GDP growth eases to 4.4% y/y in Romania as consumption, investments gain momentum

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest December 6, 2016

Questions raised over goverment's projections for steady growth rates of 4%-5% in the coming years.

External winds buffet an improving year

Nicholas Watson in Prague December 1, 2016

Despite the external blows of Brexit and then ‘Trumpquake’, there was a general improvement in Central and Eastern Europe’s transaction climate in 2016.

BALKAN BLOG: Southeast Europe remains keen on eurozone despite its woes

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest November 30, 2016

While Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania are a long way off from eurozone membership, they are still keen to benefit from closer integration.

First steps for fintech in Romania

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest November 29, 2016

With just a handful of success stories so far, Romania’s fintech scene is still at a very early stage. But initiatives like Bucharest TechHub’s recent Fintech Month and support from companies and banks are intended to help foster the industry.

Mid Europa buys Profi in Romania's largest ever retail deal

Carmen Simion in Bucharest November 23, 2016

Enterprise Investors exits Romanian supermarket chain for €533mn after successful expansion programme targeting rural areas.

Romania leads CEE region in number of legislative changes

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2016

Romanian MPs in legislation overdrive as general elections approach, approving 299 acts in past year.

Hong Kong orders suspected toxic waste ship to return to Romania

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 10, 2016

Ship bearing mystery cargo spent 11 months trying to offload in Far East, now ordered to return to Romania.

Nato members digest Trump win, express concerns

Nicholas Watson in Prague November 9, 2016

Unpredictability is never an asset in foreign or defence policy, so the election of the mercurial Donald Trump to the US presidency is already causing conniptions in European capitals, especially those of Central Europe.

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