Czech Republic

Czech balance of payments ended in a surplus of CZK38.2bn in 2018

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2019

The Czech current account printed a surplus of CZK38.2bn (€1.48bn) in 2018, a year-on-year decrease by almost CZK16bn (€620.28mn), according to preliminary data released by the Czech National Bank (CNB) on February 13.

Czech inflation rate accelerated by 2.5% in January, mostly in housing prices

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2019

Czech inflation rate increased by 2.5% year-on-year in January from 2.0% in December 2019, mostly due to increase in housing prices, according to the Czech Statistical Office data

Czech unemployment increased by 3.3% in January 2019, still the lowest in past 22 years

bne IntelliNews February 11, 2019

Unemployment rate in the Czech Republic swelled to 3.3% in January from 3.1% in December, due to typical seasonality during winter months, according to the Czech Labour Office data released on February 8. “The situation on the labour market has been

Czech economy leads CEE in the Bloomberg innovativeness index, Ukraine trails

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2019

The Czech economy has improved its position in the annual Bloomberg 2019 Innovation Index by three places to the 25th position, the biggest improvement among other Central European countries. Ukraine was the worst performer.

Emerging markets portfolio flows deteriorated in 2018, most volatile year since 2010

Ben Aris in Berlin January 18, 2019

Last year was a rotten year for portfolio flows with multiple fickle factors driving outflows from the leading emerging markets. And the prospects for 2019 are, if anything, worse.