Spotlight issue

31st January 2018 / Competitiveness / Health Care

EHCI 2017: Czech Rep. ranks 17th, main difference from neighbouring Slovakia is a decent but not excellent score on Accessibility

According to the 2017 Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI). published by the Health Consumer Powerhouse, some eastern European EU member systems are doing surprisingly well, particularly Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Estonia, considering their much smaller healthcare spend in Purchasing Power adjusted dollars per capita. However, readjusting from politically planned to consumer-driven economies does take time, reports.

31st January 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

M.Skorepa/Ceska sporitelna compares trade exchange between Czech Republic and Bavaria, Russia, China

In the light of the recent presidential election and the campaign surrounding it, Michal Skorepa, Economist at Ceska sporitelna, has calculated trade volume of the Czech Republic with Bavaria, Germany, compared with trade exchange of the Czech Republic with Russia and China. The calculations are based on data published by the Czech Statistical Office and German Statistical Office.

31st January 2018 / Competitiveness / Education

NUV: Qualification mismatch low in engineering jobs

A recently published report by the National Institute for Education (NUV) shows that, overall, the level of application of qualification acquired by vocational education has not changed much over the 10-year period covered by the analysis. More pronounced, positive changes in terms of professional stability can be observed in the field of engineering.

30th January 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

ING Bank: Czech Republic: Hike is a done deal, but rates forecast to be dovish

The February hike is a done deal following the recent CNB communication. However, the dovish tilt may come from the CNB interest rate forecast, which is likely to signal only two hikes in 2018, ING Bank says.

30th January 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Economic outlook: 2018: Richer households, stronger koruna

Czech economy maintains its strong momentum We have once again revised our growth outlook upwards. The Czech economy is riding the wave of recovery of its main European trading partners and investment activity has been strengthening. Moreover, capital expenditures will be supported by EU fund inflows. 

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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