Monthly Archives: September 2002

Radim Passer: Doing business with faith

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo by: Vladimír Weiss The founder and majority owner of developer Passerinvest is currently enjoying the success of BB Centrum, yet within business circles seems something of an anomaly. Meet a man with a distinguished reputation who found belief through faith. An entrepreneur who doesn’t have an extensive project behind him…

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ISSUE #83

Written by: Klára Smolová Golf summer – 22.06.2002 Hotel Inter. Continental organized its 1st annual tournament, Golf Cup 2002. Although the launching party the night before was affected by a strong storm, the Saturday match at Karlštejn went very smoothly, with around 90 participants. Iveta Holubová, director of Komerční banka in Beroun, accepts an award…

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Jaroslav Lizner: Old wounds still hurt

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Tomáš Kubeš Jaroslav Lizner (52), the former head of the Coupon Privatization Center and the Securities Center, was arrested eight years ago with a briefcase full of money and sentenced to six years in prison. To this day, the main actor in the corruption affair insists on his innocence, and…

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UP&DOWN

Written by: Monika Mudranincová PEOPLE UP Photo: Ivan Malý Petr Šmída The former general manager of GE Capital Bank CR was named the new director of quality of GE Consumer Finance in the company’s US headquarters (Stamford). He is not only the first Czech, but also the first European, in the top management of GE…

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September 2002

Compiled by Anita Lišková “If people working in factories or feeding cows don’t mind getting up at that hour, politicians shouldn’t mind either.” – Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla’s comment on the fact that Government sessions start at six in the morning. “There is no doubt about my designation…well actually,I don’t know.” – Czech TV director…

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Investment on the wall

Written by: Petr Vykoukal (www.penize.cz) Photo by: Jan Vágner (2,3), Hana Hamplová (1)If the word investment makes you think only of shares, bonds or equity funds, you are missing many opportunities. Shrewdly purchased artistic work can generate more money for you than securities. Iva Nesvadbová At the present time, art is not often included among…

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ISSUE #83

Written by: Martin Zika INDUSTRY: Fewer tourists in the Czech Republic According to information from the Czech Bureau of Statistics, 47,471,000 tourists came to this country in the first half of this year. Last year this figure was 47,661,646 for the same period. This is reflected in lower profits for hotels and stores that specialize…

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Starting over

Written by: Philippe Riboton IN THE WAKE OF the terrible floods that raged through this country, it is difficult to predict how many companies have seen their offices, their factories or their storage facilities washed away with the river. Not to mention those that have seen their business interrupted, their deliveries stopped or their production…

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