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Eleven Bulgarian companies enter list of 100 biggest firms in Southeast Europe
Source: bnr

Eleven Bulgarian companies entered the ranking of the one hundred biggest firms in Southeast Europe. The traditional SEE Top 100 ranking was organized by SeeNews and was published on the website of Mediapool news agency.


Lukoil Neftochim Burgas is Bulgaria’s best performing company and has kept its third position in the ranking. Aurubis Bulgaria has also kept its eight position in See Top 100. Most Bulgarian companies which entered the ranking are operating in the power engineering field. Kaufland Bulgaria retail company advanced from 74th position to 61st position in SEE Top 100. Kozloduy nuclear power plant placed 92nd and the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company occupied the 95th position in the ranking.


Eighteen Bulgarian banks entered the SEE Top 100 ranking of the one hundred biggest banks in the Southeast region of Europe. In 2014, eighteen local banks placed among the one hundred biggest banks in South East Europe, too. It was a sign that the Bulgarian banking system managed to deal with the turbulence surrounding the bankruptcy of Bulgaria’s fourth largest bank- Corporate Commercial Bank, the authors of the ranking point out. Unicredit Bulbank placed eight in the ranking, followed by DSK Bank, which occupied the 12th position. Both financial institutions kept their last year’s positions. First Investment Bank, which experienced serious liquidity problems in 2014 and was supported by the state, after Brussels gave green light for that financial transaction, advanced to the 13th position from its previous 17th place. United Bulgarian Bank kept its 23rd position. Eurobank Bulgaria has advanced from 28th to 24th position in the ranking and Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria moved one position forward to No 25.


Twenty five Bulgarian insurance companies placed in the ranking of the one hundred biggest insurers in Southeast Europe. Armeec AD places highest in this ranking and occupies the 20th position, followed by Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group and Lev Ins AD insurance companies.


Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION Confederation of Labour „Podkrepa”