Romanian Business Leaders organization encourages the Romanian Government to take firm action as the Romanian business environment and society as a whole can no longer afford to bear the cost of closing schools and new restrictions affecting the economy, reads a press release of the organization.
Banca Transilvania Group's net consolidated profit for the first half of 2021 stands at 1.015 billion lei, up 47.2 percent compared to the same period last year, with the bank's profit standing at 901 million lei (48.3 percent higher YoY), the group said in a report to the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
Raiffeisen Bank proceeded to implement the ANPC (National Authority for Consumer Protection) order according to which the management fee could not be included in the interest margin for the restructuring of the loans, and after the restoration of the calculations, the bank will return to the clients any amounts collected in excess, the bank's representatives told AGERPRES.
Romania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) advanced 6.5% in H1 2021 y-o-y in unadjusted terms, and 6.2% when seasonally adjusted according to the flash estimates published on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). In Q2 2021, GDP increased by 1.8% on a quarterly basis seasonally adjusted. When compared to the same quarter one year before, the Romanian economy was up 13.6%.
The current account of Romania's H1 balance of payments ran a deficit of 7.040 billion euros, by 73.44 percent higher than in the year-ago period, the National Bank of Romania (BNR) announced on Friday.
Investors present at the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) have intensified their trading activity during the first 7 months of this year, which determined the cumulated transaction value with all types of instruments to surpass 10.4 billion RON, the equivalent of 2.1 billion EUR, according to a report from the Stock Exchange.
The birth rate remained negative (-6,460) in June 2021, the number of persons deceased being 1.4 times higher than that of live births, shows the data published, on Tuesday, by the National Institute for Statistics (INS). In June 2021, there were 14,877 births, by 1,353 more than in May 2021. The number of live births recorded in June 2021 was smaller by 639 compared to the same month of 2020.
The National Bank of Romania (BNR) has increased to 5.6 pct the inflation prognosis for the end of this year and 3.4 pct for the end of next year, according to a presentation delivered on Monday by the Governor of the National Bank of Romania, Mugur Isarescu.
The monetary policy interest rate will stay put at 1.25 pct per annum, decided on Friday the Board of the National Bank of Romania, also maintaining the current levels of minimum reserve rates for the liabilities in lei and currency of credit institutions.
Romania strengthens nuclear cooperation with Canada after Energy Minister and Canadian Ambassador to Romania signed the Memorandum of Understanding between Romania's Ministry of Energy and Canada's Department of Natural Resources on consolidating Civilian Nuclear Cooperation, reads a press release of the ministry.