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Czech National Bank Hikes Rates by 0.25 pp in First Back-to-back Increase in 11 Years

3 August 2018

The Czech National Bank (CNB) raised the main interest rate by 0.25 percentage points (pp) to 1.25% at its policy-setting ...

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New Boss Tasked with Overhauling Struggling Czech Post

18 June 2018

Czech Post has a new director general. Freshly-installed chief Roman Knap has been tasked with cutting costs but also raising... more

Czech Central Bank Tightens Mortgages Rules to Pop the Nascent Housing Bubble

13 June 2018

The Czech National Bank (CNB) took aggressive actions to burst a potential real estate bubble before it gets too big... more

Czech Election Result Could Delay Euro Adoption Until 2025

23 October 2017

The clear winner of the Czech Republic’s parliamentary elections is ANO 2011, an anti-establishment political party founded by Andrej Babiš,... more

Unemployment at 3.9 Percent

8 October 2017

Unemployment in September dropped to below four percent, in line with analysts’ predictions, the ČTK news agency reported. September’s unemployment... more

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Lukáš Kovanda

Lukáš Kovanda, Ph.D., is a Czech economist and author focusing on economic literature, and is Chief Economist at the CYRRUS company. His work there includes analyzing and commenting on macroeconomic issues, investments, and emerging phenomena such as sharing economy, cryptocurrencies and fintechs. He is a Department of Economics lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague and is a member of the Scientific Board of the Czech Banking Association.

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