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January 22, 2015 11:04
Schneider Electric received the Stewardship Award for Efficiency Initiative in the Commercial End-User category at the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards, recognizing its efforts to conserve and manage energy consumption at more than 300 company facilities around the world through its Energy Action Program, according to a press release....more »
January 21, 2015 17:19
In the four years since floating on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, Fondul Proprietatea's shares boosted their value by almost 85 percent, given the price on January 20, 2015 (and by 78 percent at 2013 year-end), explained Greg Konieczny, the representative of Franklin Templeton, the Fund Manager of Fondul Proprietatea. ...more »
January 20, 2015 17:19
Starwood & Resorts hotel chain enters Romanian market where will operate under the Sheraton brand after concluding a franchise agreement with Grand Plaza Hotel in Bucharest, formerly known as Howard Johnson, reads Mediafax....more »
January 14, 2015 16:35
Industrial production in Romania went up between January and November 2014 over the same period last year, increasing both as gross series, by 6.3 percent, and as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality, by 7.5 percent, announces the National Institute of Statistics (INSSE)....more »
January 14, 2015 15:20
The World Bank has revised its initial estimation on Romania’s economic progress, anticipating and advance by 2.9 percent of the Gross Domestic Product this year, according to the Global Economic Prospects report published on January 14, 2015. In June 2014, the financial institution forecasted a higher growth, of 3.2 percent, however, the growth rate recorded over the past year, which was below initial expectations, determined a revision of the forecast....more »
January 13, 2015 17:13
The Romanian Competition Council has sanctioned Metro, Real, Selgros, and Mega Image, as well as 21 of their suppliers with fines totaling approximately 35 million euro (154 million lei) in the investigation on the food retail market which revealed that the companies were involved in price fixing agreements between 2005 and 2009. The competition authority announces that the anticompetitive practices detected concern both agreements setting the reselling price and their actions with respect to sales promotions....more »
January 13, 2015 12:36
Romania’s building industry has slowed its decline in November 2014, the latest report released by the National Institute of Statistics indicating increases both compared to the previous month and to November 2013, albeit overall, construction work dropped by more than 9.5 percent year-on-year in the first eleven months of 2014....more »
January 09, 2015 14:44
Polish hotel group Obris signed with Accor the agreement on the purchase of 46 hotels in Central Europe and concluded the master license agreement, the total price of the transaction amounting to 142.3 million euro....more »
January 08, 2015 14:58
OTP Bank Romania has finalized the acquisition of Millennium Bank Romania, a transaction worth 39 million euro announced in June 2014. As a result of taking over of the bank, formerly part of Banco Comercial Portugues, the market share of OTP Bank Romania will expand to about 2 percent and the newly merged bank is expected to move up to the 13th position among the banks operating in Romania....more »
January 06, 2015 16:13
Industrial production prices continued the decline in November 2014 with a drop by 0.1 percent compared to the previous month, price decreases being recorded both for the local market (-0.2 percent) and for the non-domestic market (-0.1 percent)....more »
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