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Moldova set for coalition talks after inconclusive election

Feb 25 2019

CHISINAU An election in Moldova has produced a hung parliament, with the vote split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when the ex-Soviet republic's relations with the European Union have soured.

Moldova looks set for hung parliament as opposition threatens protests

Feb 24 2019

CHISINAU Early results pointed to a hung parliament in Moldova's election on Sunday, splitting the vote between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when the ex-Soviet republic's relations with the European Union have soured.

Moldova opposition election candidates: We're being poisoned

Feb 21 2019

CHISINAU Two opposition leaders on Thursday accused Moldovan authorities of poisoning them, drawing a rapid denial from the ruling party, just days before a parliamentary election that threatens to tip the east European country back into crisis.

Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election

Feb 18 2019

(This February 14 story corrects to make clear Ukraine is not an EU member)

UPDATE 1-Bulgaria's Doverie buys majority stake in Moldova's Moldindconbank - regulator

Feb 18 2019

CHISINAU, Feb 18 Bulgarian fund Doverie United Holding has bought a 64 percent stake in Moldovan bank Moldindconbank, Moldova's financial market regulator said on Monday.

Moldova looks to wrap up Moldindconbank sale before February election

Jan 30 2019

CHISINAU, Jan 30 Moldova's bid to sell Moldindconbank, the country's second-largest bank, faces delay if it cannot be concluded before a Feb. 24 parliamentary election, Central Bank Governor Octavian Armasu told Reuters.

If election is not decisive, I'll call another, Moldova's president says

Jan 23 2019

CHISINAU Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Wednesday he was prepared to call another election within three or four months for the sake of stability if February's poll produces a hung parliament.

UPDATE 1-Moldova appoints new central bank governor to push IMF-backed reforms

Nov 29 2018

CHISINAU, Nov 29 Moldova's parliament on Thursday confirmed Finance Minister Octavian Armasu as the new central bank governor, a role in which he is expected to press on with donor-backed banking reforms after the resignation of Sergiu Cioclea this month.

Investors show interest in Moldovan lender -outgoing cbank chief

Nov 23 2018

CHISINAU, Nov 23 Four foreign investors are interested in buying a majority stake in Moldova's second-largest lender, Moldindconbank, as part of a foreign donor-backed clean-up of the financial system, the outgoing central bank chief Sergiu Cioclea told Reuters.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-EBRD buys stake in Moldova's largest bank to boost transparency

Nov 22 2018

CHISINAU, Oct 2 A consortium led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Tuesday bought a 41 percent stake in Moldova's largest bank, aiming to bring more transparency to a financial system recovering from a $1 billion fraud.

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