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Sentiment of foreign investors in Slovakia, best since 2009

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6. April 2016

Survey confirms positive trend.

Four out of ten foreign investors want to expand further and hire additional employees in 2016. This is the result of a sentiment survey with 166 companies from other European countries conducted by the Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy (ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA) in Bratislava and the Slovak-German Chamber of Commerce in 2016.

The foreign investors in Slovakia asses the economic situation very positive and look ahead very optimistically. 44% of the participants expect 2016 a better performance than 2015, one third expects a general improvement of the economic situation in Slovakia.

A major problem in 2016 will be the availability of skilled workers, according to the survey skilled labor force is especially a problem in the industry sector.

Many investors are concerned about the situation after the elections. 42% percent of the surveyed companies see a political risk in the multi-party coalition and the strengthened influence of the right-wing.

Attached you find selected results of the survey. If you are interested in the entire evaluation write us briefly bratislava@wko.at .

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