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Will Lukoil continue dominating Bulgaria’s petrol market despite sanctions?

Will Lukoil continue dominating Bulgaria’s petrol market despite sanctions?

The war in Ukraine and the EU embargo on Russian oil won’t impact the giant’s hegemony


Rents going up more slowly than housing prices

Rents going up more slowly than housing prices

Home rents increase, following the rise in mortgage payments, incomes and inflation.


Dangerous games with state money

Dangerous games with state money

The caretaker cabinet unveiled shocking expectations for high deficit and debt bills in the 2023 budget


The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

The week: A few remarks before the new Parliament begins, how not to build highways, and an economist to follow

Penny (or kopeika) for your thoughts


The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

The risks in front of Bulgaria’s 2023 budget

With or without a regular government in place, the new parliament can vote on Budget 2023 but probably it will not have the will to cut spending




Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Bulgaria to suffer weaker growth, higher inflation over war in Ukraine

Exports to Russia and Ukraine account for only 2.4% of Bulgaria’s total, but supply chains have been destroyed


If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

Should the fixed income market turn out to be correct once again, and should recession loom, inflation talk will not only cease but we will yearn for a return to price growth once businesses collapse and unemployment soars


The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

The week: Call them by their names, planes to Skopje and Bangkok, and the Recovery plan is back

F-16 are not on the horizon, while trains are


Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

Bulgaria’s budget 2022: too generous and risky

The finance ministry proposed a draft budget for 2022 with a deficit equivalent to 4.1% of planned GDP and significant debt growth



Five forecasts for Bulgaria’s housing market in 2022

Five forecasts for Bulgaria’s housing market in 2022

Most expectations are for more of the same, but rising interest rates and soaring prices of construction materials might cool down the sector


Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

Yanis Varoufakis: Bulgaria's entry into the eurozone would be a mistake

The thinker, writer and ex-Greek finance minister talks to K Insights on the EU and why the Recovery and Resilience package was a mistake


Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

Seven reasons why Bulgaria’s economic growth slowed down

The statistics office reported a surprisingly low 0.4% GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2021


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


Do we continue the change? A new big player in town

Do we continue the change? A new big player in town

The movement of popular caretaker ministers Assen Vassilev and Kiril Petkov enters the political fray with a bang - but can it live up to the hype?


The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

The week: The cynicism of demographic mourners, final week of parliamentary dramas and GDP records

Politicians play deaf and blind on stagnant vaccinations, but mourn demographic collapse, pensions, GDP go up - and so could concession fees


The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

The recovery effect: Bulgaria's GDP growth rate hits 20-year high in Q2 2021

Bulgarian economy expanded strongly in the second quarter mainly on the back of the low comparison base in the pandemic-marred 2020