Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Business | Romea

The Czech daily Právo has published the results of a survey undertaken by the ČSOB bank which has found that 48 % of the 500 small and medium enterprises contacted would not employ a Romani person. Nine out of 10 firms surveyed said they would never hire a person who had been convicted of embezzlement, robbery, theft or any violent crime. Homeless people rated only slightly better than convicted felons.

Finance | Radio Prague

Over two-thirds of small and medium-sized businesses in the Czech Republic are against a Czech National Bank policy that aims to keep the crown at a maximum of 27 to the euro, the newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Monday.

Business | Radio Prague

Around 100 miners from north Bohemia, mainly from the CSA mine run by the company Severni Energeticka, staged a protest outside the Czech government building on Monday calling for the lifting of coal mining limits in the region.

Business | Deutsche Welle

Considering the carbon emissions from coal, one might imagine expansion of opencast coal mining in Europe to be unthinkable. But this could happen in the Czech Republic, if limits from the early 1990s are lifted.

Finance | ČTK

Trade unions consider the 2016 Czech state budget restrictive, while employes support it, but they want to know the exact welfare expenditures and investments for next years, representatives of the government, employers and unions (tripartite) told reporters after their meeting on Monday.

Finance | ČTK

The draft budget of the Czech Culture Ministry for 2016 will be increased by about 750 million crowns from the original 10.5 billion crowns, Culture Minister Daniel Herman said after talks with Finance Minister Andrej Babis on Monday.

Business | Radio Prague

Nine companies have announced mass lay-offs in the coming months which will put over 500 people out of work, the Czech Labour Office reported on Monday.

Business | CIA News

Erste Group has made an agreement with Global Payment regarding the establishment of a joint venture that will accept and proceed payment cards for merchandisers (acquiring) in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.

Business | CIA News

The Techmania Science Center (TSC) received 200,335 visitors in 2014. Over the first five months of 2015, the centre welcomed 73,886 visitors.

Business | CIA News

The overall index of company expectations that is monitored quarterly by ČSOB dropped 5.5 points quarter-on-quarter to 17.6 percentage points in the second quarter of 2015.

Finance | Radio Prague

Education minister Kateřina Valachová, who assumed her post in June, has reached an agreement with finance minister and deputy PM Andrej Babiš to secure additional funding for education, according to Hospodářské noviny.

Business | ČTK

Georgia offers big opportunities to Czech firms in various environment-related fields, Czech Environment Minister Richard Brabec told ČTK after a meeting with his Georgian counterpart Gigla Agulashvili.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

Once we decide, once we choose a course of action, our focus becomes on how to accomplish and, what seemed like insurmountable barriers, now become challenges we know we will find a way to overcome.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic has an export-dependent economy with the bulk of exports going to EU member states. The recent economic crisis and sanctions against Russia led the Czech government to draft a diversification strategy in 2012 and place a strong emphasis on economic diplomacy. However figures just out show that, so far, it has produced scant results.

Finance | ČTK

President Milos Zeman supports the present draft of the Czech state budget for next year, Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) said after meeting Zeman at the Lany presidential chateau Saturday.