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The UK: Dacia sale dropped by 42% in November

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Sales of new cars in the UK recorded a rise of almost 3% in November the data suggesting a calming down of the uncertainty provoked by the Brexit, says Reuters. Deliveries went up last month at 184,101 units, due to the increase on the part of companies, which compensated the drop in the sales to individual users, announced on Monday the Association of the Producers and the traders of vehicles in the UK (SMMT ).In the top of the best sold makes is Ford ...

Trade: Online trade in Romania grew three times over the last five years

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


The turnover of the Romanian e-commerce grew from 1.68 billion lei in 2011 to 5.47 billion lei in 2015 as the online trade services have been developed, made by over 5.300 companies, with over 2,600 more than five years ago, according to the KeysFin data. The biggest growth was between 2014 and 2015 when the business in the e-commerce sector advanced with over two billion lei, according to the analysis regarding business in online commerce of the ...

Most people in Bucharest buy clothes in malls closest to their homes (study)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Most people in Bucharest buy clothes from malls closest to their homes, two out of five people going there a few times a month, according to a study. “Any clothes brand must take into account its location in a mall or in a commercial centre, because 96% of people interviewed by the study buy clothes there. Romanians prove to be very lazy, so that proximity is the main factor in choosing a mall. 43% of people interviewed declared that they go to ...

Retail turnover for the interval January - October 2016 was up 14.7 percent

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The retail turnover for the interval January - October 2016 was up 14.7 percent from the same period of the year before both as raw and adjusted series, due to growth in sales of food, beverages and tobacco, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said in a Monday ...

Over 90 pct of Romanian internet users want to buy online the Christmas gifts

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Over 90 percent of the Romanian internet users want to buy online the Christmas gifts and the allocated average amount is EUR 190, according to a study carried out at at European level by delivery group DPD, business-review.eu reads. The Romanian budget is the same with the one of Belgians and double compared with expenses intended by Croatians. In the top of gifts that Romanians want to buy online are the beauty and care products, unlike the rest of ...

Telecom.IT : Lenovo's Moto Z smartphone available in Romania

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lenovo's Moto Z, a smartphone equipped with the Moto Mods modules, was launched in Romania, telecompapr.com informs. From 7 December, Moto Z is available exclusively through Orange Romania at EUR 229 with an 'Orange Me 42' two-year subscription. In addition, Orange offers 50 percent discounts for any Moto Mods module purchased together with the phone until 31 December 2016. Lenovo still has plans to double its market share of smartphones in Romania to ...

Agriculture: Turkish citrus exporters looking to gain market share in Romania

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Representatives of citrus exporters in Romania and of the leading retail chains in the country met in late November at the Athenee Palace Hilton with members of the Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, who have showed a strong interest in gaining market share in Romania, freshplaza.com reads. The meeting was facilitated by Ali Kavak, President of the Turkish Citrus Promotion Group. The company already has a small share of the market in Romania and aims for ...

Infrastructure : CFR initiates tender for rehabilitation of Brasov-Sighisoara railway, estimated at 3.1 billion lei

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The National Railway Company CFR SA initiated an open tender for the rehabilitation of Brasov-Sighisoara railway section, the estimated value of the contract being 3.1 billion lei (without VAT), the company announced in a press release. According to the source, financing is ensured by the European Commission through the European Interconnection Mechanism (85%) with co-financing of 15% from the state budget. “The ...

Real estate: The rhythm of growth of the prices on the real estate market is slowing down

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


The average price requested for available flats for sale at national level increased slightly in November against October with 0.2% from 1,042 to 1,044 euro per square metre and the present value is 8.3% higher than that of the similar period of 2015, 964 euro/sqm according to a study made by a real estate site. Out of the cities under analysis, the majority showed decrease, with the exception of Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara where the growth margin of the ...

Healthcare: Health Ministry: ANT to ensure the transparency of the organ allocation mechanism

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 The National Transplant Agency (ANT), with the support of the Health Ministry, will take action in the coming period so as to ensure the transparency of the organ allocation mechanism, as well as the observance of all legal regulations in force, the Health Ministry pointed out on ...

EIB inks EUR 1.5 mln consultancy contract with Romania’s Health Ministry

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement of consultancy services with the Health Ministry of Romania worth EUR 1.5 million aiming to facilitate the development of three regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj-Napoca and Craiova, business-review.eu reports. The construction of the new hospitals is included in the Romanian Strategy for health sector and in the Operational Regional Program for 2014-2020 ...

Over 43,000 health specialists left Romania, from 2007 to present

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Over 43,000 health specialists have requested the Health Ministry, from 2007 to present, the necessary documents in order to emigrate, announced on Monday, Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, at the Government House, on the occasion of the launch of the National Strategy for Human Resources in ...

Tourism : Ten-month arrivals in tourist accommodation establishments up by almost 11 pct YoY

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

January - October 2016 arrivals in Romania's tourist accommodation establishment were almost 11 pct higher YoY, topping 9.43 million, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced in a release. "Of the total number of the arrivals in hospitality facilities over Jan. 1 — Oct. 31, 2016, Romanian tourists accounted for 77.1 pct, while foreign tourists accounted for the rest of 22.9 pct; both figures are close to those registered in the ...

Healthcare: Oncologist physicians request performing equipment and innovating treatments for cancer patients

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Oncologists pointed out on Tuesday, at a specialised conference, the need of funds allocated for performing equipment and the implementation of innovating treatments for cancer patients. Alxandru Grigorescu, senior physician at “Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu” Institute, said at the conference “Pria Oncology - Access to treatment. System reformation. Price. Education and prevention” that the oncology field in Romania continues ...

Wiener Privatklinik, the private Austrian hospital, has opened an office in Romania

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wiener Privatklinik (WPK) from Vienna, a private hospital from Austria than ensures the treatment against cancer- immune therapy, has launched this month an office in Romania, in the first district of Bucharest, where patients and Romanian medical partners can get medical information directly from the representatives of the medical center, business-review.eu informs. The head of the hospital has decided to open the agency as Romanian patients represent ...

Regina Maria hospital: The market for health prevention packages in Romania might double by 2020

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fady Chreih, CEO of Regina Maria, the private healthcare services provider, says that there are 1 million health prevention packages on the Romanian market at this moment and that this figure could climb to 2 million in the next four years, as demand will continue to remain high and companies in smaller cities across the country will cover such packages for their employees, business-review.eu reads. “I believe that in 2020, if we look, the market ...

Employees in IT&Telecom, Finance&Insurance, Automotive are interested in health prevention, says Regina Maria study

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The healthcare services provider has published the first results of a study based on the internal data of Regina Maria regarding its beneficiaries. One of the conclusions was that employees that have a health prevention package are using medical services 2.5 times more than those who don’t have this kind of subscription product and go to the doctor only when they are sick. Regina Maria said that it registered higher demand ...

Real estate: AFI Europe plans to fully sell AFI Park office complex in Bucharest

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Africa Israel Investments, the company controlled by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev, aims to sell simultaneously all the five office buildings developed by AFI Europe in Cotroceni area, Bucharest, business-review.eu reports. The five buildings are worth EUR 154 million, according to an evaluation published by the company, says profit.ro. In June, AFI Europe ...

Agriculture: Agriculture Ministry will complete market study for wine sector in Romania by December 8

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) will complete by December 8, 2016, a market study about the demand and offer for grapes and wine in Romania, which will include information about distribution and consumption, prices or quality standards, MADR announced on Friday. The wine sector is one of the most developed sectors in agriculture, with the highest European fund absorption rate - 98% from the National Support Program of Romania ...

Corn yield drops to 8.47 million tons in 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

This year’s corn yield of 8.47 million tons dropped slightly compared to 2015, by 5.6%, despite the summer drought and dropped by 25% against the record crop of 2014 of 11.3 million tons, according to operational data of MADR of November 15. An overall corn yield of 8.98 million tons was reported for 2015. The average crop obtained this year for corn on 2.17 million ha harvested by November 15 was 3.9 tons, on the rise ...

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