6th January 2016

2016 OUTLOOK: Czech business sector, academia, IMF, World Bank, WEF, The Economist, BBC and more (updated)

In a survey conducted by Hospodářské noviny, twelve representatives of the Czech business sector answered questions on their expectations, challenges and impacts of new legislation on their business and/or the Czech business sector in 2016. Read details. More Czech experts' opinions and forecasts collected by Radio Zet. Some more details here.

Global economic growth will be "disappointing" next year, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde wrote in a guest article for German newspaper Handelsblatt published on 30 December 2015. Referring to the eurozone, Lagarde said the bloc could improve its growth prospects by tackling the issue of bad loans amounting to about 900 billion euros ($985 billion). "This would allow banks to expand lending to businesses and households and bolster the effectiveness of the loose monetary policy." Read more in Czech and English

Read World Bank's Januray 2016 Global Economic Prospect and the Economist's Five potential surprises for 2016. Click also on The Economist's article Is this really 2008 all over again?

View also recently published Euro Area Economic Outlook and a BBC's summary article.

World Economic Forum asks What will the world look like in 2030? and What are the top global risks for 2016?




Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic