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FX slips with market focus on Hungarian rating review

CEE MARKETS-FX slips with market focus on Hungarian rating review By Alan Charlish WARSAW, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Central European currencies were mainly on the back foot on Thursday, as markets eyed data on economic growth in the United States and a review of Hungary's credit rating. The forint EURHUF= has posted strong gains this week, boosted by a central bank pledge to keep its one-day deposit rate at 18% and raise the required reserve ratio for commercial banks from April.
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Currencies rise, with focus on EU funds for Hungary and Poland

CEE MARKETS-Currencies rise, with focus on EU funds for Hungary and Poland WARSAW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Most central European currencies rose slightly on Wednesday, a day after the Hungarian central bank left interest rates unchanged. The market is still focusing on whether Poland and Hungary will achieve milestones to receive European Union funds. The Hungarian central bank held rates steady on Tuesday and said it would keep using its instruments introduced in mid-October to shore up the forint.
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Forint at 7-mth high after Hungary c.bank sticks with tight policy

CEE MARKETS-Forint at 7-mth high after Hungary c.bank sticks with tight policy Updates after Hungary c.bank decision, comments By Jason Hovet PRAGUE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The forint jumped to a seven-month high on Tuesday, erasing earlier losses, after the Hungarian central bank held rates steady and pledged to keep tight monetary conditions. The Hungarian currency had weakened going into the bank's policy meeting, with some speculation rate setters could start easing in some way.
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Forint weaker before rate decision, crown off 14-year highs

CEE MARKETS-Forint weaker before rate decision, crown off 14-year highs By Jason Hovet PRAGUE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Hungary's forint eased heading into a central bank meeting on Tuesday, with policymakers likely set to keep interest rates stable at high levels although some in the market were seeing arguments for policy easing already. Other central European currencies also weakened, while stock markets continued to recover some ground after softening last week.
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Forint eases after Fitch changes rating outlook to negative

CEE MARKETS-Forint eases after Fitch changes rating outlook to negative By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Hungary's forint EURHUF= eased on Monday after ratings agency Fitch on Friday revised its outlook on Hungary's debt rating to negative from stable, while a weaker dollar and lower gas prices continued to support the region's currencies.
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