Spotlight issue

27th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Eurostat: Manufacture of vehicles, transport dominates industrial production growth in the Czech Republic. CEE comparison inside

In the Czech Republic, the highest industrial production growth in 2010-2016 was reported in  "Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers" (65.5%), followed by "Manufacture of other transport equipment" (47.6%), "Manufacture of electrical equipment" (41%) and "Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment" (27.9%), recently published Eurostat data show. CEE comparison inside.

27th March 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

OECD S.Scarpetta: „Not everyone should be a coder, but the important thing is to use the new digital economy in an effective way in the workplace.“

What we have seen in advanced economies, he says, is a polarization of the labour market. The labour demand goes for high-skill, low-routine jobs, but also for a low number of low-skill, low-routine jobs. The rest are jobs where intermediate skills are required; and where workers may be at risk of unemployment or they will need to adapt their skills to new jobs.

24th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Radio Praha: New style brainstorming marathon comes up with ideas for Prague metro system

Prague has just hosted a hackathon with global participation with the target to brainstorm and come up with solutions for cities like the Czech capital where getting from A to B can be a stressful and time consuming process, Radio Praha writes.

23rd March 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

QS World Universities Ranking by Subject: Two Czech universities among top 100

QS World Universities Ranking issued its 2017 ranking by subject of study, comprising 46 different subjects. The Czech Technical University in Prague is among top 100 universities globally in Civil & Structural Engineering. Charles University in Prague is among top 100 in Geography.

23rd March 2017 / Amcham best office news /

Presentations from discussion: ČNB leaving the interventions: Expectations vs. Reality

On March 22, AmCham finance committee organized  a panel discussion on possible scenarios after the end of CNB committments with Eva Zamrazilová of Czech Banking Association,  and Jan Vejmělek of Komerční banka/University of Economics, Prague. Moderated by Petr Budinský of University of Finance and Administration. Download the presentations - click on the title.

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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