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Roses withering

Roses withering

Depressed global demand has put Bulgaria’s iconic rose oil industry to its knees


The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Three seas in Sofia; No date for North Macedonia, welcome to the Rhodope mountain train


Hilton and Radisson’s second hub in Bulgaria

Hilton and Radisson’s second hub in Bulgaria

Plovdiv is becoming the next city after the capital with a core of international hotel chains


Banking is going through a fundamental transformation

Banking is going through a fundamental transformation

Banks need to shift to customer-specific approach, the head of the EIB representation for Bulgaria Teodor Radonov tells Kapital Insights



The year of recovery

The year of recovery

The Bulgarian economy may return to pre-crisis growth rates as early as the fourth quarter of 2021 but the recovery process is uneven


Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration


Covid-19 strips 500m levs off Bulgaria’s clothing industry

Covid-19 strips 500m levs off Bulgaria’s clothing industry

Textile and apparel exports shrank to 4 billion levs in the pandemic year


Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

A concessionaire gets an allowance instead of a penalty, a hotel is speedily being constructed with no documents, and a firm with 150 mln levs in debt is sold for 100 levs


Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

A new government: big plans and little time; cartels in agriculture; why we're still dependent on Russia


The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

The economic future of Central and Eastern Europe: From smart followership to bold leadership

How can countries like Bulgaria avoid the "middle-income" trap



An era is about to end, a TV showman rises and TurkStream has some dirty secrets

An era is about to end, a TV showman rises and TurkStream has some dirty secrets

K Insights 09/04 : An earthquake in Bulgarian politics, the economy fares surprisingly well and a Wolf to beware of


Bulgaria’s biggest fintech deals

Bulgaria’s biggest fintech deals

Fintech companies’ strong growth draws interest from investors and VC funds


The office market: Less rent, less construction

The office market: Less rent, less construction

Vacant office space in Sofia reached a five-year high of 13% in 2020


The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces