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€740 million invested in past six months

OVER the past six months, 33 investment projects have been launched in Slovakia, creating some 7,000 new jobs, New Citizen's Alliance leader and Economy Minister Pavol Rusko said at a party news conference on May 1 in Bratislava.

The projects, including the network of suppliers for the major Korean investor KIA/Hyundai, represent investments worth €740 million in total. In addition to the directly created jobs, the projects will indirectly create a further 13,000 jobs in the network of sub-suppliers expected to emerge to meet the needs of the major investors.

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