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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16th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


DHL Global Connectedness Index 2018: Globalization Hits New Record High

DHL released the fifth edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) – a detailed analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of trade, capital, information and people. The new GCI report represents the first comprehensive assessment of developments in globalization across 169 countries and territories since the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom and the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
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1st February 2019 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


EIBIS: 17% of Czech firms reported investing too little over the last three years

The annual EIB Investment Survey (EIBIS) gathers qualitative and quantitative information on investment activities by around 12 000 companies across the EU, their financing requirements and the difficulties they face. This brochure provides an overview of 2018 results for Czech republic.
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29th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


The Economist Intelligence Unit: The Global Illicit Trade Environment Index 2018: Czechia ranks 23rd globally

The Illicit Trade Environment Index measures the enabling environment for illicit trade that economies create through both action and inaction across four categories. The 2018 index has been expanded to cover 84 countries across the world. This tool allows users to explore the results for all of the economies included in the index. The Czech Republic ranks 23rd globally and 15th in Europe.
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