Romanian Market News

Romanian Market Daily News – 02/12/22


EUR 4.9297GBP 5.7419
USD 4.6851CHF 5.0142
BGD 2.5205MDL 0.2417
(Source: National Bank of Romania BNR)


Deposit facility:5.75%
Policy rate:6.75%
Lending facility:7.75%


15.32% (Oct. 2022) BNR Target 2022: 2.50% (variation band: ± 1pp)


BET 1.65%, BET-TR 1.65%, BET-FI 0.55%, BET-NG 0.71%, BET-XT 1.50%,
BETXT-TR 1.50%, BET-BK 1.44%, RO-TX 1.53%, BETAeRO 1.18%
(Source: Bucharest Stock Exchange BVB)


18:03 Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis is paying a working visit to Athens, Greece, on Dec. 2 and 3 to meet his Greek counterpart Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Greece fully supports Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area, said the Greek president. The two heads of state welcomed the very good bilateral relations, enhanced by cultural affinities and a long common history, also emphasizing the close cooperation at the European, regional and international level. Among the topics addressed by Iohannis and Mitsotakis, were the current challenges to ensure energy security, according to the Presidential Administration.

(Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis and Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in Athens, Greece on December 2, 2022.
Image credit: Twitter account of Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis)

16:58 The president of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), George Simion, claimed on Friday (Dec. 2) in Alba Iulia that Romania no longer has to finance “not even with a single RON” the Government in Chisinau, adding that “too much funds” have been allocated for the Ukrainian refugees, Agerpres reported.

10:08 President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday (Dec. 1), Romania’s National Day, that Romanians need the most tangible and immediate progress to increase their well-being and standards of living and urged the government to use all available tools in that regard.

10:06 Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday (Dec. 1), Romania’s National Day, in Alba Iulia that there is still need for unity, solidarity, and empathy.

10:02 On the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Lodz, Poland, on Thursday (Dec. 1), Romania’s Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu met his counterparts from Norway, Azerbaijan and Armenia, Agerpres reported.


17:01 The overall prices of industrial production (domestic market and foreign market) grew by 41.1% in October y-o-y, in the conditions where prices on the domestic market rose by 53.77% and those from the foreign market by 17.09%, National Institute of Statistics data showed.

14:39 On 30 November 2022, the National Bank of Romania’s (BNR) foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 45,594 million, compared to EUR 46,291 million on 31 October 2022, BNR reported.

13:29 Current domestic expenses for environmental protection last year represented 0.9% of GDP, and investments 0.3% of GDP, according to INS data.

12:20 The Ministry of Finance (MF) continues the issues of FIDELIS government bonds for retail investors and launches on Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) a new selling offer, between Dec. 5 and 19. This is the 10th such offer carried out on the capital market since July 2020. Through the previous nine offers, the Ministry of Finance attracted from the retail investors over RON 13.5bn (EUR 2.7bn).


15:18 Insurance companies set up gross technical reserves of RON22.6 billion in H1 2022, up 8% y-o-y, according to data published in a report of Romania’s financial supervisory authority (ASF).

13:01 The number of newly established companies with foreign capital in Romania increased, in January-October 2022, by 30.7% y-o-y, to 6,175 units, National Trade Registry Office (ONRC) data showed.

12:14 The volume of air passenger transport in Romania jumped 96.9% in the first nine months of 2022 to over RON15.7 million compared to just under RON8 million in the same period a year ago, National Institute of Statistics (INS) data showed.


11:47 The turnover of companies operating in the Romanian software industry increased by nearly 14.5% compared to 2020 and was 246% higher than in 2012, reaching a record high of almost EUR10 billion in 2021, and is seen overshooting EUR11 billion this year, Finance Ministry data showed.


12:09 Thousands of people attended on a rainy Thursday a military parade on Dec. 1, Romania’s National Day, at the Triumphal Arch in Bucharest, Agerpres reported.

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