Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 8

PRAGUE, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Monday.

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PRAGUE - Finance Ministry to publish detailed calendar for the issuance of domestic state bonds in November of 2012.

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threw out Areva's

bid for a multibillion-dollar contract to expand the Temelin nuclear power plant, leaving U.S. and Russian firms to contest the country's biggest-ever energy deal.

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4G NETWORK AUCTION: The Czech Telecommunication Office has accepted all four bids it received for a planned sale of frequencies for fourth-generation mobile telephone networks, including one from a possible new market player, it said.

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BOARD SPLIT OVER RATE CUTS, INTERVENTIONS: The Czech central bank (CNB) board is divided over whether further monetary easing is needed to prop up the recession-hit economy, minutes from the bank's Sept. 27 meeting showed.

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CEE MARKETS: Hungary's forint jumped 1 percent and its bonds gained on Friday on renewed hopes that the country may be moving closer to a deal with the IMF, whilecRomania's leu fell as markets tried to test its central bank'scwillingness to prop up the unit.

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CEE POWER: Czech power for the next working day rose on Friday fuelled by expectations for a decline in temperature, while the contract for next-year deliveries followed, rising for the second day in a row, traders said.

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Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change

close on day in 2012 vs Euro 24.835 24.856 0.08 2.78 vs Dollar 19.143 19.024 -0.63 2.98 Czech Equities 985.73 985.73 1.77 8.19 U.S. Equities 13,610.15 13,575.36 0.26 11.4

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NUCLEAR TENDER: Russia's Rosatom said it was ready to consider a possibility of partnership with Areva


the Temelin project after the French company was excluded from a tender to enlarge the Czech nuclear power station and said it would appeal the decision. Rosatom is part of a consortium which is also bidding to enlarge Temelin.

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GOVERNMENT CRISIS: Prime Minister Petr Necas said he was certain he can find an agreement with the six rebellious deputies who refuse to support a consolidation package in the parliament if they really fight for policy matters.

If their interest is a power reshuffle or removing Necas from the position of a chairman of the Civic Democrats then there will probably be no agreement, he said.

Mlada Fronta Dnes, page 4A

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