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.

Spotlight issue

15th April 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Boston Scientific Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact and Response Efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges upon the global community and the many healthcare providers who are caring for patients. During this time of concern and disruption, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:  BSX) has taken important actions to reduce the spread of the virus in local communities and support global relief efforts, while implementing business continuity plans. Today the company is providing an update on the actions it has taken and a preliminary estimated revenue growth range for the first quarter 2020.
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8th April 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Pandenomics: How Covid-19 could change the world

We are nowhere near knowing when the Covid-19 pandemic will end or how bad things will really get. But the world may never be the same again. The pandemic will shake up not only healthcare, but politics and business, culture, society and our well-being. Combining several disciplines, we identify 15 shifts that may confront us over the coming years
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30th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Czech National Bank Review: The big winner is the koruna

The Czech National Bank cut rates by 75bp today but the total package of measures disappointed. After the latest MinFin comments, the CNB planning on quantitative easing appeared as a done deal. But the CNB indicated it is not on the table now. All this is positive for the koruna but less positive for Czech Government bonds.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic