Strong growth unlikely soon,despite signs-CNB Tuma

Czech National Bank governor Zdenek Tuma said Wednesday that although the economy has exhibited many positive signs in the past year, strong growth is unlikely in the near term.

Tuma's comments came after the Czech Statistical Office said earlier that Czech gross domestic product grew 2.2% in the third quarter on the year. "I continue being an optimist. There have been many positive signals this year," Tuma told an assembly of economists and entrepreneurs. "But I'm far away from stating that w