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

29th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Czechs Pay More than 11 Average Annual Income for a New Flat, the Most in Europe for the Third Consecutive Year

Czechs must pay an average of 11.2 average annual salaries to purchase a new apartment with the size of 70 m2. Compared to selected European countries, the situations is the worst in the Czech Republic. In the runner-up country – Latvia – 10.1 annual salaries are needed to acquire a new flat. In contrast, flats are the easiest to acquire in Portugal (3.8 annual salaries). These are some of the conclusions of the latest Deloitte Property Index 2019.
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13th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

PwC: Global Top 100 companies (2019) by Market Capitalisation

The US continues to dominate, with 54 companies in the Global Top 100, representing 63% of overall value, up from 51% ten years ago.  Europe’s roster reduced by 11 companies, with a decline in its value share of 12% over the same period.
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8th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

ING Bank Czech Republic: Surprising fall in industry

Industrial production fell by 6.4% year-on-year in June after more than 3% growth in previous months. Some of this is related to calendar effects and other one-off factors, but the weaker result is also a reminder that Czech industry is not immune to the German industrial slowdown.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic