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First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

First Investment Bank up for sale - sources

UniCredit Bulbank and Postbank vie to acquire Bulgaria’s fifth largest lender


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


Biggest companies in Bulgaria: state-owned energy giants are forever

Biggest companies in Bulgaria: state-owned energy giants are forever

The revenue of the 100 largest companies in Bulgaria has increased more than 5 times in two decades


The largest metal producers: Aurubis remains on top, steel producers grow the most

The largest metal producers: Aurubis remains on top, steel producers grow the most

Appreciation of metals prices increased company earnings by 33% in 2021, but forecasts for 2022 are less optimistic


Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

Black Sea gets more expensive and more Russian

The northern part of the Black Sea has practically lost its access to maritime transport as the Russian war on Ukraine has increased insurance costs


KCM’s mining deal with Minstroy

KCM’s mining deal with Minstroy

The metallurgical group now fully controls Varba – Batantsi lead-and-zinc miner


Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Bulgaria’s heavy industry stays stable in pandemic-marred 2020

Most sectors improved their results in 2020 but a surge in energy prices poses a risk to 2021 results


Energy crisis: all the questions, answered

Energy crisis: all the questions, answered

Gas, electricity and coal - the combustible mix that blew up the economy


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 golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

The golden passports of Bulgaria; the new lockdown and the elections; how to get a year of free rent

K Insights 19/03: the dirty campaign begins and what is cyberethics


Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth less than 430 mln levs were announced in 2020 - a third of the amount in 2019


Fast Reads

Fast Reads

Lidl expanding, a boom for metal producers, and a switch to e-bikes


Bulgaria’s new factories

Bulgaria’s new factories

Investment projects worth 1.3 billion levs were announced last year, up 500 million levs on 2018


TOP10 in metallurgy in Bulgaria: Metallurgy remains healthy amid global risks

TOP10 in metallurgy in Bulgaria: Metallurgy remains healthy amid global risks

Revenues in the sector continued growing in 2018, albeit at a slower pace


Metallurgy: Shining bright

Metallurgy: Shining bright

The high prices of non-ferrous metals, the introduction of new products and anti-dumping tariffs on steel imports produced a two-digit rise in revenue


The decade when factories grew

The decade when factories grew

The business of the 100 largest Bulgarian companies has expanded by a third in 10 years, the 2018 edition of Capital Top 100 ranking shows, with production facilities being the motors of growth.


Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Sofia received a formal promise to join the euro, but it will need to follow a longer procedure in comparison with earlier applicants


Metals: Under pressure from low prices

Metals: Under pressure from low prices

Lower metal prices dent sales revenues, yet profits rise


Ten Years After: Businesses Rearranged

Ten Years After: Businesses Rearranged

The K100 ranking features more manufacturing and high-tech companies compared to 2006