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 September 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care

Pfizer and Biontech to potentially supply the EU with 200 million doses of mRNA-based vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2

 The proposed agreement is intended to provide a supply of 200 million doses and an option to purchase additional 100 million doses, with deliveries starting by the end of 2020, subject to regulatory approval   The vaccine supply for the EU would be produced by BioNTech’s manufacturing sites in Germany and Pfizer’s manufacturing site in Belgium   Pfizer and BioNTech are on track to seek regulatory review of BNT162b2 as early as October 2020 and, if regulatory authorization or approval is obtained, currently plan to supply up to 100 million doses worldwide by the end of 2020 and approximately 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021
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8th September 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Financial ecosystems to change banking, according to the Accenture survey

According to a survey conducted by Accenture, 88% of banks believe that ecosystems will change the bank-customer relationship in the future and that ecosystem-related initiatives will be the main driver of future value creation in the banking industry.
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8th September 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

PCB: Threat of Eventless Future for Czech Republic

Tourism economy was heavily hit by COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, paralysing the development of meeting, event and trade fair industries in the Czech Republic. According to the latest Economic Impact study conducted for the CzechTourism agency and the Czech Event Association in summer 2020, a total drop by more than 71% in consumption associated with holding events can be expected, according to the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB).
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic