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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


ING Bank, Sofia: Our clients are very open to doing business more sustainably

ING Bank, Sofia: Our clients are very open to doing business more sustainably

Grzegorz Konieczny, Country Head, ING Bank Sofia and Marina Kobakova, Head of Sector Coverage, ING Bank, Sofia


The Week: Dirty photos from a dirty past, A certificate you can’t travel with, Burgas port is for sale

The Week: Dirty photos from a dirty past, A certificate you can’t travel with, Burgas port is for sale

K Insights 12/11: elections are upon us, polluted air also


Inflation is here and it will stay

Inflation is here and it will stay

High prices of raw materials and energy for business have already hit consumers


Bulgaria explained: Why is the online banking so unpopular

Bulgaria explained: Why is the online banking so unpopular

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


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


Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

Inside Nexo: one of the biggest crypto-banks in the world

The Bulgarian company claims to run 10 billion dollars in assets. Such growth comes with challenges


Bulgarian banks’ Jan-July profit rises to 400 mln euro

Bulgarian banks’ Jan-July profit rises to 400 mln euro

Еarnings come from growing credit portfolio, higher income from fees on operations


The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

The week: The problem with online banking, new players enter the political arena and 6 billion euros await

Dogan is nowhere to be found, trouble brews for Kristalina Georgieva


Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

Quite a day: New caretaker gov’t, new elections and a new challenger

The second cabinet appointed by President Radev this year is notable mostly for its absentees - Finance and Economy ministers Vassilev and Petkov, who will now be entering the political fray



The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

The biggest companies in 2020: New model, new champion

Bulgaria’s biggest companies were only mildly hit by the coronavirus. Total revenue of the top 100 firms decreased by just 7% in 2020.



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: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

The Week: Russia’s silent move, Parliament in mayhem, Housing market booms

Old faces, new falls from grace and a BMW you can buy cheap


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


Deal for CEZ’s Bulgarian assets finalized

Deal for CEZ’s Bulgarian assets finalized

One of the longest-running foreign investor exits was settled, after buyer Eurohold secures fresh financing


Bulgaria enters final miles of road to euro area

Bulgaria enters final miles of road to euro area

A roadmap for transition to the single currency puts focus on consumer protection and transparency


Better late than never: Bulgaria gets a Covid response plan

Better late than never: Bulgaria gets a Covid response plan

How would the state manage another surge in infections and what did it botch in the past year-and-a half