Dutch ambassador to Romania Jaap Werner speaks in an interview with Cotidianul about the role of Parliament in the fight against corruption, about politics surrounding the cases put forward to justice and the need of an image campaign for Romania.
The key rate to the national leu currency stays at 10.25% per annum, the National Bank of Romania's Board of Directors decided on Thursday. It is the first vote for the stabilisation of interest rates, after the central bank raised the key interest as many as seven consecutive times since last October till this July, thus pushing the key interest up by 3.25% from the previous 7% per annum, Ziarul financiar reports.
Bancpost bank chief economist Dan Bucsa says "a strengthened money policy will help to curb the inflation in 2009, but it will affect the economic growth".
The most spectacular modification of the prognosis is related to this year's expected economic growth of 9.1%, which is an upward revision from 6.5% rise in the GDP made in spring.