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

10th November 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

AmCham Board of Directors’ Assessment of the Economic Impact of Covid19 - October

This assessment is intended to assist members in their short and long-term planning by providing the outcome of discussions among board members. The board has been holding regular assessment sessions to share and discuss the impact within their industry and among their clients, customers and partners. These exchanges have been informed by research and input from our committees. This document is a working document which will be updated regularly, and all comments and suggestions are welcome. The document is divided into five sections: 1) duration of the crisis, 2) economic impact, 3) transformative effect, 4) effectiveness of government measures, and 5) business priorities.
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25th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Prague business launched recovery program for SMEs ​

Prague businessmen and experts launched a platform "DoToho!" to support recovery of mostly Prague-based SMEs with turnover from CZK3 million to CZK300 million. The program initiated by AmCham member Opero´s owner Pavel Přikryl and supported by City of Prague, EU funded Prague Smart Accelerator project and other companies such as Google or T-Mobile, will become part of Prague Innovation Strategy. 
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18th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

29% of Cyber Threats Previously Unknown, HP Research Finds

HP threat intel team reveals rising web browser exploits, RAT-infested delivery alerts, DOSfuscation and other hacker activity
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18th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Real Estate Council Hotel Market Overview: “The ones who are best at managing costs will come out as winners.”

AmCham Real Estate Council chair Bert Hesselink of CTP Invest presented results of AmCham Hotel Market Survey, showing that less than 5% of respondents are definite about closure of their hotel. Around 75% of respondents see strong demand from customers to travel. Respondents rate government support at 3 out of 5 (on the scale 1-highest, 5-lowest score). Agata Janda of JLL added the CEE perspective and trends, Jan Adámek of JAN Hospitality provided further data on the Prague market, and hoteliers shared their experience from day-to-day operation of hotel nowadays.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic