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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Foreign investment at 709m Sk in 1Q 97

The NBS's data show that foreign investors pumped 709 million Sk ($20.325 million) into the Slovak economy in the first quarter of 1997, the largest share being from Austria (59.1 percent), followed by Germany (16.4 percent) and the Czech Republic (14.2 percent).

The trade sector enjoyed the biggest portion of the pie (32.1 percent), while the construction sector took a 26.8 percent bite, and the transportation sector ate 14.1 percent.

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