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

11th February 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

ABSL: Business Services Sector 2019

The business services sector is now one of the largest employers in the Czech economy with 100,000 employees. In 2018 the employment within Czech business services continued to grow at a rate of 12% and for 2019, expected employment growth stands at 11%, according to the ABSL report.
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11th February 2019 / Competitiveness / Health Care

Deloitte 2019 Global Health Care Outlook

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders—both within the health care ecosystem and those in converging industries—as they look to shape the future of health care and establish a sustainable smart health community.
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9th February 2019 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Czechs are using smart banking more and more, and visiting bank branches less and less

Three quarters of Czechs who use banking services use a smartphone Banks are doing little to promote what they offer, so clients are switching to competitors for similar services Czechs are open to making payments with their smart phones; more than one third would do so
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic