Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Radio Prague Today 1.16.2013

Articles posted today

Veitnam's BIDV bank: Prague was natural choice for our first office in EU

The state-owned Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam has opened its first office in the European Union here in the Czech Republic. Located in Prague's upmarket Vinohrady district, the BIDV office is not a full-fledged branch, as the bank is yet to receive a licence from the Czech central bank. RP sat down with Mr Ngo Minh Khoa who heads the BIDV's Prague office, to discuss the bank's expansion to Europe, its strategy in attracting new clients here, and its plans for the future. We began by asking Mr Ngo why they chose to come to the Czech Republic in the first place.

Czechs charged with spying in Greece freed after four months

After four months in a Greek jail facing spying charges, two Czech computer games developers are set to return home very soon. The pair, who were arrested for taking photos of a military facility on the island of Lemnos, have been freed on bail in the wake of a fresh ruling from the Athens authorities stating that they do not represent a security threat.

Exhibition highlights work of 20th century photographer Gerti Deutsch

The Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague has a new exhibition showcasing the work of Viennese-born photographer Gerti Deutsch. She grew up in Vienna and also resided in Paris and Salzburg, but it was in London, that she began to be taken more seriously as a professional woman. She began working as a freelance photojournalist for the then-newly founded 'Picture Post'.