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VOLT: time for a luxury taxi service in Sofia?

VOLT: time for a luxury taxi service in Sofia?

A new player enters the market with premium cars


The week: Who’s running the country?

The week: Who’s running the country?

Who is really in charge? Elections lurk on every corner and a pharmaceutical boom


The week: Rumors of Bulgarian extinction are greatly exaggerated

The week: Rumors of Bulgarian extinction are greatly exaggerated

For once, good demographic news; gambling ban - better late than never and a big mining investment




E-commerce keeps Bulgaria’s courier service market buoyant in 2022

E-commerce keeps Bulgaria’s courier service market buoyant in 2022

The revenues of the top 20 companies in the sector reached 1.175 billion levs


How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part 2: the laundering road of 3 billion leva through an Arab company

How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part 2: the laundering road of 3 billion leva through an Arab company

Turkstream used offshore companies and the financial capacity of Gazprombank



Online Gambling Business’ Revenue Tops One Billion Levs

Online Gambling Business’ Revenue Tops One Billion Levs

Internet betting grew by 12% in 2023. Lower taxation of offline betting creates a new market niche.


How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

How GERB built Putin a pipeline, part I: the Roadmap to circumvent the law (and Ukraine)

A new data leak exposes how the Borissov-3 gov’t facilitated the construction of the TurkStream pipeline across Bulgaria against the country’s own interests and EU procurement rules



DEMOBAZA: Bulgarian clothes for Hollywood artists

DEMOBAZA: Bulgarian clothes for Hollywood artists

Teodora Alexandrova and Dimitar Sulev based their fashion brand in Bulgaria, but produce clothes for the biggest stars in Hollywood


DIY chains: another boom in sales

DIY chains: another boom in sales

Bulgaria’s top five retailers project further revenue growth in 2023 after a strong 2022



The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

The biggest pharmaceutical companies: a duo joins the billion-dollar club

Two drug distributors - Sopharma Trading and Phoenix Pharma - crossed the BGN 1 billion mark for the first time in 2022


The week: Going nuclear (again)

The week: Going nuclear (again)

The new Bulgarian mega-dream, eurozone delayed, Nexo comes back with a vengeance


Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

The industrial property market froze in the middle of the year, but forecasts suggest a revival is on the horizon.


Bulgaria’s new factories in 2023: Part II (The North)

Bulgaria’s new factories in 2023: Part II (The North)

Compared to previous years, projects are now equally distributed between southern and northern Bulgaria.



Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.