The Times: Billions of euros secretly flowing from Russia to UK

17:37, 10 March 2015
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Over the past 10 years, about 100 billion pounds (more than EUR 138 billion) have been secretly transferred to the UK, including a substantial sum from Russia, according to the report in UK newspaper The Times, citing a study by Deutsche Bank.

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The publication notes that most of the capital came from Russians who are "looking for a safe place to store or launder their money outside the country."

The experts found a correlation between the data of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the outflow of capital and data on capital inflows to the United Kingdom, with a significant share of funds pumped into the real estate market.

Among other countries and regions that use the UK as a safe harbor for funds are Greece, Israel, China and the Middle East.

According to the bank’s data, the net outflow of capital from Russia in 2014 amounted to more than $150 billion. The highest outflow took place in autumn, coinciding with the introduction of new sanctions on Russia. In 2013, the figure stood at $61 billion, or less than half as much.

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