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The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

The week: Bulgaria finally has a Plan, A local bank has some secrets and Peevski is back (sort of)

K Insights 15/10: It’s good to promise, but better to deliver; a rapper enters politics, Football people say "no" to change



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


Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

Russia is back, Parliament is stuck, universities and politics don't mix well, and Sofia Airport is now private

K Insights 23/04: Some problems in the budget and a hope for sunshine in North Macedonia


The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The deals of 2020: Few and far between

The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces


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


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.


Bulgarian Development Bank’s New Leadership

Bulgarian Development Bank’s New Leadership

A dubious loan stirred public uproar in April, leading to the quick dismissal of the bank’s management but the new team seems unlikely to fix the systemic problems at the state-owned lender


How the government bought a bank

How the government bought a bank

The government has cleared the last hurdle on the path to the Eurozone’s waiting room by purchasing a 20% stake in the private lender for 140 million levs


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


Bulgarian Stock Exchange: Enthusiasm dwindles early on

Bulgarian Stock Exchange: Enthusiasm dwindles early on

Eleven Capital to test the mood in March


Filling the gap

Filling the gap

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


Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

The local economy continues to move in sync with European trends, while opportunities for reforms slowly dwindle


A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov unexpectedly "freezes" Bulgaria's advance into the euro area despite positive signals from Brussels


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Fibank trying to pass ECB’s bar

Fibank trying to pass ECB’s bar

Accrued loan impairment added up to over 65 million levs following the ECB's comprehensive assessment


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


Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Bulgaria may face fresh obstacles on its path towards the Eurozone and the Banking Union


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


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