Ljubljana, 19 December (STA) - A total of EUR 281.3m of fresh foreign direct investment flowed into Slovenia in the first ten months of this year, Slovenia's central bank has told the STA.
According to Banka Slovenije, EUR 103.8m of the total was net investment in ownership capital and reinvested profit, whereas the remaining EUR 177.5m was in the form of debt.
Foreign direct investment in 2008 amounted to EUR 1.33bn (EUR 398m of which was ownership capital and reinvested profit), before falling to EUR 418.6m in 2009.
The drop in 2009 was caused by Slovenian companies repaying loans to foreign investors, Banka Slovenije said.
At the end of 2009, Slovenia had a total of EUR 10.5bn in total FDI, of which ownership capital and reinvested profit accounted for EUR 7.4bn.