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The Top 100 Bulgarian companies: Extreme growth

The Top 100 Bulgarian companies: Extreme growth

Capital Weekly’s 2022 ranking of the 100 largest companies in Bulgaria shows that giants’ earnings soared by 38% in 2021, with firms from the energy, fuels, grains and metals sectors at the helm


What are the hidden risks with pre-construction contracts

What are the hidden risks with pre-construction contracts

With this kind of contract a future owner promises to sell a building that does not yet exist


The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

The week: the train problem, the Austrian surprise and the Russian oil

Trains, cities, and Elon Musk in the Northwest


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


Not enough people: Bulgarian universities and firms struggle to recruit

Not enough people: Bulgarian universities and firms struggle to recruit

Bulgarian companies from all sectors seek to hire 200,000 new employees - but workers are proving elusive


The top ten owners of office buildings in Sofia

The top ten owners of office buildings in Sofia

They own 600 thousand square meters of offices in Sofia or half of the total available 1.24 million square meters of class A areas in the capital.


The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers


The housing market: the top is near

The housing market: the top is near

High demand and low supply drive prices up. War, weakening economies and rising mortgage rates may cool down the market


Bulgaria’s green transition can be accelerated by the energy crisis in Europe

Bulgaria’s green transition can be accelerated by the energy crisis in Europe

The net zero goals of bulgarian companies were the focal point of the Net Zero Economy Forum



How Bulgarian economy grew 3.4% more last year without national statistics noticing

How Bulgarian economy grew 3.4% more last year without national statistics noticing

GDP growth for 2021 was 7.6% and not 4.2%, the NSI acknowledges silently almost a year after


Bulgaria begins issuing work visas to startups

Bulgaria begins issuing work visas to startups

The initiative provides a fast track for entrepreneurs from abroad to move their innovative businesses to Bulgaria


Bulgarian VC fund Eleven invests 1 million euro in North Macedonia’s startup Native Teams

Bulgarian VC fund Eleven invests 1 million euro in North Macedonia’s startup Native Teams

Native Teams is a work payments platform for freelance and remote workers


Gabrovo continues to promise good yields from properties

Gabrovo continues to promise good yields from properties

There are deals with one-bedroom apartments for renovation for about 70,000 BGN in the city center and about 55,000 BGN in the neighborhoods. However, the supply is very limited and is mostly socialist-era housing


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



A1 Bulgaria in green power deal with Renalfa

A1 Bulgaria in green power deal with Renalfa

The telco has signed a 10-year electricity supply contract at a fixed price as part of its ESG strategy


The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

The week: Borissov’s EU accomplices, Energy woes and 2.25 billion euro in state bonds

EPP’s selective vision of graft in Bulgaria, Deadly police corruption and some good business news


The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The Donev cabinet’s appeasement of Gazprom may cost Bulgaria dearly

The potential restart of payments - in rubles - to the Russian gas giant, advocated by President Radev’s caretaker cabinet could incur 1.8 billion euro in damages for Sofia


Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

Budget 2023: red lights everywhere

The next government will have several options: raising taxes, increasing the deficit and debt, or reforming spending