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Forint hits fresh record low, stocks under pressure

(Corrects paragraph 5 to show forint drop is since start of 2022, not 2021) PRAGUE, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Hungary's forint fell to a fresh record low on Monday, staying under pressure amid worries over EU funds and energy prices, although other central European currencies found slight relief after the U.S. dollar lost some of its recent strength. The Polish zloty EURPLN= was up 0.3% at 4.838 to the euro at 1010 GMT, while the Czech crown EURCZK= was steady 24.55 and Romania's leu EURRON= traded unch
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FX falls as Russian annexation spooks markets

By Alan Charlish WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Central European currencies slid on Friday as anxiety in the region's markets deepened before Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to proclaim Moscow's annexation of territory in Ukraine. The Polish zloty EURPLN= and Hungarian forint EURHUF= have taken a hammering this week, buffeted by concerns over European energy security after gas leaks appeared in the Nord Stream pipelines.
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Stocks, FX set for worst quarter since 2020

* EM stocks up 0.2%, currencies gain 0.7% * Lira on track for eighth monthly decline * Russian rouble, stocks gain * South Africa rand firmer ahead of trade data * India hikes rates by 50 bps, analysts see more tightening By Bansari Mayur Kamdar Sept 30 (Reuters) - Stocks and currencies in emerging markets were set for their worst quarterly performance since 2020, despite ticking up on Friday, as a strong dollar wreaked havoc and investors worried about a global economic slowdown.
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Polish inflation above expectations as central bank eyes rate hikes' end

Sept 30 (Reuters) - Inflation in Poland accelerated faster than expected in September to reach above 17%, flash data showed on Friday, keeping pressure on the central bank as it seeks to bring its year-long rate hike cycle to a possible halt. Central Europe's inflation rates are at multi-decade highs and companies are seeing massive cost increases on the back of an energy crisis in Europe, sending electricity bills soaring.
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Forint hits historic low on gas leak worries, end of rate hike cycle

(Updates with forint and Hungary bond yield moves, trader comments, Czech cenbank decision) By Anita Komuves BUDAPEST, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The forint plunged to a record low on Thursday, underperforming regional peers as the Hungarian central bank's announcement on Tuesday that it was ending its rate hike cycle added pressure to concerns over the Nord Stream gas leaks.
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