Saturday, 17 November 2018
Business | Prague Leadership Institute

Steven Covey: "Many people listen with the intent to respond, not to understand."

National | Business | Radio Prague

Space enthusiasts from the Czech Republic and beyond are in for a treat. Prague and Brno is hosting Czech Space Week, a nine-day-long series of events that will bring together scientists, businessmen and government officials who are active in the area.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the landmark, iron railway bridge that runs across the Vltava, from Výtoň to Smíchov in Prague will not lose its cultural heritage status, and cannot be razed.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Commentator, dissident, Charter 77 signatory and well-known journalist Jan Petranek passed away on Saturday evening in Prague.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell to another record low in the month of October, according to the Czech Labour Office. At 2.8%, the figure is the lowest since 1997. There are currently 215,622 people in the country without work, and a corresponding 316,900 jobs that are unfilled.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that the month of October 2018 was one of the warmest months on record since meteorological data collection began 57 years ago. The average temperature for the month was 10 degrees Celsius, which was much above multi-year average.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

State owned energy giant ČEZ's net profit fell 45% on a year-on-year basis to CZK 9.1 billion, for the first three quarters of 2018, according to Hospodářské noviny. Revenues in the same period amounted to CZK 129.3 billion, and amounted to a 4% increase, based on ČEZ's new accounting methodology, but were down in real terms.

National | Business | BU Today

Igor Lukeš, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, gave a November 2, 2018 talk at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC before the American Friends of the Czech Republic.

Business | Radio Prague

Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks, the largest online marketplace for rare and second-hand books, has cancelled its decision to withdraw from the Czech Republic and several other countries, following protests by booksellers from around the world.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech food rating app Foodgroot aims to "disrupt" the industry by giving consumers the power to evaluate every product on the grocery store shelf with the touch of a button. At the most basic level, this means the quality to cost ratio – whether it's worth paying more for a certain brand. Down the road, Foodgroot founder and CEO Petr Václavek says, the app will rate products on over 70 parameters, from their organic make-up, eco footprint – even to what kind of grass milk cows are eating.

Business | Radio Prague

The Klatovy-based company Aerotech Czech will be manufacturing and testing parts of the propulsion system of the European Space Agency's (ESA) upcoming Ariane 6. The carrier rocket is set to have its first launch in 2020 and will carry a Czech flag on its hull.

Finance | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Republic will take a loan worth CZK 11.5 billion from the European Investment Bank between 2019 and 2025 for the modernisation of its railway infrastructure. The total cost of the project is in excess of CZK 22 billion, with the remaining funds coming from the government and the EU.

Finance | Brno Daily

On the first Sunday of November, a lottery player from the South Moravian Region who bet CZK 220 on a lottery ticket hit the Sazka lottery "Superjackpot" of CZK 54 million. Sazka gave out five more winning prizes on Sunday, each over a million crowns.

Business | Opinion | Forbes

Just like in the U.S. it is the president and his deeds that divide the society in the Czech Republic. The lack of leadership able to unite the nation and evoke a clear vision echoes heavily among the wealthiest Czechs. Some enter politics themselves; others buy media to get a grip on the public affairs. Karel Komárek, worth USD 3.2 billion, embraces a different approach.

National | Business | Reuters

The Czech government will vote next week on a proposal to opt out of a United Nations migration pact, a spokesman for the Social Democrats (CSSD), a junior member of the ruling coalition, said on Wednesday.