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Trends from Bulgaria’s regions

Trends from Bulgaria’s regions

Changes at large local employers drive 2018 growth in several Bulgarian districts


Economic growth slips

Economic growth slips

Bulgaria’s economic growth slows to six-year low of 2.4% in the first quarter of 2020. Timid signs of recovery can already be seen but it is still too early for optimism


Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

The government has revised the 2020 budget to cope with the fiscal fallout from the coronavirus crisis


The Other Southwest

The Other Southwest

Blagoevgrad still lurks in Sofia’s shadow despite its position in the economically affluent Southwest


Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Some industries are already losing steam


Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Ruse: Northern Bulgaria's Caged Tiger

Adverse demographic trends and infrastructure constraints limit the city's significant economic potential


The largest in Gepard ranking

The largest in Gepard ranking

The companies with the most employees and largest revenues and profits


Small, midsize and of ever increasing importance

Small, midsize and of ever increasing importance

For the first time, the yearly Gepard ranking of most dynamic small and midsize enterprises in Bulgaria by Capital comprises more than 2200 companies. They have increased their revenues by more than 30% in 2018.


Bulgaria's sluggish advance in the EU

Bulgaria's sluggish advance in the EU

The economy has grown, industry is turning towards higher technology, but reforms have stagnated, hindering the country’s potential


Sick leave in Bulgaria: Everybody lies

Sick leave in Bulgaria: Everybody lies

The budgetary cost of paying out sick leave is rising fast but the ruling GERB party tried to solve the problem boorishly and with no solid arguments


Budget misspending

Budget misspending

Reform of public spending in a changing global environment


The Burgas riddle

The Burgas riddle

The region finds it hard to expand beyond tourism despite its strong economic profile, good infrastructure and quality of life


Storm clouds gather over Europe's economy

Storm clouds gather over Europe's economy

Bulgaria’s economic growth slows to 3.3% in the second quarter of 2019, in line with the general European trend


Stara Zagora: The Unexpected Champion

Stara Zagora: The Unexpected Champion

The local economy recorded the highest growth rate among all Bulgarian regions in the past decade


The biggest employers: People are needed, wages are rising

The biggest employers: People are needed, wages are rising

Exporters and retailers again hired most employees


Good revenue growth, moderate profits

Good revenue growth, moderate profits

The TOP100 companies grew revenue by 9% in 2018


Germany is the second largest investor in Bulgaria

Germany is the second largest investor in Bulgaria

Impact on retail and manufacturing is decisive


Bulgaria’s ‘No’ leaves Brussels unimpressed

Bulgaria’s ‘No’ leaves Brussels unimpressed

Many in Eastern Europe perceive changes to the EU’s road haulage legislation as yet another attempt to prevent companies in new member states from reaping the full benefits of the single market


When Europe catches a cold

When Europe catches a cold

The European economy is losing steam, and Bulgarian national statistics show a disappointing investment and consumer activity


Economic Disparity Between Regions in Bulgaria Remains High

Economic Disparity Between Regions in Bulgaria Remains High

A business revival is visible everywhere, but stronger regions pull ahead, while the weaker ones still lag behind