Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2024 All Rights Reserved

Bulgarian National Bank increases base interest rate to 1.3%

Photo: BGNES-archive

"The Bulgarian banking sector is stable. The country's accession to the eurozone is a macroeconomic and political catalyst that should not be missed, said National Bank Governor Dimitar Radev before the conference "Banks and Business in Bulgaria in 2023". 

"We are ready to put our foot on the accelerator. The reforms needed for an accession to the eurozone are good for Bulgaria’s economy as a whole," Dimitar Radev added and noted that the country's budget deficit should not exceed 3% of the gross domestic product. "Like other central banks, the Bulgarian National Bank will raise the base interest rate to bring inflation down to healthy levels", Dimitar Radev.

The Bulgarian National Bank has announced a base interest rate 1.3% as of December 1. In November it raised the base interest rate to 0.59%. 




Последвайте ни и в Google News Showcase, за да научите най-важното от деня!
Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

The Vienna Economic Forum - Sofia Meeting 2024

Caretaker PM Dimitar Glavchev with an address to the Vienna Economic Forum - Sofia Meeting

“We are a guarantee of stability in the region,” caretaker Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev states in an address to the Vienna Economic Forum - Sofia Meeting, 2024, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports. Sofia is hosting the meeting of the..

published on 4/22/24 10:24 AM
Adrian Nikolov

Salaries in industry will catch up with the pay in the IT sector

In 2023, the share of young people aged up to 29 neither in employment nor in education, stands at 13.8%, as compared to 15.1% a year earlier. Compared to the other EU countries, this percentage remains high. 1/7 th of the young people who are..

published on 4/19/24 10:32 AM
Dimitar Radev

Dimitar Radev: Joining the Eurozone later in 2025 is a possible scenario

Joining the Eurozone later in 2025 is a possible scenario, and at this stage, it is a more likely one, Bulgarian National Bank Governor Dimitar Radev said for BTA in Washington during the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International..

published on 4/18/24 10:27 AM