Mugur Isarescu

FinMin-designate Florin Citu: We must sort out deficit issue if we want lower interests

In order to have lower interests, Romania must sort out the deficit issue, Finance Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday; he also stated that this year the budget deficit stays at 3.6 percent of GDP and will fall below the 3 percent threshold in 2022. "Mr. central bank governor Mugur Isarescu is largely right: in Romania, the issue is not directly the interests, but the deficits.

Annual inflation rate, down to 3.6 pct in January

The annual inflation rate dropped to 3.6 percent in January this year, from 4 percent in December of last year, given that the food stuff prices went up by 4, 75 percent, services by 4.01 percent, and non-food goods by 2.68%, according to data released on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Consumer prices in January 2020 compared to December 2019 increased by 0.4 percent.

Repatriating Romania's gold reserve would cost 10-20 times more than storing it (BNR)

Repatriating Romania's gold reserve would cost 10-20 times more than the commission paid to the Bank of England for storing it there, said, on Tuesday, the Governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu, in a press conference. "We will respect the law, the vote of the Parliament.

BNR's Isarescu: International borrowing, proof of responsibility, deficits are worrisome

International borrowing is proof of responsibility, but the country's deficits are worrisome, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu told a press conference, when asked about the latest loans contracted by the Ministry of Public Finance. "Worrisome, an element of concern or as you might want to call it, not of panic, however, are the country's deficits.

BNR's Isarescu: Romania still imports too many agricultural products

Romania still imports too many agricultural products relative to what can be produced naturally in the country, which shows that the potential is not yet fully capitalized on, said Mugur Isarescu, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), in a message transmitted as governor but also a vine grower, at the Annual Conference of the Romanian Farmers Club, an event held on Thursday at the

PM Orban says all benefit increases must rely on solid economic growth to keep deficit unaffected

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday that pensions will increase because the necessary amounts are earmarked in the state budget, but that whether child allowances will rise depends on the available financial resources, because the budget deficit must not be affected. "We will increase the pensions, we'll raise child allowances.

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.

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