Bucharest rivals Bangalore

...Language skills and low wages are only part of the appeal, though. IT executives rave about the topnotch training and problem-solving prowess of Romanian computer specialists. Student teams from Romanian universities routinely take first place in global software-development contests sponsored by Microsoft (MSFT ) and Oracle.

"If you want 5,000 people doing coding, India is a better choice." But for more advanced research and development, "it's better in Romania," says Eugen Schwab-Chesaru, who heads the local office of Pierre Audoin Consultants, which has helped broker several multinational investments, including the recent Adecco deal...

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