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Romania - Factors to watch on Dec 13

Source: Reuters - Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:44 AM
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BUCHAREST, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Romanian financial markets on Friday.

CURRENT ACCOUNT DATA

Romania's central bank is expected to release October current account data.

ROMANIAN PARTY VOWS TO BLOCK BILL SHIELDING MPS FROM GRAFT PROBES

One of Romania's ruling parties has vowed to block proposals that would increase the immunity of members of parliament from corruption charges, as the European Union presses Bucharest to rein in graft and organised crime.

ROMANIA SELLS 440 MLN LEI IN BONDS DUE OCT. 2015

Romania sold a more-than-planned 440 million lei ($136 million) in treasury bonds due in Oct. 2015 on Thursday, with the average accepted yield at 3.59 percent, compared with 5.69 percent at a previous tender on Feb. 4, central bank data showed.

ROMANIA C.BANK SEEKS TO CUT RESERVE REQUIREMENT

Romania's central bank will probably cut minimum reserve requirements for the banks' leu currency liabilities from the current 15 percent next year, Governor Mugur Isarescu said on Thursday.

ROMANIA'S FONDUL PROPRIETATEA SELLS ITS ENTIRE STAKE IN TRANSGAZ

Franklin Templeton, the manager of Romanian restitution fund Fondul Proprietatea FP.BX, said it sold its 15 percent stake in state-owned gas grid operator Transgaz ROTGN.PX on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.

ROMANIA AIMS TO PICK WINNING BID IN OLTCHIM SALE ON FEB. 3

Investors interested in buying Romanian state-owned, indebted chemical plant Oltchim have until Jan. 31 to file binding offers, a consortium of court-appointed managers for the firm said on Thursday.

LUXEMBOURG STILL RICHEST IN EU, BULGARIA POOREST-EUROSTAT

Luxembourg remains the richest country in the 28-nation European Union and Bulgaria, despite some improvement over the last three years, is still the poorest, data from the European Union's Statistics Office Eurostat showed on Thursday.

CEE MARKETS

Slovenian assets gained on Thursday, bucking declines in other Central European markets, after the country said it could beef up its ailing banking system without a European Union bailout.

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