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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20th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


BCG: The 2018 Sustainable Economic Development Assessment

Boston Consulting Group released their 2018 Sustainable Economic Development Assessement (SEDA) focused on wealth and well-being. The analysis included 152 countries and used data from 2007 through 2016, finding out, among other things, that countries that focus on enhancing well-being not only raise the standard of living of their citizens but also set their country up for stronger and more resilient economic growth.
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25th May 2018 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


European Semester Spring Package: Czech Rep is enjoying an economic upswing, but increasing tax system complexity is a concern and certain regulatory burdens are deterring further investment

As economic growth accelerated significantly in 2017, the Czech Republic is in a good position to address remaining structural challenges. The Czech Republic is enjoying an economic upswing. Labour market indicators set new records but at the same time signal limits to future growth. Inflation has moved above the central bank’s 2.0 % target. These are conclucions of the European Semester report published by the European Commission on 23 May.
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7th March 2018 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Political Risk Map 2018: Tensions and Turbulence Ahead

In 2017, the global political risk landscape was turbulent, and is likely to remain so over the next 12 months. Marsh’s Political Risk Map 2018, based on BMI Research findings, highlights changes during the past 12 months and looks ahead to continuing risks and new concerns. For example, tensions between North Korea, the US, and other countries have risen as North Korea continues to conduct missile tests.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic