Sunday, September 22, 2019

Vodafone Romania appoints Marius Corcoman as Financial Director 

Vodafone Romania announced on Friday that it appointed Marius Corcoman as Financial Director and a member of the executive team. He will take on the role in December 2019, replacing Sibaji Biswasb, who will leave the company in October as his term ends.  In 2018, Corcoman was appointed CEO of KazMunayGas Trading/Rompetrol Group and has […]

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Google to make record investments in renewable energy 

Google announced on its blog on Thursday that it would spend over USD 2 billion on new renewable energy infrastructure in the US, South America and Europe.  The new purchase will include a 1,600 megawatt package of agreements and 18 new energy deals, which will increase Google’s wind and solar portfolio by more than 40 […]

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Romania could fall into recession following the electoral cycle, economist warns

Romanian economy could fall into recession at the beginning of 2021, following the electoral cycle, due to unsustainable deficits, according to Ionut Dumitru, chief economist at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. “We expect that by the end of 2020, the beginning of 2021, rather, the economy will perform worse and enter into recession. Of course, entering the […]

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Fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly EUR 740 million stopped at EU customs...

The number of interceptions of fake goods being imported into the European Union increased in 2018 due to a large amount of small parcels in express and postal traffic, according to new figures released on Friday by the European Commission. Detention figures for seized consignments jumped from 57,433 in 2017 to 69,354 in 2018, though […]

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Events you shouldn’t miss this weekend in Bucharest – September 20-22, 2019

  Have you got anything planned for the weekend? If you’re still not sure, check out BR’s selection of the best events taking place in the Romanian capital.     The White Night of Romanian Film – September 20 @ multiple locations This will be the 10th edition of the yearly event celebrating the latest […]

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BR INTERVIEW. British sculptor Alex Chinneck: “An artist’s responsibility is to show people things...

Acclaimed British sculptor Alex Chinneck came to Romania with the exhibition “Unzip your mind”, exclusively for Qreator by IQOS. The symbolism of the zipper represents the distinctive characteristic of the project, as an object through which the artist highlights the surrealist cracks through which light enters, flooding the space and inviting the visitor to take […]

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Expat eye | Don’t turn around: brave new Romania mustn’t backslide

With her home country mired in self-inflicted chaos, BR’s resident British expat reflects on the progress being made in Romania and worries about recent reversals. By Debbie Stowe While I was packing for my move to Romania in 2002, my mum brought me two cans of Heinz soup – in case I couldn’t “find anything […]

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Romanian smarthome market increases 30 percent per year, but it only get to 5...

If in Belgium and France the smart homes reach 60 percent of the total of the newly built residential segment, in Romania this proportion is below 5 percent. However, smart homes are increasingly preferred by more Romanians, the growth of this segment being 30 percent per year. The most common solutions implemented are intelligent control […]

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Moncler tops 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe as Industry Leader

Moncler enters for the first time the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe and is recognized as the Industry Leader in the ‘Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods’ sector. “At Moncler, we have long been committed to creating value for all stakeholders through the continuous integration of sustainability into our business model. A lot […]

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Satellite service provider SES expands collaboration with Microsoft Azure

SES announced it is developing a broadcast-grade managed cloud service offering on Microsoft Azure as a result of an expanded collaboration with Microsoft. Benefitting from Azure’s extensive cloud and AI capabilities, and its own expertise in providing managed services for leading broadcasters and media companies worldwide, SES is transforming media service delivery via the cloud. […]

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