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27-04-2012 16:11 | Christian Falvey

Photo: Mitas The Czech Republic wins arbitration case against British BCD over toxic cleanup; Tyres producer Mitas opens first plant in the USA; Škoda Auto raised first quarter profit by 11.8%; Energy Regulatory Office to halt support for new renewable energy sources; Czech claims on other countries total 22.35 billion   More

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13-04-2012 14:28 | Daniela Lazarová

In Business News this week: the government approves a far-reaching fiscal consolidation plan to reduce the state budget deficit, a drop in deliveries of Russian crude oil to the Czech Republic triggers speculation of a plan to up the price and Škoda Auto posts record sales.  More

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06-04-2012 15:57 | Jan Richter

In Business News this week: Czech industrial production speeds up; most Czech companies want to hire employees as contractors; Saturday shifts at Škoda Auto end over labour dispute, the North American brewing giant Molson Coors buys Staropramen; and Prague’s Ruzyně airport marks 75 years since the first landing.   More

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23-03-2012 16:03 | Jan Velinger

In Business News: Industry and Trade Minister confirms that Czech Republic will try and further expand nuclear energy production; Rusatom Overseas signs memorandum with potential subcontractors on Temelín; Škoda Auto sees significant increase in sales in foreign markets; One-third of Czechs will be unable to save a single crown a month this year, poll suggests; and Czech nanotechnology firms make mark in Japan.   More

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16-03-2012 15:14 | Sarah Borufka

In this week’s business news: Czech banks are getting ready to sign off on what could be the largest-ever club deal, negotiations between Škoda Auto management and unions continue, the Czech Agrarian Chamber’s president has said that egg prices will stabilize, the cost of fuel has hit a record high and the American coffee retailer Starbucks has opened its first Czech branch outside of Prague.   More

Government officials at odds over country’s export strategy

13-03-2012 16:11 | Jan Richter

Photo: Claus Bunks, CC 3.0 license Two Czech ministers have clashed over how the government should support the country’s exports. Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, whose office has put a lot of effort into promoting Czech businesses abroad, dismissed a new export strategy designed by the Industry and Trade Ministry. In spite of the squabbles, however, the government’s support for exporters is bearing fruit: Czech exports have reached record levels and are a major driving force behind the Czech economic recovery.  More

Radioactive Waste Depository Authority launches multi-million-crown incentive to win over municipalities for possible nuclear waste sites

21-02-2012 17:17 | Sarah Borufka

Illustrative photo While the Czech Republic relies on nuclear power for some 30 percent of its total energy supply, the Radioactive Waste Depository Authority is facing difficulties in finding new locations for depositing nuclear waste. As an incentive for municipalities to agree to geological research on their territory, the state-run authority is now offering mayors millions of crowns. Sarah Borufka has the details.  More

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17-02-2012 16:19 | Dominik Jůn

In this week's Business News, the Czech Republic sees a fall in truck production; household spending stagnates; January sees inflation up again; social security finds itself in the red for three years in a row and supermarkets are caught re-labelling out-of-date food.  More

PM tells European-bound Czech exporters to look further afield

07-02-2012 17:10 | Daniela Lazarová

The Czech government on Monday unveiled a new export strategy that is to help Czech exporters find new, fast-developing markets. The move aims to boost the country’s economic stability amidst concerns over the deepening debt crisis in the euro zone.  More

Car manufacturers in Czech Republic to roll out new mid-priced vehicles in 2012

18-01-2012 16:18 | Jan Velinger

Škoda Rapid Despite gloomy news and grim forecasts almost all around these days one sector of the economy - namely the automotive industry – is in top gear. In 2011, two out of three manufacturers – Hyundai and Škoda Auto exceeded previous expectations, and while TPCA suffered a drop in production, all three together produced a record 1,186,000 vehicles. And they are gearing up for an equally good year in 2012, reading to launch mid-priced new or revamped models aimed at both the domestic market and markets abroad.  More

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