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Pension funds keep investing in related parties

Pension funds keep investing in related parties

Despite legislation against such practices adopted in 2017 they continue uninterrupted


Who bought Municipal Bank?

Who bought Municipal Bank?

The broad political support for the deal coupled with doubts about the identity of the real buyer raises fears that Municipal Bank may suffer the fate of collapsed Corpbank


Household consumption remains Bulgaria's economic growth driver

Household consumption remains Bulgaria's economic growth driver

Gross domestic product grew by 3.6% y/y in the fourth quarter of 2017, with a negative contribution from net exports and weak investment


Two banks vying for Victoria

Two banks vying for Victoria


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


SOFIX growth slows down amidst increased turnover

SOFIX growth slows down amidst increased turnover

It is one of the best performing blue-chip indices in Southeast Europe since the beginning of 2017


Retailers: Almost All Report Higher Sales

Retailers: Almost All Report Higher Sales

Increased consumption is reflected in the sales of the retailers which grow over 10% in the top-30 group


Is the Bulgarian economy already operating at its potential?

Is the Bulgarian economy already operating at its potential?

The authorities need to start looking for new growth engines


The Anchor of Bulgarian Economy

The Anchor of Bulgarian Economy

The currency board, probably the only unquestionable institution in Bulgaria, is viewed as a facilitator for accession to the Eurozone


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


More and more united

More and more united

Belgium’s KBC acquires UBB, the fourth-largest lender in Bulgaria, for 610 million euro in the biggest bank merger in the southeast European country


SOFIX catching fire

SOFIX catching fire

Bulgarian stock market ranks second only to regional leader Croatia in 2016, but the growth is shaky and can easily wither