- CEE MARKETS-Economic growth slowdown in focus, currencies mixed
Central European currencies
and stocks were mixed against the euro early on Thursday as
reports showed economic growth across the region was mostly
below expectations in the third quarter.
The Hungarian forint outperformed, gaining 0.2%
against the euro by 1010 GMT. Hungarian economic growth
accelerated more than expected, to an annual 5.0% in the third
Growth in central and eastern Europe has been driven by
domestic consumption as labour force
- CEE MARKETS-Zloty falls as Polish central bank forecasts growth slowdown
The Polish zloty fell
versus the euro in early trade on Tuesday after the National
Bank of Poland published its latest economic forecasts,
confirming an expected slowdown in the eastern European region
By 0931 GMT, the zloty had regained some ground to trade
0.1% lower at 4.2750 per euro. The Hungarian forint,
the region's laggard in 2019, which has drifted to weaker levels
over the past days, shed 0.1% to 334.23.
- CEE MARKETS-Forint underperforms on surprise increase in inflation
Hungary's forint eased on Friday
versus the euro and underperformed its Central European peers as
October inflation came in above expectations while the Hungarian
central bank has been sticking to its ultra-loose monetary
Headline inflation picked up to 2.9% in October, while the
central bank's key tax-adjusted inflation number also rose to
3.7% in October from 3.4% in September, data showed.
"Today's data also signals ... t
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