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August 17, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first half of 2016 stood at 778.4 million euro, the equivalent of 1.7 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from […]

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Two Bulgarian banks required to increase capital buffers after stress test

August 13, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s central bank published on August 13 the results of the asset quality review and stress test of the country’s banking system, wh ...


COSCO says aims to turn Piraeus port into one of Europe’s largest container hubs

August 11, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Chinese giant COSCO, which on Wednesday completed officially the acquisition of a majority stake in Piraeus Port, said it aims at developing OLP into ...

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Despite exports drop, Bulgaria records shrinking trade gap in H1 2016

August 9, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s foreign trade gap in the first half of this year stood at 2.14 billion leva, or 1.1 billion euro, shrinking from 3.07 billion leva reco ...

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    Bulgarian consumer confidence decreased in July 2016 – poll
    August 5, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria’s consumer confidence indicator was 0.6 percentage points lower in July 2016 than in April, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on August 5, reporting the results of a regular […]

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    Bulgarian business sentiment drops in July 2016 – poll
    July 28, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A regular monthly poll by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) found a drop in business sentiment in Bulgaria in July 2016, driven down mainly by a decrease in optimism in […]

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    Brexit prompts cuts in global economic growth forecasts
    July 19, 2016, by VOANews

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its two-year global economic growth forecast due to uncertainty surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union. The IMF said Tuesday it now expects […]