Sofia bourse sparks investor interest, fin min says

Sofia bourse sparks investor interest, fin min says

The Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) has sparked intense interest and at least six candidates have already held preliminary talks to become strategic investors in the bourse operator, finance minister Simeon Djankov told journalists on Tuesday. BSE will have a strategic investor by the end of the year, but negotiations will not be conducted by the finance ministry, Djankov said. A week earlier, however, BSE board chairman Asen Yagodin said it was the finance ministry that would be in charge of talks with prospective investors. The investor could be one of the major bourse operators in Europe, he said on March 16.