Press mood stories for Romania

Jan 16, 2018 07:22GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PSD takes off mask: it is interested only in power, entire power (Ziarul Financiar)
Labour crisis is solved with Asian personnel. Over 1,400 Vietnamese come to work in Romania, six times more than in 2016 (Ziarul Financiar)
Avalanche of public spending has only limited effects; 2017 ends with net liquidity deficit (Ziarul Financiar)
PSD executive leadership meets again this morning to nominate new PM (Adevarul)
Former PM Ponta says Romania no longer has govt, it has Dragnea’s govt (Adevarul)
Former PM Ciolos says Romania cannot afford new PSD govt, in case of early elections he offers alternative (Adevarul)
Labour minister says PSD may impeach president if he refuses PM designation (Adevarul)
Opposition PNL asks early elections (Gandul)
Political analysts: internal fights in PSD do not move social-democratic electorate (Bursa)
Japan’s PM arrives today in Bucharest but will not find anyone in govt’s palace (Romania Libera)
Former president Traian Basescu says Dragnea is sick with power (Romania Libera)
NBR warns on accelerated growth of inflation (Romania Libera)
Romania Post borrows RON 30mn to continue operations (Romania Libera)
Romania’s external debt rises by EUR 1.5bn (Evenimentul Zilei)
Deputy PM Marcel Ciolacu resigns after PM Tudose announces resignation (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jan 15, 2018 06:56GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Globalworth has EUR 330mn and looks for office building investments in major cities (Ziarul Financiar)
Banca Transilvania: Investments in production to increase by 3.2% this year (Ziarul Financiar)
Fitch Ratings: Romania’s economy grows by 6.8% in 2017, but GDP growth slows to 3.6% in 2018 (Ziarul Financiar)
Economic growth stays at 8.8% in Q3, agriculture and industry perform above expectations (Ziarul Financiar)
Sources: PM Tudose meets with his supporters in PSD before leadership meeting today (Gandul)
PSD holds executive leadership meeting today, earlier than previously scheduled, to solve internal conflict (Adevarul)
Sources: Dragnea has majority among PSD leaders and considers crushing govt again (Adevarul)
Analysts: Inflation is out of NBR’s control (Bursa)
DNA’ chief Kovesi is investigated by Judicial Inspection (Bursa)
Romanians’ incomes slide (Curierul National)
PSD’s executive president says either PM or interior minister has to step down (Romania Libera)
Business environment is worried about economy in 2018 (Romania Libera)
Knives are sharpening in PSD (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jan 12, 2018 06:32GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Chaos in fiscal system continues. Over 210,000 must fill in new form with 4-page instructions (Ziarul Financiar)
London Stock Exchange is looking for 6,500sqm office surface to open division in Bucharest (Ziarul Financiar)
First players in ITC start year with over 600 job vacancies (Ziarul Financiar)
Fx market in 2017: Average value of trades at 5-year maximum, EUR 1.6bn daily (Ziarul Financiar)
Analyst: Over 60% of yields on Bucharest Stock Exchange is represented by dividends (Ziarul Financiar)
Education minister’s revolution: RON 25 more for each student this year (Adevarul)
Tax authority is scary only for honest contributors (Adevarul)
PM Tudose refuses to have any discussion on Szekerland autonomy because it is against law (Adevarul)
Air carrier Wizz Air transports by 24% more passengers in Romania last year (Adevarul)
PSD’s regional leaders already consider dismissing PM Tudose (Gandul)
NBR wants to anchor inflation expectations (Bursa)
Govt wants to exempt from taxes offshore oil exploitations (Bursa)
State aims to nationalise Mangalia shipyard, blocking deal with Dutch Damen (Curierul National)
Interior minister refuses to resign; says only party decides on her resignation (Romania Libera)
EUR 93.7mn financing for Start-Up Nation programme (Romania Libera)
PSD changes strategy: Decides to negotiate cabinet restructuring, but refuses to call up party congress (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jan 11, 2018 06:07GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
After restructuring in 2019, Ericsson looks for 100 people in Bucharest (Ziarul Financiar)
Investment funds’ bet on Romania: EUR 600mn in local companies (Ziarul Financiar)
Employees in big cities refuse jobs that are far from home (Ziarul Financiar)
BRD: Banking market to become more competitive in 2018 (Ziarul Financiar)
Foreign investors reduce exposure to state securities, weight of foreign placements drops to annual minimum of 16.7% in Oct (Ziarul Financiar)
PM Tudose wants resignation of interior minister (Adevarul)
Romanians’ online purchases reach EUR 7.67bn daily in 2017 (Adevarul)
Prime minister forces cabinet restructuring: Number of ministries must decrease, or else I go home (Gandul)
One of biggest sugar factories in Romania is closing (Gandul)
Govt wants to buy back shipyard from Daewoo (Bursa)
Sources: Interior minister wants to resign, but PSD leader Dragnea opposes (Curentul)
Contradictory opinions on real estate market (Curierul National)
Jan 10, 2018 07:19GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Kaufland doubles investment budget to EUR 200mn and wants ten more new stores (Ziarul Financiar)
Consumption growth is expensive: Trade deficit exceeds EUR 11bn in 11 months last year, by 28% y/y higher (Ziarul Financiar)
Fx rate and interest rates increase after NBR decision to hike policy rate (Ziarul Financiar)
Politicians accuse Szeklerland autonomy resolution as hostile act to Romanian state (Adevarul)
War in PSD continues, PM meets with important barons at government’s office (Adevarul)
Petrom’s CEO is replaced after more than ten years, before mandate’s end (Adevarul)
Opposition PNL asks Constitutional Court to notify Venice Commission on justice law changes (Gandul)
PSD MP asks president to organise referendum on Szeklerland autonomy (Gandul)
PwC: Good signs for economy this year (Curierul National)
Jan 09, 2018 07:27GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Germany, France and Spain reduce commitments to Romania right when we needed FDI as air (Ziarul Financiar)
It is official: rates are no longer falling, NBR fights with inflation and raises rate for first time in past decade (Ziarul Financiar)
Retailers’ plans in 2018: EUR 400mn for 350 new stores (Ziarul Financiar)
PSD barons start rebelling against Dragnea (Adevarul)
Hungarian minorities ask for autonomy of Szeklerland again (Adevarul)
Property Fund gives up legal action against Romania Post (Adevarul)
Population to pay more for gas (Bursa)
NBR asks for higher expenses for investment (Bursa)
[PM] Tudose does not give up cabinet restructuring idea (Bursa)
Ford unions decide to start labour conflict with management (Curierul National)
Hungarians want autonomy, Dragnea says is unconstitutional (Romania Libera)
Record high passenger traffic on Bucharest airport, above EU average (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jan 08, 2018 06:14GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Banks’ association head: Rates’ increase to temper down double-digit lending growth. we are preparing for marathon, not for sprint (Ziarul Financiar)
Inflation, rates are growing. State security yields increase in 2017 above previous year level (Ziarul Financiar)
RON mortgage loans rise by 37% in Jan-Nov 2017, to RON 38.2bn, First Home covers 80% of new contracts (Ziarul Financiar)
PSD MEP says Dragnea tried to grab whole power in 2017, but he will vanish from public life in 2018 (Adevarul)
Some 19 associations ask Klaus Iohannis to use all means for stopping Romania from becoming a blocked project, captured by criminal networks (Adevarul)
Japan’s PM to visit Romania for first time (Adevarul)
First battle Dragnea-Tudose in 2018. PSD decides today if cabinet is restructured (Gandul)
Rates’ increase to have negative effects on construction (Bursa)
[Energy holding] CE Oltenia generates one quarter in country’s total electricity last year (Bursa)
Vacation vouchers for civil servants to fuel tourism growth (Romania Libera)
Competition council fines six companies in electricity (Romania Libera)
[Former PM Ciolos’ organisation] ‘Romania 100’ criticises PSD-ALDE fiscal revolution (Romania Libera)
PSD may choose [Bucharest mayor] Firea as presidential candidate (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jan 05, 2018 07:01GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
American giant Amazon officially launches expansion in Bucharest (Ziarul Financiar)
This year to bring in market office buildings of EUR 300mn in investments (Ziarul Financiar)
Restructuring of regional administrations starts (Ziarul Financiar)
BCR plans to invest EUR 50mn in 28 subsidiaries (Ziarul Financiar)
Auto components manufacturer Preh is looking to hire 190 people (Ziarul Financiar)
PSD leader Dragnea and PM Tudose prepare for final confrontation (Adevarul)
Superior Council of Magistrates to elect new leaders today (Adevarul)
PSD leadership mulls new cabinet architecture (Bursa)
FSA restructuring fails: 60 new employees in only two years (Bursa)
Dutch Ambassador at New Year’s dinner with major corrupts (Curentul)
President Iohannis attends Superior Council of Magistrates meeting today (Romania Libera)
Year starts with low prices for electricity (Romania Libera)
Major European parking developer enters Timisoara market (Evenimentul Zilei)
Govt with 16 ministries tears apart PSD (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jan 04, 2018 06:49GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Dacia reaches 3% market share in Europe and directly fights with Hyundai and KIA (Ziarul Financiar)
Will Romania make it to a 5% economic growth without major slippages? (Ziarul Financiar)
Hopes this year are again linked to highways (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania’s agriculture receives EUR 14.5bn EU funds since adherence (Ziarul Financiar)
Restructuring in banking sector to go on and number of banks to keep falling (Ziarul Financiar)
If auto industry is well, Romania is well (Ziarul Financiar)
PM Tudose makes first step in internal fight in PSD for power (Adevarul)
Romanians spend less on clothes compared to other EU citizens (Adevarul)
Waters and forests minister resigns over health reasons (Gandul)
GP doctors continue strike and file criminal complaint against public healthcare fund’s chief (Curierul National)
Romania is ready to receive 7,000 foreign workers in 2018 (Curierul National)
Year starts with low prices for electricity (Romania Libera)
President Iohannis promulgates budget laws (Romania Libera)
Ruling PSD wants to merge waters and forests ministry with environment ministry after minister’s resignation (Evenimentul Zilei)
Opposition asks for healthcare minister’s resignation (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jan 03, 2018 06:54GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romania exports cereals to Egypt, Spain, Vietnam, Jordan and Libya (Ziarul Financiar)
Almost four in ten SMEs use internet to make online payments (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania is crushed between two extremeness in labour market: ITC workers and engineers on one side and guards and video chats on other side (Ziarul Financiar)
Sources: Constitutional Court to discuss justice laws appeal on Jan 23; PSD Dragnea already knows agenda (Adevarul)
Labour minister: Pensions to rise in 2018, small part of civil servants will have lower wages (Adevarul)
Opposition PNL criticises govt for burying First Home programme by reducing its financing (Romania Libera)
Dacia reports record sales in France in 2017 (Romania Libera)
Special commission working on justice law changes to return to work at end-Jan (Gandul)
Gangs in PSD prepare to devour their leader again (Evenimentul Zilei)
Dec 22, 2017 07:01GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
VAT registration cap is not increased until parliament decides (Ziarul Financiar)
Romsilva, state company administrating country’s forests, counts on EUR 405mn turnover in 2017 (Ziarul Financiar)
Parliament should vote 2018 budget laws today (Ziarul Financiar)
Banks association: 2017 is second year with robust operational profitability (Ziarul Financiar)
Property Fund declares darkest day in Romania’s corporate governance history after legislative changes (Ziarul Financiar)
Hungarian high school, first outcome of negotiations between ruling alliance and UDMR (Adevarul)
Total offensive of ruling PSD on justice laws (Adevarul)
Ruling PSD proposes conflict of interest, incompatibility to invalidate after three years (Gandul)
Govt supports access to financing for SMEs (Curierul National)
Senate’s chairman: Ambassadors’ letter is result of insufficient knowledge (Romania Libera)
Special commission to issue three bills on criminal, civil code changes in January (Romania Libera)
Dec 21, 2017 07:06GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreigners savings in Romania are falling again, net position is down to EUR 3bn (Ziarul Financiar)
Minister says London Stock Exchange may open office in Bucharest (Ziarul Financiar)
President Iohannis: Joining euro is more important than Schengen (Ziarul Financiar)
Independent MP: Major problem of 2018 budget is bad management not financing (Ziarul Financiar)
Foreign Investors Council criticises way of appointing managers in state enterprises (Ziarul Financiar)
Ruling PSD initiates change to magistrates’ statute that eliminate president from appointment of high court chairman, chief prosecutors (Adevarul)
Justice minister says he takes decision regarding anti-corruption chief (Adevarul)
Almost 100 state companies are exempted from corporate governance law: free way for nepotism and political control (Adevarul)
Finance ministry redistributes RON 22mn in First Home programme at yearend (Adevarul)
PSD mulls extraordinary parliamentary sessions to change criminal code (Gandul)
Alarming growth of tobacco black market (Bursa)
Tax evasion of RON 101mn in purchases of goods and services for state hospitals (Curentul)
Justice minister to announce soon his decision regarding anti-corruption chief (Romania Libera)
President Iohannis after discussing 2018 budget with PM: There are a few debatable areas (Romania Libera)
Foreign investors warn Romania may not be accepted in OECD (Romania Libera)
Opposition PNL appeals at Constitutional Court changes to National Integrity Agency law (Evenimentul Zilei)
General practitioners complain about chaos in healthcare system (Evenimentul Zilei)
Dec 20, 2017 07:06GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PSD’s fiscal revolution hits hard SMEs: Over 70% of them have difficulties in paying social contributions on time due to delays in cash inflows (Ziarul Financiar)
Stakeholders approved Oltchim’s assets sale: Vuza must come with EUR 127mn (Ziarul Financiar)
Statistics: Population’s savings exceed bank loans at end-Sep (Ziarul Financiar)
Projections in real estate: Residential market to rise by 8% on average (Ziarul Financiar)
USR to appeal in court magistrates’ statute change (Adevarul)
PSD MP asks for General Prosecutor’s dismissal (Gandul)
Sources: Council of magistrates says justice minister affects justice independence with statements regarding Belina file (Bursa)
Romania depends on EU funds (Curierul National)
PSD-ALDE, ruling coalition with hands in Romanians’ pockets (Financiarul)
NBR: ROBOR at 4% is catastrophic for investments (Romania Libera)
One third of German companies estimate worsening in Romania’s conjunctural situation on medium-term (Evenimentul Zilei)
Dec 19, 2017 07:30GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Study: Only two in ten managers see Romania’s business environment as favourable to developing business (Ziarul Financiar)
PM Tudose defying gravity: 2018 budget is a budget of investments (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania suffers socially and economically due to over-regulation and bad regulation (Ziarul Financiar)
BCR is market leader in state securities market in Jan-Oct 2017 (Ziarul Financiar)
Property Fund has RON 1.5bn in cash, may use 70% for share redemption (Ziarul Financiar)
Ruling PSD wants to decriminalise bribery in benefit to others (Adevarul)
Sources: EU Ambassadors harshly criticise justice law changes; Romania may lose important position within UN (Adevarul)
PSD MPs mute microphones for opposition’s speeches in Chamber of Deputies (Adevarul)
EU Commissioner Cretu: Romania loses about EUR 0.8bn for transport infrastructure from 2007-2013 allocation (Adevarul)
Dacia employees to receive 20% compensations for social contributions transfer (Gandul)
Association: State is in illegal competition position with private environment by aggressive salary hikes (Bursa)
EC prepares audits in meat market in Romania (Curierul National)
Romania keeps losing doctors and skilled staff (Curierul National)
Hundreds of politicians are cleaned-up by justice law changes (Romania Libera)
Apartments in Bucharest, sold for Bitcoin (Romania Libera)
PM Tudose says govt files requests for disbursements worth EUR 5.2bn to EC (Romania Libera)
Dec 18, 2017 07:07GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PSD’s tax revolution: Private companies can dismiss without severance costs (Ziarul Financiar)
Analysts estimate interbank rates to decrease as liquidity revives (Ziarul Financiar)
Forecast: ICT industry in Cluj-Napoca may reach EUR 1bn in three years (Ziarul Financiar)
Private-public partnership, another useless law (Adevarul)
Only 15.4km of motorway in 2017, even if transport ministry has promised 90km (Adevarul)
Hot week in parliament: Justice and budget laws may be approved (Adevarul)
Former PM Ciolos ask people to speak up for defending justice (Gandul)
Discussions at Brussels about political attack of political class to press freedom in Romania (Bursa)
Clawback tax in pharma market is suspended (Curierul National)
Opposition PNL to appeal justice law changes in court (Romania Libera)
PNL declares support for Romania’s Royal House (Evenimentul Zilei)
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