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Sk15.7 billion owed to National Property Fund

AT THE end of March, the National Property Fund (FNM) was owed Sk15.7 billion (€380 million) by firms that have not yet paid for businesses purchased in privatisations.

The money is owed by a total of 371 different organisations.

The largest outstanding payment is Sk839.5 million (€20.3 million) for the purchase of shares in VAB Bánovce nad Bebravou by SPX Trading.

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