Friday, November 16, 2012

Radio Prague Today 11.16.2012

Articles posted today

Waiting for Saint Martin at Loučeň château

This past weekend, many people around the Czech Republic celebrated the feast of Saint Martin's day. Some baked a goose and shared it with family, some waited to see if Saint Martin will really come on a white horse and others just enjoyed the copious amounts of young Saint Martin's wine overflowing in wine shops and street fairs all over the country.

Business News 16.11.2012

In Business News this week: The Czech economy is in recession for the fifth quarter in a row; every other Czech household has no system for organising its monthly budget; government bond sales exceed expectations; a new transformer facility should help protect the Czech power grid against Germany's green electricity; the organizers of the Davis Cup final say they will make 10 million on the event; and the Czech football association plans to buy the world's largest stadium.

Czechs hoping to clinch historic first Fed and Davis Cup double

All eyes will be on Prague's O2 Arena this weekend, when the Czech Republic take on Spain in the final of tennis's Davis Cup. The last time the Czechs – as part of Czechoslovakia – won the prestigious title was back in 1980, and victory would be the crowning achievement of Tomáš Berdych, Radek Štěpánek and their teammates.