As labour markets tighten across CEE, economists say the best outcome for the region is for companies to respond to worker shortages by investing into new technologies.
Despite the increase in the headline figure, long-term investments are stagnating at best, with inter-company lending substituting for them.
The chances the parliament will pass the motion are minimal, despite tensions within the ruling PSD that have led some of its members to defect.
Romanian chemical company Chimcomplex Borzesti has completed the takeover of troubled Oltchim, concluding a long saga of failed privatisations and a fierce struggle for recovery, but it will not be easy to integrate the two entities.
For a few years now, foreign banks have been constantly losing market share in many of the larger Central-, Southeastern and Eastern European markets, but there is a shift in the game as state banks are proudly increasing their share in many markets
Growth in industrial robot shipments to Central and Eastern Europe to considerably outstrip global growth, as labour shortages bite.
The market slowed down in Q3, but the slowdown was nothing like that of overall retail sales that showed their weakest performance in five years in Q3.
Governments and city authorities in Southeast Europe and Eurasia want to limit imports of the older car models that have flooded into the region as few people can afford new cars.
Lower electricity prices in Romania are partly explained by milder taxation: taxes and levies accounted for only 27% of Romanians' electricity bills compared to the EU average of over 37%.
Can Romania claw back the ground lost from its unspent EU infrastructure funds and neglected health and education sectors?
Painting thought to be a work by Picasso stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012 was revealed to be a fake planted by two members of a Belgian theatre company.
Profitability ratios were close to those seen in 2008 before the credit crunch and subsequent economic recession.
Reshuffle will strengthen the position of ruling party leader Liviu Dragnea by demoting critics such as Deputy PM Paul Stanescu and Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea.