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Dec 02, 2009 11:21 EEST
December 2 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Romanian media on Wednesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- The Bucharest Stock Exchange is expected to show modest development amid low liquidity in the last month of the year as foreign investors stay away due to political and economic uncertainty in the country, local brokers polled by the daily said.
- If Romania's economic recession continues, the real crisis will hit the Romanian banking sector next year when local companies will go bankrupt and a chain reaction will follow, said Patrick Gelin, president of BRD Bank, the Romanian unit of France's Societe Generale.
- New passenger car registrations under the brand of Romanian carmaker Dacia in France rose by more than 33% on the year to 52,139 in the first 11 months of 2009, data from the committee of French car makers showed. In October alone, registrations jumped by 90%. Dacia is owned by Renault.
- Key interest rate cuts and the funds borrowed by the Finance Ministry from the domestic market could lead to a decrease in interest rates on leu-denominated loans next year, according to analysts polled by the daily.
- Some 300,000 Romanians could lose their jobs in the first half of 2010 bringing the total number of jobless in the country to one million, if the IMF's projection of a 10% jobless rate at the end of June turns out to be true. Romania's jobless rate stands at around 7.0%.
- Romania's Health Ministry confirmed 3,259 infections with the A(H1N1) virus by Tuesday with 65 new cases registered in the last 24 hours. Romania has reported three swine flu-related deaths so far.
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