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Romania Daily News – 07/02/23



10:01 Romania’s Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Monday (Feb. 6) had a telephone conversation with his Slovakian counterpart Rastislav Kacer focusing on Romania’s accession to the border-free Schengen area, as well as on the state of bilateral relations and European current affairs, according to the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE).

09:48 Romania’s Interior Ministry (MAI) is still on the front line in all that means saving the people affected by the catastrophe in Turkey, Interior Minister Lucian Bode told the Parliament House on Monday.


12:02 Romania’s finance ministry raised RON505 million on Monday (Feb 6 ) selling bonds maturing in October 2028, at annual an average yield of 7.55%, National Bank of Romania data showed.

11:57 Austrian banking group Erste has revised its forecast on Romania’s annual inflation rate down to 8% by end-2023, versus 8.7% in its previous forecast.

11:01 The arrears to the general consolidated budget fell 18.7% to 282.59 million RON in December 2022, compared to the previous month, according to data published on website of the Ministry of Finance (MF).

10:39 Romania’s new car registrations increased by 31.37% last month to 12,266 units y-o-y, according to the Directorate for Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration (DRPCIV) data cited by the Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACAROM).

10:15 The year 2023 must be the year of economic relaunch, and the Fiscal Code must not undergo changes, in order to ensure the predictability of companies’ business plans, Florin Jianu, head of the National Council of SMEs (CNIPMMR) said.


10:51 The Petromidia Navodari refinery has resumed operations at full capacity following the successful completion of the programmed technological operations, carried out by Rompetrol Rafinare.

10:39 National Company Romarm SA and South Korea’s aerospace technology producer Hanwha Aerospace signed on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding on industrial cooperation.

10:16 Three in five candidates over age 45 faced age discrimination at job interview according to the latest survey by local online recruitment platform Bestjobs.


11:55 Healthcare and social workers enter the second day of protests in Bucharest, Agerpres reported. The protests kicked off on Monday amid dissatisfaction with the Wage Law and the underfunding of Romanian medical and social assistance institutions.



EUR 4.9022GBP 5.4884
USD 4.5747CHF 4.9405
BGN 2.5065MDL 0.2427
(Source: National Bank of Romania BNR)


Deposit facility:6%
Policy rate:7%
Lending facility:8%


16.37% (Dec. 2022) BNR Target 2022: 2.50% (variation band: ± 1pp)


BET 0.44%, BET-TR 0.44%, BET-FI 0.00%, BET-NG 0.27%, BET-XT 0.42%,
BETXT-TR 0.42%, BET-BK 0.43%, RO-TX 0.56%, BETAeRO 0.28%


Bucharest stocks closed in the green on Tuesday while European markets closed the session off trading mixed. Investors continued to weigh the global economic outlook following last week’s interest rate increases by the European Central Bank. In a short note on Romania, Austria’s banking group Erste said Romania’s central bank is likely to maintain its key rate at 7% at its February 9 board meeting, after a dovish hike of 25 basis points in January.
(Source: BVB)

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