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

9th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Coronavirus – key considerations for employers

The situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is still developing and is being followed worldwide with great interest and obvious concern. In this briefing, we consider some of the key issues that employers should be considering. We address the practical steps you can take to reduce any disruption to your business and the key issues around your duties as an employer. At this early stage, the value of having clear policies in place, from the perspective of both business protection and employee relations, should not be underestimated.
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6th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

CBRE: The potential impacts of Covid-19: What Does it Mean for Real Estate?

The outbreak of COVID-19 began in December 2019 and has spread to many European countries. The most exposed countries to supply chain disruption are Germany, France, Italy and Spain. There are some downside risks in the near term and policy responses are looking to mitigate these. Travel restrictions and fear of exposure to COVID-19 will primarily affect face-to-face meetings and conferences.Real estate may see some impact in the short-term, the overall outlook, however, remains positive.
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4th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

COVID-19: Implications for business

The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This article is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies. The outbreak is moving quickly, and some of the perspectives in this article may fall rapidly out of date. This article reflects our perspective as of March 1, 2020. We will update it regularly as the outbreak evolves.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic