Romania’s eMAG building largest logistics hub in CEE, expands credit facility

bne IntelliNews February 2, 2023

eMAG has operations in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary and a marketplace hosting 40,000 sellers.

RBI's 2022 profits soar to €3.6bn, with Russian operations representing more than half

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2023

The Austrian lender, which has become more and more reliant on its Russian business over the years, is still rethinking its presence in the country.

bneGREEN: Most growth in power generation by 2050 will be solar and wind – BP

by Roberta Harrington in London February 1, 2023

Most growth in global power generation by 2050 will be solar and wind, according to oil supermajor BP’s annual benchmark report, the 2023 Energy Outlook.

Russian gas pipe flow dips to record low in January

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2023

Russian pipeline gas flowing to Europe dipped to a record low in January, down 30% compared with supplies in December, while experts warn that there could be significant further downside risk to the country’s deliveries.

Only Hungary and Russia heading for recession in 2023 as Emerging Europe shows its resilience

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 1, 2023

wiiw believes that most countries of the region have “probably already digested” most of the economic shock caused by the Ukraine war, provided Russia does not escalate the conflict further.

Romania gets European Commission’s green light for €1.6bn investment and development bank

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 1, 2023

Bank to address market failures and support economic development and investments.

Romanian startups raise 12% more venture financing in 2022

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 1, 2023

Total financing raised by Romanian startups in 2022 rose by 12% y/y €102mn, according to the latest Romanian Venture Report.

M&A in Emerging Europe fell by 20% to €32.93bn in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2023

The weak macroeconomic backdrop and the spectre of possible recession are likely to stifle M&A in the coming months, according to the annual CMS/Emis Emerging Europe M&A Report.

VISEGRAD BLOG: When Eastern European states speak out they are now listened to

Robert Anderson in Prague January 26, 2023

The countries on Nato’s eastern flank believe they are now leading the debate on how to confront the Kremlin, as demonstrated by the row over supplying modern battle tanks to Ukraine.

bneGREEN: Renewable energy was a hot topic in Davos but for Europe, much work remains

by Roberta Harrington in London January 25, 2023

‘Cooperation in a fragmented world’ was the theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but Europe is still struggling to catch up with the cleantech policies of the US and China.

EY says Romania’s M&A market up 10% y/y in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 25, 2023

Biggest deals were takeovers of ExxonMobil's Romanian assets, Ford Romania and CA Immo’s office buildings portfolio.

Southeast Europe sovereigns start 2023 with return to capital markets

bne IntelliNews January 20, 2023

Sovereigns move quickly to tap international capital as they anticipate rising yields later in 2023.

High cost of inputs inflates Romanian construction sector’s performance

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 20, 2023

Romania's construction works index shows outstanding growth of 16% y/y in January-September and 29% versus the same period of pre-COVID year 2019.

bneGREEN: IEA five-point action plan could avoid a new European energy crisis this year

Ben Aris in Berlin January 18, 2023

Europe faces another energy crisis that may start in the summer, leading gas and power prices to spike again. Europe won this winter’s battle in the energy war with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but will receive even less gas than last year.

Gas, panic in 2023

Ben Aris in Berlin January 18, 2023

Last year was a disaster for Europe as Putin’s energy war wreaked chaos on Europe’s economies by sending up gas prices 20-fold, fuelling run-away inflation and an energy crisis that drove millions into poverty. Another crisis could be coming.

Romania’s car production accelerates past 500,000 for the first time

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 17, 2023

Romania's two car producers hike production by 20% in 2022 and plan further investments.

Industry lags behind most other sectors of the economy in Romania

bne IntelliNews January 16, 2023

The downward trend is the result of low value-added activities outsourced by foreign industrial groups combined with the lowest innovation in Europe among local enterprises.

Inflation edges down to 16.4% y/y in Romania

bne IntelliNews January 16, 2023

The central bank expects the annual inflation to ease slightly during the first quarter of this year.

EBRD invests record €13.1bn into its region in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2023

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invested a record €13.1bn into its Emerging Europe and Eurasia region in 2022, the bank announced on January 12.

Romania’s Digitail raises €11mn to scale up software for vet clinics

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2023

Digitail digitises the administrative tasks of animal hospitals, from scheduling and record keeping to inventory management, billing and customer communication.