Monday, 28 May 2018

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Czech-based Avast eyes London float

Radio Prague |
13 April 2018

Czech-based anti-virus company Avast has announced plans to launch shares on the London stock exchange this year with the aim of raising around 200 million US dollars. The Prague-based software security and protection company, which could be valued at around four billion dollars, says it wants to ease its debt burden and create room for further growth. The share offer is likely to be targeted at institutional investors.

World's largest Franz Josef I coins collection to be auctioned in Prague

Radio Prague |
12 April 2018

The biggest collection of coins featuring Habsburg Emperor Franz Josef I, which is estimated to worth 100 million crowns, will be auctioned in Prague next week.

Krnáčová not to stand for re-election as Prague mayor

Radio Prague |
12 April 2018

The mayor of Prague, Adriana Krnáčová of ANO, will not stand again in elections in the autumn, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said Ms. Krnáčová was planning to quit politics entirely.

Biggest ever Czech crowd funding project fuels relaunch of iconic Čezeta scooter

Radio Prague |
12 April 2018

Englishman Neil Smith is behind the rebirth of a distinctive and iconic Czech scooter from the 1950s and 1960s – the Čezeta. The new version is electric and the project has just benefitted from the biggest Czech crowdfunding ever with capital raised for marketing and further production in just 10 days.

Czech gov't concerned over future of Ostrava steelmaker

Radio Prague |
12 April 2018

The future of the Czech Republic’s biggest steelmaker, Arcelor Mittal Ostrava, is at the centre of government and union worries.

New European directive aims to end practice of dual quality of foods and other products

Radio Prague |
12 April 2018

A new directive was announced by the European Commission on Wednesday which spells the end of dual quality in numerous international brand foods and other products across different EU countries.

Martin Šmok: Long-lasting constructs of enemy being used to fuel levels of hatred unseen since war

Radio Prague |
11 April 2018

Martin Šmok moved to the US in the 1990s to work with the USC Shoah Foundation, which has recorded video interviews with more than 50,000 Holocaust survivors. Long back in Prague, he remains a senior international program consultant with the project and is also active in the field of education.

Czech astronomer has international impact with night sky images

Radio Prague |
11 April 2018

Czech astronomer Petr Horálek started his career at the Academy of Science's Astronomical Institute. During this time, he fell in love with astrophotography, becoming one of the most respected Czechs in the field. Horálek specializes in capturing rare night-sky phenomena and hopes that his unique shots will draw attention to the problem of light-pollution.

Czech Republic takes top spot in Europe in internet sales

Radio Prague |
11 April 2018

Czech Republic has taken a top spot in Europe in terms of internet sales, according to data released by the research agency GfK and the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism on Tuesday. More than 43 percent of technical or non-food goods in the country are currently sold online, according to the study.

Positive news for Czech consumers as EU readies anti-dual food quality rules

Radio Prague |
10 April 2018

Consumers in the Czech Republic and other parts of the former Eastern Bloc look like getting positive news this week with EU officials due to put forward new guidelines against dual standards in food and other products. A Czech MEP says that while only a first step, the rules should ultimately prove useful.

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