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Bittnet finances two investment projects by a new issue of bonds trading on Bucharest Stock Exchange

Bittnet, the first IT company listed on the AeRO market of Bucharest Stock Exchange, launched its third corporate bonds issue worth a total of 4.7 million RON, which began trading on the Alterna...

FAN Courier consolidates its leading position on the Romanian courier market, accelerates investment

FAN Courier is consolidating its leadership position on the local courier market for the 12th consecutive year, amid doubling of investments and market growth.

GapMinder fund invests in FintechOS, a start-up that develops AI solutions for the financial services industry

FintechOS, a company specializing in accelerating the digital transformation of financial institutions, has attracted 600,000 Euro of funding from the GapMinder investment fund.

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Intracom Telecom introduces new Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Platform

Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and integrated security solutions provider, announced the launching of SIS-C2, a command and control and integration management platform for ...

Digi Communications to continue its local market growth, expands abroad

Digi Communications (RCS&RDS) has continued to grow in 2018 both locally and on foreign markets where it operates, according to CEO Serghei Bulgac. He said that the two billion Euro worth of inv...

OTP Bank Romania to double its IT team to support its digital development plans

OTP Bank Romania will double its IT team in order to support its digital development plans for next year.

Romanian city gets EBRD funds for green buses and buildings rehabilitation

Around 300,000 inhabitants of Romania's city Craiova will benefit from a 15 million Euro long-term loan from the EBRD which will finance key urban projects in the city.

Radiocom gets EIB funds for the digitalisation of Romania's terrestrial broadcasting infrastructure

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending 9.78 million Euro to Romanian public company Societatea Nationala de Radiocomunicatii SA (Radiocom) to partially finance the digitalisation of the c...

Bucharest's Henri Coanda Airport to upgrade sound system

The National Bucharest Airports Company has awarded a 1.05 million Euro contract for the upgrade of the sound system of the terminals of the Henri Coanda Airport, Bucharest's main one. The contr...

Bucharest City Hall to implement informatics system for public transport passengers

Bucharest City Hall will implement an informatics system that will allow passengers using public transport to choose the optimum route between two places in the city.

Nokia lands 500 million Euro for 5G research

Nokia signed a 500 million Euro loan transaction with the European Investment Bank (EIB), supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Nokia will use the loan to further acce...

New Brasov airport terminal to cost 22 million Euro

Local authorities have announced plans to hold a tender for designing and building the terminal of the upcoming Brasov airport by end-September. The terminal of the airport, which already has a ...

Garanti Bank finances the construction of HEKA Hospital in Constanta

Garanti Bank granted a 11 million RON (2.3 million Euro) loan to HEKA Hospital in Constanta. The funding has been granted for a period of 10 years, so that a former office building in the center...

Industry 4.0: EIB supports construction of new Arctic factory in Romania

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending 68 million Euro to white goods producer Arctic to finance the construction of a large-scale washing machine production plant featuring advanced manu...

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President Iohannis urges Romanians to be more united, stay involved in modernizing Romania

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis urged Romanians in France to be more united and stay involved as much as they are now in helping modernise Romania.

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EBRD cuts economic growth forecast for Romania

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)....

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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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ArcelorMittal receives binding offer for European assets from Liberty

British-owned Liberty announced a conditional agreement to buy four European steel plants, employing more than 12,500 people.

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

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...

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

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...

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Revolut gets European banking license

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 ...

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Fondul Proprietatea expresses disappointment over Engie listing rejection

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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Smart city is not a fad, it's a necessity
In June 2018, the ranking of the most "smart" cities in the world was published. In other words, the most advanced cities in terms of human capital, social cohesion, the economy, the environment, governance, ur...

Ondrej Safar, CEZ Group: "Romania can become a hub for international smart solutions providers"
"We are already in the digital age, so the upward trend of implementing smart solutions is inevitable in all areas," he tells The Diplomat-Bucharest. "Especially in terms of utilities, a compatible approach is ...

Telekom Romania, a strong supporter of Smart City development in Romania
Just like many other countries in the world Romania is now facing an unprecedented growth of the urban population, which can be both beneficial and detrimental for the society and for the administrations's budg...

In the industrial era, the fight was for finite material resources. Not anymore
Now organizations fight and develop themselves for and around their talent. In a nutshell, getting ahead in today's business world is all about attracting and inspiring an energetic workforce. I guess the nat...

Richard Sareczky, Mol Limo: "We look at expansion locations across CEE including Romania"
Consumer mobility behaviour is changing, leading to up to one out of ten cars sold in 2030 potentially being a shared vehicle and the subsequent rise of a market for fit-for-purpose mobility solutions, says Ric...