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Romelectro Goes Global!

Romelectro is one of the most important EPC contractors in Romania for complex projects in the energy field. The company has over 45 years of experience in the field. It started out as a Contrac...

Romania: Investment Arbitration in the Context of Renewable Energy Investments

Authors: Sebastian Gutiu, Managing Partner (Bucharest) Schoenherr & Sofia Cozac, Attorney at Law

A sacred obligation

As we celebrate 135 years of diplomatic relations between Romania and the United States, let me pause for a moment to appreciate the extraordinary partnership the two nations have today

Outsourcing - a view on the past and future - worldwide and in Romania

Many things have been said about the Outsourcing business in the past years - some of them praising the industry and some of them not so flattering in regards to the jobs that have been sent ove...

Boran, BSTDB, talks about Romanian agribusiness

The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) has provided a total of 52 million Euro to three agribusiness projects in Romania so far. Mustafa Boran, vice president banking, told Alexandra L...

Romania's PV market: an overview

by Zoltan Nagy, General Director of the Energy Efficiency Regulatory Department at the Romanian Authority for Energy Regulation (ANRE)

On the long regional road

Romania’s fortunate position, by the Black Sea and the Danube, could help it to support cluster creation and become a regional hub – but location alone is not enough. Costin Lianu, manager withi...

Wiping the state clean

Join a political party or buy your way in are the two routes to success in a corrupt society, argues think tank leader Alina Mungiu-Pippidi - and Romania gives an opportunity for both

Changing culture in war on waste

Building up a network waste collection and recycling, a key Ministry of Economy department gives an inventory of Romania’s green market. Report by Magda Ion

Judgement day

As the European Commission releases its next and last monitoring report on Romania’s rule of law, Minister of Justice Catalin Predoiu defends the nation’s record on justice reform and anti-corru...

Ten tips for a greener Romania

More trees, less litter, better buses and the chance to take a regional lead: British Ambassador to Romania Robin Barnett offers suggestions on improving the local environment

Energy plans lack vision and pragmatism

Renewable sources are essential for a country looking to move on from coal dependence, argues Jean Constantinescu, president of the Romanian Institute for Energy Development Studies

Sub-prime waves not yet crashing on Romania

James Stewart, vice-president, Treasury and Capital Markets Division,Raiffeisen Bank Romania, analyses the impact of the US sub-prime crisis on international investments in Romanian real estate ...

Extending the reach of European funding

Renewable energy, infrastructure, water management and SMEs are under focus for one of the most secure lenders on the block, the European Investment Bank, writes the bank’s head of the Romanian ...

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Romanian business: There is still room for improvement

Romania is still an attractive market for investors within South-eastern Europe, with advantages in terms of labour cost and skilled professionals. But local entrepreneurs and Romanian-based com...

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Telecom industry: Keeping pace with next-gen tech

The telecom industry is transforming before our very eyes. And in many instances, there are no hard-set rules for the new digital platforms, tools and lifecycles in which they live.


Logistics industry: Growing demand

The industrial, logistics and office sectors in Bucharest were the drivers of the real estate development market in the first nine months of the year.

Digital Banking: Challenges and opportunities

Digitalization is radically transforming the banking industry, enabling new products, services and business models. This transformation will take time to complete, forcing banks to act now and e...


Digital transformation of energy management and automation

Interview with Marius Persinaru, Country President Schneider Electric Romania & Republic of Moldavia


Principles Governing Foreign Investments in Romania

The legal regime of foreign investments in Romania is governed by the principle of equal treatment, which means that, subject to the principle of most-favoured-nation treatment, the same legal f...

Austrian investments in Romania: Companies are generally happy with market development

Austrian investors see Romania as an excellent investment destination and the largest market in South-Eastern Europe. Romania represents a resourceful country, dominated by a highly-skilled labo...

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German investments in Romania: Companies are worried about fiscal measures and infrastructure

Romania still offers good business opportunities, but in order to continue foreign investments and job creation, companies need a stable economic environment, legal stability, well-developed inf...

Chinese investments in Romania: Aiming potential

For many years, China has had only several large companies present and active in Romania, mainly in technology, energy, trade, farming and several newly announced ones in automotive.

Operational leasing on the road to growth

The Romanian operational leasing market went up by 7.5 per cent in the first semester of the year compared with the end of 2016, exceeding 64,350 units. During this period, over 9,200 cars were ...

US investments in Romania: Tremendous potential

One of the fastest growing economies in Europe, Romania is an attractive market for foreign investors in several industries, with potential yet to be developed. The Diplomat - Bucharest talked w...

French investments in Romania: Building on solid foundation

France and Romania became business partners in the early '90s and since then the bonds have been built on trust and mutual commitment. Currently, French investors have gained a leadership positi...






Daily Info
Romania has the lowest cost for arable land in Europe, says Eurostat
Arable land was the cheapest in Romania out of all member states, with a hectare costing an average 1,958 Euro in 2016, according to Eurostat, the statistics office of the EU.

CFR Calatori appoints Leon Barbulescu as general manager
Leon Barbulescu has been appointed general director of CFR Calatori, replacing Iosif Szentes, according to the sources from the railway field.

Deliveries of retail space to reach 200,000 sqm in 2018 outside Bucharest
Deliveries of retail spaces will reach the level of 200,000 square meters, new projects and extensions being scheduled in ten medium and large cities in the country, while in Bucharest no scheduled delivery is ...

AFI Europe Romania increased its net operating income by ten per cent to over 51 million Euro during 2017
AFI Europe Romania published its financial results. The Net Operating Income (NOI) from its income producing assets in Romania reached to over 51 million Euro in 2017, representing 10.1 per cent higher results ...

BRD to pay highest dividends in bank's history
BRD Groupe Societe General, the third-biggest lender in Romania, proposes a gross dividend per share of 1.64 RON from last year's net profit, the highest in the bank's history.