Sales of new cars increased by 156 thousand in August compared to last year
In the first eight months of the year, the growth reached 17.9% yoy
Bulgaria performed relatively the best (up 37.9% yoy) while sales in Hungary showed the weakest change compared to the last year (down 10.4% yoy)
Czech banks increased net profit 11.0% yoy to CZK 34.6 bil in the second quarter of 2023 and generated ROE of 19.3%.
Operating income rose 14.8%, cost to income dropped to 31.2% and banks' share of bad loans fell to 1.82%.
Ceska Sporitelna generated the biggest profit while Modra Pyramida Stavebni Sporitelna produced the smallest one.