Big Exposure in Spain and Portugal

Professional ServicesBanks ♦ Published: April 19, 2012; 12:44 ♦ (Vindobona)

In total, Austrian banks have an exposure of € 4.3bn in the financially stricken EU-countries Spain and Portugal.

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Among Austrian banks, KA Finanz has the largest exposure in Spain and Portugal. The nationalized bank has risky assets of about € 1.7bn, which almost consist of credit default swaps. Detailed figures are not available, as the bank declines to publish details. In total, KA Finanz has CDS of € 9.2bn. KA Finanz is the “bad bank” of Kommunalkredit, which had to be nationalized in…