FDI inflows fall 43% in H1

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Romania fell by 42.99 percent in the first six months versus the same period in 2008, remaining 21.9 percent larger than the current account deficit, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania.
After the first two months of the year, FDI had risen by 38.1 percent, but by the end of the first quarter they posted a 13.9 percent annual decline. By May investments dropped even more, by 44.4 percent, but decrease than tempered to 42.02 percent in the first five months.

FDI inflows amounted to 5.076 billion euros in the first half last year.

Equity capital accounted for 40.9 percent of the investments in the first half, the reinvested profit for 9.4 percent and intra-group loans for the remaining 49.7 percent, NewsIn informs.

Romania's balance of payments deficit narrowed 73.3 percent in the first six months to 2.375 billion euros, as the trade gap compressed significantly.

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