October 26 (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.
- Total claims of foreign banks on the Romanian market fell by 2.0 billion euro in the second quarter to 84.19 billion euro, data of the Bank for International Settlements showed. Calculated in US dollars claims rose by $4.0 billion to $118.9 billion.
- Persistent political crisis in Romania makes the country more risky for foreign investors, as the credit default swap (CDS) for Romania has risen to 2.55 percentage points compared to 2.01 percentage points in Hungary, the daily reported.
- Austrian transport and logistics services provider Gebruder Weiss has revised its turnover forecast in Romania this year to 15-16 million euro from 17 million euro expected earlier, company's marketing and sales manager in Romania Corneliu Fecioru said.
- Sales of Romania's IT retail market will decline by 60% this year and the notebooks segment will be the sole to show double-digit growth in 2009, of 10%, according to local IT retailer Flamingo.
- Romania's election bureau said 12 candidates have registered for the presidential election to be held on November 22, the news agency reported.
- The negative impact of the economic crisis on Romanian companies will soon transfer to banks and the consequences of the crisis on the country's economy will become clear in 2010, ING Bank Romania director general Misu Negritoiu said.
- The loan portfolio of Romania's sole state-owned bank CEC totalled 9.1 billion lei at the ed of September, up by 11.2% from the beginning of the year, the bank said.
(1 euro=4.2898 Romanian lei)