September 9 (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 first half of the year was the most difficult period for Romanian insurance companies, as most of them are expected to report a decline in premium income, a forecast made by the daily showed.
- The simmering conflict in the political system, focused around the upcoming presidential elections, the gridlocked justice system and the authorities' poor performance are the main negative factors behind the high costs borne by the Romanian companies and banks, UniCredit Tiriac Bank CEO Rasvan Radu said. "For many companies, the fourth quarter of this year will be do or die."
- Romania will decide whether it has the necessary funds to participate with a 51% stake in the two new generation units at its Cernavoda nuclear power plant after talks on the draft of the 2010 state budget are completed, Economy Ministry Adriean Videanu said.
- Romania's central bank governor Mugur Isarescu should be reappointed to a second term in office, after his five-year mandate expires next month, the leader of the Democratic Liberal Party, part of the ruling coalition, Vasile Blaga, said.
- A mission from the International Monetary Fund will visit Romania for the second review of the country's stand-by deal with the lender at end-October or in early November, the fund's representative for Romania and Bulgaria said.
- The jobless rate in Romania can still be kept in check and the number of unemployed people should not exceed 620,000 at the end of 2009, in line with official forecasts, Romanian Labor Minister Marian Sarbu said.
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