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Romanian Market Daily News – 28/12/22



EUR 4.9463GBP 5.6065
USD 4.6501CHF 5.0082
BGN 2.5290MDL 0.2415
(Source: National Bank of Romania BNR)


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


16.76% (Nov. 2022) BNR Target 2022: 2.50% (variation band: ± 1pp)


BET -3.72%, BET-TR -3.72%, BET-FI -0.79%, BET-NG –4.65%, BET-XT -3.27%,
BETXT-TR -3.27%, BET-BK -2.33%, RO-TX -4.20%, BETAeRO -1.38%
(Source: Bucharest Stock Exchange BVB)


Bucharest stocks suffered loses on Wednesday with the blue-chip BET index shrinking by 3.72% as the majority of European markets closed mostly lower with economic outlook in focus. Investors continued to assess the possible headwinds coming down the pike in 2023 and markets are now wary of the prospect of an imminent recession and a potentially prolonged period of sluggish economic growth.



17:59 The Government approved, in Wednesday’s meeting, at the proposal of the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration (MDLPA), Romania’s Urban Policy, which has among its priority objectives the creation of climate-smart cities.

13:46 Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca announced on Wednesday that the government alongside fuel distribution companies will no longer extend the fuel price subsidy of 0.5 RON (0.10 EUR) per litre as of Jan. 1, but is ready to apply it again should “price developments be such that the citizens’ purchasing power is exceeded.” The subsidy is being abolished because fuel prices have dropped and are now stable, Ciuca said in a live-streamed statement ahead of this year’s last cabinet meeting.

11:14 The coordinator of the Public Policy Department of Save Romania Union (USR, opposition), Cristian Ghinea, reproaches the minister of European Funds, Marcel Bolos of intending to promote in the government meeting on Wednesday an emergency ordinance that was not subject to public debate and that “will cause huge problems”, Agerpres reported.

10:01 The Minister of Development, Public Works and Administration, Cseke Attila, signed on Tuesday 11 contracts for financing road and social infrastructure and the activities of some companies from several localities, in a total amount of 7,068,480 RON, non-refundable funds, through the Regional Operational Program (POR).


13:01 The 3-month Romanian interbank offer rate (ROBOR) index, based on which the cost of consumer loans in lei with variable interest is calculated, fell slightly on Wednesday, to 7.60% per year, from 7.61% per year on Tuesday, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania.

12:56 The number of beneficiaries of service pensions was, 9,950 in December (plus 36 compared to the previous month), the most, respectively 4,862, being prosecutors and judges, National Public Pension House (CNPP) data showed.

10:19 Private lending in Romania grew by 13.2% to RON364.4 billion in November y-o-y, after leu-denominated loans increased by 9.2% and the foreign currency loans expressed in lei, went up 23.4%, according to the National Bank of Romania data.


18:49 Romania’s state-owned nuclear power producer Nuclearelectrica, which operates the country’s sole nuclear power plant, said in a Bucharest Stock Exchange report that it completed the takeover of the uranium concentrate processing line at the Feldioara Branch of the insolvent National Uranium Company on Dec 28.

11:09 Companies operating in the field of oil and gas extraction or those involved in oil product manufacturing are likely to be subjected to a new tax on 2022 and 2023 profit, in line with a draft emergency ordinance, Ziarul Financiar reported.

10:59 Romanian business managers expect in the next three months a steep increase in prices in retail, in parallel with an activity slump in constructions, while the number of employees in industry, retail and services will remain relatively stable, a survey by the National Institute of Statistics revealed.


16:49 Airports in the city of Craiova and Sibiu receive 5.2 million lei state aids.

10:02 The National mountain rescuers Salvamont dispatcher received 22 calls in the last 24 hours, 21 people were rescued while seven rushed to hospital. There were five calls in Gorj, four in Cluj, three each in Lupeni and Sibiu, two in Maramures and the same number in Voineasa and one each in Mures, Vrancea and Caras-Severin.

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