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by Arthur Yernjakyan
At least, one third of big companies in Armenia do not pass obligatory external audit, as their owners are oligarchs and high-rank functionaries.
According to the data of Finance Ministry, 941 companies are considered to be big. Their annual circulation exceeds 1 billion drams. They are obliged to pass external audit and publish their financial reports.
Earlier, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said in the government that the companies which did not pass the audit, will have no opportunity to take part in the government procurement. About 300 companies have found themselves in the black list. Incidentally, many of them belong to oligarchs and high-rank functionaries.
Among them one can see the companies which belong to Mikhail Bagdasarov, Gagik Tsarukyan, Tigran Arzakahtsyan, Ashot Bagdasaryan, Hakop Hakopyan, ex-president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, prosecutor general of Armenia Agvan Hovsepyan and Gagik Khachatryan.