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Telecom : Romania unsubsidised mobile phone sales up 29% y-on-y in Q2

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Romania's telecommunications segment saw the highest increase in value, namely 29.1 percent year-on-year to EUR 128 million, in the GfK Temax report for Q2. The figure refers to non-subsidised sales of smart and mobile phones. The growth mainly reflects results in the smartphones segment, while the demand for feature phones was again low. Within the smartphones category, the increasing trend towards screen sizes between 4 and 5 inches continued. The ...

Asbis sells 30,000 Prestigio tablets in Romania in H1

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Asbis Romania, the Romanian subsidiary of Cyprus-based distribution company IT&C Asbis, saw its sales of Prestigio smartphones and tablets total approximately USD 5.7 million in H1, according to local paper Ziarul Financiar. Asbis smartphone sales totaled USD 70,000 and reached 8,000 units, and tablet sales reached USD 5 million and 30,000 units in the ...

Orange Romania plans to double number of Wi-Fi access points

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Orange Romania plans to double the number of Wi-Fi points of access installed at the national level by the end of 2015, according to local paper Ziarul Financiar citing the operator's development & innovation manager Cristian Patachia-Sultanoiu. At present, the operator has approximately 80 Wi-Fi hotspots, totalling 400 installed points of access. The Wi-Fi hotspots can be considered as an extension of the operator's mobile network as they increase the network's capacity ...

Agriculture: Agriculture Ministry acquires consultancy service for OPF 2014-2020 in excess of RON 8.3 million

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Romania's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has purchased technical assistance services for the development and consolidation of the institutional capacity of the Directorate General Fisheries - The Management Authority for Operational Programme Fisheries (OPF) to prepare, draw up and implement OPF 2014-2020, from Conceta Silva SRL, for RON 8,302,815, VAT excluded, ...

Reuters: Romania reaps 7.4mn tonnes wheat, record rapeseed crop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Romania reaped a record wheat crop of about 7.4 million tonnes this year from 2 million hectares against 7.3 million in 2013 and a 44-year record high rapeseed crop of 1.1 million tonnes, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. Minister Daniel Constantin said in a statement wheat yields edged up to 3.65 tonnes per hectare. Romanian farmers also harvested 1.74 ...

Cars: Automotive market up about 31 pct over January-July 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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New car and commercial vehicle sales on the Romanian market amounted to 57,019 units over January-July 2014, up 30.9 percent when compared to the similar period of 2013, with an increase of 32.7 percent as regards cars, according to data published on Monday by the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).Registrations of used cars fell by about 7 percent ...

Old Car scrappage scheme should be dropped after 2014, specialized association says

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The interest in the Old Car scrappage scheme is falling both among the majority of the automotive market operators and the citizens and the scheme should be dropped after 2014, the Romanian Car Producers and Importers Association (APIA) said in a release on Monday.'The daily average of the entries has constantly dropped from 162 units in April to 135 in May, to 103 in June ...

Trade: Value of Romanian market of durable goods reaches 420 million euros in Q2

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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  The durable goods market reached 420 million euros in Romania in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 17 per cent from the same period of last year, the best sales performance having been ...

Romanian consumers have highest frequency of online shopping, ahead of Britons, Belgians

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More than three quarters (77%) of Romanian consumers seek online information about smartphones or tablets, and 55% of them buy them online, thus ranking ahead of Britons and Belgians in this respect, reveal the findings of the GfK Purchase Journey survey released on Friday. The average time on the four analyzed markets (Romania, Great Britain, Russia and Belgium) is 52 ...

Anchor Group gives update on Bucuresti Mall and Plaza Romania renovation; new tenants

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The refurbishment of Bucuresti Mall and Plaza Romania announced by Anchor Grup it’s running according to the initial works schedule without any delays or interruptions, thus 40 percent of the built areas of both centers are already under construction. As the development continues, 90% of the leasable areas of ...

Romania exports beverages, tobacco worth over 227 mln euros, in first 4 months of 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Romania exported, in the first four months of this year, beverages and tobacco of 227.2 million euros, by 43.3 million euros above the level recorded in the same period of 2013, according to the data centralised by the National Institute of Statistics. Beverage and tobacco imports amounted to 133 million euros, being worth by 5.8 million euros lower than those in January to April 2013, and thus a surplus of 94.2 million euros was recorded in this segment. ...

Healthcare: Health ministry allots 86,156,000 lei for HIV/AIDS Program in last budget revision

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Health Ministry has allotted 86,156,000 lei for the ongoing National Program for prevention, supervision and control of the HIV/AIDS infection, in the last budget revision, from the funds aimed at the health sector. (1 euro = 4.4 lei)According to a press release of the ministry, of this sum 19 million lei were already transferred to decentralized healthcare units.'The other funds destined for the treatment of patients in healthcare units in the ...

Infrastructure: Runway of Brasov-Ghimbav Airport ready on September 20

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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The runway of Brasov-Ghimbav International Airport will be ready on September 20, said Aristotel Cancescu, the president of Brasov County Council and the contractor firm representatives.   “It is the last press conference we organize before the completion of runway works on September 20. We hope there will be no problems caused by bad ...

Real estate: Developers built offices for 8,000 employees but no malls in the first semester

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Real estate developers finished offices for 8,000 employees in Bucharest and 60,000 sq.m. of industrial areas in the country in the first semester but no commercial area, the latest JLL report shows. “In the second quarter, four important office buildings were delivered in Bucharest- Green Gate (S Group), AFI Business Park 2 (AFI Europe), Green Cube/Chandler and Dionisie Lupu 72, which added ...

AFI Europe rents three out of five office buildings in AFI Park complex

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

AFI Europe reaches an occupation degree of 100% for office areas in the first three buildings of AFI Park Bucharest project after renting 6,000 sq.m to the Canadian company Telus International Europe in AFI PArk 3, to be completed in December.Telus International Europe, a supplier of Business Process Outsourcing tented five floors in AFI Park 3 for a period of five ...

Helios Phoenix extends industrial parks in Brasov and Timisoara

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The industrial park developer Helios Phoenix extends by 25,000 sq.m the projects Olympian Park of Brasov and Timisoara. The existing areas of 45,000 sq. M are fully occupied and the developer intends to begin new investments in Cluj and Constanta.   The parks of 45,000 sq.m initially held by GE Capital Real Estate together with Helios ...

Tourism: Nine areas in Romania supported to improve ecological tourism performances with a project of 154,741 euro

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Nine areas in Romania will be supported to improve their ecological tourism performances as part of a project of 154,741 euro launched by the Ecotourism Association of Romania (AER) and the National Authority for Tourism (ANT).These areas will increase performances of tourist management, responsibility towards the natural environment in promotion activities.The value of the grant is 139,015 and the total value of the project is 154,741 ...

Romanian tourists choose to spend small vacations not far and with an average budget of 300 euro

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Romanian tourists choose to spend small vacations not very far away in places they can reach by car or by flights not longer than three hours, many representatives of travel agencies said.“Romanians allocate a budget of 300m euro/per person for short vacations during the year and buy tourist packages on the lats minute. That is why city breaks of 3 nights/4 days are in demand. Most people choose Rome, Verona, Paris, Vienna and London. They ...

Healthcare:Top of most expensive pharmacies and price differences for medicines

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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There are about 7,000 pharmacies in Romania. Hence the big competition among retailers in the pharmaceutical field. An online opinion poll shows that the price difference among pharmacies is up to 60% in some cases. The top of the most expensive pharmacies includes Sensiblu with prices even 60% higher. For instance a box of Ibuprofen, 600 mg, is 18 lei, while the same product is sold at 6.9 and 7.56 lei in Catena, Help Net or Dona drug stores. ...

Cars: Used cars registrations down 7 percent in 7 months (official data)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The downtrend of used cars registrations continues in Romania; 119,208 such cars were registered between January and July, down 7.23 percent year-on-year, according to statistics of the Driving Licence and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.Volkswagen is still the preferred brand for used cars, with 33,479 registrations (+5.52 ...

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