This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

27th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

W.Stacey, AmCham CZ: Higher wages depend on more productive research

In mid-July, I had the privilege of participating in a discussion on dividends, sector taxes, and, ultimately, economic strategy with some influential and interesting economic policymakers, including Josef Stredula of the Unions, Karel Havlicek of Association of Small Businesses, and Radek Spicar of the Confederation of Industry. Everyone at the table deals with these issues daily, and do not agree on many details. This can sometimes lead to the conclusion that they agree on nothing. That is not true. In such a situation, sometimes it is necessary to widen the angle of the lens and, once you see the wider landscape, you can refocus.
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18th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

BNP Paribas: Czech Republic Industrial at a Glance Q2 2018

Vacancy rates decreased further to sub 4% in Q2 2018. The vast majority of supply under construction is pre-leased already thus no major rise in vacancy is expected, BNP Paribas Real Estate says.
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18th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Fast 50: The Fastest-Growing Company in Central Europe is the Czech 3D Printer Maker Prusa Research

This year’s Deloitte CE Technology Fast 50 was dominated by Czech firms, with three having made it to the top five. The contest for the fastest-growing technology companies in Central Europe was won by Prusa Research, a maker of 3D printers, followed by last year’s winner, the plane ticket provider. The online pharmaceuticals retailer Pilulka Distribuce took fifth place, and the online clothing retailer ZOOT won the Big 5 category.
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18th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism Prague has Europe's fifth highest hotel occupancy

Prague has the fifth-highest hotel occupancy rate in Europe, and is the continent’s 10th largest hotel market, Raymond Johnston writes for 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic