Sunday, 22 April 2018
Business | Radio Prague

Personal data protection is a hot issue these days, not just among Facebook users. Czech beekeepers are up in arms over information released by the Czech agriculture ministry, arguing that it violates their privacy and puts their business at risk.

Business | Reuters

State-run Chinese conglomerate CITIC and CEFC Europe, the Czech-based unit of China's CEFC, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint venture, the Czech president's spokesman said.

Business | EurActiv

The final Brexit deal will guarantee the continuation of free trade between the EU and the UK, optimistic entrepreneurs told EURACTIV.cz.

Finance | ČTK

A total of 2.4 million people in the 10.5-million Czech Republic were old-age pension recipients at the end of 2017, and the average monthly pension was 11,850 crowns, according to the Czech Social Security Administration (CSSZ) data CTK has at its disposal.

Business | Radio Prague

Car production in the Czech Republic dropped by 2.6 percent in the first quarter of the year. The country's bigger car maker, Škoda Auto, increased production by 2.5 percent, to stand at just over 377,000. The biggest drop came from Hyundai where output was down 15,5 percent.

Business | Radio Prague

It's no secret that Czechs make some of the best beer in the world and also that many enjoy beer almost more than any other alcoholic or even non-alcoholic beverage. But habits appear to be changing. Last year, they consumed the least amount of beer in 50 years. In 2017, the Czech on average drank 138 litres over the course of the year, the lowest consumption in 50 years. The findings were released by the Czech Beer and Malt Association.

Business | Radio Prague

Auto associations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary, have met in Prague to compare their responses to crucial European proposals for further curbing emissions of key pollutants.

Business | Prague TV

Airport operator Letiště Praha's results for the first quarter of 2018 were in line with the projected growth in passenger numbers, estimated at around 10 percent for the full year.

Business | Radio Prague

The biggest Czech steelmaker and its home city of Ostrava are concerned they could be hit by a major ownership upheaval in the European steelmaking sector. And the Czech government is keeping close tabs on talks surrounding the fate of ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

Finance | ČTK

The Czech government on Wednesday decided to increase the 2018 budget of private and church schools by 131 million crowns so that the pay of their teachers may be raised in a similar way as the salaries of state-run school teachers, Deputy Prime Minister Richard Brabec (ANO) told journalists.

Finance | ČTK

The increase in the pay of Czech politicians should be slower than the current model of its calculation proposes, the government decided this morning supporting a bill proposed by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry, according to the Government Office.

Business | Deutsche Welle

Prague has always been big on upping the Czech Republic's nuclear power capacity, but less so on how to finance it. As Brussels looks on with dread, Moscow may be about to ferment more discord on the EU's eastern edges.

Business | Reuters

Czech President Miloš Zeman will meet a delegation from Chinese state-run conglomerate CITIC, including chairman Chang Zhenming, his spokesman said on Tuesday, amid reports it could take a stake in another Chinese group's Czech investments.

Business | The Slovak Spectator

Bratislava airport is used as a transit point for smuggling Czech rocket launchers and howitzers to Azerbaijan, on which a ban on the export of military material was imposed due to its conflict with Armenia. The weapons are reportedly produced by the Czechoslovak Group holding, owned by Czech armourer Jaroslav Strnad, according to Czech Television.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech group Media Invest, which is co-owned and run by billionaire Daniel Křetinský, is buying radio assets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania from the French media group Lagardere.