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25 November 2010

Romania's Finance Ministry on Thursday sold three-year foreign currency bonds worth EUR 1.3 billion, above the planned amount, at an average yield of 4.8 percent a year.

25 November 2010

CliniClowns Romania raised over EUR 30,000 in its charity dinner gala last night in Bucharest. Two dishes, prepared by chefs Joseph Hadad andHenk Savelberg were auctioned at the gala.

25 November 2010

Calendar of events in Bucharest, between November 26 and 28: Goran Bregovic concert, Baby Expo, Garlic Fair, Nouage Live Remix, Nik Baertsch concert

25 November 2010

Hospice Casa Sperantei will organize the 10th edition of the Edelweiss Ball on Saturday, November 27, at the Athene Palace Hilton, from 19.00 hours. The fund raising event will be centered on the theme 'Around the world'.

25 November 2010

Romania has no reason to halt its external payments, said Mugur Isarescu (in picture), the Romanian Central Bank Governor, in response to the recent statement by International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The IMF official recently said Romania, along with other countries, could face insolvency.

25 November 2010

Ion Barladeanu, the main character of the documentary 'The World According to Ion B', which has recently received an Emmy Award, is still living in a room in a basement of a block in Bucharest and has not enjoyed the success the documentary about him has received, writes the Romanian media.

25 November 2010

The average unemployment aid in Romania next year will be 10 percent lower than this year, down to EUR 111 from the current EUR 122, while unemployment aid for young graduates will be kept at EUR 70.

25 November 2010

Romanian lender Banca Transilvania has postponed its plan to sell shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange until next year because of legal problems with shareholder SIF Banat- Crisana, Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Rekkers said, quoted by Bloomberg

25 November 2010

An area of 90,000 hectares in the protected natural site Nordul Gorjului, in Western Romania, will be protected through a project worth EUR 4.9 million, part of the European program Natura 2000. The area includes 45 natural reservations, among which best known are Cheile Sohodorului (in picture) and Cheile Tismanei.

25 November 2010

Local lender Banca Transilvania and Western Union have recently launched the money transfer directly from the bank's ATMs. This is a first in Romania, the two companies have said.

25 November 2010

A Saint Nicholas fair will take place between December 3 and 5 at the Romanian Peasant's Museum in Bucharest (3 Kisellef Blvd.) The fair will feature traditional Romanian food, traditionally made toys, other Romanian traditional products.

25 November 2010

Baby Expo, a fair dedicated to moms, newborns and young parents, will take place between November 26 and 28 at Sala Polivalenta in Bucharest. Entry tickets to the event are RON 10/adult.

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