January 28, 2015 12:22
Romania has improved its economic freedom score in Heritage Foundation's global ranking, advancing five positions over the previous year to the 57th place, achieving its highest score ever. Our country got 66.6 points, 1.1 points more than in the 2014 Index, above the world average, “reflecting improvements in freedom from corruption, labor freedom, and the management of government spending that outweigh a decline in business freedom”, states the report issued in cooperation with the World Street Journal....more »
January 27, 2015 13:24
Deloitte Romania has strengthened its team by co-opting Lars Wiechen as Partner in Financial Advisory Services, position from which he is primarily responsible for leading the Valuation & Modelling service line in Romania, according to a press release....more »
January 26, 2015 15:19
The Romanian market remained at 2013's level with mergers and acquisitions transactions worth about 1.2 billion euro last year, whereas globally, deal values boosted close to those recorded in 2007, the biggest M&A year on record, according to a PwC Romania analysis. ...more »
January 23, 2015 14:50
The IT services company Endava has opened its fourth development center in Romania, in Pitesti, where it will hire about 50 IT professionals by the end of 2015, while in the next three years the number of employees is expected to double. Nearly 40 percent of the new hires will be recruited through an internal programme designed for IT graduates, according to a press release....more »
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 »
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