Friday, 20 April 2018
Business | Radio Prague

Consumers in the Czech Republic and other parts of the former Eastern Bloc look like getting positive news this week with EU officials due to put forward new guidelines against dual standards in food and other products. A Czech MEP says that while only a first step, the rules should ultimately prove useful.

Business | Clean Technica

MW Motors is a Czech company that almost no one has ever heard of. MW stands for Marcus Ward, the founder, head designer, and lead mechanic for the fledgling enterprise. Last week, the company posted a video on YouTube to announce the arrival of its first product, the Luka EV.

Business | ČTK

The Defence Ministry will place the order for the supply for 12 new multipurpose helicopters without a public tender, and it will address three bidders at least, Minister Karla Slechtova (ANO) said on a visit to the Namest nad Oslavou air base on Monday.

Business | Nasdaq/Reuters

The Czech National Bank (ČNB) may raise its main interest rate above 1 percent by the end of this year, sooner than its staff forecast predicts, as the economy is overheating, Vice-Governor Mojmir Hampl was quoted as saying.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

We all experience fear from time to time in our lives. It's part of life and we should not allow fear to limit us. In fact, having the fear, in the beginning, can make the accomplishment much more rewarding on a number of levels.

Finance | Radio Prague

It's now a year since the Czech National Bank (ČNB) took the decisive step of quitting the so-called low crown regime and allowing the currency to float on markets.

Finance | ČTK

The Tax Cobra squad proposed that five people from Slovakia be charged with VAT tax evasion in trade with precious metals with an estimated damage at CZK 500 million, Jaroslav Ibehej, the spokesman for the National Centre against Organised Crime (NCOZ), told ČTK on Thursday.

Finance | Prague TV

The Finance Ministry (MF) has proposed merging the fee for accommodation with the recreational and spa fees into one paid by all short-term housing providers. The proposal still has a long way to go before it gets final approval.

Business | Reuters

Growth of new car registrations in the Czech Republic is likely to slow in 2018 to 3 percent after a record 2017, the country's Car Importers Association said on Thursday.

Business | Radio Prague

Motorists in the Czech Republic who use the country's highways are required to buy 10-day, monthly, or yearly vignettes and the big question every year for most car owners is whether the price for the yearly coupon will go up.

Business | Prague TV

The Prague Convention Bureau celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The PCB was established April 3, 2008, to build the awareness of Prague as an ideal congress destination and, through assisting both foreign and local event organizers, support the economic development of the Czech capital.

Business | Brno Daily

From April 8 to 12, Brno Exhibition Centre will host the International Fair of Agricultural Technology – Techagro. It is one of Europe's largest agricultural fairs.

Business | Reuters

Aero Vodochody has sold four L-39NG training fighter jets to Senegal, the Czech company said on Wednesday, marking the once struggling firm's first international sale of new aircraft in 20 years.

Finance | Radio Prague

Czech public finances ended 2017 with a surplus of 80.6 billion crowns. That represents 1.59 percent of Czech Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The latest figures is almost double the surplus of 2016 when it represented 0.73 percent of GDP. Finances were in deficit in 2015.

Czech Republic and the EU | Business | Brno Daily

A March survey of 150 companies commissioned by The German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DTIHK) showed that about 83% of foreign companies based in the Czech Republic are concerned about the possibility of Czexit.