Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Czech watchdog lowers fines for construction firms' cartel agreement

Reuters |
9 February 2016

The Czech competition watchdog (UOHS) lowered fines against seven contruction firms for coordinating bids in several road constructrion tenders, ordering them to pay CZK 1.66 billion instead of an initial fine of 2 billion, UOHS said on Monday.

Five Czechs missing in Lebanon since July have been found

Reuters |
2 February 2016

Five Czech citizens who went missing in Lebanon in July are now with the Lebanese security services, a security source told Reuters on Monday. The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the five, who went missing in eastern Lebanon last year, were found late on Monday. "We will send a plane for them as soon as possible," the Czech foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek, on a visit to Oman, said on his Twitter account.

Czech brewer Lobkowicz's majority shareholder nears sole ownership

Reuters |
28 January 2016

The majority shareholder in Czech brewery Pivovary Lobkowicz Group has acquired 18.7% of shares in a buyout offer, putting its ownership stake near 100 percent, it said on its website on Wednesday.

Dukovany nuclear plant faces longer shutdowns next year

Reuters |
29 December 2015

The Dukovany nuclear power plant in eastern Czech Republic, operated by CEZ, will need to extend fuel exchange shutdowns next year to complete technical checks, the country's nuclear safety chief said on Monday.

Ministers: Czech police set to help Macedonia guard its border

Reuters |
18 December 2015

The Czech Republic is likely to send 25 police officers to help Macedonia guard its borders, strained by migrants flooding to the European Union, ministers said on Thursday.

Czech parliament rejects labelling goods from Israeli settlements

Reuters |
18 December 2015

The Czech parliament's lower house called on the government on Thursday to ignore EU rules on labelling goods from Israeli settlements, joining Hungary in breaking ranks over the divisive regulations.

Czech government won't help NWR's shareholders, says minister

Reuters |
4 December 2015

The Czech government is willing to step in to help 13,000 workers whose jobs are under threat at loss-making coal miner New World Resources (NWR) but will not offer any deal to help shareholders, the industry minister said on Thursday.

Czechs decide not to sign Nord Stream-2 opposition letter

Reuters |
3 December 2015

The Czech government decided on Wednesday not to sign a letter to the European Union raising concern among central and southeastern European nations that Russia's plans to extend its gas link to Germany could threaten the region's energy security.

PPF says sold 0.84% in O2 Czech Republic on Monday

Reuters |
1 December 2015

PPF says sold 0.84 percent in O2 Czech Republic on Prague bourse on Monday. PPF says sold 2.62 million O2 Czech Republic shares to support liquidity after stock returned to MSCI index.

Central bank chief says room for relaxed policy certainly not exhausted

Reuters |
1 December 2015

The Czech economy is certainly not overheating despite fast growth this year and the room for stimulating domestic demand through monetary policy has not been exhausted, central bank Governor Miroslav Singer said in a blog post on Monday.

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