MNB bans NVT from unlicenced activities, launches probe

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The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has prohibited Budapest-based NVT Cooperation from publicly selling shares it earlier distributed privately and from conducting any unlicensed activities, the central bank announced today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

The MNB also announced the launch of an investigation to determine whether the activity concerned constitutes financial service activity or supplementary activity, as per the act on credit institutions and financial enterprises. 

The MNB last year rejected the companyʼs application to publish the prospectus and notice necessary for publicly selling and listing the securities concerned on the stock exchange. Nevertheless, there is evidence that the company is currently selling its shares publicly at 17% yield per annum with a repurchase guarantee.

However, it appears the sales offer for the companyʼs shares may not comply with the provisions of the capital market act relating to the public offering of securities and NVT Cooperation is not be listed in the records of the MNB, MTI said.

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