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  • Last year, among MSCI's country indexes, Poland came top among all emerging markets, rising 52.25 percent in dollar terms, with the zloty's firming accounting for 17 percent of that. So Poland is again in the top five in value of the 34 countries ranked by Blodgett's company, California- based Accuvest Global Advisors. In its favour, Poland is the biggest of the...

  • The mood at Davos this year is very 'optimistic'

    Michal Krupinski of Bank Pekao says as a regular visitor to the World Economic Forum at Davos he's never found the mood so optimistic.

  • Across emerging Europe, stocks in Budapest and Warsaw scaled new peaks while bourses in South Africa, Turkey and Russia all advanced. The International Monetary Fund upped its global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019, including for China, helping to support bullish sentiment. "China has continued to grow at a very strong pace there were very few signs of a...

  • **SINGAPORE- 1st Meeting of the Senior Economic Officials for the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and related meetings. **MANILA- Philippines Finance Minister, Carlos Dominguez will deliver a speech before inducting the 2018 officers of the Management Association of the Philippines.- 0330 GMT. ABUJA- Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting.

  • WASHINGTON— The White House said Monday that Cabinet members are delaying their departure for this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they will determine what to do "as the day goes on and as we see how the next couple of hours go." Treasury Secretary Stephen...

  • ESZTERGOM, Hungary/ STUROVO, Slovakia, Jan 22- On the euro zone's eastern flank, some Slovaks in the border town of Sturovo wish their country had never opted for the common currency and now head over the Danube to Hungary for the cheaper shopping. Unlike Slovakia, Hungary has stayed out of the currency club, but on its side of the river people in the historic town of...

  • WARSAW, Jan 20- Irish low-cost airline Ryanair said it had filed a complaint to European competition authorities over a Polish airport company's alleged refusal to expand Warsaw's Modlin airport which Ryanair uses as its Polish base. Its biggest rivals include Polish state carrier LOT operating from Warsaw's main Chopin airport. Plans to expand Modlin-- a...

  • **ABUJA- Central Bank of Nigeria holds monetary policy meeting. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia holds its monetary policy committee meeting. KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine holds monetary policy meeting.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson answers a question at the State Department in Washington, January 18, 2018.

    Tillerson will discuss the Iran nuclear deal and curtailing "Iranian malign influence" in the Middle East with European allies and partners.

  • *Disappointment over IRS tender boosts Hungarian bond yields. The NBH, one of the most dovish central banks in the world, launched the IRS program and mortgage note buying to push long-term market interest rates lower. The first IRS tender, held on Thursday, disappointed.

  • *Hungary trying to push down borrowing costs. The benchmark 10- year bond yield jumped about 10 basis points after the IRS auction and was trading flat at 2.08 percent on Friday. A Budapest- based fixed income trader said a jump in IRS yields in the market on Thursday triggered some spot debt selling.

  • *Hungarian central bank launches IRS tool to push down yields. BUDAPEST, Jan 18- Hungarian government bond yields eased mildly, bucking a global rise, ahead of the National Bank of Hungary's first interest rate swap auctions to push long-term interest rates lower. Inflation in Hungary, and Poland has remained well within their targets.

  • China's mainland shares rose almost 1 percent to two-year highs, while Hong Kong, Indonesia, India and Thailand all scaled fresh peaks. Emerging Europe also opened stronger with Moscow shares up 0.3 percent to an all-time high, underpinned by oil prices near $69 a barrel. Both countries' central banks meet today but rates are expected to stay on hold, Turkey at...

  • *German stocks rally helps Prague, Warsaw hit multi-year highs. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Jan 16- The leu approached record weak levels and Bucharest stocks missed a regional rally a day after Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned, becoming the second premier to be ousted in seven months. Warsaw's blue-chip index was the highest since late 2013.

  • BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Jan 16- The leu fell to a two-week low against the euro, approaching record weak levels a day after Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned, becoming the second premier to be ousted in seven months. Tudose's Social Democrat Party withdrew its backing for him in an overwhelming vote on Monday. Tudose's resignation does not signal a...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Poland's lawmakers have voted to approve the nation's budget for 2018 that assumes 3.8 percent economic growth and a deficit well within European Union requirements. The state budget approved Thursday pegs the deficit at no more than 41.5 billion zlotys with income of 355.7 billion zlotys. The Senate and President Andrzej Duda still need to...

  • WARSAW, Poland— An airport spokeswoman in southern Poland says a Lufthansa jet carrying over 40 people made a safe emergency landing shortly after takeoff when the pilots decided to turn back. John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport spokeswoman Monika Pabisek said the airport was operating as usual after the incident on Thursday.

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 MEXICO CITY- Mexico Central Bank chief Alejandro Diaz de Leon, Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo participate in an economic forum. BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds Board of Governors Meeting..

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Jan 10- A weaker dollar helped the zloty firm on Wednesday even though the Polish central bank reaffirmed its loose policy stance after its meeting as expected, keeping interest rates on hold. Its Governor Adam Glapinski reiterated that he saw no need for a change in rates this year, adding that they may stay on hold even after 2018.

  • WARSAW, Jan 10- Poland hopes to be able to smooth tensions with the European Union by further dialogue, newly-appointed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday, a day after meeting European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels. But he sidestepped a question on whether Poland would be willing to offer concessions on judicial reform...