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Romania’s direct investment abroad slightly up to EUR 736 mln in 2017, but remains the lowest in EU

Country Investment Reviews April 10, 2018 00:00 0 comments BR Exclusive

Romanian investors made total direct investment of EUR 736 million in other countries until the end of 2017, posting a 1.2 percent increase compared to the previous year, National Bank of Romania (BNR) data show.…more »

Romanian exports

Romania’s iron and steel exports soar 28 pct to EUR 2.2 bln in 2017

Country Investment Reviews April 06, 2018 15:16 0 comments

Romania has exported steel and iron worth EUR 2.2 billion in 2017, with the value going up by 28 percent year-on-year, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Imports amounted to EUR 3 billion,…more »

GDP economic growth

Romania’s economic growth in 2017 revised down to 6.9 pct; GDP revised up to EUR 187.8 billion

Country Investment Reviews April 05, 2018 11:17 0 comments

Romania’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the index widely used to measure the size of national economies, recorded a growth of 6.9 pct in 2017 in real terms, to RON 858.3 billion (EUR 187.8 billion), according…more »

Romania’s public debt down to six-year low: 35.2 pct of GDP in 2017

Banking March 28, 2018 17:23 0 comments

Romania's gross public debt declined last year to 35.2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), down from 37.6 percent of GDP in 2016, due to the rapid growth of the economy, which outpaced the increase…more »

trading partner

Romania is Hungary’s second-largest export market; Germany, Italy and France are the main destinations of Romanian exports

Country Investment Reviews March 27, 2018 12:25 0 comments BR Exclusive

Romania has become the second-largest export market for Hungary and third-largest for Bulgaria in 2017 and is exporting products mainly to the big Western European markets like Germany, Italy and France, Eurostat and National Institute…more »


So close, yet so far away: Romania gallops to join the Euro Club in 2024, but moves away from the target with each new fiscal step

Banking March 21, 2018 00:00 0 comments BR Exclusive

Romania announced a new target to adopt euro in 2024, after several missed attempts, but during the last year moved away from meeting the convergence criteria due mainly to recent fiscal measures. Experts suggest the…more »


EU and UK take ‘decisive step’ for Brexit transition; Northern Ireland border issue still to be resolved

Country Investment Reviews March 19, 2018 16:59 0 comments

The United Kingdom and European Union have agreed on Monday on a "large part" of the agreement that will lead to the withdrawal of the Great Britain from the EU, but issues still to be…more »

Bucharest shopping guide: Christmas fairs

Romanian consumer market hits record EUR 114 billion in 2017, due to wage increases

Country Investment Reviews March 08, 2018 11:29 0 comments

Romanian consumer market increased with more than EUR 10 billion in 2017, to EUR 114.5 billion, due mainly to higher wages paid by employers, Eurostat data show. The "final consumption expenditure of households" index, a…more »

Interview. Marius Ghenea’s advice for entrepreneurs looking for their first financing in 2018

Country Investment Reviews March 07, 2018 15:01 0 comments BR Exclusive

Romanian entrepreneur Marius Ghenea, investment director at 3TS Capital, has some pieces of advice for entrepreneurs looking to secure their first financing this year. He also tells BR about the investment strategy of the private…more »

GDP increase

Eurostat: Romania recorded in 2017 the highest growth rate in EU, ranked 16th by nominal GDP

Country Investment Reviews March 07, 2018 12:51 0 comments

Romania's economy recorded last year the fastest growth rate in the 28 European Union member states, reaching a nine-year high of 7 percent, and gained one place, outpacing Greece, to rank 16th by Gross Domestic…more »