Bulgaria has ranked first in the world for 2005 in the amount of investments, compared to the GDP, a report by the World Bank states.
The country has received EUR 1.46 B for the first nine months of the year. After the purchase of mobile operator M-tel, Austria has become the biggest investor country in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria awaits investments totalling EUR 6.1 B for 2006. EUR 3.8 B of them would come from local investors and the rest EUR 2.3 B would be foreign.
20 new investment projects would be launched by March 2006.