Macroeconomic news

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April 2017

ČSÚ: Producers’ prices up y/y in March

(CIANEWS, Apr 20) Agricultural producers’ prices in the Czech Republic grew 3.4% y/y in March 2017, while industrial producers’ prices soared 3%, building work prices 1.3% and market service prices 1.1%.

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April 2017

CNB: Financial assets in CR up 2.8%

(CIANEWS, Apr 20) The total value of financial assets in the Czech Republic increased by 2.8% q/q in Q4 2017. The Czech National Bank (CNB) has informed that the development was influenced primarily by foreign currency interventions.

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April 2017

ACEA: Passenger car registrations increase to 68,059 in Q1

(CIANEWS, Apr 19) The number of new cars registered in the Czech Republic in March 2017 increased 17.5% y/y to 26,786 units.

19
April 2017

ČSÚ: Optimism in industry down in March

(CIANEWS, Apr 19) Firms representing 18.4% of industrial production in the Czech Republic predicted improvement in their economic situation in next six months to come in March 2017.

19
April 2017

FinMin: Surplus recorded by regional budgets decreases to CZK 15.2bn

(CIANEWS, Apr 19) Municipalities, voluntary unions of municipalities, regions, and regional councils of cohesion regions posted consolidated income totalling CZK 69.4bn and expenses of CZK 54.1bn as of the end of February 2017.

19
April 2017

Government approves proposal to tax CZK1 bonds

(CIANEWS, Apr 19) The government of the Czech Republic approved on April 19, 2017 a proposal submitted by Minister of Finance Andrej Babiš (ANO) to amend the Investment Incentives Act.

18
April 2017

Government wants to raise minimum wage to 40% of average wage

(CIANEWS, Apr 18) According to Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD), it is necessary to raise the minimum wage to 40% of the average wage by 2018 to secure a further growth in wages.

18
April 2017

FinMin colloquium: GDP will grow 2.6%, inflation at 2.4%

(CIANEWS, Apr 18) The economy of the Czech Republic will likely grow 2.6% in 2017 and accelerate its growth to 2.7% in 2018.

13
April 2017

EY: 3D printing is used by 56 % of manufacturing companies in CR

(CIANEWS, Apr 13) 56 % of Czech manufacturing companies are actively using the technology of 3D printing or are planning on using it actively in the next five years.

13
April 2017

HKK preparing central purchase of energies for the years 2018 and 2019 too

(CIANEWS, Apr 13) The Hradec Králové region (HKK) is preparing a central purchase of energies at the commodity exchange for organisations established by the region for the years 2018 and 2019, too.

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