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

26th September 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

ING Bank: Czech National Bank in Hiking Mode

As expected, the CNB delivered a 25bp hike on 26 September. However, the market already had high expectations (one additional hike this year and two more next year). As such, today’s press conference in which Governor Rusnok was non-committal disappointed slightly.
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12th September 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham CZ Workforce Report: Manufacturing: National Employment and Median Wages by Occupation 2011-2017 - analysis

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic prepared an update on the workforce in the Czech manufacturing sector. This report focuses on main trends in employment and median wages in six occupational categories (managers, professionals, technicians, clerical workforce, craftsmen and plant, machine operators and assemblers) in the private sector at the national level.
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5th September 2018 / Economic policy / Education

General prohibition of mobile phones in Czech schools? TMCZ’s survey brings surprising findings

At the beginning of the school year, discussion on the use of mobile phones at schools has again become a topical issue. Most Czech children receive their first phone when they enter first grade. What is the situation regarding the use of mobile phones in schools? Should schools motivate teachers to actively use mobile phones and the internet in the classroom? Or do mobile phones disrupt and prevent learning at school? At the end of August, T-Mobile conducted a survey on this topic among parents and teachers and the results were somewhat surprising. While most parents were clearly in favour of tougher restrictions on the use of mobile phones at school, the position of teachers is not so clearly strict – at least a third of the teachers participating in the survey said that they actively use mobile internet in their teaching.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic