Foreign investment in Russian metallurgy totaled USD 2.47 billion in 2002, a year-on-year increase of 60%. Investment in nonferrous metallurgy increased by 170% while investment in ferrous metallurgy increased by 10%.
The leading foreign investor in Russian metallurgy last year was Switzerland, which invested USD 667 million (27% of the total sum of foreign investments). Great Britain was the leading investor in nonferrous metallurgy with 20.7% of total foreign investments and Switzerland was the leading investor in ferrous metals with 40.6% of total foreign investments.
Experts believe that the rate of the Russian ruble may collapse again just like it happened during the crisis in 2014. In turn, Russian companies may deal with the shortage of currency to pay their debts
Austria does not intend to expel Russian diplomats because of the spy scandal