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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


The Bulgarian courier going into digital currency

The Bulgarian courier going into digital currency

Econt courier service provider is investing 5 million levs in an e-portfolio project


The office market’s explosive growth during the pandemic

The office market’s explosive growth during the pandemic

Sofia office market added 100, 000 sqm in the second quarter of 2021 and the overall vacancy rate reached 14.3%


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.


The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

The week: No EU money and other risks for Bulgaria, No new head of BNB (for now), and a whole new fascist to worry about

K Insights 27/08: Bulgaria’s risky autumn, where do we invest and Sofia is great in tech


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 Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The Black Wednesday: A 13 Million Sports Hall With The Revenue Of A Corner-Store

The story of one of many government-built arenas designed not to support sport, but to boost friendly infrastructure companies


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.


Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Bulgaria was the European gate for NSO Group’s spying software

Through the local company Circles, the Israelis received an export permit for their product, which can be used to eavesdrop on human rights activists, journalists, dissidents, and politicians


Roses withering

Roses withering

Depressed global demand has put Bulgaria’s iconic rose oil industry to its knees


The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Week: Troubles in the Black Sea, not a nice time to be a Bulgarian neighbor, Capital sells covers on an NFT auction

The Three seas in Sofia; No date for North Macedonia, welcome to the Rhodope mountain train


Hilton and Radisson’s second hub in Bulgaria

Hilton and Radisson’s second hub in Bulgaria

Plovdiv is becoming the next city after the capital with a core of international hotel chains


Banking is going through a fundamental transformation

Banking is going through a fundamental transformation

Banks need to shift to customer-specific approach, the head of the EIB representation for Bulgaria Teodor Radonov tells Kapital Insights



The year of recovery

The year of recovery

The Bulgarian economy may return to pre-crisis growth rates as early as the fourth quarter of 2021 but the recovery process is uneven


Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

Journalists SLAPPed, threatened and pressured; cabinet purges "kalinki", while Left and Right gear up for elections

The troubles of being a journalist in Bulgaria, every final decision is penultimate and who are the ladybirds of the administration


Covid-19 strips 500m levs off Bulgaria’s clothing industry

Covid-19 strips 500m levs off Bulgaria’s clothing industry

Textile and apparel exports shrank to 4 billion levs in the pandemic year


Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

Gifts to The Wolf from Borissov’s third cabinet

A concessionaire gets an allowance instead of a penalty, a hotel is speedily being constructed with no documents, and a firm with 150 mln levs in debt is sold for 100 levs


Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

Borissov shows-up, a farmer speaks-up and what can you do with 12 tons of dates

A new government: big plans and little time; cartels in agriculture; why we're still dependent on Russia