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Doing business

Articles, interviews, research & studies, press releases from and about AmCham member companies related to the Czech business environment.

Managing business

Articles sharing best practices and knowledge of managing a business. Shared expertise and experiences of our community are available in this section to raise the standards of operational excellence.

Manufacturing Roundtable at Moduslink Brno

26.09.2017, Company: ModusLink Czech Republic s.r.o.

The representatives of the main manufacturing companies located in Brno accepted an invitation by Weston Stacey from the American Chamber of Commerce to meet and discuss two topics connected to their business, these being Automation & Industry 4.0 and the challenging situation in the labour market.

Tags: Politics | R&D | IT | Human Resources | Business Development | Finance | Economics |
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Abuse of a corporate credit card: grounds for summary dismissal?

26.09.2017, Company: bnt attorneys-at-law s.r.o.

Among the basic obligations of employees vis-a-vis their employer is the obligation to behave such that their conduct in connection with the employment relationship causes no damage to the employer, to manage the tools and aids entrusted to them with proper care and diligence, and to protect the employer's property from damage, loss, destruction, and abuse. Where an employee violates these duties by engaging in a deliberate attack against the employer's property, the employer's trust in them will be fundamentally disturbed or even be lost altogether. Having said that, is it really permitted to summarily dismiss an employee on these grounds, even if the damage to the employer's property is relatively marginal?

Tags: Human Resources | Finance | Law |
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Time for Higher Interests Rates

26.09.2017, Company: Deloitte

Is it overheating or not? The talk is about the Czech economy. Judging by the development of consumer prices (and their) forecast, it does not appear to do so. But the labour market and apartment prices tell a different story. It is apparently about time that the economic policy take its foot off the pedal and start putting the brakes on. Limited reliance can be usually placed on fiscal policy, namely in the year when elections are to be held. So only the central bank remains. And it decided to intervene in early August, increasing interest rates for the first time since 2008.

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Prague Airport Announces Creative Agency Tender

26.09.2017, Company: Český Aeroholding, a.s.

Prague Airport has announced a public tender with the goal of selecting a creative agency to get involved in its complex brand development strategy within the B2B and B2C segments in both off-line and online environment.  Experience with employer branding is also required. Agencies active in advertising for at least 3 years which can provide proof of meeting the qualification criteria may submit their offers.

Tags: Transport | Business Development |
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Dvořák Hager & Partners represented the Fit Invest group in its acquisition of a fitness centre in Prague

25.09.2017, Company: Dvořák Hager & Partners, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.

Dvořák Hager & Partners represented the Fit Invest group in its purchase of the Form Factory fitness centre in Stodůlky, Prague. Our legal services included complete preparation of transaction documentation and support during the negotiation phase.

Tags: Awards & Achievements | Law |
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Cyber attacks have risen up the risk agenda of global business leaders

22.09.2017, Marketplace

Business leaders are signalling rising concern about non-economic risks such as cyber and politics, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Executive Opinion Survey, an annual poll in which more than 12,400 executives across 136 countries were asked to identify the global risks of highest concern for doing business in their country. Marsh & McLennan Companies is a strategic partner of the Forum on the global risks agenda. Explore the exclusive survey results below, or read an overview of the threats on the minds of business leaders worldwide on BRINK.

Tags: Movers & Shakers | Business Development |

GDPR discussion followed by IT committee_Sep19

20.09.2017, Amcham

AmCham IT committee members met after GDPR discussion (1st session) to agree on the following steps: 2 main topics for Fall/Winter – Data Protection/GDPR and related subtopics (Security, digitalization) and Internet of Things (IoT). Read more…

Video and photogallery of Pre-election Debate with Political Leaders on September 12

12.09.2017, Amcham

American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce, Chambre de commerce franco-tcheque and Nordic Chamber of Commerce organized a Pre-election Debate with Political Leaders on September 12, the video of the event is available.

New AmCham Members in September 2017

6.09.2017, Marketplace

It´s our pleasure to inform you about new companies which have decided to join AmCham: Entre to join as a Corporate member in Marketing and Public Relations sector and First Line Software to join as a Small Business member in Information Technology sector. 

Tags: IT | New Products & Services | Business Development |

eDohled = online monitoring & IT committee

20.06.2017, Amcham

Download the presentation about eDOHLED prepared by Jaroslav Mráček of Vodafone  and see upcoming activities below.

Investing into older office objects is not worth that anymore, we can expect conversions to their original use

20.06.2017, Marketplace

The Czech office property market, in particular the Prague market, has recorded an intensive construction of modern office buildings in past years. During a single year 2015,  the Prague market absorbed approximately 190,000 square meters of new office space, and also for this and the next year there is expectation of new development. Due to this situation, older office objects are becoming slowly uncompetitive. 

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