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 October 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

European Innovation Scoreboard 2018: Czech Republic performs above average in Firms investment area

According to the European Innovation Scoreboard 2018 published by the European Commission,,the Czech Republic is a Moderate Innovator. Over time, performance has declined relative to that of the EU in 2010. Employment impacts and Firms investment are the strongest innovation dimensions. Finance and support and intellectual assets are the weakest innovation dimensions, the country report says.
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23rd October 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

ABSL: Business services in Prague grew by one fifth and by the end of the year will employ another 5 000 people

The business services sector in Prague reports a year-on-year growth of 20% and the same is expected for the next year. Prague business service centers currently employ 50 000 experts and plan to hire 5 000 more by the end of 2018, the latest report by the Association of Busines Services (ABSL) says.
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19th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

WEF Global Competitiveness Report: Czech Republic remains among globally competitive countries

When it comes to competitiveness, Europe is a story of contrasts, with four distinct groups: a very competitive north-west, including Switzerland; a relatively competitive south-west, led by France; a rising northeast region, led by Poland, Czech Republic and the Baltic countries, which rank on par with or higher than several Western European economies on several aspects of competitiveness; and the south-eastern region—in particular, the Balkan countries—which lags behind the other groups, according to the 2018 edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic