Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

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.

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14th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


Mondelēz International Invests $200 Million in Czech Biscuit Plant to Accelerate Growth in Europe

OPAVA, Czech Republic – June 14, 2018 – Mondelēz International today announced it has invested $200 million since 2014 in its Opava biscuit manufacturing facility, which employs nearly 1,000 people and produces Power Brands like Oreo, belVita, Milka and Cadbury, for the European market. The investment builds on Opava’s proud heritage of more than a century as a biscuit-making center and supports the company’s global growth strategy to create a best-in-class integrated supply chain and to deliver consumer-inspired quality and innovation that meet changing consumer preferences.
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8th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


EY: Geopolitical uncertainty and trade tensions plague 2019 IPO landscape; 2020 set to rebound

2019 was lackluster year for IPO activity with deals and proceeds down overall Technology sector dominates with 263 IPOs raising US$62.8b in 2019 2020 expected to see more robust IPO activity, particularly in the first half of the year Geopolitical uncertainty and trade tensions heavily impacted the 2019 IPO landscape, pushing overall IPO activity down in terms of deals and proceeds. 2019 has registered 1,115 IPOs with proceeds of US$198b – a 19% fall in deal volume and a 4% decrease in proceeds compared with 2018. However, as US-China-EU trade tensions, concerns about economic growth and other geopolitical issues – including Brexit and social unrest in Hong Kong – subside, a healthy increase in IPO activity is expected in 2020, particularly in the first half of the year, as markets are expected to become more volatile leading up to the US Presidential elections.
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11th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


CMS European M&A Outlook: European M&A executives cautious over dealmaking prospects

Weak economic indicators, uncertainty surrounding Brexit and growing protectionism in global trade have contributed to a shift in sentiment in the M&A community and the beginning of a downturn in dealmaking activity, according to the seventh edition of the European M&A Outlook, published by CMS in association with Mergermarket.  
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22nd July 2019 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


FM Global Resielince Index: Czech business environment ranks 20th out of 130 countries

The FM Global Resilience Index, adding a new driver, corporate governance this year, ranks 130 countries and territories by the resilience of their business environments. Czechia reached top quartile in each factor assessed (Economic, Risk Quality, Supply Chain).
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic