George Banciulea

Official statistics: Jan - April wholesale turnover up 12.6 pct YoY

Romania's wholesale turnover (except for trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) over January 1 - April 30, 2021 was up both as unadjusted and as workday and seasonally adjusted series from the year-ago period by 12.6 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced on Thursday.

Isarescu: The BNR treasure remains only case in which assumed restitution obligations - not respected

The treasure of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) remains the only case in which a monetary gold reserve is entrusted with proper documents that it will be returned at any time at the request of the owner, and the obligations assumed have not been respected, the BNR Governor Mugur Isarescu said on Wednesday.

Total volume of construction works up by 5.7% in first 4 months

The volume of construction works has gone up by 5.7% as gross series during the first four months of the year, in comparison with the similar period of 2020, and as adjusted series, based on the number of working days and seasonality, by 2.1%, according to the data sent by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) to AGERPRES on Wednesday.

Current account deficit goes up by 107%, during first four months of 2021

The current account of balance of payment registered a deficit of 4.710 billion Euro, during the first 4 months of 2021, rising by 107.12%, in comparison with the one from the similar period of 2020, of 2.274 billion Euro, according to a press release from the Romanian National Bank (BNR) sent to AGERPRES on Monday.

Official statistics: Number of pensioners down by 24,000 in Q1, average pension income at 1,650 lei

Romania had an average number of 5.099 million retirees as of March 31, 2021, by 24,000 less compared to the previous quarter, and the average monthly pension was 1,650 lei, up 0.9 percent, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) reports on Monday. There was an average of 4.665 million retirees of the public social security system, down by 14,000 compared to the previous quarter.

World Bank provides additional funding of 150 million euros for reform of Romanian health sector

Minister of Finance Alexandru Nazare and World Bank Country Manager for Romania and Hungary in the Europe and Central Asia Region Tatiana Proskuryakova signed today in Bucharest the loan agreement for the additional 150 million euro funding aimed at supporting the health reform project - improving the quality and efficiency of the health system, a press release of the Finance Ministry informs.

Romanian, Moldovan central banks sign new Cooperation Agreement

The main and enduring message of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) for the National Bank of Moldova is that of a sustainable and robust partnership, BNR governor Mugur Isarescu said on Friday at the signing ceremony of the new Cooperation Agreement between the Romanian and the Moldovan central banks.

Central bank: Climate change agenda has high stake for Romania's economy, financial system

The climate change agenda has a high stake for the Romanian economy and financial system, both in terms of opportunities and costs, should the green transition be delayed, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu, said on Tuesday at the press conference for the presentation of the Report of the National Committee for Macroprudential Supervision (CNSM).