Competitiveness

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

15th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance


Global M&A appetite at 10-year high fueled by portfolio reshaping

59% of companies worldwide plan deals in the next year fueled by portfolio reshaping Strong M&A intentions accelerated rather than stalled by uncertainty Despite Brexit uncertainty, UK is top investment destination for the first time in 10 years Despite mounting geopolitical complexities, the appetite for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is at a 10-year high, according to the 20th edition of the EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB), a biannual survey of more than 2,900 senior executives across 47 countries. Companies continue to use acquisitions to build the foundations for future growth amid rising uncertainty. Almost six in ten (59%) global companies are now planning to acquire in the coming year — up from 52% 12 months ago.
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10th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


M.Mejtsky of Petyovsky & Partners: The Czech Republic: New Appointments Currently not Available at some Czech Embassies

In relation to finalisation of the legislative process of the Czech Immigration Law amendment, which is expected to be effective as of the 1st of September 2019, some of the Czech Embassies has temporarily stopped accepting appointment requests for submission of Employee Card applications and Long-Term Visa applications for the purpose of "Business", M.Mejtsky of Petyovsky & Partners writes.
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9th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


PwC and the Urban Land Institute: Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019: “People are beginning to think about Prague not too dissimilarly from western European markets."

In recent years investor perceptions of Prague have undergone a gradual transformation, with the Czech capital’s erstwhile emerging market status fading into distant memory, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute says.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic