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

19th April 2018 / Economic policy / Energy and Environment

AmCham CZ Future of Energy debate: Share of hybrid & electric vehicles will likely reach about 35% of the EU fleet by 2040, according to ExxonMobil‘s Outlook

There will be 9.2bn people on the planet by 2040, with expanded purchasing power, contributing to about a 25% energy demand rise and 10% growth in energy-related CO2 emissions. Growth will be concentrated in developing countries. About 5.5bn of people will reach the middle class, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, according to ExxonMobil’s 2018 Outlook for Energy. 
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12th April 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Inflation dropped to this year’s minimum in March

March’s inflation decelerated by a tick in line with our expectations and is currently half of a percentage point below the CNB forecast. The reason is mainly lower food price dynamics as well as a drop in fuel prices. Although the unemployment statistics indicate a record tightness on the labour market, core inflation decelerated slightly. Year-on-year inflation dropped to this year’s low and should reach the 2% CNB target this summer.
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11th April 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

ING Bank Czech Republic: Inflation slows down

As expected, inflation slowed down slightly to 1.7% mainly on the back of lower food prices. And the central bank might even appreciate this now as the market will stop betting on further rate hikes. 
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9th April 2018 / Economic policy / Health Care

Healthcare 2.0: How to get eHealth moving?

Healthcare 2.0 initiative invites to a panel discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2017 at 3 pm in the NHÚ AV ČR building, Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room no. 7. The event will be held in Czech.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic