Competitiveness

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.

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17th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


UPS to open new hub near Prague

New package, freight and supply chain facility comes as businesses in the Czech Republic increasingly take advantage of export opportunities
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22nd July 2019 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


expats.cz: Czech Republic ranked world’s 7th most developed country in new UN report

The Czech Republic has been rated among the world’s top ten most developed countries according to the 2019 Sustainable Development Report, a UN initiative now in its fourth year produced by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to identify where the world’s countries are at in long-term goals for sustainable development (SDGs), expats.cz informed.
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22nd July 2019 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


FM Global Resielince Index: Czech business environment ranks 20th out of 130 countries

The FM Global Resilience Index, adding a new driver, corporate governance this year, ranks 130 countries and territories by the resilience of their business environments. Czechia reached top quartile in each factor assessed (Economic, Risk Quality, Supply Chain).
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18th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance


Global IPO market shows continued signs of slowdown in Q2 2019

Global IPO activity continues to slow despite unicorns coming to market Technology, health care and industrials were the most active sectors in H1 2019 Mega IPOs and robust IPO pipelines across all regions will bolster future activity Praha, 9 July 2019 – The trend of unicorn IPOs coming to market and pushing their proceeds to historic levels continued in Q2 2019 despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and trade tensions, resulting in 507 IPOs in H1 2019, raising total proceeds of US$71.9b. While deal numbers were down 28% from H1 2018, first-day returns on the main markets were up 15.4% on average and post-IPO performance increased 28.4%. Technology, health care and industrials saw the largest share of IPOs in H1 2019, together accounting for 266 IPOs (52% of global IPOs by deal numbers) and raising US$47.8b altogether (66% of global proceeds). By proceeds, technology was the strongest sector with US$29.3b raised (41% of global proceeds). These and other findings were published today in the EY quarterly report, Global IPO trends: Q2 2019.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic