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Blockchain tourists

Blockchain tourists

The Bulgarian company LockTrip raised a 4.1 million dollars investment from Australian tourism giant Webjet


The first Bulgarian unicorn

The first Bulgarian unicorn

Payhawk, the fintech startup founded by Hristo Borissov and Boyko Karadzhov, was valued at 1 billion dollars after a new investment round led by US fund Lightspeed Venture Partners


The Coalition duel for the National Bank

The Coalition duel for the National Bank

In an attempt to thwart the election of TISP’s Lyubomir Karimanski for governor of BNB with the votes of the opposition, WCC nominated their parliamentary head Andrei Gyurov for the post


How big is the fintech sector in Bulgaria?

How big is the fintech sector in Bulgaria?

About 135 companies with over BGN 1.4 billion (EUR 715 million) in revenues are distributed in more than a dozen segments of the fintech industry


The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

The week: Russian tanks steal our common future, stacking up on grain, some good ideas

K Insights 11/03: economy grows (pre-war), some unicorns


Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

In 2022 or 2023 there will be at least one Bulgarian startup with valuation over 1 billion dollars


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



A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

Sofia hopes for the best - and not much more - in NATO-Russia clash, Telenor turns into Yettel and changes coming to the Energy regulator


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




New investment values Bulgaria’s Payhawk at 570 million dollars

New investment values Bulgaria’s Payhawk at 570 million dollars

San Francisco-based Greenoaks provides half of the fresh funding of 112 million dollars


Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

The thinker, writer and ex-Greek finance minister talks to K Insights on the EU and why the Recovery and Resilience package was a mistake


The week: Capital goes to Plovdiv; welcome to the four-party state, the nuclear saviour

The week: Capital goes to Plovdiv; welcome to the four-party state, the nuclear saviour

K Insights 03/12: top positions still veiled in secrecy, first snow causes no go-slow (surprise)



Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

The statistics office reported a surprisingly low 0.4% GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2021


KBC Group Buys Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) in record 1 billion euro deal

KBC Group Buys Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) in record 1 billion euro deal

KBC Group is also owner of United Bulgarian Bank (UBB) and the merger of the two banks will create a third local giant of the caliber of UniCredit Bulbank and DSK


Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport companies Top 20: coronavirus weighs heavily

Transport is among the top 3 sectors of Bulgaria’s economy affected by Covid-19, with the aviation sector suffering the most


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