Ford unveils new car to be produced only in Romania

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Online food delivery market in Poland up 50 per cent y/y

CNN Prima News to launch in the Czech Republic

Romania

Ford revealed the first image of its new car that will be produced exclusively at Ford’s Craiova Assembly in Romania. It’s Puma — an SUV-inspired compact crossover that will go on sale by the end of 2019. Since taking over the former Daewoo factory in March 2008, Ford has invested EUR1.5bn, including EUR200m on the engine factory.

The new model will increase the plant’s annual production by two-thirds, from 150,000 units to 250,000 units. Ford is currently producing its EcoSport SUV at Craiova. The plant is Romania’s largest exporter after Renault’s Dacia.

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Poland

In 2018, the online takeaway delivery market has grown 50 per cent y/y bringing EUR210m — daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported. According to the newspaper the value of online food orders in Poland is expected to grow fivefold within the next six years and reach EUR1.1bn.

There are several factor behind such growth. Companies like UberEATS or Pyszne.pl, which entered Polish market, opened a competition also for smaller companies. Another reason is Sunday trading ban, introduced in 2018. According to the law in 2020, trading will be forbidden on all Sundays except seven.

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Czech Republic

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and the Prima Group have entered into a partnership that will allow a launch of CNN Prima News, a new news platform, in the Czech Republic. It will be distributed terrestrially and via cable and satellite. The service is supposed to start within the next 12 months and will feature national news covered by the Prima Group, as well as international reporting and programs provided by CNN.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8150.38 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 8165.68 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 0.36 per cent d/d and down 6.83 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 42213.00 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 42194.00 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s down 0.05 per cent d/d and up 11.4 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 982.76 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 973.90 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s down 0.90 per cent d/d and down 6.75 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1244.97 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 1240.21 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s down 0.38 per cent d/d and down 2.10 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 655.50index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 664.04 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 1.30 per cent d/d and down 6.31 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1081.41 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 1086.69 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 0.49 per cent d/d and down 2.68 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1216.20 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 1224.35 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 0.67 per cent d/d and down 1.03 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 359.48 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 361.00 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 0.42 per cent d/d and up 9.59 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 579.70 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 581.00 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 0.22 per cent d/d and down 11.05 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1741.36 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 1743.51 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 0.12 per cent d/d and up 3.27 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2371.14 index points Tuesday, April 2nd to 2407.63 index points Wednesday, April 3rd. It’s up 1.54 per cent d/d and up 7.52 per cent y/y.

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