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Oct 15, 2009 11:48 EEST
October 15 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Thursday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- State-run railways operator BDZ and National Company Railroad Infrastructure have accumulated debts to suppliers and creditors worth a combined 390 million levs due to mismanagement, Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov said. The government is considering an urgent recovery plan which calls for the restructuring of BDZ through merging with its three subsidiaries and rescheduling of debt. The rescue plan envisages no privatisation of the companies.
- Sweden furniture retailer IKEA will open a flagship Bulgarian shop by 2013, three years later from initially planned, Greece's Fourlis, which owns a franchise of IKEA, said.
- Two-thirds of the Bulgarian companies expect the country will exit the crisis in the next seven to twelve months, according to a survey of 430 managers carried by local pollster National Public Opinion Research Centre.
- Finnish cell phone manufacturer Nokia will develop its Bulgarian office into a regional hub for its southeast European operations, Nokia managing director for SEE and Alpes market Greg Williams said.
- The number of passengers at the Sofia International Airport fell 5.5% year-on-year to 314,792 in August, airport data showed.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)
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