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14th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017: Prague ranks 7th in overnight stays, domestic visitors' stays go up

City tourism is growing against disturbances, European Cities Marketing writes. Prague ranks 7th in overnight stays with almost 16.8 mil bednights in 2016, a 5.5% increase year-on-year.

12th July 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham CZ: Manufacturing: Regional Employment and Median Wage by Occupation 2011-2016 - Moravia

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series. Employment of Research and development managers in the South Moravian (Jihomoravský) region increased by 20% between 2011 and 2016, but fell by 14.3%.y-o-y in 2016.

12th July 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham CZ: Manufacturing: Regional Employment and Median Wage by Occupation 2011-2016 - Bohemia

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series. Year-on-year in Prague in 2016, employment of Research and development managers recorded a decrease by 10.62%, while in other regions, the number of the positions stagnated.

11th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


WTO Global Value Chain Development Report 2017: Between 2000 and 2015 a significant shift occurred between the medium–low and the medium–high technology inputs exchanged by Czech Rep. and Poland

The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, the largest players in intraregional trade in manufacturing inputs among the European economies, accounted for more than 11% of intra-Europe exports in intermediate goods in 2015, a share that more than quadrupled since 1995, the WTO Global Value Chain Development Report 2017 report says.

11th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


OECD Skills for job: Qualification mismatch in the Czech Republic reaches 16%

According to OECD, qualification mismatch in the Czech Republic reaches 16%. Qualification mismatch describes a situation for which a worker has qualifications that exceed or do not meet those generally required for the job. Field-of-study mismatch reaches 31%. This is a situation when workers are employed in a different field from what they have specialized in.

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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