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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 launches 2019 edition of its ‘Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe’ guide

21.03.2019, Company: Dentons Europe CS LLP, organizační složka

Ten years after the European Union vowed to produce 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, it has made huge progress toward that goal. Now, a new challenge beckons: In 2018, the EU formally set itself a binding target to achieve 32 percent of energy from renewables by 2030.

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European Office Market - 2019 Edition

21.03.2019, Company: BNP PARIBAS S.A., pobočka Česká republika

The office market in Europe is flourishing, with 2018 total volumes at the same level as those of 2017, by far the most active year in the decade. At city level, Central London benefited from the return of activity from small and medium businesses and from the high demand from the Media Tech sector, reaching 1.4m sq m (+19% over 1 year). The four main German markets combined dropped 8% but still represented 3.04m sq m, well above the long-term average. Volumes in Central Paris diminished by 9%, notably due to the lack of very large deals (-30% in transactions over 20,000 sq m). Very high results were achieved in Vienna (+54%), Luxembourg, Lisbon (+21%), Milan and Warsaw (+10%).

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FNUSA-ICRC Teams Are Involved in the Development of a New Technology by the Honeywell's Aerospace Division

21.03.2019, Company: Honeywell, spol. s r.o.

The aim of the project is to develop a technology for monitoring and evaluating the state of alertness of the pilot with use in aviation. For several years, a research team at the Honeywell's branch in Brno has been working on this topic, addressing it as part of its contribution to the European Clean Sky II initiative. Technology should increase flight safety in the future and also allow new ways of organizing air transport. The Sleep Medicine research team and engineers from the Biomedical Engineering research team contribute their knowledge and equipment. The first part of the unique project, which will gather data from volunteers primarily from professional and interested pilots, took place at the beginning of February.

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Some Rivalries Are Worth It

21.03.2019, Company: Grayling Czech Republic, s.r.o.

For as long as we can remember, rivalry has been an inherent part of human nature and even today we rely on it to some extent as one of the key driving forces behind our progress and development – be these scientific advances or economic growth.

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There are 57 coworking centers with a total area of 47,300 m2 in Prague.

21.03.2019, Company: JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

Flexible office space is any space (desk or more comprehensive office space) provided on short-term leases, at variable prices or alternatively on a membership basis. It’s not just start-up and millennial demand driving the accelerated pace of flexible space growth; larger and more traditional companies are beginning to adopt flex space at scale. Businesses are responding to a raft of structural changes by optimising their portfolios, consolidating their office spaces and driving productivity.
 

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International Survey on retirement: Sleepwalking into retirement poverty?

8.03.2019, Marketplace

People in Europe, the USA and Australia could be sleepwalking into long-term saving and spending problems. The ING International Survey Savings 2019, the eighth in an annual series, confirms that 61% of people living in 13 European countries worry about having enough money in retirement. Responses are similar in the USA and Australia.

AmCham Leadership Case Studies: Revenue today vs. Revenue tomorrow

27.11.2018, Amcham

Success in the hotel business is governed by the RevPar rate: the amount of revenue the hotel generates per available room per month. To succeed, you need to fill as many of your rooms as possible at the maximum possible rate. The challenge is this: if you fill all of your rooms all of the time, the rooms begin to show signs of wear. And if you want to raise rates as much as possible, you have to have quality rooms with the latest technology and equipment. To keep the rooms fresh and modern, you have to refurbish them regularly. How do you maintain revenue and occupancy while still keeping your rooms and conference facilities above market standard? 

 

AmCham 2018 Thanksgiving Message: Delivered by Magdalena Soucek, EY, Past President and Board Member

24.11.2018, Compete

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family, to share memories, and express gratitude to those who have helped us along the way.

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. 

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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.

 

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