Volksbanken Profitable Again

People ♦ Published: January 7, 2011; 20:24 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian Volksbanken Group generated profits in 2010. The state’s money should be repaid this year.

Volksbanken Profitable Again / Picture: © Wikipedia / MrPanyGoff

In an interview with the daily newspaper "Kurier" the Director-General of the Volksbanken (ÖVAG) considers that profits are to be expected again, “a high figure in the tens of millions".

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