Economics
The challenges of a liberalized energy market in Romania
The Association of Romanian Electricity Suppliers - AFEER organized the 3rd edition of its annual conference on the effects and challenges of the new market liberalization. "The liberalization of the energy market remains a topic of relevance. All of us - market participants, consumers, authorities - we have questions, we are looking for answers. Under the conditions of rising energy prices, switching to a free market for a consumer can become an advantageous option. On the other hand, in the face of new challenges, suppliers are forced to reinvent themselves, to come up with new products and services to keep customers close and to constantly conquer new customers, "said Mr. Ion Lungu, President of AFEER. more »
IT and outsourcing are the main drivers for office space demand in Romania
The Bucharest office market saw a net take-up of close to 45,000 sqm in this year’s third quarter. According to data from the real estate consultancy company Colliers International, the demand came mostly from IT and BPO/SSC companies, including from the new entries in the market: Amazon, GoPro and Systematic. more »
November 09, 2017 14:01
FAN Courier, the leader of the local courier market, launches this month eBOX, the online delivery option that allows customers to take full control of deliveries and pick them from lockers with 24/7 access. The new service, implemented as a pilot project in Bucharest, is an alternative to the classic courier service, intended for people who can not or will not wait for the courier to the address....more »
November 09, 2017 13:55
“The much discussed and debated ordinance that contains amendments to the Tax Code included in the governance program, meaning long time known changes approved by Parliament, brings important benefits to citizens and companies that operate in Romania" says Finance Minister Ionut Misa, but it seems that not everyone agrees to the proposed measures. ...more »
November 02, 2017 10:50
The Competition Council is willing to accept the exemption of renewable energy and Black Sea gas producers from the stock exchange trading rule said Bogdan Chiriţoiu, the president of the institution in the Energy Transition conference in Bucharest. "The problem that we have in Romania is that the large electricity producers are state-owned and large state-owned companies are suspect of corruption, hence the ban that these companies can make long-term bilateral contracts because we are afraid of what they would do, what would happen to these contracts if we let the big state producers complete them," Chiriţoiu said. ...more »
October 30, 2017 15:52
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 50m to Transgaz, the national gas transmission company of Romania, to finance the construction of a new European gas transmission corridor to increase security of gas supply and to reduce energy dependence by making it possible to diversify gas supply routes and sources. This operation is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) under the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE) announced the EIB. ...more »
October 27, 2017 16:08
The retail market in Romania is taking full advantage of the increase in consumption, but this trend will probably not last long, representatives of the shopping centers think. They are already talking about the transformation of the retail mix by accentuating the areas that are not strictly shopping-related....more »
October 25, 2017 16:15
The European Commission estimates that Romania ended the second quarter of 2017 with a 4.1% deficit, the highest in the European Union, according to data adjusted with seasonal variations, published by Eurostat. ...more »
October 25, 2017 15:10
Salaries in the Romanian private sector rose 5% on average, and bonuses offered by employers rose 12% between January and September 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, according to the Smartree Workforce Index. ...more »
October 24, 2017 11:29
The office space market in Bucharest is very active this year, both in terms of new project deliveries and transaction volumes, but also in terms of rebalancing the city from the perspective of interest areas for development. Govnet.ro analyzed, with the help of real estate consultants, the main trends of this market, from the new development poles for the big office assemblies to the the new wave of downtown boutiques-office buildings and the tenants' profile....more »
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