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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


Fast Reads

Fast Reads

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


Coronavirus puts pressure on Bulgarian banks

Coronavirus puts pressure on Bulgarian banks

In the second quarter, banks’ profits plummeted due to higher provisions and declining interest and fee income


The pressure below surface

The pressure below surface

Bulgarian banks remained profitable in the first three quarters of 2020 despite the coronavirus impact but with the expiry of the credit moratorium drawing nearer pressure will likely increase on profit margins in the coming months


What a waste

What a waste

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


Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

The country will continue implementing reforms in the judiciary and in the fight against organized crime and corruption, according to the ECB


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


ECB’s test: who failed and who passed

ECB’s test: who failed and who passed

Four Bulgarian banks passed the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment, whereas Fibank and Investbank face capital shortfalls


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


Bulgaria’s c-bank urges greater caution in lending

Bulgaria’s c-bank urges greater caution in lending

For the first time, the regulator warns of potential risks for Bulgarian banks associated with the ECB's asset quality review


TV masters and puppets

TV masters and puppets

Bulgarian businessman Kiril Domuschiev is buying Nova TV in a purchase that will tighten the media grip of the ruling GERB party