Economics
Cumulative level of five SIFs net assets, up to 8.15 billion lei in May
The cumulative level of the net assets of the five SIFs (Financial Investments Society) was 8.15 billion lei in May, up 5.8 pct from the level recorded at the end of April, reads a press release of the Association of Fund Managers in Romania.  "Following the evolution of the net assets in the reported month, we can see that the five SIFs registered only positive developments, with a 7.5 pct growth in SIF Moldova, 6.4 pct at SIF Transilvania, 6.3 pct at SIF Oltenia, 4.6 pct at SIF Banat-Crisana and 4.1 pct at SIF Muntenia," reads the quoted document. more »
Foreign capital companies registered in Romania up by 8.5 percent in January-May 2017
The number of the foreign participation companies registered in Romania January through May is up 8.5 percent, as compared to the similar period of 2016, to 2,406 units, read the data released by the National Trade Register Office (ONRC). The new registered companies have a share capital worth over USD 16.7 million, up 8.7 percent against the January-May 2016 reference period. more »
June 19, 2017 09:55
Investment fund Atterbury Europe acquired 50% of the shares of Iulius Group, one of the largest Romanian real estate developers focusing on shopping centers and office buildings. The transaction between Atterbury Romania and Iulius Group will comprise the operation of Iulius Mall Iasi, Iulius Mall Cluj, Iulius Mall Suceava, Iulius Mall Timisoara, the mixed – use urban regeneration project Openville Timisoara, as well as future development of similar projects in Romania....more »
June 12, 2017 17:19
Romania's natural gas production will increase steadily in the next three years, up to 9 million tons of oil equivalent (toe) in 2020, while imports will steadily decrease, to 700,000 toe also in 2020, shows the prognosis of the energy mix published recently by the National Prognosis Commission quoted by Agepress.  Thus, gas production will go up from 7.48 million toe in 2016 to 7.8 million toe in 2017 (+4.2 pct) to 8.2 million toe in 2018 (+5.1 pct), 8.6 million toe in 2019 (+4.9 pct), and 9 million toe until 2020 (+4.7 pct)....more »
May 23, 2017 11:20
Governor of the National Bank of Romania Mugur Isarescu stated that he has never witnessed in 27 years a better macroeconomic situation in Romania, but at the same time a riskier one, at the "Financial Market Forum" organised by the Romanian Banking Association....more »
May 23, 2017 11:19
The mandatory private pension funds (Pillar II) had assets worth approximately 34.75 billion lei on April 30, 2017, up 32.15 pct year-over-year, according to the data relesed by the Financial Supervision Authority (ASF). The state securities hold the largest share in the assets, of 21.92 billion lei, respectively 63.09 pct. Shares rank second, with 6.95 billion lei (20.02 pct). Bank deposits rank third in this respect, with 2.56 billion lei and 7.38 pct of the total assets respectively....more »
May 17, 2017 15:12
Romania's Q1 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) advanced 5.7 percent in unadjusted terms and 5.6 percent in terms adjusted for seasonality, both against the same quarter of 2016, according to flash estimates released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The Q1 2017 GDP was 1.7 percent higher in real terms than the Q4 2016 GDP.  INS says the seasonally adjusted series of quarterly Gross Domestic Product was readjusted as a result of the introduction of the estimates for Q1 2017, the revision being insignificant as compared to the version published on April 7, 2017....more »
May 17, 2017 15:11
The Agency for Agricultural Payments and Intervention (APIA) has concluded the campaign for the submission of single payment applications, with the area included in the applications by the applicants covering 9,541,389.45 hectares, 214,524.58 m...more »
May 15, 2017 17:35
Bucharest City's two airports - Henri Coanda and Aurel Vlaicu - have joined the top five Q1 2017 highest rising airports in terms of passenger traffic increases, according to news from the Airports Council International Europe cited by the Bucharest National Airport Corporation (CNAB) in a press statement. In the group of airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers per year Henri Coanda (OTP) was third, with a 21.5-percent increase, after Reykjavik-Keflavik (Iceland) and Kiev. Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) was first in terms of growth in the group of airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers per year. It was followed by Foggia (Italy), Nis (Serbia), Zadar (Croatia) and Oradea, according to ACI Europe....more »
May 09, 2017 16:01
Banca Comerciala Romana posted a net profit of 196.3 million lei (43.4 million euro) in the first quarter of 2017, the bank's representatives announced.  The operating result was 338.0 million lei (74.7 million euro), 2.3 percent higher than the 330.6 lei (74.7 million euro) in the previous year, as an effect of lower operating revenues (under the impact of the settlement of the portfolio of underperforming loans and of lower interest rates) coupled with lower costs.  ...more »
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