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Vol 14, no. 4, December 2018
The Diplomat Bucharest

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Romanian business - Flexibility and agility in a high-potential market

Romanian business - Flexibility and agility in a high-potential marketIt's anniversary time, with Romania celebrating its national day at a time when its image is coming into serious question at an international level. This month is also an anniversary landmark for The Diplomat - Bucharest, as the magazine celebrates its 14th year of high-level reporting locally.

US calls for coherent, long-term strategy

US calls for coherent, long-term strategyAs USA celebrates 4th of July, its eyes are wide open on the latest developments in Romania's ongoing struggle for the rule of law. Still, the country is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, and remains an attractive market for foreign investors in several industries, with potential yet to be developed.

French investments at a glance: Interest still high

French investments at a glance: Interest still highFrance, Romania's fourth largest foreign direct investor, has been around since the early 1990s, with flagship names the likes of Societe Generale or Groupe Renault taking the lion's share when it comes to capitalising on the country's attractiveness. Still, there still is room to grow, despite political decisions which could worry any solid business suitor.

Romanian business: There is still room for improvement

Romanian business: There is still room for improvementRomania is still an attractive market for investors within South-eastern Europe, with advantages in terms of labour cost and skilled professionals. But local entrepreneurs and Romanian-based companies are concerned about Romania's poor performance in terms of public investments, in national infrastructure and EU funds attraction, and in lacking legal predictability and transparency. A report by Petre Barac

Chinese investments in Romania: Aiming potential

Chinese investments in Romania: Aiming potentialFor many years, China has had only several large companies present and active in Romania, mainly in technology, energy, trade, farming and several newly announced ones in automotive.