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Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

Bulgaria: further away from Russia’s claws, but still close enough

An unprecedented diplomatic row between Russia and Bulgaria as the latter plunged into a political crisis


The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

The week: The private border of Bulgaria and the EU, are we still on track for the euro and a stellar year for banks (so far)

K Insights 03/06: what happened with the refugees



Destination "Silicon Valley"

Destination "Silicon Valley"

Bulgaria Innovation Hub helps Bulgarian companies enter the US market


Sofia office market in 2021: more new offices, but also more vacant space

Sofia office market in 2021: more new offices, but also more vacant space

Rented office space increased, but vacant area reached a historic peak


If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

Should the fixed income market turn out to be correct once again, and should recession loom, inflation talk will not only cease but we will yearn for a return to price growth once businesses collapse and unemployment soars


Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Lower impairment costs, decreased contributions to guarantee funds and the credit moratorium boosted annual profit by 600 million levs


The week: It's all going well if you are a bank, but not if you're a mayor, and a small village has a big waste problem

The week: It's all going well if you are a bank, but not if you're a mayor, and a small village has a big waste problem

The honeymoon ends fast for the new government, economic optimism rises


Bulgarian banks’ Jan-Nov profit rises 53% y/y, still below 2019 level

Bulgarian banks’ Jan-Nov profit rises 53% y/y, still below 2019 level

The last 8 billion levs of loans under credit repayment moratorium return to regular servicing


Textiles, clothing, footwear: Virus in the model

Textiles, clothing, footwear: Virus in the model

The garment industry has been hit hard by the Covid closures that affected over 100,000 workers in the sector in Bulgaria.


The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

Last year was strong for gold and copper yields, but the output of other metal producers fell. Despite the pandemic-induced crisis net sales of the sector’s leading firms are up


Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

The Bulgarian company claims to run 10 billion dollars in assets. Such growth comes with challenges


The Bulgarian courier going into digital currency

The Bulgarian courier going into digital currency

Econt courier service provider is investing 5 million levs in an e-portfolio project


The office market’s explosive growth during the pandemic

The office market’s explosive growth during the pandemic

Sofia office market added 100, 000 sqm in the second quarter of 2021 and the overall vacancy rate reached 14.3%


The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.


The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

K Insights 27/08: Bulgaria’s risky autumn, where do we invest and Sofia is great in tech


The Week: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

The Week: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

Old faces, new falls from grace and a BMW you can buy cheap


The Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The story of one of many government-built arenas designed not to support sport, but to boost friendly infrastructure companies


Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

The number of companies that ceased operations in the first four months of 2021 rose by 15% year-on-year. Meanwhile, newly registered firms are also increasing.


Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Through the local company Circles, the Israelis received an export permit for their product, which can be used to eavesdrop on human rights activists, journalists, dissidents, and politicians