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.

Spotlight issue

12th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham Board advises that the pandemic likely to last into 2021

The AmCham Board of Directors assessed the duration and depth of the pandemic on May 6. Each board member discussed the current situation in their industry, and predicted both short and long-term impact of the virus on their sector and the Czech economy.  The board will update their assessment regularly. They are now planning web discussions focused on sectors and key economic factors. Reports on this discussions will also be distributed among members.           
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1st July 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Demand for new logistics space at the border grows: Bekaert to move to new customized manufacturing warehouse by CTP in Aš

CTP, one of the five largest real estate developers in Europe, is expanding its industrial park in the town of Aš, near the border with Germany, where demand for logistics space has been growing significantly. Textile manufacturer Bekaert Textiles, a member of the Bekaertdeslee Group, will move into a new warehouse there later this year. The warehouse, currently under construction, will be the third on the site. Bakaert will expand its production lines, which will also be modernised and will newly incorporate recycled materials as part of its sustainability efforts.
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24th June 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Global Top 100 companies surge to record highs recovering lost ground from 2020 lows - according to PwC analysis

The market capitalisation of the Global Top 100 companies increased by 48% in the year to March 2021, resulting in a record-breaking market capitalisation of $31.7 trillion All sectors represented within the Top 100 list saw a marked increase in market capitalisation in the year to March 2021, ranging from 25% to 75%
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24th June 2021 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Consumer Values and Buying Motivations Have Fundamentally Changed, Shifting Away from Price and Quality, Accenture Report Finds

Brands must differentiate to meet new consumer demands for health and safety, customer service and personal care, and other priorities
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic