Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Reuters

Social Democrats pick leader, bring viable gov't closer

Reuters |
19 February 2018

The Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) picked former parliament speaker Jan Hamáček as their chairman on Sunday, bringing closer a possible breakthrough in forming a viable government. Hamáček, whose Social Democrats ruled in coalition with ANO and the Christian Democrats from January 2014 until last December, won 272 votes at the ČSSD congress, beating former regional gov't chief Jan Zimola, who got 224 votes.

Ledecká's shock win boosts Czech team confidence

Reuters |
19 February 2018

The Czech team are riding high and believe anything is possible after team mate Ester Ledecká stunned the skiing world to win the Olympic gold in super-G, Czech Alpine skier Filip Forejtek said on Sunday.

Czech crown to hit six-year high in a year

Reuters |
9 February 2018

The Czech crown will continue strengthening and in 12 months will be at levels not seen since late 2012, propelled by expectations for tighter monetary supply, a Reuters poll predicted.

Czech bank Moneta chief sees consolidation coming to market

Reuters |
8 February 2018

The Czech banking sector is likely to see consolidation in the coming years, especially with the newer lenders facing challenges, the head of Moneta Money Bank said on Wednesday.

PM Babiš says would prefer to ally with Social Democrats, Communists

Reuters |
30 January 2018

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will negotiate with the Social Democrats and the Communists to form a new government after parliament rejected his minority cabinet in a confidence vote two weeks ago, he told news website www.idnes.cz.

Czech central banker says time to raise rates

Reuters |
24 January 2018

Positive data from the Czech and European economy warrant a 25 basis point interest rate hike at the central bank board's policy meeting next week, and one or more hikes could follow later this year, board member Marek Mora said on Tuesday.

Pro-EU academic battles euroskepticism in push to unseat Czech president

Reuters |
24 January 2018

Jiri Drahos is a staunch pro-European in one of the EU's most eurosceptic member states, and yet he is in a neck-and-neck race to win the Czech presidency this weekend.

Czech presidential challenger Drahoš ahead of incumbent Zeman in poll

Reuters |
23 January 2018

Independent challenger Jiří Drahoš holds a narrow lead over Miloš Zeman, the incumbent president of the Czech Republic, before this weekend's election, but undecided voters could tilt the balance, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Czech presidential election headed for tight run-off vote

Reuters |
22 January 2018

Czech voters are equally split ahead of a presidential vote next weekend between an academic who promises a better relationship with the European Union and incumbent Milos Zeman, who has used his time in office to push closer ties with Russia and China.

MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babiš

Reuters |
16 January 2018

Czech lawmakers resume debate on Tuesday ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud.

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