Graphic art exhibition at the Romanian Banking Institute in Bucharest

ExpozitieGraphic art exhibition, which took place at the Romanian Banking Institute, on May 15, 2013, was a great success for Romanian Ștefan Marcu, a self-taught visual artist from Bucharest.

The graphic art exhibition was made to celebrate 22 years of Special Unit of Gendarmerie 76 from Bucharest, where he also works. The art works are illustrating special activities of the Unit 76 in terms of hardness, high efficiency and reliability in humanitarian missions such as natural disasters or civil causes.

The main art works were two traditional portraits of Eugeniu Carada (1836-1910), Romanian political economist and writer, an upstanding person who founded the economy and Romanian media but also founded the National Bank of Romania (BNR) and Mugur Isărescu, current governor of BNR. The exhibition had a special guest, Ilie Roșianu, art critic who had nothing but great words for the artist Marcu Ștefan, highlighting his huge interest for learning and the great effort and time that he put in the art works.

At the exhibition, the guests had the possibility to choose one or more art works and make an offer. All the money raised were donated to an institute for children with disabilities from Bucharest.

Ștefan Marcu is a self-taught visual artist, born in the North Romania, which has been creating since he was five, starting forming different shapes out of any easy material he could get. During his life, he continued to develop his art skills and reached to a new level of art with drawing, sculpture, photo manipulation, graphics, painting, cartoons and digital art.

He studied at the military school in Drăgășani, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Nicolae Titulescu Univeristy, and currently he is studying for Master in Speech Therapy in the Process of Communication, at the University of Bucharest. For more information or art work, visit his Facebook page here . 

-Access Romania Online-Ioana Toader

Euro increases today and reaches the maximum of the past two weeks

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Romanian National Bank (BNR) announced on Wednesday, April 3, an increasing reference course of 0.49 bani to RON/EUR 4.4228, the national currency quotations being over RON/EUR 4.42 in the first part of the interbank session.

Also, the currency for the American dollar increased from RON/EUR 3.4398 to 3.4471, with 0.73 bani.

The rate for the Swiss franc decreased slightly from RON/CHF 3.6372 to 3.6340.

The listings RON/USD and RON/CHF are calculated by the Romanian National Bank depending on the parity RON/EUR and the exchange rates EUR/USD and EUR/CHF.

The interests charged on Wednesday morning by the commercial banks for deposits in RON for one day term continued to decrease and reached 4.21-4.71 percent per year, after Tuesday when it reached 4.49 percent-4.99 percent.

The analysts from ING Bank consider that this decrease of rates is related to the mismatch between maturities of government securities that will be issued and the securities falling due this month.

“Most of the state security titles, totaling  RON 2.5 billion, planned to be issued in April have maturities of over one year, while securities worth RON 2.8 billion which reach the same end of term in April were issued on a short term. Therefore, it is possible that most of the amounts due in April will not change the maturity profile of the investment and remain in the market, “says a report released Wednesday by ING Bank.

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