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    100,000 firms dropped by the Carrefour Bank in two years


    In just two years, 100,000 companies were dropped by the Company Carrefour Bank (CCB) as they didn’t hand their annual results to the BCB, according to the three consecutive exercises required by law. This was reported by Le Soir on Wednesday. Dropping due to not handing over annual results is a new measure, introduced on the 1st of July 2013.

    Most of the companies were dropped in 2013 (97,786). Two thirds were SPRLs, while anonymous firms represented 28%. Only 455 firms got in touch with the BNB and provided the missing results, meaning they could join the register again. This proves the others were abandoned, and not distracted or negligent.

    Last year, 4,767 companies were dropped (75 reinstalled). This small number is explained by the “big clear-out” in 2013, when the measure was out in place. 

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)