Saturday, 17 February 2018
Business | Radio Prague

Klára Skřivánková is UK and Europe Programme Manager for Anti-Slavery International, which describes itself as the world's oldest human rights organisation. Skřivánková is an expert on human trafficking.

Business | The Slovak Spectator

The US online retailer Amazon announced last week the closure of its returns centre in Dobrovíz near Prague in the Czech Republic. The recently launched returns centre in Sereď should take over part of its operation, the Hospodárske Noviny daily informed.

Business | ČTK

Some three-fifths of Czech women and two-fifths of men have come across disadvantages and unequal conditions in their work, most often in the sphere of remuneration, advance in career and recruitment, according to a poll conducted last April and released on Monday.

Business | Real Estate | Radio Prague

Over a thousand new apartments are to be built on a former industrial site in the Prague district of Vysočany, E15 reported on Monday. Factory halls of the collapsed firm ČKD DIZ are to be demolished to make way for the construction project, which is the biggest yet from billionaire developer Milan Šrejber and his Pankrác development company, the newspaper said.

Business | ČTK

The Czech Imoba company has returned the subsidies the Čapí hnízdo farm, a part of Imoba, received from the state for animal breeding in recent years, Imoba spokesman Karel Hanzelka said in reaction to a newspaper article challenging the subsidy drawing as unrightful.

Finance | ČTK

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), who heads the Government council for research, development and innovations, will have the financing of big research centres checked, he said after the council's meeting on Friday.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

Brave men are all vertebrates. They have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. But these modern cowards are all crustaceans; their hardness is all on the cover, and their softness is inside.

Business | Prague TV

Another fashion outlet is set to open just outside of Prague in April. The awkwardly named Prague The Style Outlets will be next to Václav Havel Airport Prague in a remodeled mall that was built in 2008 but never opened due to the financial crisis.

Business | Radio Prague

Executives at the semi-state power giant ČEZ want to divide the company in two, Hospodářské noviny reported on Thursday. The state would retain control over ČEZ's coal, nuclear and gas operations, while the new firm would handle renewable energy and distribution, the newspaper said. A decision on the construction of new nuclear reactors is due in the near future but it remains unclear who will cover the cost, Hospodářské noviny wrote.

Business | Radio Prague

Around 32,200 new companies were created in the Czech Republic in 2017, according to the consultancy company Bisnode. That's the highest figure since the pre-crisis year of 2007, it added.

Business | Prague TV

Representatives of Prague, the Central Bohemia region, airport operator Letiště Praha, CzechTourism and Prague City Tourism have agreed to cooperate to support inbound tourism. They will participate in creating foreign presentations for the Czech Republic as an attractive tourist destination and support air travel to Prague.

Finance | Nasdaq/Reuters

The Czech crown hit a five-year high against the euro on Thursday after the country's central bank raised interest rates and signalled another increase this year is highly likely.

Business | Transitions Online

Czech Republic says big farmers must be protected; Hungary and Poland mull bigger contributions to EU budget.

Business | ČTK

The Czech General Staff has submitted updated demands on the purchase of new multipurpose helicopters to Defence Minister Karla Slechtova who will decide how the tender will be organised, Chief-of-Staff Josef Becvar told journalists on Thursday.

Business | ČTK

The Foreign Ministry will increase its capacities in order to be able to handle up to 20,000 applications for work in the Czech Republic from Ukraine annually, roughly double the current number, Foreign Minister Martin Stropnický said on Wednesday. More manpower may also come from Mongolia and the Philippines where the rules similar to those for Ukraine will take effect.