|EUR 4.9020||GBP 5.5730|
|USD 4.6180||CHF 5.9648|
|BGN 2.5063||MDL 0.2395|
BNR INTEREST RATES
|16.76% (Nov. 2022) BNR Target 2022: 2.50% (variation band: ± 1pp)|
BUCHAREST STOCK EXCHANGE (BVB) INDICES
|BET -0.13%, BET-TR -0.13%, BET-FI 0.41%, BET-NG –0.41%, BET-XT -0.09%,|
BETXT-TR -0.09%, BET-BK -0.21%, RO-TX –0.12%, BETAeRO -0.72%
CAPITAL MARKET COMMENTARY
|Bucharest equities closed lower on Friday (Dec. 23) as markets wind down for the Christmas holidays. Electrica led the blue-chip decliners. The electric company’s shares slumped 2.10% to close at 8.4000 points. The Bucharest bourse will be closed on Monday (Dec. 26) due to Christmas holidays.|
10:01 Romania enjoys most important security guarantees in its entire history Ministry of Defence, Minister Angel Tilvar said on Friday (Dec. 23), in a Christmas message.
09:45 Romania’s Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca who was on an official visit to the Republic of Korea, between Dec. 21-23, carried out talks with his South Korean counterpart Han Duck-soo and had several high level meetings on topics of interest in the area of economic cooperation, with an emphasis on energy, investments, education and arms industry, Agerpres reported.
09:39 Romania’s three-month ROBOR index, the interbank interest rate used as a reference to calculate variable interests for loans in lei taken out before May 2019, ended the December 19-23 week at 7.63% a year, a level it kept for the last ten days, National Bank of Romania data showed.
09:32 Romania’s Ministry of Finance attracted RON853.9 million and EUR162.7 million, respectively (values amounting to just over RON1.65 billion – EUR336.3 million) through the 10th primary offer for the sale of government bonds dedicated to retail investors (Fidelis) held in the last three years using the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) systems, BVB said.
09:29 The majority of Romanians spent less on food products in 2022 and cut down on their savings and investments, the Future Consumer Index survey by EY Romania reveals. The survey was conducted at the beginning of December 2022.
COMPANIES & BUSINESS
11:11 This year a record number of new companies was established in Romania, with almost 100,000 limited liability firms being set up in January-October 2022, according to National Trade Register Office data.
10:24 Romania is ranked among the top ten EU Member States regarding the number of medium-sized companies with 50 to 249 employees, Eurostat data showed.
10:17 Romania’s Competition Council fined eight companies that sell products and personal protective equipment for work safety and healthcare industry with fines amounting to RON4.88 million (EUR987.622).
10:09 State-owned electricity generation company Hidroelectrica saw its share of the competitive electricity supply market grow to 8.58% after the first nine months of 2022.
10:57 One person died and at least 22 were injured when a tourist bus carrying 47 Greek nationals hit into the metal beam of an overhead traffic sign in Bucharest on Friday (Dec. 23) afternoon. The Romanian Ministry of Health said the accident happened at around 1.30 p.m., at the entrance to Pasajul Unirii, an underground road passage with a length of 900 meters passing under Piata Unirii. The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens confirmed on Friday that three of the injured are in “serious condition” and that Embassy of Greece in Bucharest officials remain at the hospitals to offer all possible assistance to the injured.
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