Friday, 25 May 2018

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Foreign owned companies in Czech Republic climb to 86,000

Radio Prague |
25 April 2018

The number of foreign-owned companies in the Czech Republic has climbed to 86,000, according to the Czech Credit Bureau. The number has increased by 49 percent over the last seven years, it added. Most of those foreign companies are Russian-owned though their number has declined slightly.

Czech economic confidence climbs in April

Radio Prague |
25 April 2018

Overall confidence in the Czech economy climbed by 0.4 percentage points in April after March's fall, the Czech Statistical Office announced on Tuesday.

Prague executive committee backs demolition of Libeň bridge

Radio Prague |
25 April 2018

Prague City council's executive committee has backed demolishing the city's historic Libeň Bridge, a 1928 construction with Cubist elements, rather than opt for renovation. If the plan goes ahead, a new bridge will be built in its place. Proponents argue that saving the original would be almost costly as building a new bridge and will require less maintenance moving forward.

Czech music business sees double digit growth

Radio Prague |
25 April 2018

The revenues of Czech music business increased last year by 11 percent to 834 million crowns, according to a press release by the Czech branch of International Federation of Phonographic Industry.

Fighter against dictatorships: Cardinal Josef Beran

Radio Prague |
24 April 2018

Archbishop, later Cardinal, Josef Beran, became a symbol of opposition to totalitarian regimes. He was dubbed the archbishop who refused to be silenced. The punishment for speaking out was imprisonment first under the Nazi occupation and then the Communists.

Major reduction in fares for pensioners and students delayed

Radio Prague |
24 April 2018

The introduction of massively cheaper train and bus travel for Czech pensioners and students has been put back until September. The acting minister of transport says the delay is due to the fact that regional authorities are unable to meet the original deadline.

Czechs in last ditch race to save endangered African antelope

Radio Prague |
24 April 2018

For nearly 20 years, Czechs have been involved in saving the critically endangered Western Derby eland, the world's largest antelope living in Africa. The last wild population of the species can today be found only in Senegal and their fate depends solely on Czech-Senegalese cooperation.

Alternative market to bring new life to Prague brownfield

Radio Prague |
23 April 2018

The centre of Prague will see the opening of a unique but temporary open air market introduced on plots of land across from the city's Masaryk train station and Prague's Florenc. Named Manifesto, the market will consist of some 20 transport containers specially-modified as design boutiques, bookshops, street food stalls and more.

Czech energy billionaire raises questions with French media spree

Radio Prague |
23 April 2018

French media have described it like a bomb exploding, the news that a Czech billionaire is on the verge of taking over some of the country's best known magazines. For them, the billionaire in question, Daniel Křetínský, is a total bolt from the blue.

Car production down 2.6 percent in Q1

Radio Prague |
20 April 2018

Car production in the Czech Republic dropped by 2.6 percent in the first quarter of the year. The country's bigger car maker, Škoda Auto, increased production by 2.5 percent, to stand at just over 377,000. The biggest drop came from Hyundai where output was down 15,5 percent.

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