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Contactless Czechs spark arguments over dash from cash

Czechs are among the world leaders for so-called contactless cash payments. The use of such payments, such as on city trams and buses, is soaring and has sparked arguments about whether the writing is on the wall for traditional notes and coins issued by the country’s central bank.

 
 
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Czech e-shops report record sales

Czech e-shops are going from strength to strength, the financial daily Hospodářské noviny reports. According to the…

 
 
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Survey: Four in ten Czechs not up front…

A recent poll conducted by Equa Bank asked respondents whether they had a good overview of their partners’ finances and…

 
 
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Brussels calls for Czech strategy for…

Czech measures to deal with its nuclear waste backlog are again under scrutiny as the country faces possible European…

 
 
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Czechs to open clinic in Tanzania

A Czech businessman is set to open a clinic in Tanzania. It is the first major Czech investment in the country, the…

 
 
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Study: High number of vacancies not…

The number of vacancies on the Czech labour market continues to grow. However, this is not translating into salary…

 
 
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Prague investigates making Vltava a…

At the moment the Vltava river in Prague is mainly used by tourists but the state waterways authority and city council…

 
 
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Czech unions recruit German support for…

Workers of the world unite! A stirring rallying cry which in reality often failed to cross borders. But Czech unions…

 
 
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Czech company at centre of scandal in…

A scandal has broken out in Kyrgyzstan over the government’s decision to hand a billion dollar contract for an energy…

 
 
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Czech long-term jobless rate falls by…

The number of long-term unemployed in the Czech Republic in June was less than half the figure for the same month three…

 
 
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BMW earmarks Czech Republic for self…

The Czech Republic stands in line to land another major investment connected with the auto industry. German carmaker…

 
 
 
 
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