(NW) Bulgarian Development Bank States It Has Operated in Line with Original Purpose Days after Caretaker Cabinet Proposes Top-Level Reshuffle

May 31 (BTA) – In a statement published on its website Monday, the Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) says that since 2009, when it was transformed into the BDB, the bank has supported 18,500 Bulgarian companies. Of these, loans or other forms of financing of over 2.6 billion leva have been extended to SMEs. This means that an average of 590 companies a year were supported by the State-owned bank, the financial institution has calculated. Another over 12,000 business were granted guarantees on credits worth over 3 billion leva.