Czech Republic

Czech GDP growth of 2.7% y/y in 2Q19 positively surprised

bne IntelliNews August 15, 2019

Household consumption and external demand drove the economy in 2Q19.

CEE economies are weakening but domestic demand offsets Eurozone slowdown

Ben Aris in Berlin August 14, 2019

GDP growth figures from the second quarter of this year were down on the first quarter but showed that growth was still being supported in Central and Eastern Europe by domestic demand that has gone some way to offsetting an EU slowdown.

Czech inflation rate back up to nearly 3% in July

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

The Czech inflation was up by 0.2 percentage points (pp) month-on-month in July to a 2.9% taking it back to its May level after a slowdown in June, data from the Czech Statistics Office (CSO) published on August 12 showed.

ING: Czech Republic: Surprising fall in industry

ING Think August 7, 2019

Industrial output fell by 6.4% y/y in June after over 3% growth in previous months. Though subject to calendar effects and other one-off factors, the weaker result also underlines that Czech industry is not immune to the German industrial slowdown.

COMMENT: Southeast Europe the growth star in CEE banking, but the profit pool is elsewhere

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna July 16, 2019

The core message for bankers and investors active in the CEE region should be: close to old records, potential for more but watch out for late cycle phenomena.