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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18th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Czech Companies are more Afraid of Workforce Shortage than Cyber Attack or Damage to their Reputation

Czech companies see the most significant risk for their operations in workforce shortage. It is followed by an increase in administrative burden and dishonest behaviour of employees such as crime, theft or fraud. These are the results of the qualitative Corporate Risk Management Survey for 2017 that Aon conducted in the Czech Republic for the first time. The comparison with its Global Risk Management Study that Aon has prepared on a worldwide level for many years shows that Czech organisations significantly differ from companies operating in other parts of the world both in the perception of the significance of individual risks and the approach to their management. Only 1 out of 10 Czech companies have their own risk management department. 
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16th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Czechs still like to shop in shopping centres, despite the growing popularity of e-shops. Turnover and footfall are growing

According to the newest CBRE Shopping Centre Index study, which has been compiled for the seventh year by the CBRE company, the world leader in the field of retail services, shopping centres in the Czech Republic have been successful again. Turnover in Czech regional shopping centres grew for the fifth consecutive year. Comparing the year 2017 with the previous year, turnover grew 4.2%. Rents grew only minimally. The vacancy rate is stable. The “Rent-to-sales ratio” reached a historical minimum and the average basket achieved its historical maximum. This once again proves that Czech retail is doing well.  
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9th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


PwC and the Urban Land Institute: Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019: “People are beginning to think about Prague not too dissimilarly from western European markets."

In recent years investor perceptions of Prague have undergone a gradual transformation, with the Czech capital’s erstwhile emerging market status fading into distant memory, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute says.
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13th June 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


UNIDO: World Manufacturing Production, Q1 2019 Statistics - report

Growth of global manufacturing decelerated again in early 2019 according to UNIDO report.
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