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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




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


Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

Revising the budget: everyone gets what they want

The first revision of this year’s budget has become a money grab amidst economic and political uncertainty


The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

The week: Reform process stalled, EU warns of rising gov’t expenses, and a great week for business

Can the coalition live up to its promises, DIY photovoltaics and good news for "Made in BG" cargo drones


Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Black Sea tourism to suffer from the war in Ukraine

Bulgarian seaside tourism is already reeling from the tensions in the region, while raising prices by 30%




The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

The war for sunflower oil and Bulgaria’s role in the market

In Bulgaria, the sunflower oil business was worth close to 1.5 bln levs (767 million euro) last year


Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Lower impairment costs, decreased contributions to guarantee funds and the credit moratorium boosted annual profit by 600 million levs


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


The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

The week: A smaller Bulgaria, the Macedonian hostages, and an MMA real estate tycoon

K Insights: Is small necessarily bad, how many tunnels can you dig for 12 bln. levs and what do e-buses and corruption have in common


Businesses in Bulgaria see 2021 slightly better than 2020 but worries remain

Businesses in Bulgaria see 2021 slightly better than 2020 but worries remain

Lack of liquidity remains the biggest problem for companies, according to the traditional BIA survey




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