CESEE Asset Quality: “Not out of the woods”

Central- & Eastern EuropeCroatia ♦ Published: December 20, 2012; 15:19 ♦ (Vindobona)

In terms of asset quality the banking sector trends in CEE remain a mixed bag, Raiffeisen Research says.

CESEE Asset Quality: “Not out of the woods” / Picture: © Vindobona.org

In selective countries, like Czech Republic or Slovakia and Russia, non-performing loan ratios remained at low levels (CZ: 5.3%, SK: 5.42%, RU: 4.75%) and in some cases (Czech Republic, Russia) even inched a tad lower in recent months. However, in a lot of other CEE countries NPL ratios (also a function of slowing loan growth momentum) continued to increase. This holds especially true…