Slovenia attracts largest European Investment Bank (EIB) investment per capita in 2015

By bne IntelliNews January 15, 2016

Slovenia attracted the largest European Investment Bank (EIB) investment per inhabitant in 2015. The bank lent €798mn to the country, amounting to a total investment value of €4.4bn, or €2,125 per person, EIB announced on January 14.

Slovenia's figure is significantly above the EU average of €408, with the lowest per capita investment value supported by EIB recorded in Bulgaria, with a modest €19 per person.

Slovenia was second when it came to total EIB investment exposure as a share of GDP, with EIB’s exposure in terms of Slovenia's GDP at 11.7% in 2015. First on the list was Cyprus, where EIB’s exposure was 15.3%.

The EU average stood at 3.5% in 2015, the report shows.

"The EIB Group does not operate under any geographical quotas, but lending focuses on countries where targeted investment is most needed… Accordingly, the bank's exposure in some of the most vulnerable EU countries such as Cyprus, Slovenia, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and Greece is over 9% of GDP," EIB said in a press release.

EIB announced on January 14 record lending in 2015, totaling €84.5bn. This included record support for investment by SMEs and unprecedented lending for innovation and climate related projects.

EIB operates globally. In 2015, it provided €7.8bn of lending outside Europe. The EU Enlargement and EFTA countries represented the largest beneficiary region outside the EU, with loans totalling €2.7bn.

Related Articles

Slovenian government approves privatisation plan for 2017

Slovenia’s government approved Slovenian Sovereign Holding’s (SSH) 2017 privatisation plan on January 19. The plan includes the sales of two 100% state owned banks, Slovenia’s largest lender ... more

Slovenian auto-industry going strong as Renault, Magna confirm investments

Canadian automotive giant Magna International has confirmed plans to start construction of a paint shop in Slovenia in the second quarter of the year. The news followed a January 11 announcement from ... more

Chinese Zhejiang Jinke Entertainment Culture reportedly acquires Slovenia’s Talking Tom for €1bn

Chinese group Zhejiang Jinke Entertainment Culture Co has reportedly acquired entertainment company Outfit7, majority-owned by Slovenia's richest couple Samo and Iza Login, for €1bn, regional ... more

Register here to continue reading this article and 2 more for free or purchase 12 months full website access including the bne Magazine for just $119/year.

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

Thank you. Please complete your registration by confirming your email address.
A confirmation email has been sent to the email address you provided.

To continue viewing our content you need to complete the registration process.

Please look for an email that was sent to with the subject line "Confirmation bne IntelliNews access". This email will have instructions on how to complete registration process. Please check in your "Junk" folder in case this communication was misdirected in your email system.

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

If you have any questions please contact us at sales@intellinews.com

Subscribe to bne IntelliNews website and magazine

Subscribe to bne IntelliNews website and monthly magazine, the leading source of business, economic and financial news and commentary in emerging markets.

Your subscription includes:
  • Full access to the bne content daily news and features on the website
  • Newsletters direct to your mailbox
  • Print and digital subscription to the monthly bne magazine
  • Digital subscription to the weekly bne newspaper

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

bne IntelliNews
$119 per year

All prices are in US dollars net of applicable taxes.

If you have any questions please contact us at sales@intellinews.com

Register for free to read bne IntelliNews Magazine. You'll receive a free digital subscription.

Already a subscriber or registered - click here to recover access.

If you a IntelliNews Pro user - click here to login.

Thank you. Please complete your registration by confirming your email address.
A confirmation email has been sent to the email address you provided.

IntelliNews Pro offers daily news updates delivered to your inbox and in-depth data reports.
Get the emerging markets newswire that financial professionals trust.

"No day starts for my team without IntelliNews Pro" — UBS

Thank-you for requesting an IntelliNews Pro trial. Our team will be in contact with you shortly.

Dismiss