In February 2003 investments of Russian banks in shares advanced by 7.4 percent to 54.436bn rubles ($1.75bn) as of March 1, 2003, the Russian Central Bank reported. Some 1.451bn rubles ($46.66m) were invested in shares of domestic credit organizations, which was 59.4 percent higher than on February 1, 2003. Investments in shares of non-residents dropped to 101m rubles ($3.25m).
The participation of banks in subsidiaries and dependent joint stock companies amounted to 17.675bn rubles ($568.33m) as of March 1, 2003.
The Lithuanian Poles are determined to prevent the construction of refugee camps for migrants in their villages. They are extremely concerned with the foreign policy line of the Lithuanian authorities