Over the past month, investment funds focused on Russia withdrew about $ 150 million from the country. It is noted that the outflow for the last week of October amounted to $ 63 million. This is almost twice the figure of the previous week, when $ 32 million was withdrawn by investment funds.
Experts also predict a further continuation of the outflow of capital for at least the next two years. The transaction between Rosneft and TNK-BP, contrary to expectations, could not prevent the withdrawal of funds from the Russian Federation. Recall that on October 22, Rosneft announced the takeover of TNK-BP, which makes it the largest oil company in the world.
According to Vedomosti with reference to the EPFR, there are many reasons for this situation. However, among them three main ones can be distinguished. The first such reason is the high dependence of the Russian economy on fluctuations in oil prices, which greatly increases the risks of investors. The connection of capital outflows with unfavorable trends in the oil and gas sector seems natural. But a number of experts rightly point out the fact that no lasting correlation between the increase in the cost of oil and capital inflows has been observed in recent years. Continue reading