Inflation

Annual inflation rate up to 5.3 in August

The annual inflation rate went up to 5.3 pct in August 2021, from 5 pct in July, given that non-food stuffs were more expensive by 7.92 pct, foodstuffs by 2.7 pct, and services by 2.97 pct, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute for Statistics (INS). According to the INS, consumer prices in August 2021 compared to July 2021 increased by 0.2 pct.

Eurozone Consumer Prices Close to Record Highs - ECB

The European Central Bank announced that the consumer price index of the Eurozone has edged to its highest level in a decade. The bank admitted that it had underestimated the potential risk of price increase in EU. The latest figures may provoke a change in the overall ECB policy aimed at containing inflation at significantly lower levels, Reuters elaborated.

PM Citu: We are moving in direction in which Romania is no longer low wage country

Prime Minister Florin Citu stated, on Tuesday, that the data regarding inflation presented on Monday by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) represent an estimation, yet there are "interesting" figures regarding wages, which show that Romania is going in the direction in which "it is no longer a low wage country." The National Bank of Romania (BNR) increased to 5.6 pct the inflation forecast for

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