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

17th December 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

CMS, Cushman & Wakefield: Hotel Investment Scene in CEE

While the total cumulative transaction volume was in excess of EUR 7bn over the 17-year period 2000- 2017, the last five years accounted for nearly 42%, totalling almost EUR 3bn of investment (2013- 2017). The Czech Republic (with Prague already boasting the 10th largest hotel market in Europe), attracted the highest number of investment (38%), followed by Poland (28%) and Hungary (12%), a recently published analysis by CMS and Cushman & Wakefield says.
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12th November 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

World Bank's Doing Business 2019: Czech Republic ranks 35th

In the World Bank Group’s annual ease of doing business rankings, the top 10 economies are New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, which retain their first, second and third spots, respectively, for a second consecutive year, followed by Hong Kong SAR, China; Republic of Korea; Georgia; Norway; United States; United Kingdom and FYR Macedonia. The Czech Republic ranks 35th.
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23rd October 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

ABSL: Business services in Prague grew by one fifth and by the end of the year will employ another 5 000 people

The business services sector in Prague reports a year-on-year growth of 20% and the same is expected for the next year. Prague business service centers currently employ 50 000 experts and plan to hire 5 000 more by the end of 2018, the latest report by the Association of Busines Services (ABSL) says.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic