Press mood stories for Romania

Jan 19, 2018 06:28GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romanians’ financial net worth has lowest weight in GDP in region - study (Ziarul Financiar)
Romanian parents invest RON 15bn annually in education of children, almost 40% in total state’s investments in education (Ziarul Financiar)
Twice fewer Romanian have life insurance presently than five years ago (Ziarul Financiar)
Local sugar production to count on only three players, rest are in ruins (Ziarul Financiar)
Textile industry in past decade: 135,000 jobs vanished, but wages rise by 150% (Ziarul Financiar)
Council of Europe slaps insensitive Romania again (Adevarul)
PSD leader Dragnea negotiates with UDMR vote for Dancila govt even if alliance controls majority (Adevarul)
EY study: Labour taxation can lead to imbalances (Adevarul)
Dragnea discuses list of ministers in new cabinet with ALDE (Gandul)
Iohannis popularity keeps falling after designating Dancila as PM (Gandul)
Romanian Military Vehicle Systems to produce 400 armoured carriers in Moreni (Bursa)
Only seven ministers to continue in new cabinet (Romania Libera)
Junior opposition USR no longer wants its leader (Romania Libera)
Defence ministry to buy 400 armoured carriers made in Romania (Romania Libera)
Jan 18, 2018 06:40GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romania has fourth highest inflation in EU in December (Ziarul Financiar)
Big festivity on Bucharest office buildings market: over 170 deals in 2017 (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania seen by foreign analysts and investors: Even if it has strongest economic growth in Europe, it cannot get rid of unsustainable deficit and corruption perception stigma (Ziarul Financiar)
Foreigners keep withdrawing money from Romania: EUR 880mn evaporated from deposits in past year (Ziarul Financiar)
Opposition PNL to vote against third PSD-ALDE govt (Adevarul)
Iohannis goes again on PSD’s hand: Viorica Vasilica Dancila (Adevarul)
Iohannis accepts PSD’s proposal. Viorica Dancila is designated PM (Gandul)
PSD leader Dragnea calls MPs in extraordinary session for new govt investiture (Bursa)
Moody’s: Structural gaps in Romania and Hungary to widen due to reduced fiscal room (Bursa)
[Designated PM] Viorica Dancila sustains criminal code modifications (Curentul)
Education and healthcare ministers may be changed (Curentul)
Officially, Romania becomes country of mini-accountants (Curierul National)
Drastic fall of popularity for President Iohannis after designating Viorica Dancila (Romania Libera)
Protest at presidential palace in disagreement with PM designation (Romania Libera)
Tax changes are disastrous for firms; their real expenses rise by 40% (Romania Libera)
Green light for manufacturing of armoured conveyors at Moreni factory
Jan 17, 2018 07:19GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Mega Image covered Bucharest with 430 stores, 2 per sq km (Ziarul Financiar)
Austrian Hirsch Porozell builds polystyrene factory in Moldova region (Ziarul Financiar)
Coca-Cola’s regional head: Romania reports best performance in region for company in past three years (Ziarul Financiar)
Business environment worried about political changes: It would be great nothing to be changed in economy for next 12 months (Ziarul Financiar)
Banca Transilvania takes over Moldova’s Victoria Bank (Ziarul Financiar)
Viorica Dancila, first commitment: Modification of justice laws (Adevarul)
Parties to discuss today with president on nominating new PM (Adevarul)
PSD mocks Japan’s PM historical visit in Romania (Adevarul)
Opposition PNL’s major objective is to kick PSD out of ruling (Gandul)
UDMR only wants crisis to end (Gandul)
Junior opposition PMP also to come with PM proposal (Gandul)
Govt no longer credible for creditors (Bursa)
2018, year of tax authority’s harassment on contributors (Curierul National)
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)
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