Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in 2014 stood at 1.182 billion euro, the equivalent of 2.8 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), according to data from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB). A year earlier, the figure was 1.275 billion euro (3.1 per cent of GDP), but the original amount reported by BNB last year was 1.229 billion euro, which was revised upward later.
Investment in equity, including in the real estate sector, stood at 498.4 million euro (compared to 1.079 billion euro in 2013) and re-invested earnings accounted for 169 million euro (versus 103.4 million euro a year earlier). Receipts from real estate investments by foreign companies totalled 118.3 million euro, compared to 151.8 million euro in 2013.
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