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BULGARIAN BANKS

April 2nd, 2012 — 11:18am

At the end of 2011 the profit of the Bulgarian banks has reached 586 million levs (270 million Euros). In the last three years the Bulgarian banks have saved their profit to create a buffer zone of capital for emergency situations. Thus at the end of last year in the banking system there was a surplus of 2.9 billion levs (1.5 billion Euros) on top of the required capital.
The volume of the profit of the Bulgarian banks has been shrinking until the beginning of last year due to the expenses for servicing bad credits and due to the high interest on the deposits. However, during 2011, the banks managed to turn this tendency around. In January and February 2012 they recorded an increase of their profit. In January 2012 the increase on annual basis was by 19.2%, while in February 2012 it has reached 34.7% or 118 million levs (60 million Euros).

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