Saturday, 19 August 2017

Radio Prague

Future of engineering jewel, VPE, unclear

Radio Prague |
4 August 2017

Certain parts of the Czech engineering sector are not experiencing the feel good effect blowing across most of the Czech economic landscape.

More and more Czechs choosing autumn over peak summer period

Radio Prague |
2 August 2017

For many Europeans, summer vacations are no longer limited to the summer, and more and more consumers, including Czechs, are taking holidays in the off-season. Czech Radio cited local travel agencies who say that interest in vacationing in the autumn has gone up in record numbers.

Czech smokers taking stock of heat-not-burn tobacco products as smoking ban starts to bite

Radio Prague |
1 August 2017

Just two months after a strict smoking ban came into effect in pubs and restaurants around the Czech Republic smokers are getting acquainted with a novel product on the market –heat-not-burn tobacco products which are said to be less detrimental to health and which might allow them to "smoke" in public places once again.

Czech central bank tipped to increase interest rates

Radio Prague |
1 August 2017

According to many analysts and economists, the Czech central bank is now on the verge of raising interest rates, a move that has not been seen for almost a decade. We look at the likelihood of such a move this week and in the weeks to come.

"There are three ghosts here, three ghosts and a unicorn" - tracing haunted Prague with Raymond Johnston

Radio Prague |
1 August 2017

One attraction for visitors to Prague is the city's unusually rich history of magic and alchemy. The Czech capital also has more than its fair share of haunted places – around 130 in the Old and New Towns alone, according to American Raymond Johnston.

Deputy head of Czech customs: Smugglers change their modus operandi all the time to stay a step ahead

Radio Prague |
31 July 2017

Vendulka Holá has had nothing less than a remarkable career, working 38 years for the Czech Customs Administration. Today, she is the deputy head of the office, fluent in more than six languages and the recipient this year of the Legion of Honour, France's highest order of merit.

Przewalski horses to get new grazing grounds, paddock, at Dívčí hrady

Radio Prague |
31 July 2017

A new project by Prague Zoo, together with the City of Prague, will allow for the creation of a new paddock for some of the zoo's Przewalski horses.

Czech companies raise alarm as they start to focus on the wood from the trees

Radio Prague |
31 July 2017

Czech firms have started ringing alarm bells at the lack of locally grown timber that can meet the toughest ecological growth standards.

Auto production sets new records as boom continues

Radio Prague |
28 July 2017

Newly released Czech automobile production figures for the first half of 2017 point to a continued boom in an industry that has been driving the economy in recent years. After record output in 2016, the first six months of this year saw domestic auto manufacturing grow by a further 5.1%.

Czech e-shops report record sales

Radio Prague |
27 July 2017

Czech e-shops are going from strength to strength, the financial daily Hospodářské noviny reports. According to the daily, Czech consumers are beginning to order far more than just electronic items or toys online but even foodstuffs they used to buy in stone-and-mortar shops. For the first time, annual online revenues in the Czech Republic are expected to top CZK 100 billion.

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