Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

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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29th September 2016 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


WEF Global Competitiveness Index: Czech Republic remains 31st most competitive economy, should improve skills of future workforce

The Czech Republic ranks 31st in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017 ranking, the same result as in the 2015-2016 ranking (although the country's scores were 4.72 and 4.69 in 2016 and 2015, respectively). The report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity.
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5th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


WEF 2018 Inclusive Development Index: Czech Republic ranks 15th, is among economies that have done well at making their growth processes more inclusive, sustainable

The report highlights a key finding that relatively strong GDP growth cannot in and of itself be relied on to generate inclusive socioeconomic progress and broad-based improvement in living standards. The Czech Republic is among economies that have done well at making their growth processes more inclusive and sustainable.
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19th January 2018 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Prague.tv/CSU/Eurostat: Prague is the 6th most developed region in the EU

“Prague looks very good in terms of its economic performance. It has maintained this position for a long time and is basically at the level of London,” ČSÚ Vice-President Marek Rojíček said in a press release, Prague.tv writes.
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1st December 2017 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Aspen Institute Central Europe: The Shape of Central Europe - study

The convergence of the V4 region to western levels of income has been rather unremarkable to date, mostly owing to the lackluster performance of the Czech Republic and Hungary since the global financial crisis. By contrast, Poland and Slovakia are emerging as regional convergence champions. Despite these interesting differences, the overall results – also manifested in low wage levels – are a disappointment, authors of the study The Shape of Central Europe published by the Aspen Institute Central Europe says.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic