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Sporty makeup for BMW

How do you make a 3 series stand out from the crowd? BMW has the answer and a price tag for an expensive makeup that will add sporty glitter to your rig. By Adrian Ion

The Kuga-r on the road

Long gone are the days where off-road cars were just boxes on wheels, with little motivation from the manufacturers to invest in the aesthetic aspect of the go-anywhere vehicles. But also long g...

The new Fiesta set to make a buzz

The new Ford Fiesta is making a big entrance, betting on its award-winning 1.0 liter petrol engine performances and a sleek, stylish look. Ford invited The Diplomat – Bucharest on a two-day te...

Where is the limit?

About two years ago, I was writing about the phenomenal bi-turbo engine developed by BMW, which solved one of the major drawbacks of these oil burning machines, the turbo lag. But guess what... ...

Romania's trendy new people carrier

It′s the end of the year, and having recently celebrated Romania′s National Day in December, I thought I should introduce a car proudly manufactured here. Romania′s new sweethe...

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BMW 6 Series shows Gran ambition

So, the last of Germany's three car kings joins the club of adding two more doors in the coupe segment. Typical fashion victims, cars are being reinvented in classes and breeds never seen before...

Moving up on the car ladder

The 3 series from BMW is one of the best loved car models by tuning enthusiasts, with a whole culture developed around it

The purist is back

With the launch of the new 911, Porsche shows how an almost perfect sports car can be improved

Evolution, not revolution

Mercedes has launched the third generation M Klass, one of the best-selling SUVs on the market. The Diplomat - Bucharest tested it

New Q joins the queue

The Audi Q3 is a car that offers more than you might expect. By Adrian Ion

Is the Series 1 still the One?

The compact car class is the most hotly disputed in terms of sales volumes, so naturally manufacturers are embroiled in a fierce battle to grab as much as possible from the market share pie. Cas...

Mercedes SLK gets A-OK

The third generation of one of the hottest and most successful convertibles, the Mercedes SLK, is hitting the streets – in a big way! Trying to get away from the model’s image as a convertible f...

Riding the wind of change

The new Ford Focus brings sophisticated technology to the compact car segment. The Diplomat – Bucharest finds if the new model lives up to its heritage as a driver’s car. By Adrian Ion

The insignia of the bourgeoisie

Opel is starting afresh with a new design for the Insignia, its mid-range model that is the latest salvo in the carmaker’s ongoing battle with Ford and Volkswagen. So will it cruise the reviews ...

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Anca Jurma named interim chief prosecutor of Romanian anti-corruption agency

Prosecutor Anca Jurma has been named the interim chief prosecutor of the Romanian anti-corruption agency (DNA) following an order by the General Prosecutor Augustin Lazar.

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

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...

Vardinogiannis Group finalized the acquisition of Marfin Bank in Romania

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...

PayU expands to Israel through ZOOZ

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...

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

ENGIE announces the acquisition of 60 per cent of Flashnet, a Romanian Internet of Things (IoT) company.

TransferGo receives electronic money license

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...

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

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).

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

The strong momentum underway in Central Europe's private equity markets should continue, according to the latest Deloitte Central Europe Private Equity Confidence Survey.

Dacia posts half-year sales record

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 ...

Continental to list powertrain division mid-2019

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.

CEZ Group in Romania ended 2017 at a net profit level

CEZ Group in Romania ended 2017 with better results than in 2016 at a net profit level. Last year brought for CEZ Group in Romania a profit before interests, taxes, depreciation, and amortizatio...

Enel reaches one million residential customers on Romania free electricity market

Enel Energie and Enel Energie Muntenia announced reaching the mark of one million household customers on the free electricity market in Romania.

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Quarterly distribution of dividends - benefits vs costs
In July 2018, Romania joined the European Union countries where companies can distribute dividends to shareholders on a quarterly basis. This change in the Company Law is extremely welcome and has been long awa...

PayU expands to Israel through ZOOZ
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 continued expansi...

Romelectro to modernize the Smardan power station following 23 million Euro project
The association between Romelectro SA and Electromontaj SA, as a general contractor, recently won the tender organized by CNTEE Transelectrica SA for the modernization of the Smardan power station. The total va...

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

TotalSoft completed the acquisition and integration of Architected Business Solutions
TotalSoft, one of the leading vendors and integrators of business software solutions, wholly owned by Yazilim A.S. has completed the acquisition and integration procedures of Architected Business Solutions (ABS...