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Nov 02, 2009 11:34 EEST
November 2 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Romanian media over the weekend and on Monday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- Romania's central bank is likely to keep its key interest rate at 8.0% at the monetary policy meeting on Tuesday, analysts polled by the daily forecast.
- Romania must have its 2010 budget ready by December 10 so that it can receive the third IMF loan tranche worth 1.5 billion euro needed to support spending, IMF resident representative in Romania Mihai Tanasescu said.
- Beer sales in Romania fell by 20% on the year to 5.9 million hectolitres in June-August period, returning to volumes registered in 2005, data from the country's statistics institute showed.
- Romania has no problem repaying its current 20 billion euro IMF-led loan in five years, but a a bigger loan would have been a severe burden for the country, Romanian President Traian Basescu said.
- Romania's Health Ministry has ordered one million doses of vaccine against the A(H1N1) virus as swine flu cases were registered in schools in several Romanian cities, including the capital Bucharest, deputy Health Minister Streinu Cercel said.
- Around 1,700 construction companies in Romania were declared insolvent in the first nine months this year with the biggest number registered in Bucharest, data from the National Trade Register Office showed.
- Romania's state-owned Nuclearelectrica will be unable to retain a 51% stake in the two future units of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, an investment estimated at about 4.0 billion euro, deputy Economy Minister Tudor Serban said. He added private investors could raise their participation in the project from decided earlier.
- Romania has signed a decree to open two additional consulates in neigbouring Moldova, in the southern town of Cahul and in Balti in northern Moldova, the chairman of Romania's Senate's foreign policy commission Titus Corlatean said. He added that Moldova will open a consulate in Romanian northeastern town of Iasi.
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