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Bulgarian stock exchange in 2020: COVID-19 and other disasters

Bulgarian stock exchange in 2020: COVID-19 and other disasters

The SOFIX index suffers worst drop since 2008, blue-chip stocks underperform broader market


No land of vaccines: COVID-19 and Bulgaria

No land of vaccines: COVID-19 and Bulgaria

Even though the British strain reaches the country, malls and gyms open and the vaccination schedule lags far behind


Winter tourism’s ice age

Winter tourism’s ice age

The hotel industry is facing a season of uncertainty, with demand to depend on how the pandemic will develop


A post-COVID economy

A post-COVID economy

What comes after the ups and downs of the Bulgarian pandemic cycle in 2020


Outsourcing: The foreign sector

Outsourcing: The foreign sector

Service outsourcing companies have been growing at healthy double-digit rates for a decade but the coronavirus crisis is putting that model of development to the test


The largest construction companies

The largest construction companies

In addition to paying, the state is now constructing as well


Small businesses’ big crisis

Small businesses’ big crisis

Small firms which make up more than 90% of companies in Bulgaria, were hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis


Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Who owns Bulgaria’s beaches?

Beach concessions remain reserved territory for selected players - mainly people said to have been connected with mafia-style structures in the past and owners of big hotel chains


The loneliest summer

The loneliest summer

While small towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast enjoy the return of domestic tourists, large resorts traditionally relying on foreigner visitors look deserted


The VAT shock

The VAT shock

Restaurants, books and baby goods got a surprise cut in VAT rate from prime minister Boyko Borissov


Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

Kapital Quarterly Corruption Watch

The quarterly index of bad practices


Six lessons from COVID 19

Six lessons from COVID 19

Bulgaria weathered the first part of the pandemic unexpectedly well but then started failing


Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

Bulgaria strikes at AirBnB, Booking.com

After unsuccessfully trying to shut down the lodging sharing service, the GERB-led coalition government imposes a small fee on apartment owners


Crumbs on the investment market for business properties

Crumbs on the investment market for business properties

Inflated prices, low liquidity and the slowdown of the world economy have brought about a sharp decline of sales in Bulgaria


A budget to appeal to everyone

A budget to appeal to everyone

There is enough room for maneuvering in case of an economic downturn but reforms are nowhere in sight


Jock Palfreeman’s long fight for justice

Jock Palfreeman’s long fight for justice

The story of a young Australian who had to go through the failings of the Bulgarian justice system


The words you need to know this month

The words you need to know this month


TOP30 of Bulgaria’s construction companies: Riding on the highway of public contracts

TOP30 of Bulgaria’s construction companies: Riding on the highway of public contracts

The sector has achieved significant revenue growth mostly stemming from government contracts for infrastructure projects, but also because of a revival in the real estate market


New hotels, new niches, new faces

New hotels, new niches, new faces

At least five large resorts are set to open this year


Cruel summer

Cruel summer

For the first time in years, fewer visitors will stay at Bulgarian seaside resorts