Economic geography

FDI in Turkey was $2.7 billion in first two months of year: Ministry

Turkey received a total of $2.7 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in January and February, a decrease of 2.5 percent compared with same period last year.

The country received $954 million in February and $1.757 billion in January, according to data released by the Turkish Economy Ministry on April 20.

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Direct investment inflow to Turkey decreases, outflow increases

An unusual trend has been the case for the Turkish economy for a couple of years. The country?s outward direct investment has been rising, although it has started to attract fewer FDI.

According to the Central Bank data, Turkey lured around $12 billion of FDI last year, lower than the 2013 figures. Turkey?s FDI inflow has actually been decreasing for a couple of years.

Bulgaria Records 20 % Drop in Foreign Direct Investment

The foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bulgaria in the period January - November 2014 are lagging behind with 20 % compared with the same period for 2013.

According to the preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB), FDI amounts to EUR 1.224 B for the period.

The investments increased during the first quarter of 2014, but dipped sharply in the second quarter.