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The week: 3 focal points to watch out for post-Schengen

The week: 3 focal points to watch out for post-Schengen

Bulgaria gets a half-Schengen, Peevski gets a half party, and something awful is going on in the police


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


The week: No country for new dogs

The week: No country for new dogs

What Plovdiv teaches us about Bulgaria, 50 Shades of grey money, and some horror (thankfully, on the screen)


Bulgarian banks' profit soars to 1 bln levs in the first four months of 2023

Bulgarian banks' profit soars to 1 bln levs in the first four months of 2023

Expanding net interest income remains the main growth driver


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


KBC Bank Bulgaria wraps up legal merger into United Bulgarian Bank

KBC Bank Bulgaria wraps up legal merger into United Bulgarian Bank

The two banks’ operational unification will take a year or so



Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

Federico Menna, EIT Digital: We are actively looking for companies in Eastern Europe

We are discussing opening an office in Sofia, says the new CEO of EIT Digital


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


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


Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Commercial lenders and Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) provide financing for solar power plants for businesses. Also, there is a funding program with 200 million levs in grants under the Recovery Plan


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


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


The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics


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


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