National Bank of Romania

Annual inflation rate, up to 4pct in December, above BNR forecast

The annual inflation rate went up 4 percent in December 2019, from 3.8 percent in November, given that food prices increased by 5.08 percent and non-food prices by 3.31 percent, while the price of services registered an advance of 4.16 percent, according to data released on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). "In December 2019, consumer prices were 4.0 percent higher YoY.

BNR Governor Isarescu:Internal and external reasons have fuelled conflict between creditors and debtors

The conflict between creditors and debtors has been fuelled for internal and external reasons, and this is why an alternative dispute resolution institution was started later in Romania, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu, told the annual conference of the Alternative Banking Dispute Resolution Centre (CSALB).

BNR Governor Isarescu: Economy has grown the fastest after 2000

Romania's economy has grown the fastest after 2000, but we have a tendency to press hard on the accelerator, not to be cautious and there is a slippage that means divergence, Mugur Isarescu, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) told a Monday's specialist conference. "We are now, at the end of the year, in the ninth year of economic growth.

Annual inflation rate drops to 3.4pct in October 2019

Romania's annual inflation rate slightly decreased to 3.4 percent in October 2019, from 3.5 percent in September, in the context of food stuff prices increasing 4.16 percent and those of non-food goods by 2.57 percent, while the price of services recorded an advance of 4.14 percent, according to the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Tuesday.

#2019PresidentialElection/INTERVIEW Diaconu: Order of law must be respected in letter and spirit, only path for Romania

Mircea Diaconu, independent candidate for the presidential election supported by the "Un om" (A human being) electoral alliance, made up of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) and PRO Romania, said in an interview with AGERPRES that he does not deem necessary a modification of the Constitution, inasmuch as everything should first be laid down on the existing "order of law".

BNR governor Isarescu: Romania seriously affected by asymmetric shocks if it switched to euro now

If Romania were to switch to the euro now, it would be seriously affected by asymmetric shocks, and this is why it chose the middle path in its efforts to adopt the European single currency, considering that a real convergence of 70 - 75 percent - compared to the current 61 percent - is critical for this step, governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Mugur Isarescu on Friday told the Buch

Central bank's Isarescu: We should let exchange rate, market function

The national currency has not depreciated in recent months and it is worse than an exaggeration to say that the (national currency) leu is on the bottom of the precipice, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu told a Thursday's press conference, mentioning that the forint and zloty depreciated more than the leu compared to the euro.

Vasilescu (BNR): Inflation strikes without taking into acccount what Gov't says

Romania is facing an inflation twice as high as the level considered optimal for this indicator, and this does not depend on the authorities' statements, Adrian Vasilescu, strategy consultant with the National Bank of Romania (BNR) told a profile conference on Wednesday. "Inflation strikes without taking into account what the Government says, what the companies say, what the population wants.

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