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FDI into Slovenia soars in H1

FDI into Slovenia soars in H1 Ministry of Economy/All rights reserved.

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), August 14 (SeeNews) – Inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in Slovenia totalled 614.4 million euro ($687.6 million) in the first half of 2019, up from 242.0 million euro in the same period of 2018, the country's central bank said.

Net debt to foreign owners increased to 273.3 million euro in January-June, compared to 13.8 million euro in the corresponding period of 2018, Bank of Slovenia said in an economic report on Tuesday.

Most of the increase of FDI into Slovenia was in the form of equity and reinvested earnings.

Slovenia's outward FDI amounted to 52.6 million euro in the review period, down from 159.9 million euro in the first half of 2018.

($=0.89350 euro)