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

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Positively impacting people and the planet

21.09.2018, Company: Mondelez Czech Republic s.r.o.

We invested $200MM to modernize our biscuit plant in Opava, CzechRepublic! The new site is a zero-waste-to-landfill facility and will make snacks with as little energy usage and water as possible.

Tags: Economics | Business Development | Health | Retail | Manufacturing |
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Digital Transformation in Financial Services

21.09.2018, Company: DLA Piper Prague LLP

A defining moment for the sector
The financial services sector is at a pivotal point in its evolution. Disruption, new business models, FinTechs, payments, cryptocurrency, cyberthreats, greater collaboration and data legislation are all transforming the sector - and regulators are scrambling to keep up.
The sector has made great strides towards digital transformation, but there are still barriers to innovation. How do industry insiders see financial services evolving: which will be the real game-changers, how will the industry transform over the next few years and are institutions and regulators keeping pace?

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Korean Air to Service Its Seoul – Prague Route Using Dreamliners from October 2018

21.09.2018, Company: Letiště Praha, a. s.

Korean Air has announced that, effective 29 October 2018, the carrier will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for 269 passengers in a three-class seating configuration to service its route connecting Prague with Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Flights will still be offered three times a week during the winter schedule – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Bell UH-1Y Steals the Show at NATO Days

21.09.2018, Company: Bell Helicopter Textron

Bell’s team was proud to participate in this year’s NATO Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic as well as the Czech Air Force Days on September 15. Visitors were highly impressed by our UH-1Y ‘Yankee’ multi-role aircraft and were thrilled to see it up close. 

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Asking the right questions to define government’s role in cybersecurity

21.09.2018, Company: McKinsey & Company, Inc. Prague

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for governments to manage cybersecurity. But asking some key questions can help leaders get started.

Tags: Law | IT |
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USA Investment Guide: General Economic Data, Government Incentives and Key Contacts

30.08.2018, Amcham

The U.S. presents the challenge of an unfamiliar market and regulatory structure. This challenge can be met effectively by securing knowledge readily available. Every state has active investor councils to help foreign investors navigate incentives, regulation, and logistics. This guide is intended as a preliminary look at those issues and resources.

Customers are looking for largest warehouses in Plzeň and Ústí regions

21.06.2018, Marketplace

CBRE, a global leader in commercial real estate services published its latest CBRE REAL DEMAND BAROMETER – a study monitoring demand for warehouses all over Czech Republic over past two years. It shows large differences between regions (kraje) – while in Karlovarský region was the typical (median) request for warehouses exceeding 13 thousand square meters, in Olomoucký region the median demanded warehouse floor space was only 600 square meters.

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Loosening the Belt: Number of Overweight Czechs Significantly Rising

12.03.2018, Marketplace

Christmas is long behind us and we are already several weeks into the New Year. Weeks during which – according to statistics – the majority of us lose interest in or the will to keep their New Year’s resolutions, including probably the most frequent one – to lose weight and start exercising more. This is a pity considering that 71% of men and almost 57% of women in the Czech Republic are suffering from excessive weight or obesity: the highest percentages ever recorded. 

Tags: Health |

Weston Stacey: A lot of people in America have underestimated Trump

12.03.2018, Amcham

An article of E15 published on March 12 on steel and aluminum tarrifs (in Czech language).

Last Thursday, the Trump administration announced its plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The tariffs are intended to raise the production in US steel and aluminum plants to 80%, which is considered the minimum output necessary for survival. If the tariffs take effect, the EU has declared it will place reciprocal tariffs on US products of similar export value. The issue underneath the tariff decision- global overcapacity- is real, but imposing global tariffs does not appear to help solve the problem. An internationally coordinated response using targeted tariffs or quotas might be the best way to keep the economic and geopolitical damage to the minimum.

 

USA: Honored Country at the Thessaloniki International Fair 2018

7.03.2018, Marketplace

In September 2018, the United States are returning in the Thessaloniki International Fair as the honored country at the most dynamic exhibition in southeast Europe that will bring together government and business leaders, “doers”, influencers and 300.000 buyers and professionals.

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Parental company of AAA AUTO changes name to AURES Holdings, Polish entity not affected

1.03.2018, Marketplace

AAA Auto International, a.s., the Czech company which operates the AAA AUTO international network of car dealerships, is changing its name to AURES Holdings, a.s. on 1 March 2018. In renaming itself, the company wants to draw attention to the wider range of activities performed by the group, which, apart from its used car business, is also engaged in other areas relating to the provision of comprehensive mobility solutions.

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