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OPINION POLL MIGHT BE FABRICATED

Two Bulgarian polling agencies circulated in local media protests against data presented recently on their behalf. State National Center for Opinion Polls (NCOP) and private Alfa Research denied they have conducted the cited opinion polls and hinted for p

Business | May 29, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 588

USD RATE NOT TO JEOPARDIZE BUDGET

Appreciation of the US dollar against the Bulgarian lev (BGN) in the domestic market will not jeopardise the 2001 national budget and Bulgaria`s foreign debt service, Ministry of Finance said. 2001 national budget estimations are based on an exchange rate

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GERMANY INVESTS DEM 100 M IN TOURISM

Germany will invest DEM 100 million in Bulgarian tourism in 2001, Mariana Assenova, Deputy Minister of Economy, said after the meeting of the joint Bulgarian-German Tourist Council. Germany invested the same amount last year according to official statisti

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NEGATIVE TRADE BALANCE USD 279 M

Bulgaria`s trade balance was negative to the amount of USD 279 million for January-March, 2001, the National Statistics Institute (NSI), said. The trade deficit is down by USD 23.

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UDF MIGHT FORM BROAD COALITION

The ruling Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) might form a broad coalition with major political partners, which back up transparent targets, after the June 17 general elections, Ivan Kostov, Bulgarian Prime Minister, said. Kostov added that he does not excl

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NO BUYERS FOR RODINA BUSINESS BUILDING

No buyers attented the tender for Rodina Prinitng House office space in Sofia, nerby the airport. The price of DEM 7 M announced by the Privatization Agency was accepted by 3 companies, but none came to participate at the open tender today.

Business | May 29, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

SIMEON II READY TO RUN FOR PM

Simeon II is ready to act as a prime minister if headed by him movement has strong support in June 17 general elections, said former Bulgarian King for influential Spanish daily ABC. The polls previously said King`s popularity went down 10% - from 39% to

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$1.4 BLN PROJECTED FOREIGN INVESTMENTS

The projected foreign investments for 2001 are some USD 1.400 billion, Mouravei Radev, Minister of Finance, said.

Business | May 28, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 808

BULGARIANS ABROAD VOTE WITH OLD IDS

Bulgarians living abroad might vote in the forthcoming general elections wiih their old passports, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) ruled. Holders of passports expiring by and before the election date, June 17,

Business | May 28, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 626

ROSSEXIMBANK TARGETS CREDIT BANK

Rosseximbank intends to buy insolvent Credit Bank, insiders said. The negotiations are in progress and a preliminary contract has been already agreed, they added.

Business | May 28, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

25 CRITERIA FOR MONEY LAUNDERING

The Bureau for Financial Investigation (BFI) has identified 25 criteria for dubious deals classified as money laundering. Traders in tobacco products, spirits and petrol are obliged to keep for five years information for all deals for Bulgarian levs (BGN)

Business | May 28, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 540

MERRILL LYNCH NOT TO RECOMMEND BRADIES

Merrill Lynch investment bank does not currently recommend purchases of Bulgarian Brady bonds (Bulgarian foreign debt T-bills) due to the unclear political situation on the eve of the general elections, scheduled for June 17, 2001 in Bulgaria. The bank`s

Business | May 28, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579

FOREIGN DEBT DOWN BY USD 17 M

Bulgaria`s foreign debt was down by $16.9 M in April and by the end of the month totalled $8.

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FOREIGN INVESTMENTS PER CAPITA USD 83

The annual foreign investment per capita were $83.32 during the 1997-1999 period in Bulgaria, a KPMG consultants report said.

Business | May 28, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 459

HEALTH FUND SOON ONLINE

The National Health Insurance Fund is extremely satisfied with the developemnt of the information system in the fund, Dr. Boiko Penkov, its director, said at a press meeting.

Business | May 28, 2001, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

MICROSOFT SENIOR VP ARRIVES IN SOFIA

Jean Philippe Courtois, Microsoft President for EMEA region and Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corp. arrives in Bulgaria June 21, was announced by Microsoft local office.

Business | May 27, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 569

SIMEON II REFUSED TO DISCUSS LIBYAN CASE

King Simeon II refused to meet Bulgarian foreign minister Nadezhda Mihailova to discuss the case with Bulgarian medics detained in Libya, Foreign Ministry press office announced. Earlier this month Mihailova asked the King, who lives in exile in Madrid an

Business | May 27, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

ZHELEV PRESIDENT OF THE BALKAN CLUB

Former Bulgarian president Zelju Zhelev was elected today president of the newly established Balkan Political Club in Sheraton Sofia. Many dignitaries from all over Balkans took part at the inauguration of the club, among them former Turkish president Syu

Business | May 27, 2001, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 724

PM VISIT TO MACEDONIA TIMELY

The visit of Bulgarian PM Ivan Kostov to Macedonia was very timely, Richard Miles, US Ambassador to Sofia, said. The crisis in Macedonia poses a problem, he added.

Business | May 26, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638

BALKAN POLITICAL CLUB SET UP

Balkan Political Club was set up at a conference in Sofia. The club was initiated by the foundation of Bulgaria`s first president, Dr.

Business | May 26, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 510

MONARCH`S MOVEMENT RATING DOWN

The opinion polls rating of Simeon II National Movement is down by 10 percent, recent survey of Sova Haris agency said. A month ago the movement fetched 43.

Business | May 26, 2001, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 580
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