Banking - Finance
June 09, 2015 17:04
Bucharest City Hall has borrowed 2.2 billion RON through a bond issue listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange in the largest bond issue ever in Romania started by a municipality....more »
October 23, 2014 17:10
Azomures has secured 75 million euro from a 10-year syndicated loan provided by BCR in cooperation with UniCredit Tiriac Bank. Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP acted as legal advisors to the lenders, reads a joint press release. The law firms were also involved in the 66 million loan facility arranged by Ceska sporitlena  in cooperation with BCR(66 million euro) Azomures  signed in May this year....more »
October 13, 2014 13:26
The much-expected ‘re-writing’ of the Fiscal Code is little likely be approved by the Parliament by the end of this year, hence, any amendments to the existing one will be eventually made through an emergency ordinance in 2015, explained Dan Badin, Tax&Legal Partner-in-Charge with Deloitte Romania, during the company’s annual Legal & Tax conference. A new deferral in updating the Fiscal Code is a result of the slow decision-making process within the Parliament, as most of the related tax issues have been discussed during the consultations held with the business environment, stated Badin. ...more »
October 10, 2014 18:33
The Ministry of Finance issued a draft law for amending the Law no. 297/2004 on the capital market. The bill, which can be checked on the ministry’s website, is aimed at aligning the current legislation to the existing standards in order for Romania be ranked as an emergent capital market, thus increasing external visibility and attracting new investors. This legislative approach is part of a broader initiative of a working group lead by the Bucharest Stock Exchange and which comprises representatives of the domestic capital market, the Financial Supervisory Authority and of the National Bank of Romania....more »
October 01, 2014 10:09
After three consecutive years of financial loss, the Romanian banking system returned to profit in 2013 leaving room for some optimism with respect to its profitability in 2014. Lower provision costs amid the slower growth rate of non-performing loans (NPLs), corroborated by a drop in operating expenses subject to staff adjustments and territorial network resizing had a positive effect on the domestic banking sector. Thus, the net aggregate profit of the 40 banks and financial institutions in Romania amounted to lei 48.6 million, following a major loss of lei 2.3 billion in the previous year, shows the annual report released by the National Bank of Romania....more »
September 15, 2014 11:48
BCR has concluded a financing agreement of 32 million with AFI Europe, funds which will be directed to AFI Park 2 and 3 office buildings. Part of the loan, 17 million euro, is destined to investment in AFI Park 2, while the remaining amount of 15 million euro will be used for the development of AFI Park 3, reads a press release of the company. “Getting this loan will allow AFI Europe to recover the entire capital invested in AFI Park 2, whose development was supported through own funds and complete AFI Park 3, whose inauguration is scheduled to take place by the end of this year”, commented David Hay, CEO AFI Europe Romania. ...more »
August 07, 2014 22:40
Romanian independent outfit Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii landed a key role advising UniCredit Tiriac Bank on acquiring the corporate business of RBS Romania (the Romania branch of The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Edinburgh). The deal follows a previous agreement between the same financial institutions signed in April 2013. At the time, UniCredit Tiriac Bank announced it had acquired the Retail and Royal Preferred Banking business from RBS Romania, representing approximately 315 million euro in assets and 230 million euro in liabilities....more »
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