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Trade: Romania tablet market slides 20% in value terms in Q1

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Romania’s tablet PC market fell 20 percent in value terms in the first quarter to EUR 18 million, writes local paper Ziarul Financiar citing mobile devices maker Televoice’s director Liviu. In some segments where the key players are local companies, the decline was even stronger amid tough price competition. The first quarter marked almost the collapse of the local tablet market, especially for category B brands,  said. His company, Televoice, sells ...

Telecom.IT : Romanians talked for 67 billion minutes in 2014 on their mobile telephones

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nearly 23 million users of mobile telephones in Romania talked for 67 billion minutes in 2014. The figure is 5.3 percent higher than in 2013. The average duration of a call on a mobile terminal was two minutes 26 seconds, according to the statistical data report released on Tuesday by the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications ...

Bruce Andrews : Over 50 billion devices to be connected to the Internet by 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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The number of devices connected to the Internet worldwide will triple by 2020, to more than 50 billion units, US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews told the second day of the Regional Cyber Security Summit in Bucharest. Since the number of cyberattacks is increasing in Europe and all around the world, said Andrews, the time has come for the identification of technological ...

Orange Romania takes pre-orders for Huawei P8, LG G4

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orange Romania started taking pre-orders for Huawei P8 and LG G4 smartphones. The Huawei P8 will be delivered from 26 May. The first customers to pre-order this phone will receive a Huawei selfie stick as a prize. The P8's 13-Megapixel camera has the 'world's first' four-color RGBW sensor. LG G4 smartphones will be delivered as of 29 May in black and burgundy leather variants. LG G4's price starts from EUR 255 along with a subscription for a Pantera 41 tariff ...

Vodafone Romania accepts M-Pesa top-ups via m-pesa.ro

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vodafone Romania launched a new service that enables M-Pesa end-users to receive money from anywhere in the world directly to their phone in their M-Pesa account. The new functionality is addressed to any person who holds a credit card and wants to transfer money to end-user in Romania. Transfers can be made from anywhere via www.m-pesa.ro, the section ’ online (Recharge online)’. Vodafone accepts online payments made from bank ...

Infrastructure : PM Ponta: This year we are initiating procedures for Sibiu-Pitesti, Targu Mures-Iasi and Comarnic-Brasov motorways

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday evening told Digi TV private broadcaster that the government might initiate the necessary procedures this year so that construction works may finally kick off at the Sibiu-Pitesti, Targu Mures-Iasi and Comarnic-Brasov."I believe that it is possible this year we initiate all that means procedures in the case of the Sibiu-Pitesti, Targu Mures-Iasi and Comarnic-Brasov motorways, so that construction works may finally kick off. I am not sure ...

CFR rehabilitates 21 railway bridges by contract of 36 million euros

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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CFR SA is looking for contractor to rehabilitate 17 railway bridges and 4 small bridges for its branch CF Galati. The contract has an estimated value of 36.5 million euros, VAT included. The contract will be financed 85% from FEDR foreign grants and money from the state budget. The execution period is 20 months and has a warranty period of 12 months. The selection criterion is the lowest price, according to a press release of ...

Tourism : FAPT launches a new edition of the "Free Holiday Days" programme

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Federation of Tourism Promotion Associations (FAPT) will launch a new edition of the "Free Holiday Days," programme, which is aimed at attracting as many Romanian tourists as possible into the national campaign "Holiday in My Country," reads a FAPT release issued on ...

Romanian-Bulgarian cooperation could bring more Asian tourists

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova estimates that a memorandum initialled with the Romanian Government might increase the number of Asian tourists, especially Chinese, to this part of the world. "We shall collaborate with the Romanian government on programmes on cultural, balneal, gastronomic and religious tourism. We intend to create joint ...

Agriculture: 84 percent absorption rate of the European funds for agriculture and rural development

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Romania went beyond 84 percent absorption rate of the European funds given to the agriculture and rural development, while the total payments until now from the Rural Development National Programme (PNDR) 2007 - 2013 and refunded by the European Commission reached almost 7.6 billion ...

Over 7 million cu.m of wood products and less than 1 million cu.m of logs exported

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Export of unprocessed wood from Romania is under one million cu.m/year and that of wood products - over 7 million cu.m, the president of the Foresters Association of Romania (ASFOR), Nicolae Tucunel told Mediafax. He showed in a press release that about 19 million cu.m. of wood is felled in Romania, of which 12 million cu.m is industrially processed. The rest of 7 million cu,m is for heating and other use. 0.8 million cu.m of ...

Real estate : Modern office stock grew by 2% in quarter 1 to 2.2 million sq.m

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The modern office stock in Bucharest exceeded 2.2 million csq.m at the end of quarter 1, 2% more than in March 2014, the real estate company DTZ Echinox announced on Wednesday. In the first quarter two office buildings were completed with a total rentable area of 37,000 sq.m - City Office and Auchan Tricodava. 130,000 sq.m will be completed until the end of the year at Bucharest One and Green court-B in the area Center North, George Enescu OB , PC Business Center and AFI ...

Residential property price index

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

For the first time, the National Institute of Statistics publishes information on the evolution of residential property prices. The development of the calculation methodology started in 2008 in the framework of a collaboration between the National Institute of Statistics (INS), the National Bank of Romania (BNR) and the National Union of Notaries Public from Romania (UNNPR). The collection of information from notarial offices began with January 2009 and is done by the ...

Healthcare: President Iohannis: the disappearance of the Cantacuzino Institute is 'unacceptable'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday stated that the disappearance of the Cantacuzino Institute is 'unacceptable' and it is not among the options to the current crisis. 'I didn't come earlier because I wanted to wait some more for a solution ...

Romania's health card system is functional

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Daily reports show that the health card system, in place in Romania since May 1st, is now functional, and every day, more and more people benefit from medical services based on this card. A Health Ministry communiqué explains that a great part of the medical service providers and the insured patients have understood the need and importance of implementing a health card system, which, alongside the e-recipe and the e-file are major objectives in the process of ...

Cars: Statistics: New registrations of passenger vehicles advanced 14.2 percent in Q1 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New registrations of passenger vehicles advanced 14.2 percent in Q1 2015 from the same period of the year before, reaching 70,574 units, while new registrations of freight vehicles grew 9.6 pct to 21,452 units over the same interval, shows data released on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute ...

New Dacia registrations in France dropped by almost 10% in the first four months

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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New Dacia registrations in France dropped by 9.8% in the first four months of this year, at 35,766 units, registering the most important decline among the makes with big volumes of sales, while the market recorded a growth of 5.6% at 648,087 units. At the end of the first four months the market share of the Romanian make was at 5.52% slight up from 5.13% on 31 March. In April 2014 Dacia owned on the French market a share of ...

Telecom.IT: Almost six million subscriptions for television services in 2014

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The number of subscriptions for retransmission of the audiovisual programmes got in Romania at 8.9 million in 2014 up by 6.15% against the same period of the previous year, show the data of the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) published on Monday. At the end of 2013 the number of subscriptions for the services of retransmission of the audiovisual programmes is 6.5 million. According to ANCOM the majority of ...

Romania’s national priority: cybersecurity and confidence in public services, says Information Society minister

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Cybersecurity and confidence in public services are a priority for the Government and Romania aims at taking security measures to enhance cyber infrastructure protection, whilst protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens, said minister Sorin Grindeanu. According to Mediafax, Information Society minister Sorin Grindeanu showed on Monday, in the opening of the Regional Cyber Security Summit that the online ...

Telekom Romania starts Samsung Galaxy S6 promotion

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Telekom Romania launched a promotion whereby customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with a new or renewed subscription will receive two tickets to a musical event. The campaign will take place between 8 May and 5 June and is limited to 2,500 tickets. In addition, customers who opt for the XXL Unlimited subscription for a period of 2 years by porting and returning a Samsung Galaxy S5 through the buy-back option can buy the new Samsung smartphone at the price of ...

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