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First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

UniCredit Bulbank and Postbank vie to acquire Bulgaria’s fifth largest lender


K10: The Best Banks of 2023

K10: The Best Banks of 2023

UniCredit Bulbank again leads the Capital Weekly’s ranking of banks in Bulgaria, UBB is now the largest bank, DSK reports record profit


DSK, UniCredit Bulbank Plan to Distribute Over 1 Billion Levs in Dividends

DSK, UniCredit Bulbank Plan to Distribute Over 1 Billion Levs in Dividends

Most of the 3.4 billion levs (1.7 billion euro) profit reported by the banking sector for 2023 will be reinvested



Euphoria Fading on Bulgaria's Housing Market

Euphoria Fading on Bulgaria's Housing Market

After peaking in 2021-2022, transactions and, construction permits are now declining, and price growth is slowing down



K10: The best banks of 2022

K10: The best banks of 2022

Unicredit Bulbank ranks first in Capital’s ranking, displacing the other traditional champion DSK from the top


Bulgarian banks’ profit hits record 2 billion levs in 2022

Bulgarian banks’ profit hits record 2 billion levs in 2022

The banking sector posts the strongest growth in all segments since the global crisis


The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The past still has power over us


The top ten owners of office buildings in Sofia

The top ten owners of office buildings in Sofia

They own 600 thousand square meters of offices in Sofia or half of the total available 1.24 million square meters of class A areas in the capital.


Bulgaria’s Top 10 Banks in 2021

Bulgaria’s Top 10 Banks in 2021

Capital Weekly ranks financial institutions in terms of stability, profitability and dynamics


Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Lower impairment costs, decreased contributions to guarantee funds and the credit moratorium boosted annual profit by 600 million levs


KBC Group Buys Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) in record 1 billion euro deal

KBC Group Buys Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) in record 1 billion euro deal

KBC Group is also owner of United Bulgarian Bank (UBB) and the merger of the two banks will create a third local giant of the caliber of UniCredit Bulbank and DSK



Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

The sector as a whole performs well, but the champion is sunflower oil production


When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

When long-time leaders refuse to leave; the shortest-lived Parliament in a 100 years; tourists are welcome

K Insights 30/04: What do football and politics have in common, dubious court about to be disbanded


Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

Bulgarian banks weather stormy year in 2020

The financial sector got a reprieve for the coronavirus crisis but risks are yet to come in 2021


KBC expanding into Bulgaria’s pension insurance market

KBC expanding into Bulgaria’s pension insurance market

The Belgian group is acquiring Dutch-based NN’s Bulgarian businesses for 77.7 mln euro


Coronavirus wipes out half of banks’ profit in 2020

Coronavirus wipes out half of banks’ profit in 2020

Weak lending and COVID-19 measures are to blame. For a second year in a row, Bulgarian banks will skip dividend


Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth less than 430 mln levs were announced in 2020 - a third of the amount in 2019