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Commenting article: Romania's Mobexpert To Open Bulgarian Megastore in Q3

Romanian furniture retailer Mobexpert will open its first Bulgarian hypermarket towards the end of the third quarter of the year, in the Lyulin district of capital Sofia.

This will be the chain's sixth hypermarket and the first outside Romania, as it seeks to take advantage of strong economic growth south of the Danube.
Honterus - 23 Jun 2007 // 00:18:52


Honterus - 23 Jun 2007 // 00:17:27

In Galati ( a town on the Danube on Eastern Romania ) I saw a petrol station branded BULROM. Looks like there is a RO-BG joint venture willing to build a network of such stations.

How aboul Balkancar ? Once they had a powerfull presence in Romania and - if I remember well - even in other countries. How are they doing nowadays ?

Dirk - 22 Jun 2007 // 21:34:23


>>> btw, the good Belgians work so hard and provide such a high quality compared to what they cost to the company that VW decided to close its plant in Brussels and move elsewhere. Renault quit long ago, DHL followed, many American companies too.

I shouldn't answer this because you use your information to attack Belgium in a way to attack me.

About Car manufacturers... they shut down overproduction and turn to production where the customers are...

DHL could not expand. The airport, where they ARE based, is too close to the metropolis of Brussels.

Then there is the amount of taxes... why do you think we turned to Bulgaria, Germans to Poland, French to North Africa...

Dirk - 22 Jun 2007 // 21:25:48


>>> Are you playing the fool or what?

OMG he got it...

>>> It is the company VW that is not for sale (as of yet) not the cars.

All right, it are not the cars that are not for sale... so what is?

>>> Good to see you are finally happy after quitting that Flemish village and Plovdiv for Brussels;)

Bad luck, I'm only temperoraly in Belgium. Almost on my way back to Bulgaria.

CreepyS - 22 Jun 2007 // 19:54:01

I dont see why you stick to a couple of words - okay, HSBC is chinese. as well as microsoft is a philippinos company and mcdonalds mexican.

CreepyS - 22 Jun 2007 // 19:50:57


Thats clear to me. The point was not so much who owns what but who manages what - and as of now, we dont manage anything that resemles a big company. Well, thats okay for the time being but its a bit frustrating not to be able to create even one big company starting in BG, no matter the owners.

resipsaloquitur - 22 Jun 2007 // 19:36:15

it does not make it BRITISH.

Actually HSBC did not have any branches in UK until 1999 when it bought the midland Bank.
here is a link:

CreepyS - 22 Jun 2007 // 19:29:41

Who told me? I can read. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation is a bank established in Hong Kong by Thomas Sutherland, a Scot, to finance British trade in the Far East in 1865.

resipsaloquitur - 22 Jun 2007 // 19:21:03

Most of the companies nowdays are owned by EQUITY FIRMS.

resipsaloquitur - 22 Jun 2007 // 19:18:15

It should read"concerned"
Sorry,after reading and writing all day in German,it is difficult to concentrate on English.

resipsaloquitur - 22 Jun 2007 // 19:15:52

Who told you that HSBCis British bank?

HSBC means Hongkong Singapore Banking Corporation and the started originally in Hong Kong and expanded around the world.

In 1999 HSBS bought the Midland Bank and exchanged over night all signs just to the abbriviation
so that the English (who are very patriotic) do not know that it is a forein bank.

Not just this...the chairman,whom they appointed was also a British...John Brown.
The avarage British does not bother so and so...
the ONLY issue they are conserned of the PRIVTE LIFE OF THEIR CELEBRITIES.

Have you ridden the underground in London...they spread those stupid newspapers in front of your nose and do not come even on the idea to ask you:"Sorry,Mam,do I disturbyou?"

Kolega - 22 Jun 2007 // 18:53:55

Like Robin said - it doesn't really matter.
So long as they employ and pay taxes in BG, their nationality is as relevant to me as their sexuality, (as a figure of speech;)

CreepyS - 22 Jun 2007 // 17:47:25


OK, but I know HSBC is British, Nokia is Finnish, Microsoft American and IKEA Swedish. These companies were founded somewhere by someone and this determines their "nationality" and corporate culture. Thats why the Daimler-Chrysler merger never worked - because Daimler are as Germans as they can be and Chrysler are Americans so they couldnt really work together.

CreepyS - 22 Jun 2007 // 17:24:46

btw, the good Belgians work so hard and provide such a high quality compared to what they cost to the company that VW decided to close its plant in Brussels and move elsewhere. Renault quit long ago, DHL followed, many American companies too.

Robin - 22 Jun 2007 // 17:23:35

Guys, if you analyse who owns what on a global scale you will quickly find out that most of the world belongs to a few investment banks. Those who drool over "national assets" have no idea about global economies. It matters not who owns what, it matters that they are investing in your part of the woods. Be it services, shops, manufacturing.

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