Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia

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Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Sofia
Българска фондова борса - София
Bse-sofia.png
Type Stock Exchange
Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Founded 1991
Owner Government of Bulgaria
Market cap US$8.5 billion (Q3 2011)
Indices SOFIX, BG40, BGTR30, BGREIT
Website www.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 founded as First Bulgarian Stock Exchange on 10 October 1991 as a joint stock company.

The Sofia Stock Exchange which had been established through a tsar's decree, ceased to operate after the Second World War as Bulgaria became a communist state.

In January 2011, the stock exchange (stock symbol: BSO) was officially added to the regular market trading.[1]

As of November 2011, the total market capitalization of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange is around US$8.5 billion. The exchange has pre-market sessions from 9:00 am to 9:20 am, normal trading sessions from 9:20 am to 1:45 pm and post-market sessions from 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the exchange in advance.[2]

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, and the Prague Stock Exchange.

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