Direct foreign investments dropped 3.11 per cent in the first eight months of this year, compared with the same period of 2017, down to 2.863 billion euros, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR), published on Monday. “Direct investments of non-residents in Romania totalled 2.863 billion euros, compared with 2.955 billion euros in January-August 2017, out of which equity (including estimated net reinvestment of earnings) totalled 2.517 billion euros and intra-group credits recorded the net value of 346 million euros,” says the BNR release. The number of newly established companies running on foreign capital dropped by 5.14 per cent in the first months of this year, compared with the same period last year, down to 3,748 units, according to data centralized by the National Trade Register Office (ONRC). The 3,748 new companies had a total subscribed capital of 38.8 million US dollars, up 13.8 per cent compared with the period January-August 2017. According to the ONRC, in August were registered 411 companies running on foreign capital, most of them in Bucharest – 182 and the Iasi County – 25, Timis County – 23 and Ilfov County – 23.
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