Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Business | Prague TV

Václav Havel Airport Prague had another record year in 2017. It handled a total of 15,415,001 passengers, an increase of 17.9 percent compared to 2016. This confirmed the airport's status as one of the fastest growing airports in the category of 10 to 25 million passengers in Europe.

Business | Prague TV

Škoda Auto set a new sales record in 2017. The traditional Czech brand's global deliveries rose by 6,6% to 1,200,500 vehicles. For the fourth time in a row, the carmaker sold more than one million vehicles in a year.

Business | Radio Prague

Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo will start operating in Prague this year. Around one thousand bikes should be available for rent in the wider city centre as of spring 2018.

Business | ČTK

The Czech Republic ranks tenth in an Innovation Scorecard study published by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which organises CES, the world's biggest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) wrote on Tuesday.

Finance | ČTK

The committee of the Regional Operational Programme Central Bohemia did not approve the removal of Capi hnizdo project, implicating Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO), from the EU financing on Tuesday.

Business | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic's spending watchdog has roundly criticized the way state and European funds were used in connection with different projects to maintain and improve the country's forests.

Business | Prague TV

The Prague Film Fund has launched a new call for applications for grants for live-action, animated or documentary films and series that feature Prague. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 15 and up to CZK 15 million can be distributed among projects.

Business | ČTK

Mirek Topolanek, former Czech PM who failed in the first round of the direct presidential election this weekend, has resumed work in the firms belonging to the Energy and Industrial Holding (EPH) of businessman Daniel Kretinsky, EPH spokesman Daniel Castvaj told CTK on Monday.

Business | Prague Leadership Institute

Some today pretend to be talking in the name of the people, but they are just ventriloquists, said Emmanuel Macron. The President of France may be young and lack a depth of experience in certain areas, but he sure knows how to call out the duplicity of some political leaders today.

Business | Radio Prague

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has registered the colour and shape of the famous Czech painkiller Ibalgin, the daily Hospodářeké noviny reported on Friday. The round tablets in bright pink colour belong among the 10 top-selling drugs in the country.

Finance | ČTK

The Czech education sector budget should be increased by approximately 50 billion crowns within the next four years, Education Minister Robert Plaga told journalists on Friday after a meeting with the school trade unions and PM Andrej Babis (both ANO).

Business | Prague TV

The Czech Republic continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the European Union. According to the latest figures from the Czech Statistical Office, the unemployment rate was 2.5 percent in November 2017.

Business | Radio Prague

Swedish furniture giant IKEA will open a new store in the very centre of Prague this summer, the daily e15 reported on Thursday. A temporary pop-up store selling living rooms will be located on Wenceslas Square.

Finance | Radio Prague

The Czech National Bank (CNB) has announced a shake-up of its system for managing its foreign currency reserves. The bank says it will now divide its reserves into two categories: those destined for fast access and use and those regarded as long-term investments.

Business | Prague Connect

Interchange raised more than CZK 120,000 for the People in Need organization through its public collection boxes at Václav Havel Airport Prague and matches the collection by donating the same itself. All of the money donated will go to PIN's public collection known as "a Better School for Everyone" which focuses on education of children living in difficult conditions.