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20th November 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

OECD Health Care at a Glance 2017: Since 2001, overweight rose by more than 50% in the Czech Republic

Since 2001, overweight rose by more than 50% in the Czech Republic. Also, international students accounted for about 30% of all medical graduates in the Czech Republic in recent years.

20th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Mazars Central Eastern European Tax Guide 2017

Mazars 2017 Central Eastern European Tax Guide gives an overview of tax systems, including transfer pricing, in 19 CEE countries.

20th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Bertelsmann Stiftung EU Social Justice Index 2017: Education performance has steadily declined in the Czech Republic since 2008

The Czech Republic ranks 4th overall in the 2017 EU Social Justice Index published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, but challenges remain. "Though the Czech Republic still scores slightly above the EU average, in this year’s survey, experts point out that “Educational outcomes, and the employability of school and higher education graduates are generally good. One problem, however, is the low  tertiary education attainment rate. Moreover, education outcomes are strongly influenced by students socioeconomic backgrounds."

16th November 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

GDP deceleration in 3Q17 was less pronounced than the market feared

According to Komercni banka, Czech GDP increased 0.5% qoq in 3Q17 according to the flash estimate of the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO). This represents a significant deceleration after the 2.5% recorded in 2Q. Yoy growth in the third quarter printed a strong 5%. 

16th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Eurochambres/HK Economic Survey 2018: Czech businesses mostly concerned about shortage of qualified workforce, labour costs, regulatory burden and economic & political conditions

According to the Czech Economic Chamber (HK), contributor of data for the Czech Republic, the expectation of Czech businesses for 2018 are more optimistic than the rest of Europe. Number one concern is lack of qualified workforce.

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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