Bosnia: NPLs Increasing Dramatically

Politics ♦ Published: December 2, 2013; 10:44 ♦ (Vindobona)

Almost 15 percent of the total volume of loans in Bosnia are bad.

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According to data by the Central Bank of Bosnia, the share of non-performing loans (NPL) in Bosnia increased to 14.9 percent in the third quarter this year up from 12.7 percent year-on-year and from 14.3 percent at the end of June.

However, the banking sector is still well-capitalized at a capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of 17.0 percent at the end of September which is an increase…