Bulgarian National Bank
The Management Board of the Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) Monday refused to provide the bank's audit committee with information on the BDB's credit files, caretaker Economy Minister Kiril Petkov told reporters on Tuesday. In his words, the refusal read, "The information on the credit files is ready, but we will not give it to you."
Bulgaria's gross external debt (private and public) continues to grow as part of gross domestic product (GDP). At the end of January, it was 37.613 billion euros, an increase of 6.5% in one year. Thus, it represents 58.2% of the country's projected GDP, according to preliminary data from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).