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Bulgaria’s economy loses steam

Bulgaria’s economy loses steam

Gross domestic product growth slowed down to 3.0% year-on-year in the third quarter due to weakening exports and investment


A lavish budget in election year

A lavish budget in election year

Government finance is set for a deficit in 2019 even though next year will likely be the last in the current positive economic cycle


Fast Reads

Fast Reads

Summer of political scandals, CEZ and Nova Broadcasting Group, Crashed Company Register, Bus crash near Svoge


A year of record profits

A year of record profits

The profit of the top 100 companies was 35% higher compared to 2016.


Hello, inflation!

Hello, inflation!

Prices in Bulgaria have taken a turn and are on the rise after three years of deflation. Forecasts are betting on a slight acceleration in 2018 and 2019, but current inflation levels are still nothing to worry about


Commercial properties yields in Sofia remain the highest in the region

Commercial properties yields in Sofia remain the highest in the region

Expectations for 2018 are for a calm market


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


EC remains moderately optimistic about Bulgarian economy in 2017

EC remains moderately optimistic about Bulgarian economy in 2017

IMF raises Bulgarian GDP growth forecast by 0.1 pp to 2.9% in 2017


Ministry of Finance predicts moderate growth in the next three years

Ministry of Finance predicts moderate growth in the next three years

The economy will suffer from depressed external demand but domestic consumption will support growth