Romania – Factors to Watch on March 30

BUCHAREST, March 30 (BestGrowthStock) – Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Romanian financial
markets on Tuesday.

IMF CHIEF

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on a one-day visit to Bucharest. He
will speak to business students at 0700 GMT, address parliament
at 0930 GMT and hold a brief conference at 1115 GMT.

PROTESTS

Teachers from a trade union are expected to hold a small
rally on pay demands outside the education ministry
headquarters.

ROMANIA CUTS RATES TO RECORD LOW, SEES CPI FALLING

Romania’s central bank cut interest rates by 50 basis points
to a record low of 6.5 percent on Monday, saying it saw
inflation falling further, while uncertainties about the global
economy persisted.

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ROMANIA’S PETROM TO INCREASE SHARE CAPITAL

Romania’s top oil and gas company Petrom (SNPP.BX: ) plans to
increase its nominal share capital by 202 million lei ($67
million) to 5.9 billion lei, it said in a statement on Monday,
significantly less than markets had expected.

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**Petrom also estimates its net profit will rise 18 percent
in 2010, to 1.61 billion lei.

Ziarul Financiar, Page 5

LAWS TO BE APPROVED

The IMF-mandated fiscal responsibility law will be approved
by March 31, the head of the lower house’s budget commission
Viorel Stefan said.

He also said the lower house could restart in May talks on a
bill to raise the cap on the share size that can be held in the
country’s five regional investment funds.

Ziarul Financiar, Page 2

FORD

Ford Romania, owned by Ford Motor Co (F.N: ), is demanding in
court $3.5 million from the Romanian state, money the company
paid in customs taxes in 2007-2008.

Romania Libera, Page 3

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Romania – Factors to Watch on March 30