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

29th May 2019 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


ING Bank Survey: Elderly care and housing demand in the EU

Ageing is not just a story about declining economic potential,  ING Bank says in their most recent report. The other side of the coin shows rising demand for products and services that are tailored to the needs of the elderly. In this report, we try and find out where demand for elderly care and housing is most promising and we attempt to do this by comparing eleven European countries.
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29th May 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


The end of the golden era: is the Czech crown and the CNB in the grip of weak Germany?

The Czech economy has visibly benefited from strong ties with Germany over the past five years. The German economy grew on average by 1.8%, which is significantly more than in the previous decade (1.1%). That is why it was the driving force behind the growth of the entire euro area - contributing to its performance by about one third. But the favorable climate in Germany is getting worse. We assume that growth in the coming years will be much slower and will have problems overcoming 1%. And that will have its consequences in the Czech Republic.
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27th May 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Governor Rusnok met AmCham companies, gave a clear thumb’s up to the country’s economic performance

On Friday, May 24, before a full house, Czech National Bank governor Jiří Rusnok gave a clear thumb’s up to the country’s economic performance, and discussed what could threaten the crown’s stability. 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic