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Forint hits fresh record low, stocks under pressure

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 unchanged near 4.948. But stock markets fell as much as 2%, led by Warsaw .WIG20
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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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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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Czech central bank keeps rates unchanged for second time in row

(Updates throughout with Governor comments) By Robert Muller and Jan Lopatka PRAGUE, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Czech National Bank (CNB) kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday as the first slowdown in inflation in over a year left it room to maintain policy stability amid a slowing economy and building energy crisis. The central bank reiterated interest rates would stay high for some time after a tightening cycle in the past year brought the bank's two-week repo rate CZCBIR=ECI to 7.00%, the hi
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Forint falls to historic low on gas leak worries as region's fx weakens

By Anita Komuves BUDAPEST, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Hungarian forint fell to a record low versus the euro on Thursday, leading losses in central Europe as currencies in the region were hit by worries over gas leaks on the Nord Stream pipelines leading from Russia to Europe. The forint EURHUF= fell 1.22% on the day to trade at 418.60 per euro. The Polish zloty EURPLN= was 0.64% lower and trading at 4.8440 versus the common currency.
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