FDI into Kazakhstan soars while Russian investments halve

FDI into Kazakhstan jumped by nearly 260% from $699m to $2,509m in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2014, while foreign direct investments into Russia fell by 46% from $5,2086 to $2,806, according to data released by the Financial Times subsidiary fDi Markets.
According to the data, 97 of the 154 countries typically classified as emerging markets have suffered a decline in capital expenditure on greenfield sites during the first two quarters of 2015, while only 13 of those countries with FDI greater than $500m saw an increase over the six-month period. While Kazakhstan leads the group in percentage terms, the other countries to enjoy FDI growth are:

  • Slovakia (232%)
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina (229%)
  • India (149%)
  • Thailand (135%)
  • Myanmar (115%)
  • Bangladesh (111%)
  • South Africa (77%)
  • Indonesia (62%)
  • Czech Republic (30%)
  • Taiwan (27%)
  • Qatar (17%)
  • Hungary (17%)
  • Vietnam (0.37%)

FDI into China was down by 26% and into Brazil by 65%.

Source: Lenta