Experts Consider Sale of Bank Austria

Businessn.a. ♦ Published: January 10, 2012; 10:46 ♦ (Vindobona)

After the sluggish capital increase of UniCredit, experts do not exclude a sale of Bank Austria, which operates the CEE business.

Experts Consider Sale of Bank Austria / Picture: © Uni Credit Group Bank Austria

Currently, UniCredit is trying to raise its capital by € 7.5bn in order to fulfill capital requirements set by the European Bank Authority. Banks have to reach a 9.0% core capital ratio by June 2012. Yesterday, the capital increase could not be closed. Due to the persisting decrease in UniCredit´s share price, analysts draw scenarios what could happen with the subsidiary Bank…