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Bulgarian consumer confidence largely unchanged in October – poll

By   /  04/11/2016  /  BG Business, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Finance  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian consumer confidence largely unchanged in October – poll

Consumer confidence among Bulgarians in October was largely unchanged since the previous poll in July, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on November 4. This means that it remains well above the average for the regular surveys, measured since 2005. The consumer confidence indicator is an arithmetic mean of the balances of the expectations about […]

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Poll: Bulgarian business climate drops in October 2016

By   /  28/10/2016  /  BG Business, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Finance  /  Comments Off on Poll: Bulgarian business climate drops in October 2016

A regular poll by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) found a more negative view of the Bulgarian business climate in October 2016, down by 1.3 percentage points compared with September, mainly because of more negative perceptions in industry and the retail trade. While a more unfavourable business climate was registered in industry and the retail […]

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Bulgaria anti-trust regulator accuses six petrol retailers of price-fixing cartel

By   /  10/10/2016  /  BG Business, BG Energy, Bulgaria, Business, Energy  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria anti-trust regulator accuses six petrol retailers of price-fixing cartel

Sofia, October 10, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) said on October 10 that it has found evidence of a cartel agreement between six of the country’s largest petrol and diesel fuel retailers. The accusation comes after an eight-month investigation opened in February, which found that the six companies entered […]

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Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries down 13.8% y/y in January – August 2016

By   /  10/10/2016  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries down 13.8% y/y in January – August 2016

Sofia, October 10, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgarian exports to third countries, meaning non-EU countries, decreased by 13.8 per cent on an annual basis in January to August 2016, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on October 10, citing preliminary figures. In January-August 2016, Bulgarian exports to third […]

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Poll finds views of Bulgarian business climate unchanged in September 2016

By   /  29/09/2016  /  BG Business, BG Finance, BG Social, Bulgaria, Business, Finance, Social  /  Comments Off on Poll finds views of Bulgarian business climate unchanged in September 2016

Sofia, September 29, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe A regular poll by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) has found views of the country’s business climate unchanged in September 2016, compared with the previous month. The finding comes a month after an NSI survey found opinions of the business […]

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FDI in Bulgaria in January-July 2016 was 987.3M euro

By   /  16/09/2016  /  BG Business, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on FDI in Bulgaria in January-July 2016 was 987.3M euro

Sofia, September 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first seven months of 2016 stood at 987.3 million euro, the equivalent of 2.2 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on September 16. In […]

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Bulgarian government agrees tourism deal with Saudi Arabia

By   /  13/09/2016  /  BG Business, BG Finance, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Business, Finance, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian government agrees tourism deal with Saudi Arabia

Sofia, September 13, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on September 13 a memorandum on co-operation in tourism with Saudi Arabia, the government media service said. The document reflects the desire of both countries to foster cooperation in the tourism sector, “taking into account local traditions […]

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Bulgaria’s exports to other EU countries 3.7% up in H1 2016 – NSI

By   /  12/09/2016  /  BG Business, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Finance  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria’s exports to other EU countries 3.7% up in H1 2016 – NSI

Sofia, September 12, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer by The Sofia Globe Bulgaria’s exports to other European Union countries were 3.7 per cent higher in January to June 2016 than in the first half of 2015, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on September 12, citing preliminary figures. Exports to other EU […]

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Bulgaria to offer investors four options for Balkan gas hub – report

By   /  30/08/2016  /  BG Business, BG Energy, BG Finance, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Business, Energy, Finance, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria to offer investors four options for Balkan gas hub – report

Sofia, August 30, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgaria’s natural gas grid operator Bulgartransgaz will present potential investors with four possible options for its proposed Balkan gas hub at a conference next week, news website Mediapool.bg reported on August 30. The conference, to be held on September 5-6, […]

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Bulgarian ‘Every Day’ daily ceases to be daily

By   /  30/08/2016  /  BG Business, BG Social, Bulgaria, Business, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian ‘Every Day’ daily ceases to be daily

Sofia, August 30, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgarian daily ‘Vseki Den’ (“Every Day”) has ceased to be a daily and after suspending publication, is expected to return as a weekly – presumably not under that title. Founded in 2011 and understood to be owned by controversial figure […]

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