July 13, 2018 / 6:26 AM / 8 months ago

PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - July 13

SOFIA, July 13 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

—Bulgaria plans to increase the excise duty on heated tobacco to 40 percent of the duties levied on cigarettes from current 26 percent as of October, officials said, adding that Philip Morris International’s device iQOS that heats but does not burn tobacco has increased its market share in Bulgaria by 50 percent in a year. (24 Chasa, Sega, Duma, Trud)

— Bulgarian Investbank has completed the deal for the acquisition of small Victoria bank, paying in total 89.4 million levs ($53.29 million). (Banker, Standart, Trud)

— China’s Cenntro Automotive Group, together with partners from Bulgaria and Luxembourg will and start assembling electric trucks near the city of Plovdiv, officials said. (Standart, Trud)

— Some 45,000 new jobs will be opened in the next four years in the growing car parts industry, officials said. (Standart, Monitor) ($1 = 1.6776 leva)

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