When a group of politicians in Prague decided to honor the murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov by naming a square after him, there was just one location they had in mind: The plaza in front of the Russian embassy.
Central European stock indexes
slipped on Friday as new cases of coronavirus infections in
China and a strengthening U.S. dollar hit sentiment.
Currencies in the region were mostly steady.
The forint, however, regained some ground and
interbank rates have stabilized after a sharp rise earlier this
The forint was trading at 337.48 to the euro at 1022 GMT, up
0.2% while the Czech crown gained 0.15% and the Polish
The Hungarian forint stabilised off a record low on Tuesday and the
Czech crown swung to the strong side of a key psychological level as central Europe's currencies
edged higher due to a pick-up in risk appetite.
A slowdown in the number of new coronavirus cases in China provided some relief although markets
stayed cautious, leaving gains in central European assets limited.
The forint, after touching a record low of 339.20 to the euro at the end of last wee
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