Spotlight issue

10th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

PCB on MICE tourism: Prague welcomed the largest number of events over the past decade

According to the data published by the Prague Convention Bureau, there were 2,528 events held in Prague in 2016, of which 85% took place in hotels, and the rest in other venues, congress centres and at universities.

9th March 2017 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

AmCham EU/Center for Transatlantic Relations: The Transatlantic Economy 2017: US FDI in Czech Rep decline, affiliate employment grows

U.S. foreign direct investment in the Czech Republic has more than doubled over the past ten years to $5.8 billion in 2015, but declined from $7.2 billion in 2014.Estimated affiliate employment in the Czech Republic is among the highest in eastern Europe, with American firms employing an estimated 95,013 workers in 2015, 6,000 more than the year before. The Czech Republic has 1.2% share of European app economy jobs (19,700 app economy jobs), the 2017 Transatlantic Economy report says.

9th March 2017 / Politics / Elections

MEP M.Schaake on transatlantic relations: We have come a long way, and should not fall into a trap of viewing the situation in oversimplified terms

The transatlantic relation will be more horizontal, based not as much on government to government relations, but rather on connections between companies, civil society and citizens that are likeminded.

9th March 2017 / Amcham best office news /

Presentations from Real Estate Market Outlook 2017

How can you use real estate to create competitive advantage for your business? What is the current state of the real estate market in Prague and in the Czech Republic? What are its threats and opportunities?

7th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech TV/Radio Praha: Czech Republic: Up to 80% of average net income goes to paying rent | JLL, CBRE on Millenials & housing, shopping (updated)

Monthly rent costs Czechs as much as 80 percent of their monthly net salary, according to Czech TV; the public broadcaster cited numbers from In neighbouring Poland and Slovakia, renters have to set aside even more.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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