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Czech Republic: Confidence of consumers increased in October 2018 29.10.2018 Czech Republic: Confidence of consumers increased in October 2018 Czech Statistical Office: Overall confidence in economy increased slightly. The composite confidence indicator (economic sentiment indicator), that is stated by basic indices, increased by 0.2 points to 99.8 compared to September. Consumer confidence indicator increased by 1 point to 112.0, m-o-m.
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Czech Republic scored 71.18 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report 29.10.2018 Czech Republic scored 71.18 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report World Economic Forum: Czech Republic scored 71.18 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness, says Report published by the World Economic Forum. Czech Republic ranked 29. place from 140 compared countries.
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Czech Republic: Prices decreased in agriculture and increased in industry 19.10.2018 Czech Republic: Prices decreased in agriculture and increased in industry In comparison to August 2017, agricultural producer prices went down by 2.1%. Industrial producer prices and construction work prices were both higher by 3.3% and 3.5%, respectively.
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Czech retail trade successful also in August 19.10.2018 Czech retail trade successful also in August In August 2018, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased at constant prices by 4.2%, year on year (y-o-y).
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Surplus of the Czech Trade Balance Fell Year−on−Year 19.10.2018 Surplus of the Czech Trade Balance Fell Year−on−Year According to preliminary data in current prices, in August 2018 the external trade balance in goods ended in a surplus of CZK 2.3 bn, which was by CZK 2.6 bn lower, year−on−year (y−o−y).
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Czech National Bank increases interest rates 04.10.2018 Czech National Bank increases interest rates Czech National Bank (CNB): CNB Bank Board increased the two-week repo rate by 25 basis points to 1.50%. It also increased the Lombard rate to 2.50% and the discount rate to 0.50%.
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Housing dominated year-on-year price growth 13.09.2018 Housing dominated year-on-year price growth Consumer prices in August increased by 0.1% compared with July. The year-on-year growth of consumer prices accelerated to 2.5% in August, which was 0.2 percentage points up on July.
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Industrial production in July 2018 10.09.2018 Industrial production in July 2018 In July 2018, working days adjusted industrial production increased at constant prices by 6.7%, year-on-year (y-o-y); non-adjusted industrial production increased by 10.3%, y-o-y.
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Balance of the Czech Republic ended in a Deficit in July 10.09.2018 Balance of the Czech Republic ended in a Deficit in July According to preliminary data in current prices, in July 2018 the external trade balance in goods ended in a deficit of CZK 4.8 bn, which was by CZK 2.9 bn higher, year−on−year (y−o−y).
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Average Wage Increased by 6.2% in Real Terms 07.09.2018 Average Wage Increased by 6.2% in Real Terms In Q2 2018 the average gross monthly nominal wage per full time equivalent (FTE) employee in the national economy increased by 8.6% compared to the same period of the previous year. In real terms it grew by 6.2%. The median wage was CZK 27 236 (approx. USD 1 231).
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