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

23rd September 2021 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Dealmakers say PE best placed to flourish in the next 12 months

The Road to Recovery: European M&A Outlook 2022 Dealmakers say PE best placed to flourish in the next 12 months A brighter outlook: 53% of respondents expect European M&A activity to increase over the next 12 months (compared to only 2% last year) Low valuations and distress: 24% see undervalued targets as the most important buy-side driver of M&A activity. 22% identify distressed-driven M&A as the most important catalyst for sell-side activity. Private equity in pole position: 71% agree that financial buyers are better placed than strategic buyers to take advantage of buying opportunities in the post-lockdown revival.  
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20th September 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Survey: the most common reasons to change jobs

It may seem that the Czech economy has not yet recovered from the covid pandemic and its consequences, however, companies are already looking ahead, continuing with reaching their goals, innovating. Recruitment has started in most sectors to a similar extent as it was less than two years ago. Or even in some sectors, the recruitment pressure is even stronger than before! Companies face a difficult task: they need to address and attract the right candidates and retain both these new and existing talents and key employees.
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16th September 2021 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Erste Group launches equity booster to support social organisations’ growth

Erste Social Finance Holding, a joint venture of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation, recently launched “Quasi-equity”, an innovative social finance instrument. This new funding opportunity, which has received financial support from the European Union, helps social organisations grow and scale up their impact by strengthening their equity. Provided in the form of a so-called “qualified subordinated loan”, Quasi-equity is available to social enterprises, non-profit and non-governmental organisations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, and Croatia.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic