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
The sector as a whole performs well, but the champion is sunflower oil production
The financial sector got a reprieve for the coronavirus crisis but risks are yet to come in 2021
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The pandemic practically froze the M&A market. Buyers are still mostly local faces
The Belgian group is acquiring Dutch-based NN’s Bulgarian businesses for 77.7 mln euro
In the second quarter, banks’ profits plummeted due to higher provisions and declining interest and fee income
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
A large-scale Bulgarian business with international reach comes under unexpected attack from the prosecution
The sector has achieved significant revenue growth mostly stemming from government contracts for infrastructure projects, but also because of a revival in the real estate market
For the first time, the regulator warns of potential risks for Bulgarian banks associated with the ECB's asset quality review
Bulgarian businessman Kiril Domuschiev is buying Nova TV in a purchase that will tighten the media grip of the ruling GERB party
DSK Bank is set to buy Societe Generale Expressbank for close to 1.0 billion levs, or 1.3 times its capital, vying for the top spot in the sector in terms of assets.
Sofia received a formal promise to join the euro, but it will need to follow a longer procedure in comparison with earlier applicants
After the sector shrunk by four banks in the last five years, at least two more sales and a merger are expected before year-end.