Sunday, 10 February 2019
Business | Reuters

Central European markets firmed across the board after the Federal Reserve signalled that its interest rate hike cycle may have ended. The prospect of lower than expected U.S. interest rates made risky assets more attractive and also caused some selling of the dollar whose strength weighed on financial assets in emerging markets last year.

Business | Radio Prague

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's tweet that he was lobbying for the opening of an Apple Store in Prague received much attention from Czech media. However, server iDNES.cz reports that the Czech PM also discussed the possibility of introducing American telecoms giant AT&T as the fourth major mobile phone operator in the country.

National | Business | Brno Daily

The new land-use plan will replace the previous document, which has been in force since 1994 and requires updating to reflect recent developments in the city.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Republic will celebrate 20 years of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on the 12th of March 2019 in a big way. The celebrations will take place at Prague Castle and Czernin Palace.

Business | The Wall Street Journal

The tax office of the Czech Republic became the first in what local authorities expected would be a series of national agencies to block Huawei Technologies Co. from managing critical internet infrastructure, part of a broad, U.S.-led campaign to stop the Chinese telecom giant from building the next generation of communications equipment.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) met with Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj, the Chairman of the Presidential Council and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya, at his residence, Kramář's Villa, in Prague, on Wednesday.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO), President Milos Zeman, Senate Chair Jaroslav Kubera (ODS) and Radek Vondracek (ANO), the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, met at Prague Castle, on Wednesday to discuss Czech foreign policy.

Business | Brno Daily

The most recent Czech Statistical Office Business Confidence Survey for January 2019 found a mixed set of results. On one hand, the consumer confidence index is unchanged from December, though on certain indicators, such as concern about unemployment, rising prices, and expectations for the economy as a whole, consumer confidence has decreased.

Business | Radio Prague

One of the important points on Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček's agenda during his two-day visit to Ukraine has been the strengthening of economic relations. While bilateral trade sank significantly in the immediate period following the 2014 revolution, it has been growing steadily since 2016 and now lies at nearly EUR 2 billion per year.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Adam Vojtěch, the Minister of Health, announced on Tuesday, that he intended to make medical marijuana more accessible and cheaper for patients who needed it. According to Právo, Vojtěch's proposal involves a lower copay for the drug, with public insurance companies picking up the majority of the bill for patients, who really need it.

National | Business | Brno Daily

One hundred years ago, on January 28, 1919, a law was passed unanimously approving the founding of the University of Brno, bearing the name of President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

In an interview with Právo, Klára Dostálová (ANO), the Minister for Regional Development promised that the government was doing its best to speed up the process of awarding building permits.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Zuzana Baudyšová, who represents Prague 9 in the Senate, announced in a letter to Jaroslav Kubera (ODS), the Chair of the Senate, on Monday, that she was resigning her post. Baudyšová claimed that she was resigning for health reasons.

Business | Brno Daily

Brno Council is calling for companies to share data with the city, to allow city authorities to monitor and adapt to trends.

Business | Sport | Radio Prague

Fresh evidence has emerged in a sports subsidy scandal over which former Czech Football Association chairman Miroslav Pelta is facing criminal prosecution, alongside a widening array of alleged accomplices, including association, club, and former education ministry officials.