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Dec 17, 2009 12:00 EEST
December 17 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Romanian media on Thursday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- Austria's Volksbank will raise the capital of its Romanian unit by the equivalent of 200 million euro, the executive president of Volksbank Romania, Gerald Schreiner, said.
- The Romanian online advertising market fell by 25% on the year to 25.5 million lei in the first half of 2009, but the market still has growth potential, Romanian Online Advertising Study carried by IAB Romania showed.
- Romania's drug market grew by an annual 12.8% in terms of sales calculated in the local currency, leu, in the first ten months of 2009, a survey by market research company Cegedim Romania showed. Calculated in euro, sales fell by 2.8% in January-October.
- Romania will likely launch a 1.5 billion euro Eurobond issue in 2010 to finance the budget deficit, said Lucian Anghel, chief economist at Banca Comerciala Romana.
- Romania has reported 27 swine flu-related deaths by Wednesday, the Health Ministry said. It also confirmed 4,885 infections with the A/H1N1 virus by Wednesday with 81 new cases registered in the last 24 hours.
- The Romanian unit of Germany's utility E.ON plans to lay off 800 employees in 2010 and 2011, as the company has reported a 786 million lei loss from gas and electricity distribution, head of E.ON Romania Frank Hajdinjak said.
- An Austrian-Japanese concern plans to build a 250 million euro wind farm in eastern Romania next year, the agency reported quoting the Romania Libera daily.
(1 euro=4.2259 Romanian lei)
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