November 6 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Romanian media on Friday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- The Romanian unit of the Bank of Cyprus has reported a 8.0 million euro net profit for the first nine months of the year, almost triple on the year, the parent bank said.
- U.S. AIG private pension fund in Romania, AIG Fond de Pensii, will raise its share capital to 56 million lei through a 6.0 million lei share issue, the unit said.
- British-Romanian joint venture InterAgro, majority owned by businessman Ioan Niculae, has completed a bioethanol plant in southern Romania, following a 100 million euro investment, Niculae said.
- The Romanian government has asked the International Monetary Fund to allow a higher budget deficit of 7.8% of gross domestic product for 2009, up from the 7.3% target set in August, unnamed government sources said. They added that it is highly likely the IMF to accept a 7.8% budget deficit.
- The value of investments in the Romanian commercial real estate sector fell by 97% on the year to 26 million euro in the first half of 2009, data from local real estate consultancy DTZ Echinox showed.
- Romanian President Traian Basescu on Thursday started consultations with the political parties represented in Parliament to designate a new Prime Minister, after the cabinet of Lucian Croitoru failed to receive the Parliament's approval, the agency said.
(1 euro=4.3015 Romanian lei)