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Because of last year’s sales restrictions the Vizovice distiller fell into loss for the first time in 15 years. A return to profit should be helped not only by higher sales at home, but also by exports to new markets such as Vietnam or Kazakhstan.

The heat plants in Kladno and Zlín have yet to find a new owner. The Czech group PURS has shown interest but it will obtain the heat plants only if it accedes to the price being demanded by their Swiss owner by the end of next week.

The Czech company Y Soft Corporation, which specialises in software and equipment for printing, copying and scanning, is preparing to buy its competitor Equitrac Systems of Australia. The price of the deal has not been revealed.

A broken-down ventilator from Mitsubishi will be replaced at the Dětmarovice coal-fired power station by a ventilator from the Czech company ZVVZ Machinery. It will be ready this year, with test operations planned for the beginning of 2014.

The Fritzmeier engineering works made 51 million CZK in its last business year. In doing so it returned to profit. A year earlier it had made a greater than forty million CZK loss. Orders for new customers have helped in this turnround.

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