Czech Republic

ING: Commodity supercycle calls grow

Warren Patterson Head of Commodities Strategy at ING in the Netherlands March 7, 2021

It has been an exceptional month for commodity markets, with growing inflation expectations increasing investor interest in the assets. Meanwhile, fundamental developments, particularly in the oil market, have only provided a further boost.

Czech president approaches China for Sinopharm vaccine

bne IntelliNews March 5, 2021

Czechia could be second EU country to use the Chinese vaccine, though health minister criticises initiative.

Czech online retailer Rohlik attracts €190mn from investors

bne IntelliNews March 4, 2021

The online food retailer entered the Hungarian market in 2019, Austria in December, and plans to launch online sales in Germany in the next few months.

Czechia considers using Russian vaccine without EMA approval

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2021

Visegrad Four break ranks with the EU again and reach deals to buy unapproved Russian and Chinese vaccines.

Prague-based ARX buys Slovenia’s I-Tech

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2021

Czech private equity investor to help I-Tech grow organically.

Erste Bank net profit halves to €783mn in 2020

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2021

Austrian lender provisions for COVID-19 downturn but says it does not expect a significant increase in hard defaults after the expiration of debt moratoria in the region.

BOR: Post-Brexit top five tips for British firms hiring in Czechia

Gal Raviv in Prague February 22, 2021

Czechia offers many opportunities for employers based in the UK. But there are a few things you need to know about hiring workers

LONG READ: Czechs reassess their Habsburg legacy

Robert Anderson in Prague February 21, 2021

Russian statues are being pulled down as Austrian ones are being put up again.

Czech hospitals close to breaking point as government mulls easing COVID-19 restrictions

bne IntelliNews February 19, 2021

Pressure builds on cabinet as public and business lose patience with lockdown.

Closure of German-Czech borders hits German companies

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2021

New restrictions are putting vital supply chains at risk as many German companies rely either on Czech inputs or commuting workers.

Resilient emerging Europe labour markets to bounce back post-crisis

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 17, 2021

Unemployment growth has been modest and a return to tight labour markets is expected as economies recover from the coronacrisis.

Czech lack of trust in government undermines fight against COVID-19 epidemic

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2021

45% of Czechs see the pandemic as media hype, influenced by secret organisations, and only 18% see it as high-risk.