Saturday, 28 March 2015

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ČEZ tries to see bright side as profits tumble for fifth year in row

Radio Prague |
6 March 2015

ČEZ's annual profits continued their recent slide for 2014 with a further drop expected for this year as well. The upturn is hard to see amid continued weak power prices.

Prague hosts European Athletics Indoor Championships

Radio Prague |
7 March 2015

The biggest athletics event the Czech Republic has staged for almost four decades – the European Athletics Indoor Championships - is underway. And hopes are high that home advantage and enthusiastic fans will spur a record Czech contingent onto the winners' podium.

Václav Havel Fellowship programme helps young journalists from post-Soviet bloc states

Radio Prague |
6 March 2015

The Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship was founded in 2011 by the Czech Foreign Ministry, Radio Free Europe and Vize 97 -the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation, with the aim of advancing and promoting media freedom in the post-communist world.

Die Welt: BMW considering Czech logistics site

Radio Prague |
5 March 2015

Luxury carmaker BMW has warned that it could build a logistics centre in the Czech Republic if its plans to site the new centre near Regensburg, Bavaria, are thwarted, according to the daily Die Welt.

Minister to cut VAT rate in bid to mollify restaurateurs over electronic cash registers

Radio Prague |
5 March 2015

The minister of finance, Andrej Babiš, plans to reduce the value added tax charged in Czech restaurants to 15 percent as part of an amendment introducing the compulsory recording of takings in electronic form.

Locals told to watch out following bear sighting in Břeclav

Radio Prague |
5 March 2015

Residents in the Břeclav area have been advised to exercise caution after a brown bear was sighted in local woodland on Tuesday. The animal is believed to have wandered into South Moravia across the Slovak border.

Business to business loans matchmaker makes Czech debut

Radio Prague |
5 March 2015

A new concept in the banking and loans market is starting to make an impact in the Czech Republic – business to business loans which largely sideline the traditional banks.

Mayor says designer of much-delayed Blanka tunnel must be "moron"

Radio Prague |
4 March 2015

The mayor of Prague says the designer of the city's Blanka tunnel must be "a moron" (debil). Adriana Krnáčová made the comment after news emerged that the tunnel would not be open until next year at the soonest as hundreds of kilometres of water-damaged cables have to be replaced.

Five Czechs on Forbes list of US dollar billionaires

Radio Prague |
4 March 2015

Five Czechs have made this year's list of US dollar billionaires, compiled by the US business magazine Forbes. The richest Czech Petr Kellner, owner of investment group PPF, is reported to be the 160th wealthiest person in the world, with assets valued at 8.4 billion US dollars.

Mourinho: Čech won't come cheap if he leaves Chelsea in summer

Radio Prague |
4 March 2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says if Petr Čech does leave the soccer club it will be for a high price. The Czech goalkeeper became Chelsea's second choice between the posts after Belgian Thibaut Courtois returned from a loan spell at the start of the current season and there has been speculation he will move on in the summer.

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