Thursday, 2 October 2014


Czech energy envoy: "Foolish" to expect Russian gas via Ukraine this winter

Reuters |
30 September 2014

It is foolish to expect gas to flow as usual through Ukraine this winter and Europe must brace for disruption along the route that typically carries almost half of Russia's exports to the European Union, a top Czech energy official said on Monday.

HN: UniCredit says sanctions hurting Europe more than Russia

Reuters |
29 September 2014

Sanctions put in place amid the crisis in Ukraine have caused more problems for Europe than Russia, the chief executive of Italian bank UniCredit was quoted as saying in an interview with a Czech newspaper.

Czech zoo burns rhino horns to help save endangered species

Reuters |
22 September 2014

A Czech zoo burned around 60 kilograms of rhino horns on Sunday, part of an international campaign designed to highlight the plight of a species being driven towards extinction by poachers.

Czech Fortuna's new CEO to develop online business

Reuters |
18 September 2014

Fortuna Entertainment Group's new chairman and chief executive Per Widerstrom is being brought in to develop the Czech betting firm's online business, the company said on Wednesday.

Czechs to send first shipment of ammunition to Kurds next week

Reuters |
12 September 2014

The Czech government will send the first shipment of ammunition to Kurdish forces in Iraq next week, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

RWE Czech Republic says no reduction in gas inflows

Reuters |
11 September 2014

RWE Czech Republic has seen no reduction in natural gas supplies to the Czech Republic on Wednesday, a spokesman for the country's main gas importer said.

Heineken in talks to sell Czech operations to Molson Coors

Reuters |
10 September 2014

Heineken (HEIN.AS), the world's third-largest brewer, is in talks about selling its Czech operations to Molson Coors (TAP.N), a Czech newspaper reported on Tuesday citing unnamed industry sources.

Czech Pegas Nonwovens considering issue of CZK-denominated bonds

Reuters |
4 September 2014

Czech artificial textile maker Pegas Nonwovens is considering issuing crown-denominated bonds for medium-term financing to help repay bank loans, the company said on Wednesday.

Czechs seek to modify proposed EU sanctions

Reuters |
3 September 2014

The Czech Republic wants to modify some parts of the European Union's proposed new trade measures against Russia, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Tuesday, warning that escalating sanctions was risky. The European Commission is to prepare a final draft of new sanctions against Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine by Wednesday and EU governments will make a decision on the final shape of the package by Friday.

Czech O2 sees improving revenue trend in residential contracts in H2

Reuters |
3 September 2014

O2 Czech Republic expects a gradual improvement of the revenue trend in its residential contract segment in the second half of the year, it said on Tuesday in its half-year report.

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