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Turning low-carbon farming into a source of income

Turning low-carbon farming into a source of income

MEPs call on Brussels to figure out how to monetize the future certification scheme for farmers whose farms absorb carbon dioxide


Rose oil is on its way to becoming a medicinal ingredient

Rose oil is on its way to becoming a medicinal ingredient

This will open up a new niche and market for the sector, which is currently feeling insecure and still risks damage from controversial European regulations


Top earners of 2022

Top earners of 2022

Metals, chemicals, energy, weapons and a bit of gambling business: an unsurprising mix during a year marked by Russia's war on Ukraine


Bulgarian economy losing steam

Bulgarian economy losing steam

GDP growth stands at 1.8% y/y in the second quarter, with consumption remaining the primary driver


A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A small victory in the battle to save rose oil

A working group in the EU Council removed a controversial clause that required the strict regulation of essential oils as chemicals, but the final text of the legislation still pends approval


Frans Timmermans: Мiners are extremely valuable for the energy transition

Frans Timmermans: Мiners are extremely valuable for the energy transition

The "father of the Green Deal" and Vice-President of the European Commission says that the earlier Bulgaria moves away from coal, the more successful it will be in its green transformation



Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

Will the European Commission ban rose oil? Not really

A planned regulation on essential oils in the EU revived unjustified fears of yet another "European conspiracy" against a sensitive Bulgarian product


The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The week: Bulgaria’s favorite decade, the euro-effort is shot in the leg, and banks are doing great

The past still has power over us


The most dynamic, the most profitable and the companies with the most employees in Bulgaria

The most dynamic, the most profitable and the companies with the most employees in Bulgaria

Profitability of the largest companies in Bulgaria continues to improve in 2021, while revenues of the fastest-growing large firms jump to an unprecedented 144%


What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector


Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Bulgaria can manage without Russian gas, but will have to pay up for it

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Bulgaria, which is almost 100% dependent on imports from Russia. Imports from Romania and Greece can substitute it, but at a cost


Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

The northern part of the Black Sea has practically lost its access to maritime transport as the Russian war on Ukraine has increased insurance costs


Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Most sectors improved their results in 2020 but a surge in energy prices poses a risk to 2021 results


Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

Bulgaria’s most profitable companies in 2020: a very good year for some

The country’s largest companies reached record-breaking profit margins in the pandemic year


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



The sudden hype for hydrogen

The sudden hype for hydrogen

Why are Bulgaria and the EU suddenly betting on the most common element in the Universe


Decisions for the next decade, vaccines for the next week and a small city you should put on your maps

Decisions for the next decade, vaccines for the next week and a small city you should put on your maps

K Insights 26/02: 2020 wasn't that bad, why a heating company is listing on the stock exchange