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The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

The week: The elusive recipe for anti-corruption

Anti-corruption is difficult everywhere, 79 regulatory seats for the taking (if we discount the Patriarch’s and the PM’s)



Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

The price of the deal is not disclosed but calculations show it tops 50 million euro



Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

Ruse truck parking scheme: Taki’s shadow at the Bulgarian-Romanian border

The private truck parking facility was launched by the municipality of Ruse and is linked to the same entities controlling the Kapitan Andreevo crossing at Bulgaria's border with Turkey



Balkan Hall: Climbing the wall of business

Balkan Hall: Climbing the wall of business

Driven by their love for sport, three friends built Balkan Climbing - the largest climbing center in the Balkans


Private equity fund BlackPeak gets nearly 30% stake in Bianor

Private equity fund BlackPeak gets nearly 30% stake in Bianor

The technology holding plans to use the freshly raised capital for new acquisitions


The week: GERB makes a comeback

The week: GERB makes a comeback

The return of Borissov, Saudis eye a telecom & TV channel and the Missing Cryptoqueen’s drug lord


How Ruja Ignatova got protection from an underground boss

How Ruja Ignatova got protection from an underground boss

The hidden story of OneCoin founder and her relations to Hristoforos Amanatidis - Taki


The week: The Accountant and Srebrenica

The week: The Accountant and Srebrenica

Glavchev The Sudden Diplomat, Long work hours and a belated Tsar’s burial


American EXIM Bank will finance new Bulgarian reactors at Kozloduy NPP

American EXIM Bank will finance new Bulgarian reactors at Kozloduy NPP

EXIM Bank can also finance up to 40% of the Bulgarian share



First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

UniCredit Bulbank and Postbank vie to acquire Bulgaria’s fifth largest lender


The week: Lessons in change from Philadelphia, Dirty deeds done dirt cheap, Fibank is for sale

The week: Lessons in change from Philadelphia, Dirty deeds done dirt cheap, Fibank is for sale

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As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

GDP grows by 1.7% in the first quarter, an increase of between 2% and 3% is forecast for this year



1 billion levs for Bulgaria’s startups

1 billion levs for Bulgaria’s startups

VC funds will distribute more than 1.5 billion levs of public funds for equity investments in companies over the next five years


K10: The Best Banks of 2023

K10: The Best Banks of 2023

UniCredit Bulbank again leads the Capital Weekly’s ranking of banks in Bulgaria, UBB is now the largest bank, DSK reports record profit