day to give a clearer direction to flows. "We expect uncertain trading until the afternoon U.S. data," brokerage Equilor wrote in a note to clients in Budapest. Poland's finance minister said on...

  • WARSAW, May 26- CVC Capital Partners, one of the world's biggest buyout groups, is looking for more acquisition targets in Poland, despite some concerns over regulatory risks, CVC's Polish head said at the Reuters Central& Eastern Europe Investment Summit. CVC entered Poland in 2015 when it bought PKP Energetyka utility from the state-owned railway firm for 1.97...

  • *Warsaw leads stock gains, JSW and PGNiG Q1 results help. *Hungarian bond sale draws strong demand on IRS announcement. BUDAPEST, May 25- Warsaw led Central European equities higher on Thursday as emerging market stocks firmed after the U.S.

  • *Fed comments on rate caution helps CEE assets Warsaw leads stock gains, JSW and PGNiG Q1 results help. BUDAPEST, May 25- Warsaw led Central European equities higher on Thursday as emerging market stocks firmed after the U.S. Warsaw's blue-chip stock index jumped almost 1.5 percent at the opening but had given up some gains by 0756 GMT, although it was still...

  • Until recently, the region's tech start-up scene was stagnant, failing to rank among Europe's top dozen countries for investment and lagging western and northern European countries, as well as decades-old tech hub Israel. By last year, investment in central Europe, while still modest, had jumped more than tenfold since 2012, buoyed by a growing number of deals.

  • *OTP, FHB banks rise boosts Budapest stock index to record high. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, May 19- Central European currencies and stocks rebounded on Friday, with Budapest's stock index hitting a record high as risk appetite returned in global markets and a batch of domestic news improved the outlook of financial sector stocks in the region. A Czech central banker...

  • *OTP, FHB banks rise boosts Budapest stock index to record high. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, May 19- Central European currencies and stocks rebounded on Friday, with Budapest's stock index hitting a record high. A Czech central banker reiterated the possibility of gradual rate hikes and a deal in Hungary about a certified mortgage lending scheme put less stress on banks'...

  • *Romania expects good bond auction demand-analysts. BUDAPEST, May 18- Central European currencies fell sharply from recent highs on Thursday as growing worries over Donald Trump's U.S. presidency led investors to cut risk. Romania's leu eased only 0.1 percent, but that was enough to bring it to a four-year low of 4.5695.

  • BUDAPEST, May 17- Polish government bond prices rose on Wednesday after the country's central bank indicated that it may not start to lift interest rates next year as analysts had predicted. Tuesday's economic output figures from Central Europe had triggered expectations that the central bank may strike a less dovish tone at the policy meeting that ended on...

  • BUDAPEST, May 17- Risk aversion in global markets mostly weakened Central European stocks and currencies on Wednesday, although Polish government bonds firmed after the size of an auction was cut and ahead of a central bank meeting that is expected to bring no change. President Donald Trump generally curbed appetite for emerging market assets, though the...

  • BUDAPEST, May 15- Central European stocks touched multi-year highs on Monday on expectations that first-quarter regional economic output data due on Tuesday will show robust growth, though profit-taking later caused shares to retreat. Budapest's main stock index rose to nine-year highs, extending gains from a record high close on Friday.

  • *Budapest stocks near record, Bucharest highest since 2008. BUDAPEST, May 12- Central Europe's main stock indices tested multi-year highs on Friday as first-quarter corporate reports showed a rise in profits and an optimistic picture about the region's economies. OTP, Central Europe's biggest independent lender, reported a far bigger than expected jump in...

  • *Bucharest stocks at 9- year high, partly on Digi IPO. BUDAPEST, May 11- Stocks hit a nine-year high in Bucharest and a 20- month high in Prague on Thursday as Central European equities were buoyed by corporate earnings reports and a major IPO in Romania. Cable and internet provider Digi Communication N.V. closed one of the biggest initial public offerings in the...

  • *Bucharest stocks at 9- year high, partly on Digi IPO. BUDAPEST, May 11- Stocks hit a 9- year high in Bucharest and a 20- month high in Prague on Thursday as Central European equities were buoyed by good corporate earnings reports and a major IPO in Romania. Cable and internet provider Digi Communication N.V. closed one of the biggest initial public offerings in the...

  • *Crown reverses firming after bigger-than-expected CPI slowdown. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, May 10- The Czech crown reversed some early strengthening and Hungarian government bonds firmed on Wednesday after the two countries released lower-than-anticipated inflation figures for April. It was below analysts' consensus forecast, just like Hungary's figure, which...

  • *Hungary, Czechs report good trade, retail figures. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, May 9- Banks led Central European shares higher on Tuesday, helped by earnings and stock recommendations, as attention shifted to local factors following the French presidential election. Warsaw's bluechip stock index had risen 1.2 percent by 1259 GMT, mainly driven by a 3.1 percent rise in the...

  • BUDAPEST, May 9- Central European stocks mostly rose on Tuesday as attention shifted to local factors after pro- European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron won Sunday's French presidential election. Earnings reports that showed profits rose in the first quarter helped stocks gain in Hungary and Poland. The main Budapest index was up 0.7 percent by 0853 GMT, even...