Economic policy / Trade and Investment

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.

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14th May 2018 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


Eurostat: Ratio of investment to GDP highest in the Czech Republic | M.Skorepa, Ceska sporitelna: "We are probably observing a natural fall in the tempo of catching up, in terms of the stock of capital, to richer economies."

Among the EU Member States, in 2017 investment accounted for a quarter of GDP in the Czech Republic (25.2%) and Sweden (24.9%). Estonia (23.7%), Austria (23.5%), Ireland (23.4%), Belgium (23.3%), Romania and Finland (both 22.6%) as well as France (22.4%) all had investment rates of over 20% of GDP, according to Eurostat.
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29th March 2019 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


AmCham EU: The Transatlantic Economy 2019: Czech-U.S. Trade Profile

America's investment base in the Czech Republic is small but has risen by one-third over the past ten years to $5.4 billion in 2017. This is down from a peak of $6.4 billion in 2013, but still is significantly larger than investment by Czech Republic firms in the U.S., says the 2019 edition of the Transatlantic Economy report published by the AmCham EU and U.S. Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.
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23rd April 2018 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


Modern Economic Diplomacy newsletter

The newest issue of Modern Economic Diplomacy, a newsletter published by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, includes an interview with Jim Schellinger, the Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana.
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23rd March 2018 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


vbw: The importance of the German economy for Europe - study

Germany is criticized for its high current account surpluses: the export successes of the German economy were at the expense of the other EU states. Our study shows that this criticism is completely unjustified. On the contrary, a strong German economy creates added value and employment in Europe.
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