Macroeconomic news

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April 2019

MPO: GDP growth slows down to 3% in 2018

In 2018, the growth in GDP slowed down from 4.4% to 3% due to the lack of HR and production capacities and a growing uncertainty related with the outer environment.

11
April 2019

K. Havlíček wants to make CR technology leader

The ambition of the future minister of industry and trade Karel Havlíček (representing ANO) is to make the Czech Republic an industrial and technology leader.

10
April 2019

Export prices up 3.4%, import prices up 3.3%

Export prices grew 3.4% y/y in February 2019. Import prices into CR gained 3.3%. Terms of trade decreased to 100.1%.

10
April 2019

Babiš proposes Havlíček and Kremlík as ministers

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) has proposed to President Miloš Zeman to appoint Karel Havlíček, the current deputy chairman of the Research, Development and Innovation Council as Minister of Industry and Trade.

9
April 2019

IndustryMin to divide CZK 2bn for industrial research

The Ministry of Industry and Trade will support industrial research and development projects within the TRIO program.

9
April 2019

FinMin predicts 2.4% economic growth for 2019

The Ministry of Finance has adjusted the GDP growth outlook for 2019 from 2.5% to 2.4% due to the deteriorated development in external environment.

8
April 2019

Analysts: Energy assumes role of industry\'s driving force

Energy was the driving force of the Czech industry in February 2019.

7
April 2019

AKU-BAT: CR lacks legislation for energy accumulation

The CzechRepublic does not sufficiently support development of energy accumulation. It rather inhibits it, says the Association for Energy Accumulation and Batteries, AKU-BAT CZ.

4
April 2019

CEEC: Investors awarded contracts worth CZK 69.6bn by Feb

From January to February 2019 public investors completed and awarded to concrete suppliers a total of 6,254 contracts or their parts with a total value of CZK 69.6bn.

3
April 2019

MF: Public finance surplus second highest in history

In 2018 the Czech Republic achieved the second highest surplus in public finance in its history. The debt fell to the level recorded before the economic crisis.

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