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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.

Dentons supports education and health care workers in the Czech Republic during COVID-19

21.01.2021, Company: Dentons Europe CS LLP, organizační složka

As a result of the challenges caused by the global pandemic, Dentons’ Prague office increased its support to the Czech community in 2020. The Firm provided almost 1000 hours of free-of-charge legal advice to education and children’s rights organizations, and made charitable donations to help health care professionals and students impacted by COVID-19.

Tags: Law | CSR | Education | Health |
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Global economy watch: Predictions for 2021

20.01.2021, Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika, s.r.o.

From the great lockdown to the great rebound

Projecting what the future holds is an important exercise for business and governments looking to plan ahead. In our first edition of 2021, we look ahead to the trends we expect to come to the fore in the global economy in the year to come.

 

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Prague Airport Handles Nearly 3.7 Million Passengers in 2020 and Is Ready for 2021 Traffic Enhancement

20.01.2021, Company: Letiště Praha, a. s.

Throughout the course of 2020, a total of 3,665,871 passengers passed through the gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague. The operation of the airport was unprecedented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the related restrictions on travel and the worldwide decline in demand for flying. As a result, 79% fewer passengers were handled in Prague compared to 2019. In January and February 2020, there were direct flights serviced from Prague to a total of 111 destinations around the world. In the following months, the offer was limited and continued changing based on the epidemiological situation. Passengers were offered flights to up to 87 destinations on an ongoing basis. Last year, the routes to the United Kingdom were, traditionally, the most popular, with the greatest number of passengers flying to/from London. The airport is ready to resume its operations this year and continues to focus to the measures aimed at protecting the health of both passengers and airport employees.

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Opening a EUR 2m fund for digital inclusion today: Google.org Impact Challenge CEE

20.01.2021, Company: Google Czech Republic, s.r.o

It is my pleasure to inform you that the first-ever Google.org Impact Challenge dedicated to Central and Eastern Europe (which will distribute €2 million in grants) has opened for applications in the Czech Republic today as well. 

Tags: New Products & Services | IT |
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Wages stagnated last year, the goal for 2021 is personnel and economic stabilization

19.01.2021, Company: Hays Czech Republic s.r.o.

The year 2020 including the labour market developments was fully managed by the situation around the coronavirus pandemic. The impact of the pandemic on individual sectors differed significantly, however, the unemployment rate stabilized in the Czech Republic at 3.7% at the end of the year and thus remains the lowest in Europe. There has also been no significant decline in the total number of open jobs, which still exceeds 300,000.
 

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The Anglo-American University has launched a brand new project: the AAU Academy!

22.12.2020, Marketplace

As a fresh start into the New Year, the Anglo-American University has launched a brand new and innovative project - The AAU Academy.

Tags: Education | Human Resources |

AmCham Board of Directors announced

26.11.2020, Compete

Today, we debated how to move faster on the path to becoming The Country for The Future with Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Karel Havlíček, Deputy Minister Petr Očko, Milan Šlapák of GE Aviation, Tomáš Kolář of Linet Group, Ondřej Krajíček of Y Soft, and Martin Jahn of Volkswagen.

Lidya provides working capital for SME segment

12.10.2020, Marketplace

At the beginning of this year, Lidya entered the Czech market. Lidya is a global fintech that provides financing to small and medium-sized businesses. The company is a U.S. company with a technological team in Porto, Portugal and operations in Czech Republic, Poland and Nigeria. Shortly after entering the Czech market, the company became a member of the American Chamber of Commerce.

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Slapak and Muchna show Czech-American business ties are deep and increasingly sophisticated

13.08.2020, Compete

Milan Šlapák of GE Aviation (and AmCham's First Vice-President) and Václav Muchna of Y Soft Corporation were selected to represent the Czech and US business relationship on Czech Television yesterday. Their presence alone exhibits how important the relationship has become to the economic future of both countries.

AmCham Board of Directors 2020 Candidate Profiles

8.06.2020, Amcham

AmCham members are electing eight members of the board in an electronic ballot. Each member in good standing should receive their ballots by email: patrons and corporates have five votes and small business/entrepreneurs have two. Ballots are due by June 30th.

 

 

Advising The Rohatyn Group on investment in Optimapharm d.d.

29.05.2020, Marketplace

International law firm Taylor Wessing has advised The Rohatyn Group on its investment in Optimapharm d.d. ("Optimapharm"), a contract research organisation headquartered in Croatia, with 14 offices across Europe, including a heavy presence in CEE. The investment establishes a partnership with the company’s founders Gordana Gregurić Čičak and Igor Čičak.

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