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Grain Harvest Down by Eight Percent This Year

16 October 2018

According the Czech Statistical Office’s estimate, this year’s grain harvest is 7.9 percent lower than that of the previous year.... more

Average Czech Monthly Wage Up by 8.6 % in Second Quarter

6 September 2018

Average monthly salaries in the Czech Republic grew by 8.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of this year, according... more

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... more

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

Home Price Growth in Czech Republic Fastest in EU

19 July 2017

The price of flats and houses in the Czech Republic grew by 12.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of... more

Czech Long-term Jobless Rate Falls by More than Half in 3 Years

17 July 2017

The number of long-term unemployed in the Czech Republic in June was less than half the figure for the same... more

Blooming ‘bureaucratic terror’

24 October 2016

The number of public sector employees in the Czech Republic continues to grow. It’s up by 23,000 since 2012, to... more

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