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April 15, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

National Bank of Greece (NBG) shares plummeted 12.13 per cent on April 14 as plans for the bank’s capital increase emerged. NBG is set to increase its capital by 2.1 […]

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FDI in Bulgaria in January-February was 114.1M euro

April 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first two months of 2014 stood at 114.1 million euro, the equivalent of 0.3 per cent of gross domestic pr ...

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Bulgaria annual deflation down to 2.3% in March

April 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s consumer price index shrank by 0.2 per cent in March 2014, but the year-on-year deflation fell to 2.3 per cent at the end of March, compa ...

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Negative trade balance as Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries dropped in January-February 2014

April 11, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s exports to third countries, meaning countries that are not members of the European Union, were 14.2 per cent less in January-February 201 ...

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    Bulgarian MPs scrap early mortgage repayment fees
    April 9, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian Parliament passed at second reading on April 9 amendments to the country’s Consumer Loans Act that ban banks from charging customers any fees for early repayment of mortgage loans. […]

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    IMF re-affirms Bulgaria economic growth forecast at 1.6%
    April 8, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees Bulgaria’s economy growing by 1.6 per cent this year, according to the latest estimates in its World Economic Outlook report, published on April 8. […]

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    EU challenges Russia’s pork imports ban in WTO
    April 8, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on April 8 that it will challenge Russia’s ban on pork imports, imposed earlier this year, at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Russia closed its market […]

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    Greece’s return to capital markets imminent
    April 7, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greece is gearing up for a return to capital markets for the first time in four years, potentially in the next few days. Borrowing costs have dropped remarkably for the […]