An increase of 27 percent in bankruptcies this week

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This week, 27 percent more companies went bankrupt compared to the same week last year. Those who are bankrupt are larger companies providing many jobs. 

According to reports from the debt collector Fair, as many  as 57 companies went bankrupt in week 29 of this year. Compared with 44 of the same week last year, as shown from the figures from the Brønnøysund Register. Viken is the hardest hit in week 29 with 13 bankruptcies. 

In addition, the turnover for the companies that went bankrupt, almost 8 times as high as last year. There is also a corresponding increase in the number of employees who are affected, writes the debt collector company, Fair.

Bankruptcies in the hotel group Maribel are the largest of the 56 and affect over 300 employees. Other large companies that went bankrupt are ABE Drift and Compete AS.

Fair believes there are a lot of dark numbers in the statistics and believes the amount of bankruptcies will rise in the future.

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