Archive for September 5th, 2012

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September 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria has climbed to 62nd place in the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competiveness Report, up from 74th place, beating Slovakia, Romania and Greece – and is no longer in […]

Free access to Bulgaria’s Commercial Register aids theft of companies, report says

September 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Free access to personal data in Bulgaria’s Commercial Register is helping fraudsters to steal companies by changing their ownership, according to a ...

Euro zone shoppers spend less on food, drink and tobacco, bringing down July retail sales figures

September 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Consumers in the 17-member euro zone cut back on spending on food, drink and tobacco in July 2012, leading EU statistics office Eurostat to report tha ...

Warning on intense traffic as Bulgaria takes off four-day Unification Day long weekend

September 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Motorists planning to travel long distances in Bulgaria for the four-day Unification Day long weekend from September 6 to 9 2012 were urged to get on ...

  • Bulgaria’s Cabinet to amend Investment Promotion Act
    September 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet was expected to approve, at a meeting on September 5 2012, changes to the Investment Promotion Act aimed at creating opportunities for increased investment in products and services […]

  • Slovakia will have the highest tax on cigarettes in CEE region
    September 5, 2012, by Jana Liptakova of the Slovak Spectator

    Increasing excise taxes on cigarettes higher and earlier than originally planned is one of several measures by the Robert Fico government aimed at consolidating public finances in Slovakia. This may […]

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    Global youth unemployment worsening, ILO says
    September 5, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Unemployment rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spillover of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, according to an International Labour Organization  ( […]