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What’s next for Boyko Borissov, the ultimate political survivor?

What’s next for Boyko Borissov, the ultimate political survivor?

While his opponents predict the end of his political career, the Prime minister seems poised to win the April 4 Parliamentary elections


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


Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

Bulgaria and Russia: a tale of two palaces

The Black Sea mansions of Vladimir Putin and Ahmed Dogan reveal a lot about the systems they created


Fast Reads

Fast Reads

Lidl expanding, a boom for metal producers, and a switch to e-bikes


Expressions of a captured state

Expressions of a captured state

Three stories of how rules are applied unevenly in Bulgaria


Bulgarian blue-chip stock index nears mid-March lows, TBS Group listing signals hope

Bulgarian blue-chip stock index nears mid-March lows, TBS Group listing signals hope

Despite some early signs of improvement in Bulgaria’s main economic indicators in the third quarter, the biggest companies listed on the stock exchange in Sofia saw the outflow of investors continue.


The slow recovery of the real estate market

The slow recovery of the real estate market

Held back by COVID-19, now the market is springing back to action


A toy war

A toy war

How one toy retailer got mixed-up in anti-government protests and received an uninvited buy-out offer


Postponing the Fall

Postponing the Fall

How long will the Prime Minister Boyko Borissov dodge resigning after three months of protests and what comes next?


Bulgarian Stock Exchange: blue chips underperform broader market in H1

Bulgarian Stock Exchange: blue chips underperform broader market in H1

Investors find safe-haven in REITs


The office market: frozen in place

The office market: frozen in place

Post-coronavirus rules of the real estate game will probably become clearer this autumn


What a waste

What a waste

A large-scale Bulgarian business with international reach comes under unexpected attack from the prosecution


The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

The real estate market in Sofia shows first signs of recession

Sales increased in 2019 but, on average, prices stagnated


The biggest advertisers

The biggest advertisers

The construction sector has significantly increased communication investment


Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth 1.3 billion levs were announced last year, up 500 million levs on 2018


MRF Corporation

MRF Corporation

Launched as a party fighting for the political representation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms has morphed into a quasi-business organization quietly pulling strings behind the scenes


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Sofia bourse closing another losing year

Sofia bourse closing another losing year

Doverie United Holding was the lonely bright star in the last quarter of 2019