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December 11, 2017 7:00 am | FILED UNDER: business

36 Days that will Change the Economy in 2018

By ČTK

Prague, Dec 10 (CTK) – The following is a selection of main economic events to take place in the Czech Republic in 2018:

 

JANUARY

 

1 – Minimum wage will be raised by Kc1,200 to Kc12,200 a month.

 

– Amendment to law on employment takes effect. State contribution to employers for wages of handicapped workers will rise from the current Kc9,500 to Kc12,000 a month.

– Amendment to law on budget rules, changing rules for providing subsidies, takes effect.

– Amendment to law on tax distribution takes effect, raising share of municipalities in value-added tax revenues.

– Amendment to law on zoning and planning and construction regulations (law on construction) takes effect, unifying zoning and planning proceedings, construction proceedings and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes.

 

2 – Finance Ministry makes public state budget data as of end-Dec.

 

3 – Car Importers Association (SDA) announces winner of Car of the Year 2018 competition.

 

8 – Czech National Bank (CNB) makes public info on its forex reserves as of Dec 31, forex deals as of Nov 30, 2017.

 

9 – Employment Office releases unemployment data for Dec.

 

10 – Czech Statistical Office (CSU) releases consumer price indices – inflation for Dec 2017, quarterly sector accounts, that is GDP development including structure, for Q3 2017.

 

13 – Law on payment relations takes effect, raising safety of Internet payments and improving rights of users of payment services.

 

18 – Tourist fair GO and fair of tourist opportunities in regions Regiontour open, to last until Jan 21.

 

25 – Petrochemical group Unipetrol makes public business results for 2017.

 

30 – CSU makes public agriculture data for Q4 and year 2017.

 

31 – CNB releases monetary development statistics as of Dec 31, 2017.

– Validity of annual motorway toll stickers ends.

 

FEBRUARY

 

1 – Finance Ministry publishes data on state budget as of end-Jan.

 

5 – CSU makes public information on foreign trade for Dec.

 

6 – CSU makes public data on industry and construction for Dec.

 

7 – CNB publishes foreign exchange reserves as of Jan 31 and forex deals as of Dec 31.

 

8 – Employment Office publishes unemployment data for Jan.

 

– Komercni banka makes public its 2017 business results.

– CSU releases data on tourism in Q4 2017.

– Results of passive house of 2017 competition are released on occasion of start of For Pasiv trade fair.

 

14 – CSU makes public consumer prices indexes – inflation for Jan.

 

15 – Tourism trade fair Holiday World starts in Prague, to last until Feb 18; and Top Gastro & Hotel gastronomy fair starts.

 

16 – CSU releases preliminary GDP estimate for Q4 2017.

 

17 – Styl fashion trade fair and Kabo footwear and leather goods trade fair start in Brno, to last until Feb 19.

 

22 – CSOB makes public its 2017 business results.

 

26 – Results of Zlaty pohar Pivex – Pivo 2018 beer contest are released in Brno.

 

27 – Salima/Vinex food trade fair starts in Brno, to last until March 2.

 

28 – Ceska sporitelna publishes its 2017 business results.

 

– CNB makes public monetary development statistics as of Jan 31.

 

MARCH

 

1 – Electronic registration of sales (EET) starts applying to all sales except crafts and sales excluded from EET by law.

 

– Finance Ministry makes public data on state budget as of end-Feb.

 

8 – Employment Office publishes unemployment data for Feb.

 

– Motosalon trade fair of motorbikes and equipment starts in Brno, to last until March 11.

 

9 – CSU makes public consumer prices indexes – inflation for Feb, data on foreign trade for Jan, average wages for Q4 2017.

 

– Trade fairs For Caravan, For Boat, Hlubina and For Travel start in Prague, to last until March 11.

– Opta fair of optics and ophthalmology starts in Brno, to last until March 11.

 

15 – CSU releases data on industry and construction for Jan.

 

20 – Amper trade fair of electrical engineering technology, electronics, automation and security starts in Brno, to last until March 23.

 

22 – For Habitat housing and reconstruction trade fair and For Garden fair start in Prague, to last until March 25.

 

23 – CNB releases CR’s international investment position and foreign debt as of Dec 31.

 

APRIL

 

3 – CSU releases quarterly sector accounts for Q4 2017.

 

– Finance Ministry makes public state budget data as of end-March.

 

4 – CSU makes public data on deficit and debt of government institutions for Q4 2017.

 

6 – CSU makes public data on industry and construction for Feb.

 

– For bikes fair opens, to last until April 8.

 

8 – Farm machinery fair Techagro starts, to last until April 12.

 

9 – CSU makes public foreign trade results for Feb.

 

10 – CSU releases consumer price indices – inflation for March.

 

– Employment Office releases unemployment data for March.

– International congress on housing and architecture Living Forum is held in Prague. Announcement of results of Interior Design of the Year contest is part of the event.

 

12 – Fairs For Family, For Kids and For Pets open in Prague, to last until April 15.

 

19 – Ceremony to mark 25 years of Manager of the Year contest.

 

24 – Two-day Days of District Heating and Energy begin in Hradec Kralove.

 

25 – Exhibition Drevo a stavby Brno (wood and construction), Construction Fair Brno and fair Mobitex (furniture, interior design) open in Brno, to last until April 28.

 

26 – Unipetrol makes public business results for Q1.

 

– Flower exhibition Flora Olomouc opens in Olomouc, to last until April 29.

 

30 – CSU releases agriculture data for Q1.

 

MAY

 

2 – Finance Ministry makes public state budget data as of end of April.

 

4 – Ceska sporitelna releases business results for Q1.

 

– Komercni banka announces financial results for Q1.

 

7 – CSU publishes industry and construction data for March.

 

9 – CSU makes public foreign trade data for March.

 

10 – Employment Office publishes data on unemployment for April.

 

– CSU makes public consumer price indices – inflation for April and first-quarter data on tourism.

 

15 – CSU publishes preliminary GDP estimate for Q1.

 

– For Industry trade fair starts in Prague, to last until May 18.

 

17 – CSOB makes public business results for Q1.

 

23 – International conference on metallurgy and materials Metal 2018 starts in Brno, to last until May 25.

 

JUNE

 

1 – EET scheme starts applying to sales of craftsmen, covering sales of all entrepreneurs eligible for EET except those excluded from the scheme by law.

 

– Finance Ministry makes public state budget data as of end of May.

 

4 – CSU releases data on average wages for first quarter.

 

6 – CSU makes public data on foreign trade, industry and construction for April.

 

8 – Employment Office publishes data on unemployment for May.

 

11 – CSU releases consumer price indices – inflation for May.

 

29 – CSU makes public quarterly sector accounts for first quarter (GDP development including structure).

 

JULY

 

2 – Finance Ministry publishes state budget data as of end of June.

 

9 – CSU releases foreign trade, industry and construction data for May.

 

11 – Employment Office makes public data on unemployment for June.

– CSU publishes consumer price indices – inflation for June.

 

20 – Unipetrol releases H1 business results.

 

30 – CSU publishes data on agriculture for Q2.

 

31 – Ceska sporitelna releases H1 financial results.

 

AUGUST

 

1 – Finance Ministry releases state budget data as of end of July.

 

6 – CSU releases data on industry and construction for June.

 

7 – CSU releases foreign trade data for June.

 

8 – Employment Office makes public data on unemployment for July.

 

– CSU publishes data on tourism for Q2.

 

9 – CSU makes public consumer price indices – inflation for July.

 

– CSOB publishes business results for H1.

 

14 – CSU publishes preliminary GDP estimate for Q2.

 

16 – Flower exhibition Flora Olomouc – leto (summer) starts in Olomouc, to last until Aug 19.

 

18 – Footwear and leather goods trade fair Kabo and international fashion trade fair Styl begin in Brno, to last until Aug 20.

 

23 – Agricultural exhibition Zeme zivitelka begins in Ceske Budejovice, to last until Aug 28.

 

31 – CSU make publish information on GDP creation and use for Q2.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

3 – Finance Ministry publishes state budget data as of end of Aug.

 

4 – CSU makes public data on average wages for Q2.

 

6 – CSU releases data on foreign trade, industry and construction for July.

 

7 – World of Beauty & Spa trade fair starts in Prague, to last until Sept 8.

 

10 – Employment Office makes public data on unemployment for Aug.

 

– CSU publishes consumer price indices – inflation for Aug.

 

18 – For Arch and For Therm trade fairs start in Prague, to last until Sept 22.

 

OCTOBER

 

1 – Finance Ministry makes public data on state budget as of end of Sept.

 

– International Engineering Fair (MSV), IMT machine tools trade fair, and Welding trade fair start in Brno, to last until Oct 5.

 

2 – CSU makes public info on GDP development, including structure, for Q2.

 

8 – Employment Office publishes unemployment data for Sept.

 

– CSU releases data on industry and construction for Aug.

 

9 – CSU makes public consumer prices indexes – inflation for Sept, and foreign trade data for Aug.

 

25 – Model Hobby DIY trade fair, and For Babies trade fair start in Prague, to last until Oct 28.

 

– Unipetrol releases its Q1-Q3 business results.

 

30 – CSU makes public data on agriculture for Q3.

 

NOVEMBER

 

1 – Finance Ministry makes public data on state budget as of end of Oct.

 

2 – Ceska sporitelna makes public its Q3 business results.

 

6 – CSU releases data on foreign trade, industry and construction for Sept.

 

7 – CSU publishes tourism data for Q3.

 

8 – Employment Office publishes unemployment data for Oct.

 

9 – CSU makes public consumer prices indexes – inflation for Oct.

 

14 – CSU releases preliminary GDP estimate for Q3.

 

15 – CSOB makes public its Q3 business results.

 

30 – CSU releases data on creation and use of GDP for Q3.

 

DECEMBER

 

3 – Finance Ministry makes public data on state budget as of end of Nov.

 

4 – CSU releases data on average wages for Q3.

 

7 – CSU publishes data on foreign trade, industry and construction for Oct.

 

10 – CSU makes public consumer prices indexes – inflation for Nov.

 

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