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Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

The country’s largest companies reached record-breaking profit margins in the pandemic year


The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

The biggest companies in metallurgy: on the crest of a price wave

Last year was strong for gold and copper yields, but the output of other metal producers fell. Despite the pandemic-induced crisis net sales of the sector’s leading firms are up


Bulgaria explained: Why are Plovdiv and Pazardzhik among the provinces with the most hospital beds in the EU

Bulgaria explained: Why are Plovdiv and Pazardzhik among the provinces with the most hospital beds in the EU

Еvery Tuesday we look at the Eurostat regional yearbook statistics and explain some curious data on Bulgaria


The Week: The biggest Bulgarian bank you’ve never heard of, Winter is coming, come and meet the government

The Week: The biggest Bulgarian bank you’ve never heard of, Winter is coming, come and meet the government

K Insights 08/10: 6 questions for N.Macedonia, Peevski appears


The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

The Week: A shipwreck of a state, record low interest rates and how to find friends in Bulgaria

COVID-19 mortality is still very high, a 30% rise in gas prices


Retail: a very good year 2020

Retail: a very good year 2020

The revenues of the 30 largest retailers are growing with the help of e-commerce.



The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

Politicians play deaf and blind on stagnant vaccinations, but mourn demographic collapse, pensions, GDP go up - and so could concession fees


Housing loans granted in Q2 ’21 in Bulgaria reach 12-year peak

Housing loans granted in Q2 ’21 in Bulgaria reach 12-year peak

Transport & logistics sector leads among corporate borrowers in April-June


The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

The week: The Belarus summer of Bulgaria, a minister’s Canadian link and a coming new lockdown

K insights 20/08: Inflation quickens; COVID cases rise


The Bulgarian bicycle boom

The Bulgarian bicycle boom

Local producers enjoy double digit growth and demand for electric versions encourages investments in capacity expansion



The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

The Week: Plovdiv wins clean air battle, no cabinet in sight and an Olympic gold

Can you clean Plovdiv in a year, why industry in Bulgaria shut down for a week and who jumped into the deep end of politics



The Week: A foreign investor leaves, a new government might enter, Russians lent us money to pay them

The Week: A foreign investor leaves, a new government might enter, Russians lent us money to pay them

K Insights 30/07: Delta is coming, can you crush a hedgehog with bare ass


Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

Bankruptcies on the rise. That's not as bad as it sounds

The number of companies that ceased operations in the first four months of 2021 rose by 15% year-on-year. Meanwhile, newly registered firms are also increasing.



The Black Wednesday: The multimillion pit in the heart of Varna

The Black Wednesday: The multimillion pit in the heart of Varna

How Varna Municipality paid 21 million euro in state money for a parking lot belonging to BSP mogul Georgi Gergov


The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

The Week: Borissov is defeated, now what; an e-car maker (eventually) arrives and still no sign from Brussels

Fighter jets and politics, Bulgaria turning into Belgium, 8 billion leva in state gifts


The industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

The industrial future of south-central Bulgaria

Stara Zagora’s coal-powered energy sector faces uncertain prospects, but local industrial zones have economic potential