Direct foreign investments in Russian companies grew 2.3 times in the first half of the year

Direct investments of non-residents of the Russian Federation in the non-banking sector of the economy amounted to $ 4.1 billion in the first half of 2021, which is 2.3 times more than in the same period in 2020 ($ 1.8 billion), according to the macroeconomic statistics of the Central Bank. According to the regulator, in the second quarter the inflow of direct investments of non-residents in the company amounted to $ 0.7 billion. At the same time, an outflow of their investments in government securities of $ 0.6 billion was noted in the quarter.

The outflow of foreign investment in government securities in the first half of 2021 amounted to $ 3.9 billion, the Central Bank notes. In the same period of 2020, the inflow of investments amounted to $ 1.8 billion.

A decrease in foreign investment in federal loan bonds (OFZ) and Eurobonds is observed against the background of the US sanctions announced in April against debt obligations issued by the Central Bank, the National Wealth Fund or the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. The sanctions took effect on June 14.

How to rebalance the portfolio, adjusted for sanctions – in the material of the Appendix “Money” “Bond maneuver”.

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