ELSTAT – Public debt reached 354 billion euros in the second half of 2021

The public debt reached 354 billion euros at the end of the second quarter of 2021, according to ELSTAT calculations.

Therefore, its upward trend continues, as at the end of the first quarter of 2021 the corresponding amount was 344.1 billion euros, while in the first quarter of 2020 it was 333.842 billion euros.

OECD: Favorable trend until 2060

Nearly 60% of Bulgarians are Skeptical about Adopting the Euro

58% of Bulgarians do not support the introduction of the euro as the official currency in the country. This shows a study prepared by Trend agency specifically for the financial forum NEXT DIFI 2021, organized by b2b Media for the fifth year. The data during the event was presented by Anastas Stefanov, manager of Trend Agency.

Inflation in the Eurozone Reached a 13-year High

Inflation in the Eurozone reached a record 3.4% for the last 13 years in September, according to Eurostat data. This is an increase of 0.4% compared to August. Core inflation, excluding food, energy, alcohol and tobacco, rose to 1.9% from 1.6% in August. The European Central Bank (ECB) expects the rate to rise to 4 by the end of the year, which would exceed the bank's target twice.

Slovenia’s former and current currencies on display

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s central bank will mark the 30th anniversary of the first banknotes issued in independent Slovenia with a projection on the facade of its building in the centre of Ljubljana. The video screen displaying previous and current Slovenian currencies will be lit up every day until the end of October.

Bulgarian Economy Will Recover Slower Compared to Global Levels According to Analysis

Bulgarian economy is expected to grow at a slower pace than the global one, growing by 3.5% in 2021 and by 3.8% in 2022. At the same time, however, the global economy is expected to grow by 5.5% in 2021 and 4.2% in 2022, according to a new analysis by leading commercial credit insurer EH.

Non-government credit increases by 1 pct in August, up to 309.7 billion RON

The balance of the non-governmental credits granted by credit institutions has increased, in August 2021, by 1 pct over July 2021 (0.8 percent in real terms), up to the level of 309.7 billion RON, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania, published on Thursday.