Competitiveness / Business and Industry

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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2nd June 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


IMD: Czech Republic remains most competitive economy amongst transition economies & EU new member countries

IMD evaluated the Czech Republic as the 28th most competitive economy in the world in 2017. That’s a slight decrease (27th to 28th) relative to 2016 results and the country thus did not succeed in extending the previous series of improvements of its relative ranking (2014-2016). Nevertheless, the Czech Republic remained the most competitive economy amongst the transition economies and EU new member countries.
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15th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


2017 General Assembly held at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics

Michal Nebeský of Citibank, re-elected to serve as AmCham president in 2017-18. He is joined on the Executive Committee by Ladislav Haškovec of Honeywell, Jan Brázda of Constellation, Michal Chour of Radisson Blu Alcron, Sanjiv Suri of Zátiší Group and Václav Novotný of Cordia Consulting. Our year-end report can be downloaded HERE. Projects for Prague, key economic infrastructure developments, unveiled by Bert Hesselink of CBRE, Chair of the AmCham Real Estate Council. Panel discussion on Future of Research feat. Vladimír Mařík of CertiCon, Andrea Kirschner of Eaton and Chad Brown, US Researcher held.
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9th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


AmCham CZ Board of Directors material: Overview of Advocacy Priorities 2H2017

The AmCham Czech Republic Board of Directors discussed our second half of 2017 advocacy plan and the potential impact of the parliamentary elections on the economy at its final meeting of the 2016-2017 membership year.
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28th April 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Prague.tv/HN: Beer consumption by foreigners, tourists up by 19% y-o-y

After two years of stagnating beer consumption in the Czech Republic, domestic consumer interest has gone up. Some 16.38 million hectoliters of beer were consumed in the Czech Republic last year, nearly 200,000 hectoliters more than the year before, according to the Czech Brewery and Malt Association (ČSPS). The number of breweries also increased, Prague.tv writes.
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