The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Medical devices market in Central and Eastern Europe

Are you looking to export and expand to Central and Eastern Europe?

Then perhaps this infomation is useful to you: Many of the markets in this part of Europe exhibit fast growth rates, and the region as a whole is expected to grow annually by 9.3%, to reach US$14.1 billion in 2015, according to Espicom. According to the same source, around 73% of the Russian and approx. 90% of the Romanian medical device market are supplied by imports. In 2010, the Polish market for medical equipment and supplies is estimated at US$1,758 million and around 85% of the Polish medical device market is supplied by imports.

For more details regarding market opportunities in Romania, please visit our demo report at http://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/medical-and-dental-equipment-market-in-romania.

Should your be interested in entering your products onto these markets or to acquire a local player / make a JV, please do not heistate to contact us at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Monday, 11 April 2011

Chinese national grid operator seeks stake in Transelectrica

The State Grid Corporation of China, or SGCC, is interested in buying the 15% stake Romania plans to sell in state-owned power grid operator Transelectrica, according to market sources.

The SGCC ranked eighth last year among Forbes' Top 500 companies of the world, with turnover in excess of 120 billion euros in 2009. The company has over 1.5 million employees.

The SGCC was founded in 2002 and it is mainly active in the construction and operation of power grids in China.

Romania's Economy Ministry, which holds a 73.6% in Transelectrica, plans to sell 15% in the company on the Bucharest bourse.

Company management also proposed a share capital hike equivalent to 12% of stock, which would unfold in parallel with the listing operation.

Another Transelectrica shareholder is investment fund Fondul Proprietatea, with 13.5%.

Source: CBA Newsletter

If you are interested in investment and market entry opportunities in Romania and other markets in Eastern Europe, please don't hesitate to contact us at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor

Thursday, 7 April 2011

200 million EUR subsidies for investments in renewable energies in Romania

Almost 50 companies that invest in renewable energy will receive subsidies totaling approximately EUR 200 M from the Environment Fund, Romanian Environment Minister Laszlo Borbely stated. Borbely added that each of the 49 companies with approved investment projects could receive the equivalent of EUR 7 M.

He added that in the future Romania will have to produce more energy from renewable sources although this measure entails “very high” costs since a significant part of the energy it currently consumes comes from coal.

The Minister added that he is a supporter of “safe” energy and the Cernavoda nuclear reactors project is not in the situation of “being canceled.” Nevertheless, there are a series of conditions having to do with higher security. “A decision to stop building nuclear power plants will probably not be taken but there will be higher restrictions and I, as Environment Minister, can state that I support those investments that do not entail any kind of danger for the environment,” Borbely added.

Source: Nine O'Clock

In case you are interested in investing or entering your products and services onto the renewable energy markets in Eastern Europe, please do not hesitate to contact our team at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Private medical services market to remain on the rise in 2011

The market of private medical services will remain on the rise in 2011, as well, after an estimated 15% increase this year, with acquisitions to continue in the industry, as well as consolidation of big players.

According to data from research company PMR, the Romanian market of private medical services is estimated to be worth 420 million euros in 2010, up 13% against 2009.

Several private clinics have forged partnerships with a view to attracting a strategic investor and being able to fund expansion plans.
As almost all large players have already been involved in a deal, there are fewer possibilities of tapping into the market now, with the acquisition of bundled clinics as one of them.

The price of a consultation with an internist has increased 80% since 2005, according to a ZF analysis based on data supplied by four clinics networks which agreed to supply the data.

Source: Ziarul Financiar

For more market intelligence, market entry and investment opportunities in the medical services and equipment sectors in Romania / Eastern Europe, please don't hesitate to contact our team at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Romania's workforce is among the best and most competitive in Europe

HM Ambassador to Romania, Martin Harris, OBE, writes in his blog: "British companies are not just investing in Romania to reach the Romanian market. The new business model is to invest in Romania to reach markets across the world. Why? Because Romania's workforce is among the best and most competitive in Europe."

http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/roller/harris/entry/uk_investment_from_britain_to

Are you ready to invest or to relocate production to Romania / the emerging markets in Eastern Europe?

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro

Romanian retail to grow by over 60%

Romania is the European market with the highest retail market growth in the last ten years, by 123% between 2000 and 2010, with consultants saying the market's potential continues to be one of the biggest, comparable only to that of Bulgaria, Poland and the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).

The value of the retail market in Romania, estimated at 22 billion euros in 2010, will increase by 62% over the next ten years, while in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, the rise will only amount to around 10%, according to a study of Oxford Economics quoted in a report of real estate consultancy King Sturge.

"Less mature markets such as Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic States are forecast to see retail sales grow by more than 60% over the next decade, with larger markets such as Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary all poised for growth of more than 40%," say the authors of the study.

At the beginning of this year a series of real estate developers have started investments of millions of euros in cities such as Bucharest, Craiova, Oradea and Constanţa, amid demand from strong European retailers, who are counting on Romania in the long term. Big Romanian cities with an over 60% growth potential are Bucharest, Piteşti and Timişoara, while in Iaşi, Cluj-Napoca, Brăila and Braşov, the market has a potential to grow by over 50%, according to the same study.

Source: http://www.zf.ro/zf-english/romanian-retail-to-grow-by-over-60-in-ten-years-report-says-8090968

Friday, 1 April 2011

Ready for growth - Romanian CEOs regain confidence

http://www.pwc.com/ro/en/Publications/ceosurvey.jhtml

Key findings for Romania from the 14th Annual Global CEO Survey

As recession fears subside, optimism seems to return amidst the Romanian business community. The results of this year’s edition of the Global CEO Survey for Romania show that local CEOs are moderately confident about the short term growth perspectives of their companies, 43% stating that they are very confident about their company’s prospects for revenue growth in the next 12 months. These results are slightly better than the EU average, where 40% of the CEOs expressed confidence for revenue growth in the future year, yet more cautious than the Global and CEE averages, of 48% and 53% respectively.

However, on the medium and long term, the perspectives for growth in Romania seem highly appealing for the local CEOs, 70% of which state that they are very confident in their company’s prospects for revenue growth in the next three years, a significantly higher level of confidence than that shown by the CEOs from the more mature markets of the EU (47%). Quite remarkably, Romanian CEOs seem to mirror the medium term optimism of top managers from highly dynamic emerging markets such as China, where 72% of CEOs have expressed high confidence in the prospects for revenue growth in the next three years.

Now at its 14th edition, the PwC Global CEO Survey has been setting the agenda of the debates on international economic trends through its launch at the World Economic Forum in Davos. We, at PwC Romania, are very proud that Romanian CEOs have joined this platform and are sharing their opinions in our first country report.

For market entry consulting and investment support in Romania, please don't hesitate to contact our team at europa @ frdcenter.ro

Jackie Bojor
FRD Center Market Entry Services
www.market-entry.ro