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SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 28 (SeeNews) - Following is a selection of top stories and interviews moved by SeeNews over the past week:
TELEKOM SLOVENIJE INTO NEXT ROUND OF TELEKOM SRBIJA SALE
Telekom Slovenije [LJE:TLSG] has handed in a non-binding offer for the privatization of Telekom Srbija and has been invited to the second round of the bidding process, a spokesperson for the Slovenian firm confirmed for SeeNews in an email on Thursday.
VIBER TO OPEN CEE OFFICE IN BULGARIA
Mobile chat messaging voice and video service company Viber said on Monday it plans to open in Bulgaria a representation office for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as part of its plans to increase its client base in the region.
Viber also announced the appointment of Atanas Raykov as the company's general manager for the CEE region. Read more at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/viber-to-open-cee-office-in-bulgaria-489616
ROMANIAN MPS AGREE TO WATER DOWN PLANNED TAX CUTS - RULING PARTY LEADER
he political parties represented in Romania's parliament on Thursday agreed on a watered down version of massive tax cuts envisaged in a new fiscal code which the legislature is expected to endorse next week, Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling PSD party, said.
Under the new plan, Romania's 2016 budget deficit will be lower than 2% of gross domestic product (GDP), at around 1.7% of GDP, Dragnea told reporters.
SALE-BOUND STAKE IN SERBIA'S KOMERCIJALNA BANKA MAY FETCH UP TO 680 MLN EURO – ANALYST
The stake of approximately 83% in Serbian lender Komercijalna Banka [BEL:KMBN] that has been earmarked for sale could fetch 620-680 million euro ($712.1-$781 million), Mladen Dodig, head of research at Novi Sad-based Erste Bank, said.
Read the full text of the interview at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/sale-bound-stake-in-serbia-s-komercijalna-banka-may-fetch-up-to-680-mln-euro-analyst-489628
HEIDELBERGCEMENT'S CEMEX ACQUISITION IN SEE BETTER FIT THAN HOLCIM
Germany's HeidelbergCement pursued the acquisition of the business of peer Cemex in Southeast Europe (SEE) instead of Holcim assets that were available for sale there because it is a much better fit for its existing network and strategic plans in the region, Branimir Muidza, director of HeidelbergCement's units in Bosnia and Croatia, said.
Read the full text of the interview at: http://wire.seenews.com/news/interview-heidelbergcement-s-cemex-acquisition-in-see-better-fit-than-holcim-490083