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

13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Randstad: 2018 theme will be flexibility, artificial intelligence & automation to have a bigger impact on labor market

The persistent shortage of employees will cause higher investments by companies into human capital and automation. Employers will also focus more on analyzing employee behavior in order to better understand their preferences to ensure their loyalty. Extending of flexible working models can also be expected. This are results of an analysis of the labor market trends for 2018 by HR consulting firm Randstad.
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13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

AmCham R&D Factsheet: Where does the Czech Republic stand? (updated)

According to Eurostat, the Czech Republic has 11th highest number of R&D personnel and 17th highest R&D expenditure per capita in the EU and they have been dropping. The Government has taken measures to reverse the trend.
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13th February 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Prague office property market in Q4 2017

Demand significantly increased and annual gross demand reaches a new record. Five new office buildings were completed, vacancy decreased to just 7.5 %, and prime headline rents were higher.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic