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Central Europe posts solid growth figures in 3rd quarter - KBC

FXStreet (Barcelona) - The KBC Research Team view markets reaction to the outcome of today's preliminary GDP releases as mixed.

Key Quotes

"As concerns the Czech GDP, it increased by 0.3% quarter-on-quarter."

"Regarding Hungarian economy it grew by 3.2% Y/Y in 3Q15, exceeding the market consensus of 2.9% Y/Y."

"The best GDP figure has come from Poland this morning. GDP growth in the third quarter remained – according to the first estimates – surprisingly robust as it remained well above 3% (more precisely, GDP grew by 3.3% Y/Y vs. market expectations of 2.7% Y/Y). Moreover, growth in quarter-on-quarter terms accelerated quite significantly (0.9% vs. 0.7% in 2014Q2)."

"From the perspective of NBP future policy steps, we think that unexpectedly strong GDP in the third quarter more than offset weaker inflation"

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