Economics
October 08, 2014 13:16
The International Monetary Fund has revised the latest estimation on Romania’s economic progress (2.8 percent in July 2014) to 2.4 as per the World Economic Outlook report released on 7 October. Although anticipating a slower growth rate, the estimation is improved compared to the initial prediction of 2.2 percent. For the next year, though, the IMF maintained the projection, expecting an advance by 2.5 percent of the GDP....more »
October 08, 2014 11:12
The much-expected ‘re-writing’ of the Fiscal Code is little likely be approved by the Parliament by the end of this year, hence, any amendments to the existing one will be eventually made through an emergency ordinance in 2015, explained Dan Badin, Tax&Legal Partner-in-Charge with Deloitte Romania, during the company’s annual Legal & Tax conference. A new deferral in updating the Fiscal Code is a result of the slow decision-making process within the Parliament, as most of the related tax issues have been discussed during the consultations held with the business environment, stated Badin. He further emphasized the necessity for Romania to have the old Fiscal Code rewritten, as an emergency ordinance issued by the Government can only partially fix the current shortcomings indicated frequently by the business environment....more »
October 07, 2014 16:50
The Ministry of Finance issued a draft law for amending the Law no. 297/2004 on the capital market. The bill, which can be checked on the ministry’s website, is aimed at aligning the current legislation to the existing standards in order for Romania be ranked as an emergent capital market, thus increasing external visibility and attracting new investors. This legislative approach is part of a broader initiative of a working group lead by the Bucharest Stock Exchange and which comprises representatives of the domestic capital market, the Financial Supervisory Authority and of the National Bank of Romania....more »
October 06, 2014 16:51
The Competition Council has imposed financial sanctions on 11 media companies, the fines amounting to about 3.2 million euro (14.5 million lei). Brand Programming Network, B.V. McCann-Erickson, Groupm Media Operations, Initiative Media, Mediaedgecia Romania, Mindshare Media, Opti Media, Starcom Mediavest Group, United Media Services, Zenith Media Communications are the companies affected, according to a press release of the competition authority....more »
October 06, 2014 16:29
Companies controlled by the Romanian State, such as Hidroelectrica, Bucharest Airports, Oltenia Energy Complex and Constanta Port, will be listed on the stock exchange as per the Government’s related-programme, said Prime Minister Victor Ponta, according to Mediafax....more »
October 02, 2014 14:52
The division process of Electrocentrale Bucharest S.A. (ELCEN), the largest domestic thermal energy producer, has been concluded and two new companies have been created - ”Societatea Electrocentrale Constanta S.A.” and ”Societatea Electro...more »
October 02, 2014 11:20
Ioan Rus, the Minister of Transport, presented the new General Transport Master Plan (GTMP) draft, which reflects the transport development strategy for 2014-2030, a prerequisite for attracting related-EU funds. The Master Plan, approved by the EU Commission, was released for public debate until October 30, 2014....more »
October 01, 2014 09:33
Belgian postal services operator bpost is the sole company which put forward a non-biding offer for the privatization of the Romanian Post. The offer was submitted on September 30, the last day of the allocated time frame and in case it is selected by the Ministry for Information Society, negotiations could be initiated without any obligation of coming up with a biding offer....more »
September 30, 2014 15:00
The Board of Romania’s Central Bank, BNR, lowered again the monetary policy rate to 3 percent, a new historic low, after a similar measure taken during the previous meeting when it was reduced from 3.50 to 3.25 percent....more »
September 30, 2014 11:40
In September, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) decreased in Romania, confirming the decline visible within both the EU and the euro area. After four months of successive advance, the ESI fell from 101 to 99.8 points, according to the survey displayed on the EU Commission’s website....more »
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