Serbia tops global greenfield investment index

Belgrade, Serbia (flowcomm, CC BY 2.0)

Ukrainians bought over 100,000 proprieties in Poland

Belarusian firm will not participate in a tender in Lithuania

Serbia

Serbia is a leader in the global greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) index compiled by fDi Intelligence, a data division of the Financial Times. The index looks at inbound greenfield investment in 2018 relative to the size of each country’s economy. The second was Montenegro.

Serbia’s index score has improved by 1.33 index points to 11.92, and the country gained one position from the previous year, the Financial Times writes. The country’s GDP growth was high in 2018 (14.8 per cent), it received 107 FDI projects — 26 more than 2017 — growing by almost one-third.

Automotive, food and tobacco, textiles and real estate were Serbia’s leading FDI sectors, and they accounted for more than half (54 per cent) of total inbound FDI projects in 2018.

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Poland

In 2018, Ukrainians bought more than 100,000 apartments in Poland, over 50 per cent more y/y, interior ministry figures shows.

According to the data the number of foreigners who have valid long-term residence permits in Poland increased up to 400,000, with almost half of the immigrants being Ukrainian. “Within two years the number of migrants with long-term residence permits increased by 100,000” ministry informed.

“Almost 56 per cent of foreigners are between the ages of 20-39, around 31 per cent between 40 and 59, and 10 per cent are under 20. Men predominate (246,600), or 61 per cent, compared to 153,700 women,” spokesperson for Poland’s office for foreigners said.

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Lithuania

The Lithuanian government removed a Belarusian firm from the tender process for a Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) construction contract despite company’s lowest price offer, LETA News Agency informed.

According to LETA agency, the government ruled that a deal with the consortium would not be in line with national security interests, as company’s main client remains Gazprom and the board has links with foreign government bodies.

The Lithuanian government noted that GIPL builders would be given access to strategic infrastructure and a gas transmission pipeline information system.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 9086.27 index points Monday, August 12th to 9104.79 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s down 0.02 per cent d/d and up 12.5 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 40892.00 index points Monday, August 12th to 40722.00 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s down 0.42 per cent d/d and up 14.1 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1033.96 index points Monday, August 12th to 1031.22 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s down 0.27 per cent d/d and up 3.32 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1265.25 index points Monday, August 12th to 1264.21 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s down 0.08 per cent d/d and up 2.25 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 693.50 index points Monday, August 12th to 694.79 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s up 0.19 per cent d/d and down 2.57 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1030.67 index points Monday, August 12th to 1030.29 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s down 0.04 per cent d/d and down 3.95 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1294.12 index points Monday, August 12th to 1297.85 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s up 0.29 per cent d/d and up 22.5 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 347.20 index points Monday, August 12th to 346.73 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s down 0.14 per cent d/d and up 5.17 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 581.00 index points Monday, August 12th to 582.10 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s up 0.03 per cent d/d and down 8.35 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1582.99 index points Monday, August 12th to 1573.95 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s down 0.57 per cent d/d and down 3.26 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2109.73 index points Monday, August 12th to 2140.19 index points Tuesday, August 13th. It’s up 1.44 per cent d/d and down 5.34 per cent y/y.

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