November 20, 2014 / 6:30 AM / 5 years ago

Romania - Factors to watch on Nov 20

BUCHAREST, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Romanian financial markets on Thursday.


Romanian debt managers tender 500 million lei ($141.6 million) worth of Jan. 2018 treasury bonds.


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has bought a 5 percent stake in the Bucharest Stock Exchange ROBVB.BX to help Romania strengthen its capital markets, an EBRD statement said on Wednesday.


Ford Motor Co will lay off about 680 people at its Romanian division next year, or some 20 percent of the staff, as it adjusts to a weak European market, the carmaker said on Wednesday.


Romania linked its day ahead electricity market with those in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary on Wednesday as part of a plan to improve supplies and make retail prices more stable, regional energy officials said.


- Romania should consider extending a precautionary aid deal led by the International Monetary Fund once it expires next year, giving investors an external check for reassurance, said Grzegorz Konieczny, the manager of Romanian restitution fund Fondul Proprietatea.

- Fondul got shareholders’ approval to launch a fifth share buyback programme for up to 2 percent of its shares.

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