Romania – Factors to Watch on May 31

BUCHAREST, May 31 (BestGrowthStock) – Here are news stories, press
reports and events to watch which may affect Romanian financial
markets on Monday.

STRIKE

Romanian teachers and a part of civil servants launched on
Monday an indefinite pay strike over government plans to
drastically cut wages in 2010.

Other 60 percent of Romania’s 160,000 civil servants and
about half of the 250,000 health employees are also expected to
back this strike through a one-day “solidarity strike”.

SEMINAR

Finance Minister Sebastian Vladescu and Labour Minister
Mihai Seitan are expected to attend a seminar on work taxation
at 0800 GMT.

ROMANIA JAN-APRIL BUDGET DEFICIT AT 2.2 PCT/GDP

Romania’s budget deficit widened by almost 4 billion lei
last month to 12.1 billion lei ($3.57 billion) in January-April,
or 2.2 percent of the gross domestic product, the finance
ministry said on Friday.

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GOVERNMENT

The government will send to parliament on Monday its
IMF-mandated cost cutting measures needed to slash the budget
deficit to 6.8 percent of gross domestic product.

GDP CONTRACTION

The gross domestic product could contract by 0.5 percent to
510.4 billion lei in 2010, according to data from the National
Forecasting Commission.

Ziarul Financiar, Page 1

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Romania – Factors to Watch on May 31