Hotnews.ro http://www.hotnews.ro HotNews.ro - revista presei, stiri, ziare, TV, radio, documente, download, video ro Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:41:13 GMT Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:41:13 GMT Copyright Hotnews.ro 2013 30 Hotnews.ro 144 30 http://www.hotnews.ro http://www.hotnews.ro/images/new/logo.gif Oracle Romania manager Sorin Mindrutescu under inquiry by anti-graft prosecutors - official announcement https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23304351-oracle-romania-manager-sorin-mindrutescu-under-inquiry-anti-graft-prosecutors-official-announcement.htm Romania&#39;s National Anti-Corruption Department (DNA) announced officially on Thursday that a criminal inquiry has been launched in the case of the general manager of Oracle Romania, Sorin Mindrutescu, on 8 accounts of bribe taking. A EUR500,000 bail was set, which Mindrutescu must pay by Friday. He is acucsed of receiving almost EUR870,000 from representatives of IT companies to give them advantageous offers of Oracle products, so that these companies be able to join tenders launched by state institutions. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 08:31:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23304351-oracle-romania-manager-sorin-mindrutescu-under-inquiry-anti-graft-prosecutors-official-announcement.htm English/Business Oracle Romania faces raid by anti-graft prosecutors - sources https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23302867-oracle-romania-faces-raid-anti-graft-prosecutors-sources.htm Prosecutors for the National Anti-corruption Department (DNA) were running investigations at the HQ of Oracle Romania company in Bucharest, in a case of suspected private business coruption, judiciary sources told news agency Agerpres. It appeared that the head of the local branch was the target of the investigation. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:07:21 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23302867-oracle-romania-faces-raid-anti-graft-prosecutors-sources.htm English/Business Business coalition takes stand on Romanian government over failure to consult about new taxes https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23302312-business-coalition-takes-stand-romanian-government-over-failure-consult-about-new-taxes.htm A major group of business and influential associations stood up again on Wednesday to challenge the Romanian government over its lack of consultations and transparency over taxation measures. The Coalition for the Development of Romania thus reacted to a set of tax and budgetary measures announced by the Finance Ministry. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 10:40:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23302312-business-coalition-takes-stand-romanian-government-over-failure-consult-about-new-taxes.htm English/Business Romania&#39;s government expected to introduce tax on sugar rich beverages, increase cigarette excise https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23291189-romania-39-government-expected-introduce-tax-sugar-rich-beverages-increase-cigarette-excise.htm The Government is expected to adopt on Monday an ordinance introducing new economic measures, including a new tax applied to beverages with a high level of sugar, official sources have said. The tax would be applied starting September 1. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 04:30:26 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23291189-romania-39-government-expected-introduce-tax-sugar-rich-beverages-increase-cigarette-excise.htm English/Business Enel may sell part of assets in Romania, but said to plan keeping majority stakes - sources https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23236987-enel-may-sell-part-assets-romania-but-said-plan-keeping-majority-stakes-sources.htm Italian company Enel is said to consider the selling of assets it holds in Romania, amounting to Eur1 billion, for which three investment funds are interested, according to Money.it website quoted by Romanian media. Market sources have told HotNews.ro that the talk is not about selling majority stakes, but possibly of minority ones, along those held in Enel companies by the Proprietatea Fund. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 13:25:27 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23236987-enel-may-sell-part-assets-romania-but-said-plan-keeping-majority-stakes-sources.htm English/Business Apple Pay made available for clients in Romania https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23224123-apple-pay-made-available-for-clients-romania.htm Apple Pay expands to 16 European countries including Romania. Card users here will be able to make online purchases with the new tool, which is available on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac for clients of multiple banks and payment services in Romania. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:10:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-23224123-apple-pay-made-available-for-clients-romania.htm English/Business Telekom Mobile receives RON 1.1 million fine https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22467660-telekom-mobile-receives-ron-1-1-million-fine.htm Romania&#39;s telecom supervising authority ANCOM has fined operator Telekom Mobile Ron 1.1 million over an incident in March this year, when its network was affected for more than the allowed 35 minutes of unavailability, according to HotNews.ro. Wed, 23 May 2018 14:55:36 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22467660-telekom-mobile-receives-ron-1-1-million-fine.htm English/Business ​EXCLUSIVE What royalties will be paid by Exxon, OMV, Lukoil and other companies that will export Black Sea gas. Plus: how many Romanian employees they should have, what kind of approvals are needed and what fines are received by institutions that do not give the authorizations on time https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22059918-exclusive-what-royalties-will-paid-exxon-omv-lukoil-and-other-companies-that-will-export-black-sea-gas-plus-how-many-romanian-employees-they-should-have-what-kind-approvals-are-needed-and-what-fines-a.htm ​Companies exploring and exploiting oil and gas fields in the Black Sea will have a normal royalty regime, and will pay the quota currently provided in the law or in the contracts concluded with the Romanian state, according to a draft law adopted by the Government. The project consulted by HotNews.ro also states that these companies (already exploring in the BlackSea are Exxon, OMV, Lukoil) have to have at least a quarter of Romanian employees and have to get approvals from 9 institutions, including the General Staff of the Army and the Foreign Ministry.The draft was adopted by the Government last week and has already been sent to Parliament for debate and adoption. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:58:53 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22059918-exclusive-what-royalties-will-paid-exxon-omv-lukoil-and-other-companies-that-will-export-black-sea-gas-plus-how-many-romanian-employees-they-should-have-what-kind-approvals-are-needed-and-what-fines-a.htm English/Business Romania&#39;s oil and gold resources placed in hands of former meat merchant and tax inspector https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22038011-romania-39-oil-and-gold-resources-placed-hands-former-meat-merchant-and-tax-inspector.htm The National Agency for Mineral Resources (ANRM), an essential institution that manages the resources of gas, oil and ores, has a new chief: Gigi Dragomir, 50, a man with no experience in the sector. Gigi Dragomir is an inspector in the County Public Finance Administration in Ilfov county. In recent years, he has participated in ANAF exams for a number of positions, but has failed them. Prior to becoming a fiscal inspector, he worked for a number of companies dealing with the trade and distribution of food products. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:57:46 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22038011-romania-39-oil-and-gold-resources-placed-hands-former-meat-merchant-and-tax-inspector.htm English/Business Playing with the economy: How did the ruling coalition in Romania alter the business environment with inadequate decisions and with totally or partially withdrawn initiatives https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22025262-playing-with-the-economy-how-did-the-ruling-coalition-romania-alter-the-business-environment-with-inadequate-decisions-and-with-totally-partially-withdrawn-initiatives.htm "Stop this fiscal and budgetary hopping," addressed President Klaus Iohannis to the Social Democratic Party (PSD) , Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) and Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) parties, on June 29, at the Tudose Government Investment ceremony. The president&#39;s request was totally ignored in the three-month governance of the Tudose Cabinet. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:05:13 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-22025262-playing-with-the-economy-how-did-the-ruling-coalition-romania-alter-the-business-environment-with-inadequate-decisions-and-with-totally-partially-withdrawn-initiatives.htm English/Business ​Renewable energy: Romania and legislative instability https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-15334553-renewable-energy-romania-and-legislative-instability.htm The Romanian business environment is currently in turmoil due to the recent series of legislative acts amending Romanian law in the field of energy, specifically renewable energy. This is keeping investors far from Romania and has driven already established investors away. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:43:08 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-15334553-renewable-energy-romania-and-legislative-instability.htm English/Business Gunther Oettinger, on the failure of Nabucco West: The decision was based on commercial deliberations, to put it bluntly: money talks / The European Commission remains neutral in this kind of situations and treats all investors the same https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-15104603-gunther-oettinger-the-failure-nabucco-west-the-decision-was-based-commercial-deliberations-put-bluntly-money-talks-the-european-commission-remains-neutral-this-kind-situations-and-treats-all-investors.htm European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger said in an interview for HotNews.ro that the failure of Nabucco West in the competition for the Azeri natural gas was "a commercial decision" of the Azerbaijani consortium. "To put it bluntly: money talks", declared Oettinger, explaining why Azerbaidjan was more attracted by the winning bid of the TAP project. Asked if the decision of the Azerbaijani consortium was a victory of Russia against the EU, the commissioner said "I would certainly not put it that way" and explained that the European Commission remains neutral regarding the competition which could reduce the dependence of Southeastern Europe on gas imports from Russia. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:17:54 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-15104603-gunther-oettinger-the-failure-nabucco-west-the-decision-was-based-commercial-deliberations-put-bluntly-money-talks-the-european-commission-remains-neutral-this-kind-situations-and-treats-all-investors.htm English/Business Romanian government presents program: Average economic growth of 3% in 2013-2016, budget deficit below 3% https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-13853188-romanian-government-presents-program-average-economic-growth-3-2013-2016-budget-deficit-below-3.htm The newly designated government of Romania, formed of the Social Liberal Union (USL) alliance and led by Victor Ponta, eyes an average annual economic growth of 3% for 2013-2016 and maintaining an ESA-system budget deficit of under 3% until 2016, according to the USL governing program, published by the government on Thursday. On fiscal policies, the government says it plans to provide transparency for public funds, to simplify the tax system, to return to a 19% VAT and introduce progressive taxation. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:57:59 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-13853188-romanian-government-presents-program-average-economic-growth-3-2013-2016-budget-deficit-below-3.htm English/Business Romania&#39;s Competition Council launches investigation among media agencies https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-13464923-romania-39-competition-council-launches-investigation-among-media-agencies.htm The Romanian Competition Council has launched an investigation on the local media market, eyeing media buying and planning agencies, the institution announced in a press release on Monday. The investigation is related to a possible deal among companies in this sector with the purpose of eliminating competitors in media agency pitches. The investigation is related to a newly formed Media Club, an entity announced recently by ten major media agencies in Romania. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:15:14 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-13464923-romania-39-competition-council-launches-investigation-among-media-agencies.htm English/Business Romanian business: Why death of business founders often lead to company collapse​ https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-13125518-romanian-business-why-death-business-founders-often-lead-company-collapse.htm While family businesses have a history of hundreds of years internationally and many of them long outlive their founders, a tendency among private companies in post-communist Romania shows that the death of their founders meant insolvency in many cases. Top local companies such as Aldis or Edy Spedition are such cases where businesses faced serious financial troubles following the death of their initiators. What makes the local market different for such a tendency to occur? Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:11:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-13125518-romanian-business-why-death-business-founders-often-lead-company-collapse.htm English/Business Multinational group Naspers invests in Romanian e-commerce company eMag https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-12917716-multinational-group-naspers-invests-romanian-commerce-company-emag.htm Multinational electronic media group Naspers takes over 70% of major Romanian online retailer eMag, as announced in a notification to eMag partners, obtained by HotNews.ro. eMag, a 500-employee company which had a business figure of 145 mln euro in 2011 end expects 180 mln euro in business for 2012, confirmed the deal in a press release later on Monday. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:20:19 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-12917716-multinational-group-naspers-invests-romanian-commerce-company-emag.htm English/Business Romania Competition Council launches investigation on possible abuse of dominant position against Hewlett-Packard Romania / HP officials say they&#39;ll cooperate with authorities https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-11803544-romania-competition-council-launches-investigation-possible-abuse-dominant-position-against-hewlett-packard-romania-officials-say-they-39-cooperate-with-authorities.htm Romania&#39;s Competition Council has launched unannounced checking operations at the headquarters of Hewlett-Packard Romania and at the headquarters of several of its distributors, the authority announced on Wednesday. Council head Bogdan Chiritoiu said the move comes following suspicions of a possible HP Romania abuse of dominant position on the market, sparked by a discriminating behaviour in relation with one of the company&#39;s partners. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:50:27 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-11803544-romania-competition-council-launches-investigation-possible-abuse-dominant-position-against-hewlett-packard-romania-officials-say-they-39-cooperate-with-authorities.htm English/Business Romanian PM Emil Boc: 2011 macroeconomic targets reached. Growth stood at "almost 2%", budget deficit at 4.4% https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-11106556-romanian-emil-boc-2011-macroeconomic-targets-reached-growth-stood-almost-2-budget-deficit-4-4.htm ​Romanian PM Emil Boc announced on Wednesday that the Government reached the macroeconomic targets for 2011 "without troubles". The economic growth, he said, stood at "almost 2%", as compared to the targeted 1.5%, while the budget deficit target of 4.4% was reached. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 13:41:44 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-11106556-romanian-emil-boc-2011-macroeconomic-targets-reached-growth-stood-almost-2-budget-deficit-4-4.htm English/Business Latest on Nokia&#39;s Jucu factory closure: Contract still secret / Nokia chief dismisses rumors on Moldova plant / Economic effects https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-10266982-latest-nokia-39-jucu-factory-closure-contract-still-secret-nokia-chief-dismisses-rumors-moldova-plant-economic-effects.htm As Nokia <a href="http://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-10265512-39-official-nokia-factory-jucu-romania-close-all-employees-laid-off.htm" target="Alta pagina">announced the closure of its plant in Jucu, Cluj county on Thursday</a>, four years after its arrival in Romania, a three-party contract on the Jucu factory signed by Cluj county authorities, Nokia and the Tetarom industrial park remains secret. That comes against Romanian legislation and despite calls that the contract be made public. HotNews.ro first demanded the disclosure of the contract as early as 2007, but without results.<br><ul><li>Also: Nokia head Stephen Elop on Moldova factory rumors, local views, economic effects</li></ul> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:40:43 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-10266982-latest-nokia-39-jucu-factory-closure-contract-still-secret-nokia-chief-dismisses-rumors-moldova-plant-economic-effects.htm English/Business It&#39;s official: Nokia factory in Jucu, Romania to close, all employees to be laid off https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-10265512-39-official-nokia-factory-jucu-romania-close-all-employees-laid-off.htm ​Nokia&#39;s factory in Jucu, Romania closes in 2011, Nokia confirmed in a press release on Thursday. The information was first circulated by HotNews.ro and local news outlets in Cluj, quoting sources within the company. The Nokia press release says the closure in Jucu, Cluj county will affect some 2,200 people and says the measure was due to the need to optimize production processes, with priority given to factories in Asia. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 07:54:37 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-business-10265512-39-official-nokia-factory-jucu-romania-close-all-employees-laid-off.htm English/Business