The wholesale trade turnover increased by 4 pct in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2019, the most important contribution to this increase coming from wholesale trade in raw agricultural products and live animals, according to data published on Friday by the National Statistics Institute (INS).
The current account of the balance of payments registered a deficit of EUR 3.497 billion in the first six months of the year, compared to EUR 4.373 billion in the same period of 2019, shows data from the National Bank of Romania (BNR) published on Thursday.
As of June 15, banks had granted loans to the amount of 4 billion lei under the IMM Invest programme, and this week the one billion euro equivalent mark will be passed, Cristian Paun, chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Credit Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises SA - IFN (FNGCIMM SA - IFN), said on Wednesday.
Public Finance Minister Florin Citu says that his objective is to minimize the negative impact of the global economic crisis on Romania's economy, and that the best measures to this effect have been taken so far, a fact confirmed by official data. "The real economy proves me right! We have taken the best measures for the economy and this is confirmed by official data.
The National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced on Wednesday that it is canceling the publication of the June 17, 2020 press release regarding the tourist expenses of non-residents in Romania related to the first quarter due to the data collection problems during the restrictive measures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, the National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued a new Orange Code warning for unstable weather and rain, covering over three quarters of the country, until 23:00 hrs, as well as a Code Yellow advisory of temporarily accentuated atmospheric instability in seven other counties and the Municipality of Bucharest, until Thursday morning.
The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued on Friday a Code Yellow advisory for storms, valid in the entire country from Friday to Saturday morning. Thus, until Saturday, 10:00hrs, on relatively extended areas, there will be periods of atmospheric instability, with frequent thunders, torrential rains, hail and storms.
A Romanian company specialized in IT solutions and Konica Minolta Romania have fully developed the thermal analysis and face detection application dubbed the Thermal Analyzer, which scans a real-time video stream to generate alarms in the case of people whose body temperature exceeds a certain threshold.
The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) on Thursday issued an Code Yellow advisory for enhanced atmospheric instability for the entire country, including Bucharest, until Saturday morning.
The Association of Romania's Privately Managed Pensions (APAPR) has recently asked for the Eurobonds issued by Romania to be included in the European Central Bank's (ECB) procurement programme for euro area countries.