Business Review is the publisher of several supplements and guides, featuring industry specific content and resources useful for those interested in exploring the local business environment and Bucharest and Romanian culture.
BR Real Estate Guide
When demand for office space is going up, companies feel confident enough to expand their operations and that newcomers are entering the market. Rising demand for logistics and industrial space is similarly good news, while the opening of new malls means developers are banking on increased consumer confidence. The growth of the housing market should be even better proof of an overall positive outlook for the economy.
The industry representatives BR talked to, for this first semester edition of its real estate supplement, confirm that the market is indeed on an upward trend overall. In fact, they talk of solid and sustainable growth across all sectors during the first half of the year. The office market in particular, where this year’s deliveries are estimated to be some five times higher than 2015’s, is faring well, they say.
BR Invest in Romania
Invest in Romania guide, published by Business Review, is an attempt to support the community of both local and foreign investors by offering them the most relevant information about Romania as a destination for investments.
This guide features not only the evolution of the most important and attractive industries but also the opinion of specialists who outline the importance of investing in the local business environment. It also includes a comprehensive analysis of the eight regions of development in Romania, identifying their strengths and weaknesses through their main current and future macroeconomic indicators.
Business Review presents the biggest deals, the most important insights and the hottest trends on the real-estate market for the first half of 2014 in its BR Property SUpplement. Demand for office space in the capital was up by about 25 percent in the first semester against the same period of last year, and the trend is expected to continue.Housing demand is on the rise, say pundits, but new developments have stalled as banks remain reluctant to finance residential projects. All this and more in BR Property.
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Local Investment Guide Cluj
Eleven acknowledged universities, large industrial parks, top internet speeds and focus on services are some of the reasons why Cluj-Napoca is one of the country’s top investment destinations. The Cluj City Hall has several priority infrastructure works under way and is offering tax exemptions to make investors flock to the city, which aims to become a national and European innovation pole. Cluj authorities are backing up the Cluj IT Cluster, which is rolling out in parallel several tens of projects that will place Cluj on the global innovation map and make it a research hub for companies and public institutions. Download link: Please register to read this full article and other BR Exclusive materials.
SME Guide 2014 – 2015
The 2014-2015 edition of The Practical Guide for SMEs, published by Business Review, tackles issues of interest to small and medium-sized enterprises while taking into account their needs and the challenges they are confronting. Topics approached in the guide range from financing, cash-flow management and dedicated services to CSR and HR. Download link: Please register to read this full article and other BR Exclusive materials.
Tax&Law Supplement #2
Around 1.5 million people are working “under the table” in Romania, some because they cannot find an official job and others because companies do not want to pay the full taxes. In rural areas, people have even fewer opportunities and often either work in the agricultural sector, where tax evasion remains high, or flee abroad in search of a job. The government has failed to ease labor taxation in the past two years and will make another attempt this June. Find out more by reading the second Tax&Law Supplement out this year from Business Review. Download link: Please register to read this full article and other BR Exclusive materials.
Local Investment Guide: Sibiu
Is there business outside Bucharest? There certainly is – and to ﬁnd out where to invest and what the economy looks like outside the capital, BR is launching a series of supplements dedicated to the main development poles around the country. The ﬁrst issue focuses on Sibiu County. A strategic position in the heart of Romania, good infrastructure access, a skilled workforce, support from the authorities, a different business culture from Bucharest and the local quality of life have persuaded companies active in various industries to invest in Sibiu. Download link: Please register to read this full article and other BR Exclusive materials.
Tax&Law Supplement #1
Targeting both an audience of business people and industry professionals interested in keeping up with the novelties and changes of the sector, the BR Tax& Law supplement captures in its March edition the main fiscal changes made this year, including the amendments to the calculation of excises. Among the issues presented in the first edition of the supplement is the controversial tax on special constructions, while the cover story focuses on the key measures that could improve Romania’s tax collection rate, alongside contributions from professionals in the field. Download link: Please register to read this full article and other BR Exclusive materials.
A 60-page booklet featuring analyses on the industries that are capturing the interest of foreign investors in the local economy. The guide features two parts: the first one groups industry analyses on sectors such as energy, infrastructure, online, real estate, retail or tourism, while the second gathers opinions from top chambers of commerce and commercial departments of embassies in Romania. Those featured in this guide are AmCham, the German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), the Embassy of Austria, the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce (BRCC), the Chambre de Commerce, D’Industrie et d’Agriculture Francaise en Roumanie (CCIFER), the Embassy of Greece, the Camera di Commercio Italiana per la Romania (CCIpR) and the Romanian South African Business Association (ROSABA). For full access to the guide please see the available BR subscription offers.
The Practical Guide for SMEs, published at the end of 2013, was designed to provide a collection of helpful insights on the main areas of interests for SMEs, from accessing finance sources and employee management and training to technology solutions. The guide features analyses on HR, management and leadership issues from an SMEs perspective, interviews and opinions from SMEs owners and updates on the fiscal framework that SMEs need to navigate.
|2015: Bucharest City Guide
The 2015 Bucharest City Guide brings you the must-read insider’s low-down on what to see, what to do and where to eat in Romania’s vibrant capital city, drawing on the expertise of a mixed local and expat team of journalists. With a portable and easy-to-use format, the guide is divided into sections and maps.
Romania’s checkered history is writ large on the face of its capital city, which boasts an eclectic mishmash of architectural styles and eye-catching structures. It’s worth taking a while to stroll through the center of town; almost any wander will take you past some striking and attractive buildings. At the beginning of the 20th century, Bucharest’s elegance earned it the moniker of “the little Paris”. Many of its landmark buildings, constructed in the 19th century, display the influence of the French architectural style. Several are on or around Calea Victoriei, one of the city’s main north-south thoroughfares, so easily seen on a walking tour. Waiting for you is a fascinating and dynamic metropolis, which yields various charms as you stroll the bustling streets flanked with their eclectic edifices.
|2013: Bucharest City Guide
The Bucharest 2011 City Guide, a 32-page pocket-size booklet, provides useful information and reviews on sightseeing options in Bucharest, the local public transport network, restaurants and coffeehouses, the city’s old center and nightlife. The guide outlines sightseeing alternatives in Romania’s capital city, from landmark venues and buildings to Byzantine Bucharest and museums, and includes a selection of top Bucharest restaurants, listed by their specific cuisine. Bucharest’s up-for-it party vibe nightlife is reviewed in its main clubs and party venues, while a special section is dedicated to the Old Town, and its main landmarks, restaurants and cafes, bars and pubs.
The first edition of the Business Review Legal Guide, published in 2011, focused on the New Civil Code. The guide covered the implications this piece of legislation has for those conducting business in Romania. The guide features an interview with Romanian Minister of Justice Catalin Predoiu, as well as contributions from representatives of law firms on various issues related to the introduction of the new civil code legislation. Topics discussed in the guide include: the provisions on contracts; new perspectives on contractual balance and issues that need to be considered by diligent creditors; the Company Law and the New Civil Code; the impact of the New Civil Code on bank loans; security agreements under the New Civil Code.
The Business Review Telecom guide covered the year’s developments in residential mobile telephony, fixed telecom services, and the business-to-business landscape. The guide includes analyses of the telecom players’ strategies for 2011, potential development paths for technologies and new services and their impact.