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15th January 2018 / Politics / Elections

AmCham CZ: Czech presidential vote - first round overview

Inside is a comparison of the voting totals for the 2013 and 2018 Czech presidential elections to provide some possible clues on what is going to happen in the second round of the presidential elections. An article by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic.

19th January 2018 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth Prague is the 6th most developed region in the EU

“Prague looks very good in terms of its economic performance. It has maintained this position for a long time and is basically at the level of London,” ČSÚ Vice-President Marek Rojíček said in a press release, writes.

19th January 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry Foreigners bought 8 percent of new flats in the Czech capital Prague

In the third quarter of 2017, foreigners bought 8 percent of new apartments in development projects in Prague. Most often the foreign buyers were Russians. Just under a third of the development project flats were sold in Prague 10, followed by Prague 5 with a share of 30 percent and Prague 9, which was roughly at one-tenth, according to a survey by consultancy Deloitte, says.

19th January 2018 / Politics / Elections

Grayling Political Digest, January 2018

Last weekend, the Czechs decided on the two candidates who would enter the final round of the presidential election, which is scheduled for 26 and 27 January. Apart from the current president Zeman, with a 38.6% share of the vote, and Mr Drahoš, with 26.6%, there was surprisingly strong support for the following three candidates (Fisher, Horáček, and Hilšer). All of them won around 500,000 votes and immediately pledged their support to Mr Drahoš.

18th January 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Radio Praha: Czech companies face jobs skills mismatch as shortages become acute - interview

Job and skills shortages are a topic on the tongues of most Czech businessmen and women at the moment. The figures speak for themselves: almost as many job seekers as vacancies. But there is a clear mismatch between the skills offered by the jobless and the demands of the jobs on offer, Radio Praha summarizes an interview with managing director of Hays Czech Republic Ladislav Kučera.

17th January 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Industrial Research Forum Announces Preliminary Industrial Market Figures for Q4 2017

The Industrial Research Forum was established in 2010 with its aim to provide clients with consistent, accurate and transparent data about the Czech Republic industrial real estate market. The members of the Industrial Research Forum, CBRE, Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL, share non-sensitive information and believe the establishment of the Industrial Research Forum will enhance transparency on the Czech industrial market. 


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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Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic