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Bulgaria’s euro bid moves a step closer

Bulgaria’s euro bid moves a step closer

The positive outcome of ECB’s asset quality review of Bulgarian banks will be the real entry ticket


New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

New stress tests for Bulgarian banks

The European Central Bank will be conducting an assessment of six lenders starting in November


The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

The strange new look of Bulgaria’s biggest business association

KRIB has become a quasi-state structure under the chairmanship of Kiril Domuschiev


Banks pass new milestone

Banks pass new milestone

The banking sector is in good shape, breaking asset and profit records with the help of one-off events, mid-year data show


Accelerator for Bank Mergers

Accelerator for Bank Mergers

After the sector shrunk by four banks in the last five years, at least two more sales and a merger are expected before year-end.


Au Revoir, SocGen

Au Revoir, SocGen

The Eastern European market turned too tight for Société Générale


You’ll be sold if you are small or deficient

You’ll be sold if you are small or deficient

Narrowing margins, a result of negative interest rates and stringent regulations, make smaller banks less and less profitable


Who is who in the Bulgarian media?

Who is who in the Bulgarian media?

Outside of the two major television channels, almost all Bulgarian media companies are operating at a loss or generate very low profits


Ten Bulgarian companies see shares rise 50% or more in 2017

Ten Bulgarian companies see shares rise 50% or more in 2017

Stocks of the top gainer Doverie United Holding soar 128.5%


News Brief

News Brief


Low interest rates, positive corporate results support BSE’s strong growth

Low interest rates, positive corporate results support BSE’s strong growth

The Sofia Stock Exchange blue-chip index is best performer among its peer exchanges in the region


Bulgaria’s best banks

Bulgaria’s best banks

UniCredit Bulbank leads Capital’s TOP 10 Banks ranking for a second year in a row


Fibank in hunt for strategic partner

Fibank in hunt for strategic partner

Bulgaria’s third largest lender beefing up capital buffers


Not so stressful test

Not so stressful test

The banking system review was expectedly positive, yet questions remain