Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia

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Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Sofia
Българска фондова борса - София
Type Stock Exchange
Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Founded 1914
Owner Government of Bulgaria
Market cap US$8.5 billion (Q3 2011)
Website bse-sofia.bg

The Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia (Bulgarian: Българска фондова борса - София, Balgarska fondova borsa - Sofia, abbreviated BSE - Sofia) is a stock exchange operating in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It was originally founded as Sofia Stock Exchange on 15 April 1914 through a tsar's decree, but ceased to operate after the Second World War as Bulgaria became a communist state. It was re-established in late 1991.

As of November 2011, the total market capitalization of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange is around $8.5 bln. The exchange has pre-market sessions from 09:00am to 09:20am, normal trading sessions from 09:20am to 01:45pm and post-market sessions from 01:45pm to 04:00pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance.[1]

Bull in front of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange

The Bulgarian Stock Exchange publishes the following indices:

As of May 2010, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange is 44% owned by the Bulgarian government, which is looking for potential worldwide investors, some of them being the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Athens Stock Exchange, OMX, the Prague Stock Exchange, etc.


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