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Derailing fair play

Derailing fair play

Bulgaria’s competition watchdog turns away foreign investors yet again


The best banks of 2018

The best banks of 2018

UniCredit Bulbank returns to take the lead in K10, the annual ranking of the leading banks in Bulgaria by Capital newspaper, largely thanks to a dividend sweetener in its profit


Most Dynamic Companies: The Year of Construction

Most Dynamic Companies: The Year of Construction

The revenue of the fastest growing 50 companies in Bulgaria rose 66% yoy on average in 2018


SOFIX – new members, same downward trend

SOFIX – new members, same downward trend

BSE’s benchmark index hits 23-month low


Unprecedented growth

Unprecedented growth

The Gepard ranking of the most dynamic small or mid-sized companies in Bulgaria in 2017 comprises more enterprises that at any time over the past four years


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


Landing in Bulgaria: a difficult mission

Landing in Bulgaria: a difficult mission

The country has only three properly functioning civilian airports


Don’t panic: Investors are not leaving in droves

Don’t panic: Investors are not leaving in droves

Foreign direct investment has been decreasing for several years, but it has been partly substituted by local investors. The worrying trend is the overall decline in investment.


The EU presidency effect: Famous for a while

The EU presidency effect: Famous for a while

Famous for a while


Every breath we take

Every breath we take

Sofia still faces a lack of efficient monitoring and initiative among the authorities to battle air pollution


The autumn of everyone’s discontent

The autumn of everyone’s discontent

Protests calling for better conditions for disabled people and higher quality public works, through to demands to "change of the system", have rocked Bulgaria over the past three months, but there seems to be little momentum for snap elections just yet


Sofia bourse turnover falls despite biggest IPO in decade

Sofia bourse turnover falls despite biggest IPO in decade

Turnover totaled 132.6 million euro between March 1 and August 31


Software: The Island of Optimism

Software: The Island of Optimism

The tech sector in Bulgaria continues to grow, with the vast majority of companies reporting double-digit revenue growth.


Retail chains: Wave of new growth

Retail chains: Wave of new growth

On average, retail sales grew 10% for a second year in a row in 2017, while profits rose by 24%


GDP growth keeping pace with the flow

GDP growth keeping pace with the flow

Bulgaria’s economic expansion has slowed down in the second quarter in parallel with the trend in Europe


Turbulence in Turkey is both bad and good news for Bulgaria

Turbulence in Turkey is both bad and good news for Bulgaria

Bulgarian business may take a hit if the devaluation of the lira triggers a financial crisis spilling over into the real sector


Liberalization and competition are good for the poor, and they tend to understand it

Liberalization and competition are good for the poor, and they tend to understand it

Bulgarians opt for a welfare state that is not too strong