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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Feb 15

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PRAGUE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday.

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FISCAL COMPACT: The Czech government agreed on Wednesday to seek ratification of the European Union's fiscal compact on budget stability. FORTUNA: Betting firm Fortuna investor Templeton Emerging Markets Group said on Wednesday that offer by majority holder Fortbet for all Fortuna stock and a plan to delist the firm did not fully reflect the company's fair value. INFLATION: The Czech economy still generates strong inflation pressures, the Czech National Bank said on Monday after data showed that consumer prices grew in January just a touch below the central bank's forecast. CEE MARKETS: The Romanian leu hovered close to an all-time low on Wednesday as data showed a weakening in the country's recent stellar growth rate and a higher than anticipated rise in inflation. ---------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT ------------------------ Index/Crown Currency Latest Prev Pct change Pct change

close on day in 2018 vs Euro 25.352 25.38 0.11 0.69 vs Dollar 20.302 20.623 1.56 4.59 Czech Equities 1,109.63 1,109.63 -0.19 2.92 U.S. Equities 24,893.49 24,640.45 1.03 0.7 Pvs close or current levels vs prior domestic close at 1600 GMT ====================== PRESS DIGEST ============================

GAS PIPELINE: Czech pipeline operator Net4Gas cancelled the Bidirectional Austrian-Czech Interconnection (BACI) which was supposed to connect the two countries after the Czech energy market watchdog ERU ruled that the cost of the Czech part of the pipeline should not be covered by Czech customers.

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(Reporting by Prague Newsroom)

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