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

12th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

The way back: What the world can learn from China’s travel restart after COVID-19

With China’s COVID-19 lockdown over, travel is beginning to restart there. The country’s experience as consumer confidence in travel grows can help businesses in other parts of the world navigate the next normal.
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11th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

T.Petyovský: Czech visas which expired during state of emergency

"In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic the state of emergency was declared in the Czech Republic from March 13th, 2020 and will probably end on May 17th, 2020...
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6th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

The economy is bottoming, while the CNB will cut rates

In May, the macroeconomic data will unveil the economy in a free fall and bottoming in April. The economy will probably start to expand again; however, the level of output is very low and there are many obstacles for future growth. Therefore, the CNB will probably cut interest rates further, Komerční banka says.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic