Czech Republic

COMMENT: Central European stock markets still look good, while Russia's is improving

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management August 22, 2017

2017, so far, has been the best year for Central European equities since 2012, while the Russian index has been the worst performing market globally.

Bank lending conditions improve in Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2017

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) composite index for the Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey in 2Q17 showed that while lending conditions in emerging markets (EM) in general have tightened, those in Europe are easing

Czech police seek removal of immunity for PM frontrunner

bne IntelliNews August 10, 2017

Czech police requested that parliament remove the immunity of Andrej Babis. Likely the latest in a series of political potshots, the effort will struggle to derail the march of the billionaire leader of the Ano party to take the PM's seat.

Brno top destination for tech startups in CEE/CIS

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2017

Affordability makes the Czech Republic’s second city the highest ranked location in the CEE/CIS region on Nestpick’s latest Startup Cities Index.

Czech retail sales continue to stabilise in June

bne IntelliNews August 4, 2017

Czech retail sales growth accelerated to 6.6% y/y (both in adjusted and non-adjusted terms) in June, according to data reported by statistics office CZSO on August 4.

Czech rate setters take the plunge

bne IntelliNews August 3, 2017

Czech National Bank raises interest rates by 20bp, becoming the first central bank in the EU to hike rates in the recovery business cycle.

Brussels presses Visegrad states on migrant quotas

bne IntelliNews July 26, 2017

Populist governments in the "Visegrad Four" states are resisting the EU’s migrant quotas scheme intended to redistribute 160,000 refugees from Italy and Greece.