Economics
February 10, 2017 07:14
Romania's trade balance deficit (FOB/CIF) hit 9.957 bln euro in 2016, by 1.591 bln euro higher than in the previous year, shows data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). In comparison with 2015, exports and imports increased last year by 5.1 pct and 7.0 pct, respectively. FOB exports totaled 57.385 billion euros, while CIF imports amounted to 6.734 billion euro. The product groups with a significant share in the country's trade were machines and transport equipment (47 pct for exports and 38 pct for imports) and other manufactured products (32.4 percent for exports and 31.0 percent for imports, respectively)....more »
February 10, 2017 07:03
Govnet Conferences organized on February 9 another exclusive Power Breakfast on State Aid, focusing on practical aspects regarding the implementation of State Aid Schemes in Romania. It was a great opportunity for potentially eligible companies to find more about financing of investments from non-reimbursable funds directly from the people involved in the process: representatives of the Directorate for State Aid department in the Ministry of Finance, representatives of companies that already benefited from state aid and consultants that assisted investment projects in the past....more »
February 01, 2017 14:29
The Association of Electricity Suppliers in Romania - AFEER expresses concern about the current situation on the energy market, namely the very large increases in electricity prices on the spot market exchange OPCOM. ...more »
January 26, 2017 16:51
Rented office space nationwide - excluding Bucharest - was 71,560 sqm in 2016, by 53 percent higher than in 2015, shows a specialist survey. Half of this surface was leased in Timisoara, equaling office rental deals in all the other big cities: Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Arad and Pitesti....more »
January 26, 2017 16:46
The number of green certificates traded in January 2017 on the Green Certificates Centralized Market (PCCV) amounted to 6,371 units, a figure seven times bigger than that of the similar period last year, when 906 units were traded, according to data released by OPCOM, Romania's electricity and natural gas market operator.  In January, 56 sales offers and seven buying offers were launched, at a price of 132.404 lei per certificate....more »
January 17, 2017 09:15
Biriş Goran assisted AdamAmerica Europe on the acquisition of Construdava, a 9,400 sqm office building located on Pipera-Tunari Road, in the North-East of Bucharest. The building is fully leased by Metro Systems, internal IT provider of Metro Group in Bucharest, Romania.  Biris Goran advised AdamAmerica on all aspects of the purchase from the building's owners, Commerzbank AG and Aberdeen Asset Management.  The team was spearheaded by Victor Constantinescu, Daniela Lazea, Mariana Signeanu and Radu Jianu on the acquisition documents, along with other members of Biriş Goran on due diligence....more »
January 16, 2017 10:27
Largest oil and gas producer in South East Europe, OMV Petrom together with Romania's largest energy distributor Electrica inaugurated yesterday the first out of six pilot fast charging stations dedicated to electric cars. ...more »
January 11, 2017 07:10
Former Public Finance Minister Anca Dragu maintains that in 2016 there were registered approximately 1.5 billion lei savings in the budget, taking into account that, according to the current estimates, the year ends with a 2.59 percent budget deficit, under the initial 2.8 percent of the GDP initial target.  "Not only that we haven't exceeded the 2.8 percent of the GDP budget deficit target, but we have even had savings, taking into account that we have a deficit estimate at the year-end of 2.59 percent of the GDP. In cash, it means savings worth approximately 1.5 billion lei," Anca Dragu told Agerpress on Monday....more »
January 11, 2017 06:59
Romania exported in the first nine months of last year 9,926.7 tons of wine from fresh grapes, up by almost 22pct compared to the same period of the previous year when exports totaled 8,145.6 tons, according to the trade balance in agricultural products supplied to Agerpress by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR). Collections stood at 15.013 million euros in the first nine months of 2016, being 35pct higher compared to the amounts obtained in the same period in 2015, namely 11.126 million euros. On the other hand, wine imports have exceeded exports 3.5 times in the mentioned period and totaled 3,5258.1 tons, also increasing compared to the quantities coming from external markets in the same period in 2015....more »
December 22, 2016 07:02
High taxation, fiscal environment unpredictability and competition, as well as the access to finance remain the main problems the companies in Romania are confronted with, reads a Survey on the access to finance of non-financial companies in Romania, logged in December 2016, and carried by the National Bank of Romania (central bank, BNR).  "Also found was an increase of the number of companies that deem the availability of the labour force a pressing issue as compared to the previous report," says the survey.  ...more »
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