The Czech republic in 2002 – 76% of socialism. According to research conducted by STEM agency, 76% of czech citizens wish the state should control the economy. 80% of them suppose that the state should have kept its strategic share in major banks. 75% of population support the state in regulation of rents, prices of services and flat’s assignation. One half of us agree with state support of the biggest companies.
According to another research of public opinion conducted by TNS Factum, 74% of people (resp. 73% of them) were not satisfied with economic and political situation of the Czech republic in March. Almost three quarters of respondents are alarmed by czech interpersonal relations. Relatively best, people evaluate their own standard of living, however, 56% of them are not satisfied with it.
Foreign direct investments inflow totaled 26.5 bln. USD from 1990 till the end of last year. The information published Martin Jahn, CEO of Czechinvest, yesterday. Recently, the inflow of FDI to the Czech republic is the most extensive in the central european region.
The Finance Ministry will as of April 1 introduce value added tax for bus transport operated by Austrian companies, in retaliation for a similar tax to be collected by Austria from Czech bus operators as of the same date. The tax will be 10%.
The american economy rises. Consumer confidence rose in the largest world‘s economy to the highest level since last year’s August in March. The consumer confidence index of the Conference board increased from February’s 94.1 points to 110.2 points. The americans evaluated their current situation by 111.5 points (the biggest value in past 25 years), the index stood at 96.4 points in February. The future has value of 109.3 following 94 points in February.
More optimistic people are in Germany too. Ifo index of business confidence rose in March to 91.8 points following 88.5 points in previous month. The evaluation of current situation increased by 0.1 only to 76.9 points, however, german firms believe in brighter future (100.8 points).
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