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FDI in Romania rises 10 per cent after ten months in 2018

2018-12-17 11:24:23
Non-residents' direct investment in Romania (net FDI) totaled 4.56 billion Euro in January-October 2018, around 10 per cent more compared to the same period of 2017, Romania's National Bank (BNR...

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Revolut gets European banking license

2018-12-13 11:03:13
Fintech startup Revolut is now officially a bank. While the startup initially expected to get its European banking license during the first half of 2018, the company has finally come out of the ...

ECONOMICS

Europe must become a producer of new technologies, not just a consumer of technologies, says EC

2018-12-12 11:10:12
Europe must become a producer of new technologies, not just a consumer of technologies, said Gerard de Graaf, Director for the Digital Single Market in Directorate-General "Communications Networ...

ECONOMICS

Catrina, MCSI: Romania is ready to roll up its sleeves and work during the presidency of the EU Council

2018-12-12 11:02:23
Romania is ready to roll up its sleeves and work during the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), said Maria Manuela Catrina, State Secretary at the Ministry of Communications an...

ECONOMICS

Dacia receives 115.8 million RON in state aid from the Finance Ministry

2018-12-10 15:04:01
The Romanian Finance Ministry has signed five more grant agreements under the state aid scheme, and among the beneficiaries are Automobile Dacia, with RON 115.8 million.

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OTP Bank Romania signs investment funds distribution deal with Eurobank Fund Management Luxembourg

2018-12-04 11:53:34
OTP Bank Romania signed a partnership with Eurobank Fund Management Company (Luxembourg) for the distribution of investment funds in Romania. Thus, from December 1st, OTP Bank Romania becomes th...

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Fondul Proprietatea expresses disappointment over Engie listing rejection

2018-11-29 16:20:09
Fondul Proprietatea is disappointed with the decision taken by the majority shareholder of Engie SA, Romania Gas Holding B.V., to oppose the listing of the company, according to a press release....

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Two billion youth risk of being left behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution workforce, says Deloitte

2018-11-29 11:13:53
Almost two billion youth worldwide risk of being left behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) workforce, which is changing at an increasingly rapid pace as a result of the emer...

ECONOMICS

The Romanian labour market needs a well-thought approach, says FIC

2018-11-16 14:06:56
The Foreign Investors Council (FIC) has signaled in the past 2-3 years that its members are anticipating increasing strains on the Romanian labour market because starting with 2015-2016 their me...

ECONOMICS

EBRD cuts economic growth forecast for Romania

2018-11-02 13:16:19
Romania's economy will grow by 4.2 per cent this year and by 3.6 per cent in 2019, according to the most recent forecast released by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)....

ECONOMICS

ArcelorMittal receives binding offer for European assets from Liberty

2018-10-12 14:26:57
British-owned Liberty announced a conditional agreement to buy four European steel plants, employing more than 12,500 people.

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Romania to invest nine billion Euro in 5G network by 2024, says ANCOM

2018-09-27 12:41:19
Investments in Romania's 5G network will go up to nine billion Euro by 2024, and the auction for the frequencies dedicated to this technology will begin by mid-2019, according to the National Au...

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Romania is no longer competitive in terms of adequate workforce availability, says FIC

2018-09-26 14:21:33
The most recent results of the Foreign Investors Council Business Sentiment Index (carried out in September 2018) brings some important insights on both workforce and fiscal related topics.

ECONOMICS

Groupe Renault launches energy stationary system from electric vehicle batteries in Europe

2018-09-25 16:01:04
Groupe Renault announced today the launch of Advanced Battery Storage, a stationary storage system for energy developed exclusively from EV batteries.

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Fondul Proprietatea concerned about draft proposing exemption of state-owned companies from corporate governance

2018-09-24 14:06:02
Fondul Proprietatea expresses significant concerns about a new legal draft, currently discussed in the Commitees of the Chamber of Deputies, which proposes the exemption of 100 major state-owned...

ECONOMICS

Romania gets 450 million Euro loan from EIB for rural development programme

2018-09-17 11:51:41
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending 450 million Euro to Romania to finance its national contribution to the implementation of the Romanian Rural Development Programme (RDP) together wi...

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Romania's IT market sees small growth in 2017

2018-09-13 13:52:45
Romania's domestic software and IT services market recorded a growth of only 2.1 per cent in 2017, to 975 million Euro, according to ANIS.

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Romania could remove special excise on fuels

2018-09-12 14:47:32
Romania's Finance Ministry could remove the special excise on fuel, according to the minister Eugen Teodorovici, cited by Mediafax.

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Romanian bank to change name after takeover

2018-09-12 14:35:19
U.S. investment fund J.C. Flowers is preparing to change the name of local lender Piraeus Bank, which they acquired at the end of last year from Greek group Piraeus.

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Startup co-founded by Romanian to turn unicorn

2018-09-11 11:15:12
Branch, a deep linking startup in the U.S. co-founded by Romanian Madalina Seghete, will reach a valuation of 1 billion USD after a 129 million USD financing round, according to techcrunch.com....

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OTP Asset Management Romania launches open-end investment fund with exposure to the global real estate market

2018-09-11 10:57:50
OTP Asset Management Romania launched the OTP Real Estate & Construction (OTP REC) fund to offer international exposure on the real estate and construction market.

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Romania's annual inflation rate rises again in August

2018-09-11 10:41:05
Romania's annual inflation rate, which reflects the increase in consumer prices over the last 12 months, spiked again in August, reaching 5.1 per cent.

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International Business Forum stimulates Romanian entrepreneurs to expand abroad

2018-09-03 17:07:58
The Ministry of Business, Commerce and Entrepreneurship organized an International Business Forum on August 30 and 31 at the Parliament Palace, with over 800 participants. The aim of the action ...

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Black Sea Trade and Development Bank gives 40 million Euro loan to Alpha Bank Romania

2018-08-30 12:34:34
The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is increasing the availability of financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Romania with a 40 million Euro SME Facility to Alpha Bank R...

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PayU expands to Israel through ZOOZ

2018-07-24 16:00:58
PayU, the leading financial services provider in global growth markets, announced the acquisition of ZOOZ, the payment technology platform that operates in Israel. The transaction supports the c...

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Garanti Consumer Finance signs a loan agreement for seven million Euro with The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

2018-07-24 11:59:58
Garanti Consumer Finance, part of the financial group Garanti Romania, has signed a loan agreement of seven million Euro with the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB).

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ECONOMICS

TransferGo receives electronic money license

2018-07-23 11:50:57
TransferGo, the international fast online transfer company, has been granted its e-Money license from the Bank of Lithuania. The license allows electronic money storage & transfer and other fina...

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ECONOMICS

Vardinogiannis Group finalized the acquisition of Marfin Bank in Romania

2018-07-19 10:41:41
Vardinogiannis Group, one of the most solid and well capitalized business conglomerates in Europe, finalized the acqusition of Marfin Bank, after receiving approval from the National Bank of Rom...

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ECONOMICS

Continental to list powertrain division mid-2019

2018-07-19 10:29:28
Continental is moving ahead with an initial public offering of its powertrain unit and new corporate structure in the car-parts maker's biggest overhaul in decades.

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Dacia posts half-year sales record

2018-07-16 13:21:08
Dacia posted a half-year sales record in Europe with 281,225 vehicle registrations (up 14.6 per cent) and a record 2.9 per cent share of the market, according to world sales result published by ...

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Healthy Central European private equity activity levels set to continue, says Deloitte

2018-07-12 12:02:25
The strong momentum underway in Central Europe's private equity markets should continue, according to the latest Deloitte Central Europe Private Equity Confidence Survey.

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Engie acquires Romanian IoT company Flashnet, specialized in Smart Public Lighting

2018-07-05 12:02:17
ENGIE announces the acquisition of 60 per cent of Flashnet, a Romanian Internet of Things (IoT) company.

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Romanian M&A market speeds up in Q2, says Deloitte

2018-07-04 10:39:25
The M&A market in Romania marked a significant recovery in the second quarter of this year, reaching 391 million Euro, compared with 258 million Euro in the first three months of the year. Accor...

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R&D spending in Central Europe still increasing but more support needed from authorities, says Deloitte

2018-07-02 11:10:48
The effectiveness and clarity of the incentives system dedicated to research and development (R&D) conducted by companies, and the ability to easily identify the R&D activities that are eligible...

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Romanian insurance sector doubles profit in 2017

2018-06-15 11:58:45
The insurance sector in Romania doubled its net profit last year to 508 million RON (110 million Euro) from 251 million RON in 2016, according to profit.ro.

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IMF criticizes Romania's low level of public investments

2018-06-07 11:00:09
A document published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after consultations with Romania says that a more cautious fiscal discipline would help rebalance Romania’s economy and lessen the...

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Vienna Insurance Group posts growing profit in Q1 2018

2018-05-23 15:22:22
Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) reports further improvement in all key figures for the 1st quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in the previous year.

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Romania's new cars sales hit 10-year record

2018-05-21 14:08:29
Sales of new cars in Romania rose by 27.8 per cent in the first four months of this year, to 51,853 units, a 10-year high, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (AP...

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Employees in Bucharest, Cluj, Timis and Ilfov best paid in 2018

2018-05-21 14:03:49
Employees in Bucharest and the counties of Cluj, Timis and Ilfov are the best paid this year in terms of net average monthly earnings. At the opposite end are employees in the counties of Bistri...

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Deloitte Romania and Reff & Associates advised MAS in acquiring Militari Shopping Center

2018-05-16 14:05:34
Deloitte Romania and Reff & Associates, member of Deloitte Legal in Romania, have advised MAS Real Estate in the acquisition of Militari Shopping Center from Atrium European Real Estate in a tra...

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