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  • WARSAW, March 31- Poland expects to sign a deal worth up to $7.6 billion with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defence systems by the end of the year, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response...

  • WARSAW, March 31- Poland expects to sign a deal worth up to $7.6 billion with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defence systems by the end of the year, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, March 29- Central European currencies eased on Wednesday after Hungary's central bank continued to squeeze funds from its 3- month deposits, while Poland's zloty retreated from 11- month highs. In Prague, the crown set a new 4- month high in one-month forwards contracts at 26.9 against the euro ahead of an auction of government bonds.

  • BUDAPEST, March 24- Central European assets moved sideways on Friday as investors awaited a U.S. vote on healthcare, legislation that will test President Donald Trump's ability to work with Congress and deliver on other priorities like tax cuts and infrastructure spending. "EM watching the U.S. healthcare debate from the front seat," said Simon Quijano-Evans,...

  • WARSAW, March 23- U.S. aluminium wheel maker Superior Industries International has launched an offer to buy Uniwheels for around $715 million after winning the support of the Warsaw- listed company's biggest shareholder. Superior Industries said on Thursday it had agreed to buy the 61.3 stake in Uniwheels held by the company's founding Schmid family for...

  • *Czechs sell three times more bills than planned, demand surges. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, March 23- Demand surged for Czech Treasury bills at an auction on Thursday and the government sold three times the planned amount, to benefit from expectations that the central bank will end its "weak crown regime" soon. It has more than tripled its foreign currency reserves to defend...

  • *Polish PM says may block the EU's Rome declaration. BUDAPEST, March 23- Central European stocks rebounded on Thursday, tracking Western European peers and shrugging off a warning from Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo that her country may block a political roadmap for the European Union. Regional share indices dipped in early trade after eastern Europe's...

  • WARSAW, March 23- U.S. aluminum wheel maker Superior Industries International has launched an offer to buy Uniwheels for around $715 million after winning the support of the Warsaw- listed company's biggest shareholder. Superior Industries said on Thursday it had agreed to buy the 61.3 stake in Uniwheels held by Uniwheels Holding Malta for 226.50 zlotys per...

  • *Czech bonds mixed before auction, abundant supply is seen. *Czech crown retreats in forward contracts implied rates. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, March 22- Central European government bond yields and stocks fell on Wednesday, tracking global markets, as doubts grew over U.S.

  • *Czech president suggests crown cap regime may end soon. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, March 21- The Czech crown surged against the euro in forward contracts on Tuesday after the country's president suggested the central bank could soon remove its cap on the currency's spot value. On Monday, President Milos Zeman said: "I spoke to governor Rusnok two days ago, and I will tell no...

  • MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia Deputy Governor Vasily Pozdyshev will hold a presentation of new banking legislation- 0800 GMT. CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Luci Ellis to speak at the ACT Launch of the Women in Economics Network. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • *Warsaw stocks at 20- mth high, Prague tests 16- mth peak. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, March 17- Central European currencies and stocks mostly firmed on Friday, supported by increasing demand for riskier assets since the Federal Reserve suggested this week that future U.S. rate rises will be gradual. Currencies briefly slipped earlier in the day after ECB policymaker...

  • WARSAW, March 16- As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, the country hoping to win the most jobs from London's financial centre is not Germany or France, but Poland. While the likes of Frankfurt and Paris are competing for top investment bankers after Brexit, Poland has set its sights on mid-tier financial and technical work where salaries may not be...

  • WARSAW, March 16- As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, the country hoping to win the most jobs from London's financial center is not Germany or France, but Poland. While the likes of Frankfurt and Paris are competing for top investment bankers after Brexit, Poland has set its sights on mid-tier financial and technical work where salaries may not be...

  • BOSTON, March 15- A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent cyber campaign targeting organizations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Wednesday. The North Korean government has denied allegations it was involved in the hacks, which...

  • WARSAW, March 15- Poland aims to use "all legal means" to block the European Union's proposed terms for settling its antitrust investigation into Russian gas company Gazprom, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday. He declined to say what those proposals are but said Poland and Ukraine, which has not bought gas from Russia for more than a year because of a...

  • *Poland's PZU up after better than expected results. WARSAW, March 15- Central European currencies held steady on Wednesday ahead of an expected U.S. Investors are also watching results in the Dutch parliamentary election, the first of three polls in the European Union this year where nationalist parties are seeking breakthroughs. with other regional...

  • MOSCOW- Bank of Russia First Deputy Chairman Sergey Shvetsov is scheduled to attend an information and training seminar for journalists hosted by Bank of Russia- 0900 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting. BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision.

  • *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...