#Lukáš Kovanda, Ph. D.


Berlin’s Bohemian Tragedy

24 September 2019

During the last hundred years, hardly any metropolis of the world has undergone such a transformation as Berlin. The former Prussian army headquarters has become the... more

Johnson made things worse even for Draghi

11 September 2019

British politics was a total chaos over the past week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered number of crucial defeats. Therefore,... more

Lukáš Kovanda on Slovakian First Woman President for Bloomberg

31 March 2019

“Caputova is everything that Orban is not,” said Lukas Kovanda, chief economist at Czech Fund, a Prague-based investment group. “The... more

A war in which we will all be losers

28 March 2019

The winners and losers of the current variant of globalisation are pitted against one another, just like in the past.... more

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

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