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FDI in Bulgaria in January 2017 was 54M euro

By   /  21/03/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  No Comments

  Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first month of the year stood at 54 million euro, the equivalent of 0.1 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on March 21. In January 2016, FDI was 28.1 million euro, but the original amount reported by BNB […]

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Publishers of new Bulgarian satirical publication to approach competition watchdog over distribution problems

By   /  06/03/2017  /  BG Business, BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Business, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Publishers of new Bulgarian satirical publication to approach competition watchdog over distribution problems

  The team behind a new Bulgarian satirical publication, Prass Press – billed by supporters as a Bulgarian equivalent of France’s Charlie Hebdo – said on March 4 that they would approach the Competition Protection Commission over distributors’ failure to provide their paper to would-be readers. Prass Press publishing team is made up of cartoonists […]

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Business climate in Bulgaria’s construction and service industries slightly improved in February – poll

By   /  28/02/2017  /  BG Business, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Finance  /  Comments Off on Business climate in Bulgaria’s construction and service industries slightly improved in February – poll

  A regular monthly poll by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) has found that managers’ views of the business climate in Bulgaria in February was largely unchanged in February 2017 from January, with slight improvements in the construction and service industries. In industry and the retail trade, there was a downturn in opinions of the […]

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InvestBulgaria Agency projects 400 million leva investment and creation of 6000 jobs in 2017

By   /  15/02/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on InvestBulgaria Agency projects 400 million leva investment and creation of 6000 jobs in 2017

  Bulgaria may expect to see investments of 400 milllion leva (about 204 million euro) with the potential to create 6000 jobs in 2017, according to a forecast by the state’s InvestBulgaria Agency based on applications for investor certificates. The agency said on February 15 that interest among investments was again directed towards the country’s […]

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Bulgaria’s exports in 2016 were 2.6% higher than 2015 – NSI

By   /  09/02/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria’s exports in 2016 were 2.6% higher than 2015 – NSI

Bulgaria’s exports in 2016 were 2.6 per cent higher than in 2015, but exports to non-EU countries dropped by 5.9 per cent and the overall trade balance was negative, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on February 9. In 2016, the total value of all goods exported from Bulgaria to both EU and non-EU countries […]

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Bulgarian exports to EU rose 6.8% y/y in January – November 2016, but trade balance negative

By   /  08/02/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian exports to EU rose 6.8% y/y in January – November 2016, but trade balance negative

Bulgaria’s exports to other European Union countries in January to November 2016 were 6.8 per cent higher than in January – November 2015, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on February 8, citing preliminary data. Exports from Bulgaria to other EU member states in January – November 2016 added up to 28 707.3 million leva, […]

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Bulgarian consumer confidence increased in January 2017 – NSI poll

By   /  07/02/2017  /  BG Business, BG Social, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian consumer confidence increased in January 2017 – NSI poll

Confidence among Bulgarian consumers was 2.5 percentage points higher in January 2017 than it was in October 2016, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said, reporting the findings of a regular three-monthly survey. Among Bulgaria’s urban population, consumer confidence was up by 3.3 percentage points while among the rural population, the increase was 0.6 percentage points, […]

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Bulgaria’s best customers for wine exports are Poland and Australia

By   /  03/02/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria’s best customers for wine exports are Poland and Australia

Bulgaria’s best customer for exports of its wine is – among EU countries – Poland, while among non-EU countries, the best customer is Australia. This emerges from figures for 2011 to 2015, released by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI). Among EU member states, Poland bought more than 70 million litres of wine from Bulgaria. Far […]

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Business climate in Bulgaria improved in January 2017 – poll

By   /  30/01/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Business climate in Bulgaria improved in January 2017 – poll

A regular monthly poll by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) has found that managers held that the country’s business climate improved slightly in January 2017 in comparison with the previous month. In January 2017, the total business climate indicator increased by 0.8 percentage points in comparison with December 2016, due to the improved business climate […]

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Technical glitch on Romanian side causes 15km queue of lorries at Bulgaria’s Danube Bridge 2

By   /  22/01/2017  /  BG Business, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Finance, RO Business, RO Finance, Romania  /  Comments Off on Technical glitch on Romanian side causes 15km queue of lorries at Bulgaria’s Danube Bridge 2

A technical problem on the Romanian side of the border caused a 15km-long queue of lorries at Bulgaria’s Danube Bridge 2 in the northern city of Vidin on January 22. Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency ordered restrictions on the movement of lorries on the E79 main road in the direction of Vidin. Because of waiting goods […]

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