Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Business | Radio Prague

The future of Česká pošta (Czech Post) is unclear as key ministers in the centre-left coalition government have differing views as to what to do with the country's state-owned mail service, Hospodářské noviny reported on Monday.

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It is foolish to expect gas to flow as usual through Ukraine this winter and Europe must brace for disruption along the route that typically carries almost half of Russia's exports to the European Union, a top Czech energy official said on Monday.

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The Czech government is seeking to speed up economic growth and create new jobs in 2015, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said at Monday's meeting of the Association of Industry and Transport in Brno.

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ČEZ Group is targeting buying a majority stake in Polish state-controlled utility Energa as part of plans by the largest Czech power producer to expand through regional acquisitions, CEO Daniel Beneš told Hospodářské noviny on Friday.

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Sanctions put in place amid the crisis in Ukraine have caused more problems for Europe than Russia, the chief executive of Italian bank UniCredit was quoted as saying in an interview with a Czech newspaper.

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The news website iHned.cz will next week become a pioneer of paid content on the Czech internet.

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The rail operator Arriva, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has been excluded from a tender to operate express trains on a route in western Czech Republic over a formality in the bid.

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The board of the Czech National Bank on Thursday decided to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a historic low of 0.05%.

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The draft budget for next year, approved this week by the Czech government, projects a deficit of some 2.3 percent of the country’s GDP. Government officials say the budget will allow for higher public investments and hikes in public sector salaries and pensions. But critics argue the budget is unambitious, and a missed opportunity to narrow the Czech public finance deficit at a time of an economic recovery.

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The Czech Republic’s national carrier Czech Airlines has announced layoffs in an effort to keep the troubled company afloat.

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A further wave of clampdowns on Czech solar power and other renewables companies is in the wind.

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The lower house of Parliament on Wednesday also passed a draft bill establishing a third level of the value added tax.

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The biggest national betting and lottery firm and paymaster for Czech sport, Sazka, has joined the European lottery Eurojakpot.

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Czech consumer confidence weakened in September as they were concerned over general economic situation, survey data from the Czech Statistical Office showed Wednesday.

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Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's centre-left cabinet on Monday unanimously approved the draft of the 2015 state budget. The proposal envisages a deficit of 100 billion crowns, i.e. 2.3 percent of the GDP, a wage hike for civil servants and a small increase in pensions. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka was in an upbeat mood as he told journalists that in drafting the 2015 state budget his center-left government was delivering on its promises.