Sofia. Following difficult negotiations led by interim finance minister Kalin Hristov and the current Finance Minister Petar Chobanov, Bulgaria managed to pass amendments to a draft EU directive on banks, the Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) Ivan Iksrov stated in his speech on occasion of Banker’s Day on Thursday evening, Trud daily reports.
Sofia. Deposit interest rates have returned to their pre-crisis levels from 2006, the statistics of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) shows. The average profitability of a 12-month deposit is now 3.9%, compared o an average 3.6% seven years ago.