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August 27, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s caretaker Economy Minister Vassil Shtonov said on August 27 that the cabinet asked the head of the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC) and two other members of […]

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China now second after EU among Bulgaria’s export destinations – official

August 25, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Exports from Bulgaria to China have increased to the extent that China is now in second place, after the European Union, among Bulgaria’s export ...

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Bulgaria central bank invites recapitalisation offers from CCB shareholders

August 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) said on August 22 that it has asked the two largest shareholders in the Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB) to submit de ...

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Bulgaria central bank to print 60 million new banknotes

August 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) has put in an order for 60 million new banknotes with the Bulgarian subsidiary of French secure printing firm Oberth ...


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    Greek banks offloading assets ahead of ECB stress test
    August 19, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    As difficult stress tests by the European Central Bank (ECB) approach and bad loans continue to weigh heavily on Greek banks, the country’s lending institutions are looking for ways to […]

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    Bulgaria central bank eases banking restrictions on CCB
    August 15, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) said on August 15 that it would allow customers of the Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB) and its subsidiary, Victoria Commercial Bank, to make loan payments to […]

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    Bulgaria H1 direct investment at 490.7M euro
    August 15, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first half of 2014 stood at 490.7 million euro, the equivalent of 1.2 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), according to […]

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    Africa’s M-Pesa mobile payment method debuts in Romania
    August 15, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch in Romania of Kenya’s popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer system. Mobile payments have changed the way many […]