In a Bad Neighborhood, the Czech Republic Becomes Investor Haven

  • It's got problems, but looks good versus Poland and Hungary
  • A strong “degree of trust by investors in Czech institutions”

The headquarters of the Czech government stand in Prague.

Photographer: Martin Divsek/Bloomberg

The Czech president this week quipped that he might settle his differences with the prime minister “with a Kalashnikov.” The country’s finance minister is a billionaire who sees no conflict of interest in controlling a chemical and media empire. And communists who advocate an exit from NATO are the third-most-popular party. In the Czech Republic’s neighborhood, that counts as stability.

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