The Ministry of Finance publishes a World Bank‘s report on capital market in the Czech Republic

Dept 35 - Financial Markets II
Dept 35 - Financial Markets II

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  • Capital Market

The Ministry of Finance publishes a World Bank report on the capital market in the Czech Republic. The report was prepared by the World Bank on the request of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and its preparation was funded by the European Commission as part of the preparatory phase of the Structural Reform Support Program, EU Regulation No 2017/825. The report is the result of research by World Bank‘s experts of the various countries of the world who analyzed, directly in the Czech Republic, the conditions and specificities of the capital market in the Czech Republic, which together with the fact that the Czech Republic did not participate in the financing of this report, guarantees the independence of this analysis. The Ministry of Finance intends to use the outputs and recommendations resulting from this report in the strategic document "National Strategy for the Development of the Capital Market in the Czech Republic 2019 – 2023".

The World Bank‘s report describes the current state of the capital market in the Czech Republic and formulates recommendations for its further development. It contains the following chapters:

  1. Executive summary (pp. 11-22)
  2. Rationale for the capital market strategy (pp. 23-24)
  3. Why should the Czech Republic focus on the capital market (pp. 25-35)
  4. Current financial sector environment (pp. 36-42)
  5. Components of the Czech capital market (pp. 43-58)
  6. Activity levels and lessons learned (pp. 59-73)
  7. Focus areas for suggested action (pp. 74-96)
  8. Attachments (pp. 97-153)

The recommendations on pages 20-22, whose translation we also publish, are of significant importance. Recommendations for the further development of the capital market in the Czech Republic are divided into the following thematic groups:

  • Reducing the Regulatory Burden – Building Supervisory Capacity
  • Building Content for the Systém
  • Making the Market More Attractive for Issuers
  • Making the Market More Attractive for Investors
  • Promoting SME Access to the Market
  • Encouraging the Use of Investment Funds
  • Strengthening the Pension Fund Sector
  • Building Financial Reporting Transparency
  • Linking the Market to the Factoring Sector
  • Deepening Government Securities Trading

Please send your comments on the report by 31st October 2017 to ales.kralik(at)mfcr.cz and martin.zikmund(at)mfcr.cz, whether in the form of reservations, clarifications requirements to supplement it. Your comments will be taken into consideration when creating the document "National Strategy for the Development of the Capital Market in the Czech Republic 2019 – 2023".