Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 11

PRAGUE, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday.

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PRAGUE - Czech central bank governing board to hold a regular weekly meeting. It is not scheduled to discuss monetary policy issues.

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PRAGUE - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas to meet his Iraq counterpart 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 meet his Iraq counterpart Hoshyar Zebari. News conference at 1345 GMT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CEE POWER: Central European day ahead power diverged on Wednesday with forecasts for rising solar production in the region driving Czech and Slovak prices lower as spot power gained in Hungary, traders said.

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

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