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Time for new debt

Time for new debt

The higher ceiling for new debt issuance gives the Bulgarian government more fiscal room for policy-making


Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

Borissov’s house of cards is shaking

The Bulgarian prime minister is facing a public storm, leaking of secrets and a rampant prosecution service. This promises turbulence ahead for him and the country.


Filling the gap

Filling the gap

First Investment Bank (Fibank) prepares to smooth out wrinkles on its balance sheet found by ECB


Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Bulgaria and the global slowdown

Some industries are already losing steam


Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria - Turkey: The Perils of Engagement

Bulgaria appears to be doing Ankara’s bidding


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Economic outlook for Bulgaria remains (relatively) rosy

Economic outlook for Bulgaria remains (relatively) rosy

The chances of an impending recession are slim, the country’s forecast looks good compared to rising pessimism in Europe


Ruse: Free spirit constrained

Ruse: Free spirit constrained

Bulgaria’s biggest city on the Danube has great untapped potential for growth but is struggling because of poor connections with Romania, the rest of the country, and the river itself


Corruption Watch: When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption...

Corruption Watch: When it walks like corruption, when it quacks like corruption...

Beneficiaries of unlawful forest swaps get minor punishment


Electricity market gone crazy

Electricity market gone crazy

Market manipulations are killing Bulgaria’s competitive advantage in energy


Sofia blue-chip stock index suffers bruising in August ahead of rebalancing

Sofia blue-chip stock index suffers bruising in August ahead of rebalancing

The SOFIX index, which tracks the 15 blue chips listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, posted its biggest monthly decrease this year in August, losing 2.28% to a closing value of 567.45 points.


Top 20 in agriculture: Good prices and a good crop

Top 20 in agriculture: Good prices and a good crop

The grain business thrived, as the good harvest and higher prices brought in more revenue.


The Oligarchs' Coffer

The Oligarchs' Coffer

The state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank has morphed from a small and medium-sized business aide to a lender of last resort for unstable and sometimes unsavory large companies


The most profitable companies: Growth on all sides

The most profitable companies: Growth on all sides

The 50 most profitable companies of 2018 post record-high average profit margins of 25%.


Good revenue growth, moderate profits

Good revenue growth, moderate profits

The TOP100 companies grew revenue by 9% in 2018


Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Perestroika at Lukoil Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev has been replaced after 20 years at the helm of the Russian company’s operations in the Balkan country


Bearish mood keeps grip on Sofia exchange despite lenders’ rally

Bearish mood keeps grip on Sofia exchange despite lenders’ rally

Earnings season fails to turn the tide