November 10 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Romanian media on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- The quality of Romanian banks' loan portfolio will continue to worsen in the first half of 2010, as the share of non-performing loans could rise to 17.5% at the end of June next year from 11% at the end of June 2009, UniCredit analysts forecast.
- The government will send state employees on unpaid leave for eight days by the end of the year, compared to ten days planned earlier, in a move to cut wage spending, deputy Finance Minister Gheorghe Gherghina said.
- Romanian oil equipment manufacturer Upetrom will lay off 600 out of its 2,200 employees by the end of the year due to a fall in orders from clients, Upetrom's communications director Radu Petrescu said.
- New car registrations in Romania slumped 69% on the year to 7,572 vehicles in October, Interior Ministry data showed. Used car registrations fell by 62% on the year to 13,889.
- Employees of Romania's state-owned subway company Metrorex will stage a two-hour warning strike on Thursday, displeased that talks on Monday failed, company's trade union leaders said.
- The number of AH1/N1 flu virus cases in Romania has reached 907, of which 352 are still being treated, and two patients have a severe form of the illness, outgoing Prime Minister Emil Boc said.