Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

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

26th September 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham suggests steps to achieve innovative economy in 2020 Letter on Priorities

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham) has suggested twelve steps that could be taken in 2020 that would help the Czech Republic become a top ten EU economy by 2025. Adjusted for the progress of the past two years and the government's new innovation strategy, the new Letter on Priorities sets four strategic directions: high-tech manufacturing, innovative cities, government policies that drive innovation, and government as an competitive advantage. For each strategic direction, the letter recommends steps that would align the country's key assets- people, technology, infrastructure, and government- to these strategic goals.
View more

13th May 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Very high bar for renewal of FX floor

The Czech koruna weakened materially yesterday after CNB comments that it’s contemplated FX floor as one possible easing measure, should it be necessary. Here we answer some of the key questions surrounding such a move. The bottom line is that we see CZK reaction/fall as exaggerated, as the bar for FX floor renewal is very high
View more

13th May 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Inflation continues subsiding mainly due to oil prices

In April, inflation decelerated further. Once again, the prices of fuel were lower, in particular. Prices of food were up. The decline of inflation will probably continue.
View more
Previous

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic