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Bulgaria Economic Trends: Wage Growth Slowing Down

Bulgaria Economic Trends: Wage Growth Slowing Down

Wage increases are expected to decelerate this year, ranging between 5% and 14%


Where did Velichie come from and where are they headed?

Where did Velichie come from and where are they headed?

The new protest party rode on the wave of social media and sounds even more extreme than Vazrazhdane - can it be tamed?


Bulgaria has utilized only 4% of European funds since 2021

Bulgaria has utilized only 4% of European funds since 2021

For the first time since joining the EU, Bulgaria has got along with almost no European funding for several years


Top 25 agricultural machinery dealers increase revenue by a third in 2022

Top 25 agricultural machinery dealers increase revenue by a third in 2022

All the importers in the top 25 have registered a profitable year


DSK, UniCredit Bulbank Plan to Distribute Over 1 Billion Levs in Dividends

DSK, UniCredit Bulbank Plan to Distribute Over 1 Billion Levs in Dividends

Most of the 3.4 billion levs (1.7 billion euro) profit reported by the banking sector for 2023 will be reinvested


Online Gambling Business’ Revenue Tops One Billion Levs

Online Gambling Business’ Revenue Tops One Billion Levs

Internet betting grew by 12% in 2023. Lower taxation of offline betting creates a new market niche.


Fertilizers remain vulnerable to the impact of the Ukraine war, trade restrictions

Fertilizers remain vulnerable to the impact of the Ukraine war, trade restrictions

Prices fall from record highs but stay steadily elevated


The week: Beware the Greeks

The week: Beware the Greeks

Bulgaria and the Greek energy miracle, UK nukes and US nuclear power, Bansko's future


Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Global events hit the financial performance of public companies, shrink factory production and effectively cut down state revenue


Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

The industrial property market froze in the middle of the year, but forecasts suggest a revival is on the horizon.


Top Livestock Producers: Riding the Wave of Soaring Prices

Top Livestock Producers: Riding the Wave of Soaring Prices

Last year brought a surge in output and prices


The week: What a pyrolysis installation in Plovdiv teaches us about trust and business

The week: What a pyrolysis installation in Plovdiv teaches us about trust and business

Corruption is bad for business, Tony Blair is here to help and NATO steps in for the infrastructure


Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Four leading Bulgarian economists highlight the most significant trends of 2023.


Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

The revenue growth of the top 30 companies in the sector slowed to 22% in 2022


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



Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.


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


Nir Zavaro and the importance of storytelling in business

Nir Zavaro and the importance of storytelling in business

The Israeli entrepreneur shares tips on how to keep your audience engaged in his new book F*ck the slides


5 Tips for Organizing a High-Level International Event

5 Tips for Organizing a High-Level International Event

Case Study - "Three Seas"