In the past two days, central European currencies and stocks fell on Friday triggered by a newly identified coronavirus variant found in South Africa. Asian countries pushed to tighten the restrictions.
The CEE region has seen a waning decline, with Warsaw also leading losses falling 3,11%. Budapest, 2.03% lower, and Prague lost 37%. Bucharest fell 2%.
Among currencies, the Czech crown suffered losses, down 0.86% and held a trading price of 25,273 per euro.
The crown was drew from the negative market mood globally and put pressure on Wednesday, a currency trader said. The negative market mood, notably the persistent comments expressed on Thursday, pushed a bank's dovish remarks on Thursday, a currency trader in Prague said.
It is possible for the Czech National Bank to relax its interest rates in a comfortable position, thus strengthening its policy more easily, President Jiri Rusnok told Reuters on Thursday, while adding a pause at the bank's December meeting was also possible.
Prices also raised expectations for a December rate hike, seeing an increase in 25 basis points, with a sharp increase in reliance on previous prices in almost 75 bps.
The president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, was taken back to the hospital on Thursday after being tested for coronavirus virus, meaning that he will not be able to name the anti-Muslima leader, Petr Fiala, as prime minister for the moment.
On Friday the Czech Republic reported 27 717 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily tally since the pandemic started.
The Hungary forint fell 6% and was trading at 367.63 per euro, reflecting some of its gains from the previous session when the central bank expanded its deposit rate by 40 basis points to 2.9%.
A trader said that the central bank cannot do anything about outside factors - it would make sense for the forint to gain.
The short-term Hungarian government bond yield fell on Friday after a falling at the previous session, and the liquidity was low, a fixed-income broker said.
The yield on the 5-year bond was 4,45% while the 10-year yield was 4,40%; the 20-year bond yield was 4,40%.
The Polish zloty dropped 0.33%, and a trading price stood 4.6880 Euro.
Adam Glapinski said on Thursday that the bank is willing to hike interest rates further to prevent persistent rising inflation.