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12th July 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham CZ: Manufacturing: Regional Employment and Median Wage by Occupation 2011-2016 - Moravia

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series. Employment of Research and development managers in the South Moravian (Jihomoravský) region increased by 20% between 2011 and 2016, but fell by 14.3%.y-o-y in 2016.

24th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


ILO: Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work

Regarding the positive effects of T/ICTM, workers report a reduction in commuting time, greater working time autonomy leading to more flexibility in terms of working time organisation, better overall work–life balance, and higher productivity.  The disadvantages of T/ICTM are the tendency to lead to longer working hours, to create an overlap between paid work and personal life (work–home interference), and to result in work intensification, International Labour Organisation says,

21st July 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Natixis: The world is getting older − policy needs to be wiser | Czech Government document on pension reform says Czech pension system is sustainable

The Czech Republic improves its ranking from 18th to 16th this year. The country achieves a balanced set of results across all sub-indices and registers its strongest performance in Material Wellbeing (6th).

21st July 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


IESE Cities in Motion Index 2016: Prague still tops the Eastern Europe group

In Eastern Europe, the ranking is led by Prague, which also occupies significant positions in the social cohesion and environment dimensions in the overall ranking.

21st July 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


OECD Government at a Glance: Czech Republic country factsheet | PwC: Five forces that will reshape the global landscape of anti-bribery and anti-corruption

The Czechs kept income inequality unchanged during the latest economic and financial crisis, which is a significant achievement, and the country has a low uptake of digital services for citizens, OECD's Government at a Glance 2017 report says.

20th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Prague.tv: Developers want red tape reduced | Deloitte Property Index: Prices of new residential real estate in the Czech Republic are highest compared to the Central European countries

Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) spokesman Marek Vácha said that by 2030 there would be a demand for 82,400 flats with a combined area of 5.1 million square meters. This comes to 5,500 new flats per year, Prague.tv writes. According to Deloitte, revenues from apartment rentals in the Czech Republic fluctuate within the preferred range of 4 to 6%. Prices of new residential real estate in the Czech Republic are highest compared to the Central European countries, but their year-on-year growth was not as dynamic. ​

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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