Press review (Sept 12)
The survey showed that 3 quarters of citizens endorse a Romanian mission of assisting the efforts of economic reconstruction in Afghanistan and 54% support a mission of training of the Afghan security forces. In turn, 61% oppose any mission in combat areas.
"After having reported 4.75 billion euros in the first half of the year, by the end of the year foreign direct investments might double, reaching a record-high, the highest in history," daily Ziarul Financiar.
"The Romanian real estate company depends on Europe," daily Evenimentul Zilei reports, stressing that in Romania, the bulk of real estate financing is received from foreign loan extention institutions.
The appreciation of the dollar currency shrinks the national currency – leu – following the developments on international markets, daily Cotidianul reports.
However, the evolution of leu is in line with analysts estimates, who after the publication of figures on the reduction of inflation in August, say that the National Bank of Romania (BNR) will not increase the monetary policy interest at the meeting of September 25. This will diminish the investors' appetite for leu, they say.
The dailies of Friday also report that the international tender for the selection of the company that will build Romania tourist brand will be organised at the end of October.
The investments in the construction and promotion of Romania's tourist brand amounts to 75 million euros.