Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Business | Prague TV

Just under half of Czechs agree with the idea of employing foreigners in the country, and two-fifths oppose it, according to a recent poll. The results come even though many firms are struggling to fill positions, and the number open job spots threatens to slow down economic growth.

Business | Radio Prague

Czech billionaire developer Radovan Vítek's CPI Property Group completed the sale last week of 550 million euros (CZK 14 billion) in 4.9% bonds, a day before a CZK 70 billion lawsuit was filed against the him, the company and others in a US District court in New York over alleged fraud.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the Latvian driver of the van, which was stopped on the D1 Highway, on Thursday morning, carrying 13 Iraqi refugees who had crossed the border illegally, is in jail in Brno.

National | Business | Brno Daily

Andrew Feustel, an American geophysicist and astronaut with Czech ancestry who is known for bringing various symbols of the Czech culture into orbit, was in the city of Brno last week.

Finance | Brno Daily

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranks the teachers in the Czech Republic as having one of the lowest salaries, in comparison to other OECD members. Czechia is in the same boat as Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland – which currently has its teachers striking for higher salaries.

Business | Radio Prague

Prague this week for the first time hosted the European leg of the Startup World Cup & Summit, an annual event drawing hundreds of hopefuls and thousands of prospective investors. A Czech startup took the regional prize but lost out to a Swedish one for the continental prize – and USD 500,000 in seed money.

Politics | Business | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on Wednesday announced the details of a planned cabinet reshuffle. Radio Prague asked political analyst Jiří Pehe about the timing of the reshuffle and the reasons behind it.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

President Milos Zeman welcomed Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the Croatian President, who is on a two-day state visit to the Czech Republic, at Prague Castle, on Thursday. Kitarovic, who was accompanied by her husband, met with Zeman and his spouse and other cabinet ministers in the morning.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the Foreign Police, acting on a tip off, stopped a white transport van bearing British license plates with 13 refugees hiding inside it, on the D1 Highway.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the cabinet is thinking of nominating Michal Koudelka, the head of the Security Information Service (BIS), for a promotion to the rank of General, for the third time. The cabinet is expected to meet on Monday, to discuss the issue.

Finance | Prague TV

The year-on-year growth of consumer prices in the Czech Republic hit 3.0 percent in March. It was the highest year-on-year price growth since October 2012, according to the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ). March's growth was 0.3 percentage points up on February's year-on-year growth. In terms of the year-on-year comparison, the rise in March prices came primarily from developments in food and non-alcoholic beverages. Prices of potatoes increased by 74.5%, bread and cereals by 3.3%, butter by 8.6%.

Finance | Radio Prague

100 years ago the Czechoslovak Assembly decided on the name of the new republic's currency - the koruna. To commemorate the date, the Czech National Bank has issued a rare collection of gold-silver coins.

Business | Bloomberg

A Czech billionaire described as the largest commercial property landlord in Berlin was sued in the U.S. for allegedly defrauding a New York hedge fund and a Czech investment firm of more than USD 1 billion.

Business | Prague TV

Czech beer production and consumption is rising again. Czech breweries produced a record 21.3 million hectoliters of beer last year, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. Beer output had dropped in 2017.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will travel to Dubrovnik to attend the CEEC-China (16+1) Conference, on Thursday and Friday. Heads of Government of 16 Central, Eastern and Southern European states will meet with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, at the conference.