The total number of registered companies has reached 58,000 in the first half of this year, comparing with 60,800 registrations during the same period of 2009, according to the National Trade Register Office (ONRC).
Also, some 42,000 companies have been suspended from the ONRC in the first half of the year, representing a 47.4 percent decrease compared with the same period of 2009.
The ONRC informs as well that about 5,000 firms have been voluntarily dissolved, down 54.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2009. Also,
There were about 900,000 active firms at the end of June this year, according to the ONRC reports.