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MAIN THREATS TO THE ROMANIAN LABOUR MARKET IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT  [PDF]
DIMIAN Gina Cristina,DIMIAN Mihai
Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science , 2011,
Abstract: The paper’s topic is focused on the Romanian labour market prospects, which is going to be affected by two main threats: aging and population decline. These two factors are supposed to dramatically change Romania’s economic structure. It is therefore necessary to know how they will evolve in the next decades, facts which represent the main objective of our article. These topics are debated at large scale at the European and national level, because they describe a process which implies European Union as a whole. The methodology used in order to quantify this phenomenon includes statistical methods (correlation analysis and descriptive statistics). We have used data available at national and European level in order to build a proper argumentation. The results obtained are worrying because there is a high risk to assist at an accelerated aging of the Romanian people, doubled by a very low birth rate. This might create huge problems in the economic and social system due to productivity decrease and the pressures on the pension’s funds. The paper offers scientific arguments for developing macroeconomic policies in order to prevent the negative situation in which we could be within less than 40 years. As a comparison term we brought into attention the Germany situation, country which offers economic equilibrium to the EU, but is also affected by aging. The manner in which this problem has been approached is an original one because we tried to put Romania’s situation into the context of the European Union general situation, the threat being emphasised by the fact that it is going to be a trend for the whole continent. Actually, if it is not taken adequate measures, we will be confronted with a demographic crisis, much worse than the current financial one, because the effort of the country to reverse a birth rate decreasing trend with an aged population will take decades.
The Evolution of the Romanian Capital Market – Limits and Performances
Gabriela Anghelache
Theoretical and Applied Economics , 2006,
Abstract: In this paper, there are described issues regarding the capital market evolution, focusing on the last year’s results and the current year’s perspectives. The evolutions for the Bucharest Stock Exchange, the RASDAQ Electronic Stock Exchange and the Sibiu Monetary-Financial and Commodities Exchange are analyzed. There are also presented aspects regarding the mutual funds – FDI and the direct foreign investments in the Romanian market.
THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND ON THE ROMANIAN INSURANCE MARKET  [PDF]
Ioncica Maria,Petrescu Eva Cristina,Ioncica Diana,Petrescu Marian
Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science , 2009,
Abstract: Nowadays, the insurance market in Romania can be characterized thus: a developing market both from a quantitative and a qualitative point of view, with demand concentrated in areas of above-average economic activity, having a varied supply and increasing
THE MODEL OF THE FIVE COMPETITIVE FORCES ON ROMANIAN RETAIL MARKET  [PDF]
SILVIA PUIU
Annals of the University of Petrosani : Economics , 2010,
Abstract: The paper is about the model of the five competitive forces of Michael Porter. In the first part, I have presented the theoretical aspects of the model and after that, I tried to apply the model on the retail market in Romania. I used data gathered from national and international institutes of market research and also from the information offered by the main retailers on their web sites. The retail market in our country is not very good crystalized, but has had a good evolution in the last years. The competition is intense, the barriers are relatively high, the power of national supplyers is diminished by the integration of Romania in European Union, the power of consumers is moderate and the substitutes appear as discount stores and e-retailing.
Romanian government bond market
Cornelia POP,Maria-Andrada GEORGESCU,Iustin Atanasiu POP
Theoretical and Applied Economics , 2012,
Abstract: The present paper aims to present the level of development reached by Romanian government bond market segment, as part of the country financial market. The analysis will be descriptive (the data series available for Romania are short), based on the secondary data offered by the official bodies involved in the process of issuing and trading the Romanian government bonds (Romanian Ministry of Public Finance, Romanian National Bank and Bucharest Stock Exchange), and also on secondary data provided by the Federation of European Stock Exchanges.To enhance the market credibility as a benchmark, a various combination of measures is necessary; among these measures are mentioned: the extension of the yield curve; the issuance calendars in order to improve transparency; increasing the disclosure of information on public debt issuance and statistics; holding regular meetings with dealers, institutional investors and rating agencies; introducing a system of primary dealers; establishing a repurchase (repo) market in the government bond market. These measures will be discussed based on the evolution presented inside the paper.The paper conclude with the fact that, until now, the Romanian government bond market did not provide a benchmark for the domestic financial market and that further efforts are needed in order to increase the government bond market transparency and liquidity.
THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE STATE AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE ROMANIAN ECONOMY IN THE YEARS 2000-2010. THE MAIN STATISTICAL INDICATORS
Claudia BENTOIU,Cristina B?L?CEANU,Diana APOSTOL
Revista Roman? de Statistic? , 2012,
Abstract: The process of economic growth is, as is known, the basic engine of increasing the living standard. The importance of growth in the market economy is revealed by the association of a process compatibility of economic strength of a country with increasing wealth and welfare. Due to the complexity of the concept of economic growth, its expression can be done through a system of indicators to allow more accurate assessment, an analysis of the evolution. Growth results can be measured through a series of synthetic indicators including: gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national product (GNP).
The main characteristics of the Romanian illegal drug markets  [PDF]
Loredana MAFTEI
Eastern Journal of European Studies , 2012,
Abstract: The main characteristics of the Romanian illegal drug marketsAbstract: Narcotics trade has known a real transformation over time, which is also due to the great influence of globalization. Placed among the most profitable businesses in the world, the illegal drugs market has evolved very much on the Romanian territory in the last years. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the current situation of Romanian illicit drugs market, the symbiosis between supply and demand, the general prices of the main drugs, as well as the consumption problem and transit routes. Based on theoretical aspects, on recent surveys and investigation launched by UNODC, EMCDDA and ANA, the article provides some relevant answers regarding the Romanian illicit drugs market. Compared to the European countries, Romania remains a small costumer, cannabis and SNPP being the most consumed drugs among young people. Despite the political and economic situation, Romanian authorities are better prepared, a position that may help in dealing with further drug changes.
Romanian Market Researches in Global Market Context
Victor Danciu
Theoretical and Applied Economics , 2006,
Abstract: Market research is a powerful industry, whose value reached 21,5 billion USD in 2004. Market studies expenses are mostly concentrated in Europe (45%) and in USA (37%). The market shares of the Top 10 companies were above fifty per cent of the research market’s turnover. As a young, modest market, which is 0,84% of the global expenses value, Romania was the global leader in terms of growth, in 2004. With an asymmetric demand and a relatively concentrated offer, the Romanian research market may have a spectacular development in the future, if the obstacles for the customers and research companies are surpassed. If so, the pressures following the UE’s entry of Romania and the evolution of customers needs and expectations will speed up the growth of the market research.
STUDY OF WINES POSITIONING ON THE ROMANIAN MARKET  [PDF]
Alex GAVRILESCU
Management & Marketing , 2011,
Abstract: In this paper, I have done a research on the positioning of Romanian wines. The positioning is a necessary approach of brands to have a privileged position in the minds of consumers. In front of the keen foreign competition, the Romanian wine brands must assert a new identity to match the Romanian client's current lifestyle. The main objective of the research is the identification of the Romanian wine brand positioning. To achieve the objective of the research I have conducted a market research. The study was conducted on a sample of 100 respondents, consumers of Romanian wines. In the study, I have focused on a number of elements necessary for obtaining the positioning maps. Thus I tested the assisted and unassisted recognition of vineyards, the vineyards positioning depending on internal and international recognition and tradition / reputation, the vineyards positioning depending on the internal and international recognition and price, the vineyards positioning depending on sweet, red and light wines and on strong and dry wines. The positioning strategy will determine, on the one hand, the efficiency of the marketing activity at the level of consumer segment by obtaining a better image due to the high satisfaction of the specific needs, and on the other hand, the differentiation will enable to the company to gain competitive advantages, hence substantially increased profits. The theoretical contribution of this paper is to clarify the issues of positioning and to emphasize its importance. The practical contribution refers to the positioning of wines brands, which can be a model of reflection for each of the analyzed vineyards.
Romanian Labour Market – Vulnerable persons and vulnerabilities
Cristina BOBOC,Emilia ?I?AN,Daniela TODOSE
Revista Roman? de Statistic? , 2011,
Abstract: Romanian economy’s transition process began suddenly and was accompanied by disintegration of former political and economic system. In terms of GDP per capita, Romania has been one of the poorest countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Also, the Romanian economy was one of the most agrarian economies in Europe. Completely isolated from the informational point of view, Romania had a fully centralized economic system. Beginning of transition was completely chaotic, especially because of the complexity of integrating the fundamentals of democracy and market economy. Internal problems, instability, political corruption or lack of appropriate reforms have led to a difficult restructuring and privatization process.In this paper we present and analyze the tendencies and vulnerabilities on Romanian labor market between 19991 and 2009 versus EU member states. There were identified three shocks with major social impact on Romanian economy: the revolution in December 1989; the EU accession in January 2007 and the world economic crisis began in 2007. These three structural shocks have deeply influenced and still do the evolution of Romanian labor market.
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