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RBI Supervisory Board to Elect Stepic’s Successor

On Friday, the supervisory board will vote on former CEO Herbert Stepic’s successor for listed Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).

June 7, 2013

RBI Awarded “Best Bank in CEE & CIS 2012“

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) was again awarded the prestigious title of "Best Bank in CEE & CIS" by EMEA Finance magazine.

June 6, 2013

32 More Austrians Mentioned in Offshore-List

According to Austrian magazine News, 32 further Austrians from all occupations and age groups are listed at the so-called Offshore-Leaks.

May 29, 2013

RBI: Stepic’s Successor to Be Announced Next Week

Former CEO of RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) Herbert Stepic has publicly declared his resignation last week. The announcement to his successor is a long time in the coming.

May 28, 2013

Austria: New CEO for RBI to Be Announced "In The Coming Days"

On Monday, the supvising boad will negotiate about the filling of the post for the CEO of listed Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).

May 27, 2013

RBI: Meeting About Stepic’s Successor on Monday

Today, Herbert Stepic announced his resignation as CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) due to personal reasons.

May 24, 2013

Austria: Stepic Offers Resignation

Herbert Stepic offers his resignation as CEO of RBI.

May 24, 2013

Austrian Top Banker to Appear in „Offshore-Leaks“

For the first time, a European top banker appears in the “Offshore-Leaks” database. CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) Herbert Stepic is coming under massive pressure.

May 23, 2013

Austria: Three Major Banks Have Made Their „Last Will“

Three Austrian banks have already made their „testament“. Erste Group, Raiffeisen and Bank Austria have presented plans for a possible restructuring. The plans are part of the future bank insolvency law.

May 22, 2013

Austria: Domestic Banks Reject Taking Over Hypo Group

The task force, appointed for Hypo Alpe Adria Group by the government, held a meeting again today. It is only two more weeks until the suggestions have to be presented to Brussels. Domestic banks reject participating in a bad bank.

May 13, 2013

CEE/CESEE: Banking Sector on Fastlane

The banking sector in CEE continues to outperform its Western European counterpart.

May 13, 2013

RBI to Take Over Bank of Cyprus Affiliate?

The Bank of Cyprus has split up with the assets of its Romanian affiliate. Apart from RBI, Banca Transilvania is a potential buyer.

April 18, 2013

Rothensteiner: „Strictly Against Discussion“

Head of RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) Walter Rothensteiner is everything else but happy about the current discussion about the bank secret and deposit guarantee.

April 17, 2013

Croatia to Sell HPB and Croatia Osiguranje

Croatia’s seventh biggest bank and biggest insurance company will soon be privatized. The selling of the stakes is supposed to generate up to € 300m for the state budget.

April 11, 2013

RBI: Consolidated Profit Down by 25 %

Consolidated profit decreases by 25 per cent to € 725 million (2011: € 968 million).Net interest income decreases by 5.3 per cent year-over-year to € 3,472 million (2011: € 3,667 million).

April 10, 2013

RBI to Acquire More Clients in Romania

RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) is attaining a portfolio of private clients by Citibank via affiliate Raiffeisen Bank S. A.

March 21, 2013

Austrian Banks to Stay in Hungary

In the coming years, foreign banks will face a difficult market environment in Hungary. Nevertheless, Austrian banks want to maintain their position.

March 14, 2013

Austria: Negative Outlook for Banks

Moody’s current analysis paints a rather bleak picture about the situation of the Austrian banking industry.

March 8, 2013

Austria: RZB About to Take Over Assets of VBAG?

The possible takeover by RZB is still kept in the dark. RBI, however, might absorb Citibank Romania.

March 8, 2013

RBI: Profits Declining Significantly

Raiffeisen Bank International posts consolidated profit of € 725 million in 2012.Significantly strengthened core tier 1 ratio of 10.7 per cent

February 20, 2013

RBI Posts Smaller Profit

RBI: Full year pre-tax profit 2012 slightly above € 1 billion (consolidated profit over € 700m).

January 31, 2013

“Operations of Austrian Banks in CESEE Region Are a Success Story“

Regarding the Austrian banking sector, governor of OeNB (Austrian Central Bank) Ewald Nowotny demonstrates cautious optimism.

January 30, 2013

Austria: Non Performing Loans on the Rise

According to RBI´s (Raiffeisen Bank International) CEO Herbert Stepic, the NPL quota has risen in Austria last year.

January 29, 2013

Raiffeisen Bank International AG / New bond issues

Raiffeisen Bank International AG / New bond issues

January 28, 2013

Stepic on Austrian Banking Sector: „There is some Need for Reforms”

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Presse”, RBI`s (Raiffeisen Bank International) CEO Herbert Stepic explains that the current situation of the Austrian banking sector is ambiguous.

January 19, 2013 · Updated: January 19, 2013; 19:31

Stepic: „CESEE Region Faces Challenging Year“

RBI´s (Raiffeisen Bank International) CEO Herbert Stepic explained that central, eastern and southeastern Europe is still Europe´s growth engine.

January 15, 2013

Fitch: Austrian Banking Industry Depends on CESEE

According to the U.S. rating agency, the situation of Austrian banks strongly depends on the development in central, east and southeast Europe.

January 14, 2013

First Signs of Economic Recovery

Liquidity is driving the markets, global monetary policy remains heavily expansive. Muted growth outlook for CEE.

January 10, 2013

Austrian Equity Market: RBI Demonstrates Optimism

Raiffeisen Bank International: “Buy recommendations for Austrian and CEE shares: RHI, CA Immo, Bogdanka, Ciech and MTS”.

January 10, 2013

Bank Taxes: RZB Records Costs of € 168m

For Austrian RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank), bank taxes in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia come at € 168m. RZB will not leave Hungary, CEO Rothensteiner says.

December 20, 2012

RBI Sells Stake in RHI

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International sells the 7.3% interest in the Austrian refractory company.

December 7, 2012

Legal Merger of Raiffeisen Bank Polska and Polbank EFG Approved

Approval is starting point for unification of market approach and operational merger process. Cost synergies to be achieved by optimization of the branch network and the staff number, among other measures.

December 5, 2012

The Banker: RBI Bank of the Year in CEE

Already fourth award for RBI as “Best Bank” in CEE this year. Network banks in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania receive local “Bank of the Year“ awards.

November 29, 2012

RBI: Net Income Up by 13%

Raiffeisen Bank International posts a profit before tax of more than € 1bn for the first three quarters.

November 28, 2012

RBI Expected to Record Higher Net Results

Tomorrow, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) publishes its results for the first nine months of 2012. The interest income is anticipated to decline slightly.

November 27, 2012

Romania: Foreign Trade Declines

"When expressed in EUR equivalent, both exports and imports of goods fell marginally in Q3 (-1.1% qoq and -0.3% qoq respectively, according to our in-house seasonally adjusted data)." Raiffeisen Research says.

November 26, 2012

Romania: Economic Upswing Expected

According with the flash estimates, real GDP declined by 0.5% qoq and by 0.6% yoy in Q3. “In our view, contraction was mainly the result of a plunge in agricultural output.” Austrian Raiffeisen Research says.

November 26, 2012

Hungary: Small Concession for Banking Industry

The banking sector in Hungary is under pressure. The government in Budapest decided to pay back debts of municipalities by the end of the year.

November 24, 2012

RBI Threatens to Leave Hungary

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International criticizes the burden for the banking sector in Hungary.

November 22, 2012

Austria´s Budget Deficit to Decrease Slightly

Today, the Austrian National Assembly has resolved the budget for 2013. This year, Austria will not fulfill the Maastricht Criteria.

November 16, 2012

Kazakh President Nazarbayev in Austria

Today, the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was received by the Austrian President Heinz Fischer. The Austrian industry hopes for orders worth € 500m.

October 22, 2012

Fekter Interested in Hungary´s Bank Taxation Plans

The Austrian Minister of Finance wants to analyse the taxation plans of the Hungarian government thoroughly. The bank taxes would be “highly interesting”, Fekter says.

October 19, 2012

RBI: We Will Not Leave Hungary

Herbert Stepic, CEO of Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) is highly dissatisfied with Hungary´s decision not to reduce bank taxes. However, RBI will stay, he says.

October 18, 2012 · Updated: October 18, 2012; 17:08

Hungarian Tax Plans: Austrian Banks Annoyed

Because of the pressing need to reduce the budget deficit, Hungary´s government decided not to lower the bank tax. Moreover, the financial transaction tax will be doubled.

October 18, 2012

RBI Cuts Slovenian Subsidiary Radically

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International plans to lay off the half of its workforce in Slovania.

October 16, 2012

Stepic: “Must Reduce Lending in CESEE”

The CEO of Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) Herbert Stepic explains that new lending in Eastern Europe must be reduced substantially.

October 11, 2012

S&P: Eastern Subsidiaries of Austrian Banks Most Become More Independent

The U.S. rating agency criticizes that Austrian banks are still weakly capitalized. The economic crisis caused a massive withdrawal of funds in Eastern Europe, S&P says.

October 11, 2012

Fekter Appeals on Banks to Prevent Credit Crunch

Banks should be more creative in financing the real economy instead of creating new financial products, she says.

October 5, 2012

Raiffeisen Brand to be Introduced in Slovakia

The Austrian bank will open its first branches in November.

October 2, 2012

RBI: Poland Shows Stability

In Poland, Raiffeisen Bank International´s NPL ratio comes at 8%. By contrast, Ukraine and Poland are much more problematic.

October 1, 2012