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POLITICS

Labour Minister Rovana Plumb elected chair of Social Democratic Party's National Council

The National Council of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) elected Labour Minister Rovana Plumb as its chair, in an 807 to 37 vote as she already occupied the position of one of the party′s vice preside...

ECONOMICS

Local taxes paid online grew by more than 50 per cent in the first two months y-o-y

The amount of local taxes paid directly by credit card over the internet increased in the first two months of this year by 52 per cent compared to the same period of 2014, reaching more than ten million RON, wh...

ENERGY

Romania ranked seventh EU country for wind turbines installed in 2014

Although last year there were 50 per cent fewer new turbines installed in Romania compared to 2013, the Romanian market has climbed one position in Europe among the largest markets for wind power, finishing in ...

REAL ESTATE

American Village to be sold for 9.3 million Euro

The bankrupted residential compound American Village located in Northern Bucharest, Pipera area, developed by Mainrom Invest company will be sold from starting price of 9.3 million Euro, representing 35 per cen...

INFRASTRUCTURE

Privatization of CFR Marfa to be completed in 2016

The privatization of state-owned CFR Marfa will be completed in 2016, following the agreement signed with the International Monetary Fund, according to a statement issued by Ioan Rus, Minister of Transportation...

INVESTMENTS

60 million Euro mall opens its doors in Brasov

Coresi Shopping Resort mall, developed by French company Immochan in Brasov, was inaugurated in late March following an investment of 60 million Euro, according to Adevarul. The shopping centre is located on th...

APPOINTMENTS

Razvan Nicolescu

Deloitte Romania announces that former delegate Minister of Energy Razvan Nicolescu has joined the firm as Executive Lead Advisor, thus enhancing the firm’s Energy and Resources practice. From this position, ...

AGRIBUSINESS

Romania's exports of agricultural products exceeded imports by 514 million Euro

Romania's exports of agricultural products reached 5.4 billion Euro last year, up by 6.1 per cent compared to 2013, surpassing by 514 million Euro its imports, worth about 4.9 billion Euro, making this the seco...


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Reports

REPORTS

Thermal Energy Forum 2015: Romania should turn up the heat

Romania's district heating network has seriously decayed over the years due to poor management and lack of investments in the sector. If more than 300 DHN units were functional in the early 1990s, last year there were only 70. "Thermal Energy Forum 2015" gathered major players in mid-February to emphasize ways to revive the picture. By Alexandra Lopotaru

REPORTS

Romanian Outsourcing Summit 2015 - What's next?

In the context of a growing industry that set Romania among top outsourcing destinations worldwide, The Diplomat - Bucharest organised 'Romanian Outsourcing Summit 2015' to stress what is left for the local business services market to capitalise on further. By Alexandra Lopotaru and Magda Purice

Features

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Business services: Romania's ace in the sleeve

As the economy is struggling to restart its engine, Romania seems to have finally found its good luck charm. The business services industry has grown from less than 200 employees in 2004 to more than 60,000 last year and in the next five years it is expected to triple. Alexandra Lopotaru talks to major players to analyze the heft of the industry.

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Cultivating the seeds of modern business

Agriculture in Romania, with a major share in the local GDP, starts to look a lot like a professional business. In the equation defining the entire chain from seed to production and sales, towards an integrated business mindset, the Romanian farmers evolved as demanding business partners in their relationship with the large suppliers of products, services and solutions for agriculture. By Magda Purice

EXPERTS PLATFORM

Outsourcing - a view on the past and future - worldwide and in Romania

Many things have been said about the Outsourcing business in the past years - some of them praising the industry and some of them not so flattering in regards to the jobs that have been sent overseas, in order to cut down costs

SECTOR ANALYSIS

KPO, the 'brain' of the industry

Although it holds a very small share within the business services field, the knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) is an emerging sector, gaining more popularity in the past few years. Also known as the intellectual subset of BPO, KPO involves specialized knowledge, expertise and advanced analytical skills and Romania seems to have them. Alexandra Lopotaru talks to Evalueserve Romania to see what 2015 perspectives look like

SECTOR ANALYSIS

ITO goes with the flow. Where are the players sailing?

As innovation and technology develop at the speed of light, IT outsourcing grew by leaps and bounds, promising efficiency in terms of time, costs and productivity. Romania is well-known for its IT specialists, but, as the market becomes competitive, they become a needle in a haystack. Alexandra Lopotaru talked to major players to find out their projections in the coming years

SECTOR ANALYSIS

BPO hits the ground running

As the business services industry seems to be racing with double-digit growth year on year, BPO players try not get left behind. New entries show up, young companies expand their business in second- and third-tier cities, planning to hire hundreds of people, while veterans shift the focus towards more complex services. Alexandra Lopotaru interviewed BPO leaders to see how far they want to go

SECTOR ANALYSIS

SSC in Romania. Who takes the lion's share?

As the need for Shared Services Centres (SSCs) increases year-on-year globally, Romania holds the door open for investors and confidently invites them in. Alexandra Lopotaru talked to important players in the industry to find out why, how and where they took a seat

SECTOR ANALYSIS

The VAT cut hailed as a lifevest for Romanian agriculture

The VAT cut is awaited anxiously by representatives of the Romanian meat, dairy, sugar and cereal industries who plead with Romanian authorities to apply this measure soon in order to help the agriculture stay afloat

SECTOR ANALYSIS

It's not easy being green, but it's worth it

There are more than 100 energy efficient projects in Romania out of which 40 are certified under standards such as LEED or BREEAM, totalling 2.4 million green square meters.

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Recycling in Romania: waste of space?

According to an old saying, haste makes waste, but Romania needs to hurry up to cross the 2020 finish line with all its EU waste targets met

 
 
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