Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Business | Nasdaq/Reuters

The crown firmed on Monday, outperforming most Central European peers, after Czech inflation data showing a bigger-than-expected pick-up fuelled expectations for rate hikes from the Czech central bank (CNB).

Business | World Grain

The Czech Republic's 2018 grain harvest was recently revised higher but is still slightly lower than last year's total, according to the Czech Statistics Bureau (CSU).

Business | Global Railway Review

From now until early 2019, Stadler will be carrying out tests at the Velim Test-Centre on bi-mode and electric trains for Greater Anglia.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Právo reports that the government is currently putting in place steps to present another law that aims to regulate lobbying to parliament this fall. While most European countries already have strict regulation in place and require all lobbyists to be registered, the Czech Republic is still quite far behind.

Finance | Prague Daily Monitor

Health Minister Adam Vojtěch (ANO) told television host Václav Moravec on his television show that there would be no across-the-board raise in salaries for doctors this year, as demanded by the healthcare union. Vojtěch confirmed that the government would focus raises on specific workers in the healthcare sector, like young doctors at the beginning of their careers and nurses who would be receiving a CZK 5000 monthly increase.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

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Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Deputy PM and Foreign Minister, Jan Hamacek, who is also the head of the junior CSSD partner in the governing coalition, told TV Prima that PM Andrej Babis had yet to specifically give proof of Miroslav Poche's negative behaviour at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Finance | Prague Daily Monitor

Martin Janecek, head of the General Financial Directorate (GFR) told television host Vaclav Moravec on his show, that VAT fraud reduced from 71 billion CZK to 66 billion CZK in 2015, and should be approximately 43 billion CZK if trends for the last year stay true.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Pravo reports that the untenable housing situation in Prague with the rapid increase in housing prices has made it difficult for people working in the lowest paid professions to find accommodation. These include people working in services essential to the functioning of the city; including teachers, transportation workers, nurses, firemen and police officers.

Prague | Business | Prague TV

The IKEA furniture chain will open a store on Wenceslas Square on Sept. 20. The store will not carry a complete product line, but will instead be focused on items for living rooms. The 800-square-meter store will be in a building formerly used by Česká spořitelna at Václavské nám. 779/16. The furniture giant describes the shop as a pop-up studio, and they have had similar ones in other cities such as Stockholm, Zurich, Rome and Warsaw.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Prague on the third leg of his European tour after visiting Cyprus and Bulgaria on Thursday.

National | Business | Deutsche Welle

Czech conglomerate Agrofert, founded by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, has been accused of subsidy fraud. To what extent is he involved?

Business | Brno Daily

According to the most recent report from the Czech Statistical Office, the unemployment rate decreased to 2.3% in the Czech Republic in July, reaching a new low for the 21st Century.

Finance | National | Czech Development Agency

Cambodian children's mortality rate has dropped due to the mHealth program funded by the Czech Development Agency and implemented by People in Need.

Finance | Radio Prague

Secondary-school graduates in the Czech Republic earn about one third more during their lifetimes than do graduates of vocational schools and about 60 percent more than people with basic education, suggests a new study carried out by the Czech Republic's Agency for Social Inclusion, quoted by the daily Mladá Fronta dnes.