Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 11


PRAGUE, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, pressreports and events to watch which may affect Czech financialmarkets on Thursday.

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PRAGUE - Czech central bank governing board to hold aregular weekly meeting. It is not scheduled to discuss monetarypolicy issues.

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PRAGUE - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas to meet his Iraqcounterpart Nuri al-Maliki. News conference at 0920 GMT.

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PRAGUE - 39-week T-bill auction.

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PRAGUE - Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg to meethis Iraq counterpart Hoshyar Zebari. News conference at 1345GMT.

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C.BANK'S SINGER: The Czech central bank is ready tointervene to weaken the crown currency if it feels there is arisk of long-term deflation pressures, Governor Miroslav Singerwas quoted as saying on Monday.

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FISCAL CONSTITUTION: The Czech cabinet approved a plan tocap public debt through a constitutional change on Wednesday,following through on pledges to right public finances weeksbefore a crucial lower house vote on tax hikes that could sinkthe centre-right government.

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ROSATOM RULES OUT AREVA LINK IN TEMELIN BID: The Russianbidder for the contract to enlarge Czech CEZ's

Temelin nuclear power plant on Wednesday ruled out linking itsbid with French company Areva

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GOVT DEBT: The Czech Republic's gross central governmentdebt rose to 1.652 trillion crowns ($85.37 billion) at the endof Sept, from 1.636 trillion crowns at the end of June, theFinance Ministry said.

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CEE MARKETS: Hungarian and Polish government bonds firmedon Wednesday as central bankers indicated further interest ratecuts to help their economies hit by Europe's economic slowdown.

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CEE POWER: Central European day ahead power diverged onWednesday with forecasts for rising solar production in theregion driving Czech and Slovak prices lower as spot powergained in Hungary, traders said.

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CZECH COAL: Czech Coal's gross profit reached 3.3 billioncrowns last year and it mined 14.15 million tonnes of coal.

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