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Foreign investments fell 23 pc

The foreign investments as contribution to the share capital of the firms registered in Romania totaled around EUR 1.3 bln in the first three months, down 23 per cent vs. the same period of the past year, the National Office of the Trade Registry informed, quoted by Mediafax. The parent companies have invested less and less in the firms from Romania this year, considering that the values reported by the National Office of the Trade Registry have dropped month after month. In April, the contributions to the firms with foreign capital amounted to EUR 137 M, down over 43 per cent against March, when they registered a volume of EUR 242 M. Compared to February and January, when the investments amounted to EUR 446 M, respectively EUR 417 M, the fall is more significant. Compared to the same period of the past year, the flow of capital in April 2009 is three times more reduced than the value of EUR 434 M. In the first four months of 2008, the investments totaled EUR 1.7 bln.

Some of the domains which attracted funds in April are retail, telecommunication, shipyard activities, financial and banking services, real estate development. Thus, the biggest contribution was made in April for the supermarket chain Mega Image, EUR 17 M, second being the shipyard STX Ro Offshore Braila (the former Aker Braila), with EUR 17 M.

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