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Fibank gets a makeover ahead of exam

Fibank gets a makeover ahead of exam

Bulgaria's biggest private, domestically-owned lender – Fibank, reinforces its balance sheet, bracing for the ECB's asset quality review


The death of once mighty Bulgartabac

The death of once mighty Bulgartabac

The bulgarian tobacco holding controlled by Delyan Peevski has closed all production units but the authorities see no problem


Novichok shock

Novichok shock

Did Moscow test lethal substance in Sofia before Salisbury?


Who owns the newspapers in Bulgaria?

Who owns the newspapers in Bulgaria?

Most of their owners are semi-anonymous, print media lose ad revenue and sell their content to the highest bidder


The decade when factories grew

The decade when factories grew

The business of the 100 largest Bulgarian companies has expanded by a third in 10 years, the 2018 edition of Capital Top 100 ranking shows, with production facilities being the motors of growth.


CEZ case confirms the doubts about Bulgaria's institutions

CEZ case confirms the doubts about Bulgaria's institutions

Friedrich Naumann Foundation director for SEE Daniel Kaddik


The Rapid Demise of Bulgartabac

The Rapid Demise of Bulgartabac

Bulgartabac as a case-study in the effects of Bulgaria's politically entangled privatization process: How Delyan Peevski managed to transform the one-time tobacco giant into a midget despite massive state support.


Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

Is it really greens vs business in Bansko?

The possibility of Bansko ski zone expansion into the Pirin National Park sparked nation-wide protests, international public scandals and inter-institutional bickering, revealing the degree to which the Bulgarians state is captured by private interests


The Oligarchs’ Development Bank

The Oligarchs’ Development Bank

The government is pressing ahead with turning Bulgarian Development Bank into a new milker for businesses politically well-connected


A negative assessment of Bulgaria’s investment climate

A negative assessment of Bulgaria’s investment climate

The decision of Czech energy group CEZ to put up for sale its Bulgarian assets reveals the unfriendly side of Bulgaria’s investment environment.


Raiding Dunarit

Raiding Dunarit

A war for the remnants of Corporate Commercial Bank’s heritage looms large behind a drive to nationalize Bulgaria’s fourth largest armaments company


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