Economic policy

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

Spotlight issue

13th December 2018 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


T.Koláčný, Brno Deputy Mayor: "The primary aim of Brno is to attract students & professionals who are interested & motivated to become part of innovations."

On 13 December, AmCham Brno-based companies discussed future of the city with Deputy Mayor of Brno Tomáš Koláčný from the Pirate Party responsible for the Townhall's participation platforms and smart city projects, among others. The event was hosted by the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. 
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11th February 2019 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


ING Bank Czech Republic: Czech share of unemployed people typically increased

The share of unemployed people increased slightly from 3.1% to 3.3% in January as a result of typical seasonality during the winter months. The labour market remains tight, as the number of job vacancies further increased to a new record high.
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6th February 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Czech construction activity strong in 2018

The construction industry had a successful year in 2018, growing by more than 8%, and according to the number of new building orders, the growth is not over yet.
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4th February 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


The CNB on hold due to global uncertainty

We expect the CNB to stay on hold on Thursday as the uncertain outlook for the global economy outweighs the weaker-than-expected CZK and high core CPI factors. We see scope for two CNB hikes this year, but with an improvement in the global economic outlook now a necessary condition. Neither CZK spot nor CZK IRS rates currently offer attractive opportunities.
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