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Foreign direct investment in Romania grows by over 34%

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Foreign direct investments (FDI) into Romania increased by 34.4 percent to 4.081 billion euros ($4.325 billion) in 2016, the country's central bank announced.

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Out of the total, the equity investments amounted to 3.899 billion euros and inter-company lending recorded a net value of 182 million euros, according to the statement.

Romania attracted over one billion euros more in 2016 than in 2015 when investments reached 3.035 billion euros, a record after 2009.

The final stock of foreign direct investments from 1991 to 2016 stood at 67.314 billion euros in the eastern European country.

The high-record level in terms of foreign direct investments was registered in 2008, almost 9.5 billion euro. Since then, the economic crisis has strongly affected the investment volume.

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