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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


Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Deals of 2018: Weak Season with Mostly Local Buyers

Ginka Varbakova, Ahmed Dogan, Brendo were the most active Bulgarians in the deals, as easterners replaced westerners


GPGate – a matrix for winning public tenders

GPGate – a matrix for winning public tenders

A network of connected companies and individuals compiles, evaluates, and implements EU-funded projects


Fast Reads

Fast Reads


Accelerator for Bank Mergers

Accelerator for Bank Mergers

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.


You’ll be sold if you are small or deficient

You’ll be sold if you are small or deficient

Narrowing margins, a result of negative interest rates and stringent regulations, make smaller banks less and less profitable


Why Are Western Investors Leaving Bulgaria?

Why Are Western Investors Leaving Bulgaria?

Big and established international companies are selling their Bulgarian assets to East European or local buyers.


Bulgaria's media-industrial complex

Bulgaria's media-industrial complex

Bulgarian politicians helped create Delyan Peevski’s media empire, but now fall prey to its unrestrained influence and his demands


Untypical player set to enter Bulgaria’s banking sector

Untypical player set to enter Bulgaria’s banking sector

Hamburg-based boutique private lender Varengold Bank intends to open a branch in Sofia after Bulgaria’s Eurofinance acquired a share in it


Two banks vying for Victoria

Two banks vying for Victoria


The business deals of 2017

The business deals of 2017

Foreign investors are gradually returning


Bulgaria’s best banks

Bulgaria’s best banks

UniCredit Bulbank leads Capital’s TOP 10 Banks ranking for a second year in a row


Brief news

Brief news


Not so stressful test

Not so stressful test

The banking system review was expectedly positive, yet questions remain