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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


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 week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

The week: A very expensive winter is coming, the "disrupters" enter the political center and new cars sales grow fast

GERB, salaries and energy bills all head north



Bulgaria's budget in crisis

Bulgaria's budget in crisis

Balanced fiscal policy takes a sharp turn towards rapid spending in the hope of election win next year


Six lessons from COVID 19

Six lessons from COVID 19

Bulgaria weathered the first part of the pandemic unexpectedly well but then started failing


Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

The local economy continues to move in sync with European trends, while opportunities for reforms slowly dwindle


Small, but still very profitable

Small, but still very profitable

The profitability of small and midsize businesses continued to grow, but the first signs of a slowdown have already appeared


Manufacturing is displacing retail at the top of Capital TOP100 ranking

Manufacturing is displacing retail at the top of Capital TOP100 ranking

As many as 10% of the companies in the 2008 ranking have disappeared since then but half of the remaining businesses are twice the size they were a decade ago


Agriculture: Yet Another Year of Low Prices

Agriculture: Yet Another Year of Low Prices

Over half of the biggest agri companies saw revenues drop in 2016. Most firms reported profits, albeit at narrower margins.


The Anchor of Bulgarian Economy

The Anchor of Bulgarian Economy

The currency board, probably the only unquestionable institution in Bulgaria, is viewed as a facilitator for accession to the Eurozone


Fibank in hunt for strategic partner

Fibank in hunt for strategic partner

Bulgaria’s third largest lender beefing up capital buffers


The Labor Market Recovery: A Structural Shift

The Labor Market Recovery: A Structural Shift

Strong growth of ICT-related jobs


More and more united

More and more united

Belgium’s KBC acquires UBB, the fourth-largest lender in Bulgaria, for 610 million euro in the biggest bank merger in the southeast European country


Regional Wage Trends

Regional Wage Trends

The manufacturing sector is pushing wages up


Bulgaria in Trump’s World

Bulgaria in Trump’s World

The European Union is again tremendously important