The Czech economic growth has slowed to 2.5% year-on-year and 0.3% quarter-on-quarter in 3Q19, most likely driven by household consumption, according to preliminary estimates released by the Czech Statistics Office (CSO) on November 14.
Markets, meanwhile, draw breath as Erdogan prepares for November 13 White House meeting with Trump. Betting is that the two strongmen will reach an accommodation.
Mister Auto released a survey of which cities in the world are the best and worst to drive in that found Moscow has the second highest road rage index in the world, after only Ulaanbaatar.
Non-adjusted Czech retail sales increased by 7.3% year-on-year in September from 3.7% in August. The month-on-month seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade went up by 0.7%, according to the Czech Statistics Office data published on November 7.
The growing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance to investors (and ultimately to voters) is one of the most important forces shaping the new global economy. CO2 emissions must peak next year or we are in trouble.
If half of the governance gap between Central Europe and the G7 countries was closed, income convergence would be brought forward by almost a generation, says EBRD chief economist Beata Javorcik in an interview with bne IntelliNews.
30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall the new EU members haven’t yet caught up with Western Europe — but they are drawing level with the Southern European states that were battered by the international economic crisis.
Bond issuers from Eastern Europe were active in October with 18 bonds issued worth a total of $4.5bn of which two-thirds of the value and 14 out of the 18 were Russian bonds, according to data provided by CBonds.
Report from the Open Society Foundations reveals a “robust spirit of dissent, and a readiness to challenge those in power” as shown by mass anti-corruption protests in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.
Since the first years of the transition period, Central Europe started to emerge as a major manufacturing destination for Europe’s automotive industry. Now the industry is adapting to a new generation of technologies.
PPF Group of Czech billionaire Peter Kellner reported net profit growth of 160% year-on-year to CZK14.6bn (€573mn) in 1H19, compared to CZK5.6bn (€220mn) the company earned in 1H18
Six social classes have emerged in the Czech Republic in the three decades since the Velvet Revolution of 1989, and the education system is freezing the current status quo rather than helping social mobility.
Despite a slight increase in IHS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the Czech Republic to 45.0 in October from 44.9 in September, the data signalled a further deterioration in the Czech manufacturing sector health
Western Europe is rapidly sliding into recession, but after a five-year-long boom, Central Europe is holding out.
EP Global Commerce Group (EPGC) of Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky and Slovak investor Patrik Tkac increased their share in German retailer Metro AG to 29.99% by acquiring 7.3% of Haniel ́s shares, becoming Metro ́s largest shareholder
PPF Group of the richest Czech Petr Kellner sold a 25% stake in the Hungarian radio communications company Telenor, which includes Telenor Hungary and Telenor Real Estate, to Antenna Hungaria.
The European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Indicators (ESIs) turned south across Central Europe in October, suggesting the economies of the region will slow down from here as a miasma descends.
Investors and policymakers finished the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank annual general meetings in October on a more positive note than expected.
Czech utility's second attempt to offload its Bulgarian assets is blocked by regulator, which warns deal would cause a "significant deterioration" of market competition.