Morning News: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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  • Renáta Kellnerová, widow of the late billionaire Petr Kellner, who died in a plane crash in the U.S. last year, has topped the list of the richest Czechs and Slovaks for the second year in a row in a ranking compiled by Czech publication Euro Weekly that was released on Monday.


  • Confidence in the Czech economy is at an all-time low, according to data published on Monday by the Czech Statistical Office. It continued to decline in September, falling by four points month-on-month to 90.1.


  • Shopping malls across the country had record sales in the second quarter of this year, which were 17.3 percent higher than pre-2019.  Year-to-date footfall through August was 11.8 percent lower than three years ago.


  • In response to the energy crisis, the Czech Ministry of Health is proposing to reduce the minimum permissible temperatures in the working environment. The draft amendment to the Occupational Health Regulation will be discussed by the government on Monday.


  • On Wednesday, 21 September, acclaimed Czech poet and publisher Zdena Zábranská died at the age of 82. Zábranská was the longtime editor of the Brno publishing house Blok, and the 2015 winner of the Brno City Prize.

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