Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Business | Brno Daily

According to the latest report of Eurostat, EU Statistical Office, published today, that analyzed sold ice cream production in the EU member states in 2017, Germany was the largest producer of ice cream with 517 million litres or 16.5 % of the total EU28 production.

Business | Radio Prague

“We decided to support Oleg because he has been on a hunger strike for more than three months and we have messages from his cousin that his state of health is really getting worse, he can barely stand and his pulse is very low – like 40 beats per minute – but he is determined to continue in this protest until his demand is met – which is the release of all 64 Ukrainian political prisoners being held on Russian territory –or until the very end.

Finance | ING Think

The first estimate of GDP growth in the second quarter slipped to 2.3% year-on-year (0.5% quarter-on-quarter). A weaker print below 3% was expected due to the base effect so this is no game changer for our 2018 outlook or the central bank's monetary stance.

Business | Radio Prague

Three-quarters of toys examined by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority in the first quarter of this year did not meet all the set regulations, the government agency said on Tuesday. The most common shortcomings were failure to identify the manufacturer or importer, while some packaging only contained information in English. Inspectors imposed fines totalling CZK 1.8 million crowns on almost 300 toy sellers and distributors in the first three months of 2018.

Business | New York Times

Ye Jianming was the sole businessman among the group of Chinese and Czech government officials who gathered two years ago outside the presidential summer residence. In just two years Mr. Ye’s company, CEFC China Energy, had spent more than $1 billion on deals in the Czech Republic. He hired former Czech officials, including a onetime defense minister. Mr. Ye was even named a special economic adviser to Mr. Zeman. Mr. Zeman, in turn, became a big backer of Beijing.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech grain harvest is expected to drop by 7.5 percent on the previous year, hitting an overall yield of 6.3 million tonnes, according to preliminary data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Monday. It is third lowest figure over the past ten years. The harvest of poppy seeds will also be affected by this year’s prolonged period of drought, dropping by one fourth on the previous year to 15,000 tonnes.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic’s long, hot summer looks set to impact this year’s grain harvest. According to data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Monday, this year’s yield is likely to be 7.5 percent lower than that recorded in 2017. Officials had earlier forecast even worse results, projecting a year-on-year fall of 8.2 percent.

Business | Emirates Airline/undefined

SHARJAH, 13th August, 2018 (WAM) -- Air Arabia - the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, has announced the introduction of its new European destination, Prague in Czech Republic, direct from Sharjah. Air Arabia’s inaugural flight to the city will commence on 11th December, 2018.

Finance | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic’s biggest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal Ostrava, has posted a profit of 3.2 billion crowns in 2017. It is an increase by 1.9 billion crowns on the previous year. The results were mostly affected by higher financial yields due to the sale of share in daughter companies, the company’s spokeswoman Barbora Černá Dvořáková told the Czech News Agency on Monday.

Business | Prague TV

“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of the truth.” - Albert Einstein. He was a complex person emotionally and socially, as we learned in the excellent biography by Walter Isaacson. Among his many positive traits, however, was his ability to distill common-sense wisdom in an unforgettable way, as this quote demonstrates.

Business | Prague TV

Monday, 27 August 2018, 18:00 – 20:00
Bower of Žofín Garden, Slovanský Ostrov 226/8, Praha 1
Event partner: Zátiší Catering Group
Informal networking in a pleasant ambiance. An opportunity to discuss the chamber´s activities and upcoming events. Any suggestions are welcome.
No entrance fee – drinks & food at everybody’s own expense with a 20% discount.

Business | Radio Prague

Burčák is a fermented young wine that annually marks the start of the grape-harvesting season. And, like many other products dependent on the weather, it arrived a fortnight early this year.

Business | Radio Prague

The ongoing hot and dry weather that continues to grip most parts of Europe is forcing Czech farmers to slaughter their cows early as they have no hay left to feed them.

Business | Radio Prague

The General Directorate of Finance (GFŘ) says it has records of the untaxed revenue of Czech Airbnb hosts dating back to 2015 and will soon begin collecting them, the daily Hospodářské noviny reports.

Business | Radio Prague

The second-largest online grocer in the Czech Republic, Rohlik.cz has reported its first annual profit since its establishment in 2014, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday. The retailer expects to see a turnover of 2.5 billion crowns in 2018 and plans to double that figure next year.