Opposition SDSM makes show of strength ahead of December election, but still trails ruling VMRO-DPMNE in the polls.
A series of successful large-scale investments in the consumer sector have raised interest in Southeast Europe among private equity. However, potentially attractive privatisations deals within the region have so far proved elusive.
Deal on election date reached after two previous attempts to hold elections failed, but still unclear whether vote will end Macedonia's lengthy political crisis
FDI increased 12% in January-June 2016 after slumping a year earlier amid growing political unrest
But PE investments were up 25% to €1.66bn, the highest since 2009, and exits almost flat at €1.2bn, the third highest ever.
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