PM Borissov’s third government is still fixated on stability, the momentum for crucial reforms seems to have stalled
The two major political parties clash over their competing visions of a new anti-corruption law
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s third term will be marked by a foreign policy push he will use to dampen criticism against his domestic agenda
Bulgaria’s diplomatic offensive in its neighboring countries is driven by its upcoming EU presidency. It is yet to be seen whether there is anything more beyond the photo ops.
The rumours of Turkish businessmen fleeing to Bulgaria are overblown
Sofia is trying to use the current political climate in the EU to move closer to the Eurozone
The currency board, probably the only unquestionable institution in Bulgaria, is viewed as a facilitator for accession to the Eurozone
The answer is not so clear-cut, as it used to be few years ago
The authorities need to start looking for new growth engines
The value of goods produced in Bulgaria increased by 3.6% year-on-year in the second quarter driven by a surge in domestic demand
The K100 ranking features more manufacturing and high-tech companies compared to 2006
The one hundred companies with the highest number of employees created over 8,500 new jobs last year. Export industries led the rise again but domestically oriented companies also reported growth.
The sector keeps growing, companies increase profits and staff
State-owned railway infrastructure company climbs to the top as road carriers lose revenues due to new EU regulations and unpredictable zones such as Turkey
Tech companies slightly slow down their revenue growth, new trends emerge
Over half of the biggest agri companies saw revenues drop in 2016. Most firms reported profits, albeit at narrower margins.
Increased consumption is reflected in the sales of the retailers which grow over 10% in the top-30 group
The revenues of the largest companies in the sector grew by 7%. Exports from the sector rose at the same rate to 3.86 billion levs with 30% generated by the top 20 firms.
Gambling has affirmed its position as one of the most profitable businesses in Bulgaria
A war for the remnants of Corporate Commercial Bank’s heritage looms large behind a drive to nationalize Bulgaria’s fourth largest armaments company
The administrative structure manages EU -funded financial instrument schemes
New York-listed IT firm PROS Holdings buys Sofia-based Vayant for $35 mln on of the top 3 IT acquisitions in Bulgaria
Growth-seeking companies are digging into neighboring markets - with mixed success
The three new nominations are subjected to regulatory approval
It is one of the best performing blue-chip indices in Southeast Europe since the beginning of 2017
The decision of Czech energy group CEZ to put up for sale its Bulgarian assets reveals the unfriendly side of Bulgaria’s investment environment.
SujukGate. Borissov the Polyglot. Valeri the Silencer in Slanchaka.