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

12th July 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham CZ: Manufacturing: Regional Employment and Median Wage by Occupation 2011-2016 - Moravia

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series. Employment of Research and development managers in the South Moravian (Jihomoravský) region increased by 20% between 2011 and 2016, but fell by 14.3%.y-o-y in 2016.
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5th August 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

CNB Board Member M.Hampl: Don't be afraid of bitcoin

Prague is home to a strong community of cryptocurrency supporters and users. The city even has a café where customers can pay only in bitcoin. Many users of digital currency see it as a viable alternative to the current monetary system, Mojmir Hampl, member of the Board of the Czech National Bank.
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28th July 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

OECD Obesity Update 2017: Obesity rates are expected to increase further

Despite policies put in place in OECD countries for a number of years, the number of 15-year-olds who report to be overweight or obese has steadily increased since 2000 in the majority of countries. OECD projections show a steady increase in obesity rates until at least 2030.
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21st July 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Natixis: The world is getting older − policy needs to be wiser | Czech Government document on pension reform says Czech pension system is sustainable

The Czech Republic improves its ranking from 18th to 16th this year. The country achieves a balanced set of results across all sub-indices and registers its strongest performance in Material Wellbeing (6th).
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic