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RBI Raiffeisen Bank International

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

Raiffeisen: CEE Network to be Closed

Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) announces that the expansion in Central and Eastern Europe will be concluded soon.

October 1, 2012

CEE Equity: RBI Cautiously Optimistic

RBI forecasts a slight increase in yields for Poland, Hungary, Russia and the Czech Republic. Austrian ATX should grow moderately in the next 12 months.

September 28, 2012

CEE Remains Europe’s Growth engine Despite Slow-Down

CEE with 2012 GDP growth of 2.4 per cent – GDP in Eurozone to shrink to minus 0.5 per cent in 2012 . In terms of reforms, CEE tops Eurozone peripherals

September 28, 2012

Stock Exchange Ranking: Kapsch Has First Place

No other company has managed the crisis better than the Austrian toll system company, Contrast Management Consulting says.

September 14, 2012

S&P Criticizes Weak Capital Base of Austrian Banks

According to the U.S. rating agency, Austrian big banks should increase their equity base in order to compensate further risks.

September 7, 2012

RBI Improves Results

Raiffeisen Bank International's consolidated profit for the first half of 2012 rises by 13.9 per cent to € 701m. The net interest income was down by 3.6%. The second quarter´s results were down.

August 29, 2012

Goldman Sachs Lowers Expectations for Austrian Banks

The U.S. investment bank anticipates decreasing earnings.

August 27, 2012

Crisis in Eurozone: Stepic Is Optimistic

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Presse”, RBI´s CEO Herbert Stepic expects that the crisis will be managed until 2015.

August 25, 2012

Banking Industry: Slower Growth Expected

Due to the weak results in Eastern Europe, the Austrian banking industry faces only decent net income figures in the second quarter of 2012.

July 30, 2012

Bank Insolvency Law: No Austrian Solo Run

Austria´s government changed its mind. There will be no national bank insolvency law. Austria will wait for a European solution instead.

July 23, 2012

RBI: Bad Development in Hungary

Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International expects that the development of non-performing loans is stable this year.

July 21, 2012

Austerity Program at RBI

Raiffeisen Bank International´s CEO Herbert Stepic is against a capital increase. The market conditions would be unfavorable.

July 20, 2012

Consolidation in CESEE Banking Industry Ahead

The Austrian Central Bank (OeNB) expects a wave of takeovers in the banking industry in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Many banking groups will withdraw from there, OeNB says.

July 13, 2012

Austrian M&A Activity Faces Depression

Due to the global insecurities, the M&A activities in Austria decreased substantially in the last year. Against the prior year, the number of deals was down by 27%.

July 11, 2012

Performance of Austrian Banks Remarkably Down

Austria seems to be significantly „overbanked“: Austrian banks only achieve a 0.1% yield on the capital employed.

July 9, 2012

Euromoney Awards RBI as Best Regional Bank in CEE

Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) receives award for the seventh time. For RBI, it is already the third award for RBI as "Best Bank" in CEE in 2012.

July 6, 2012

Euro-Crisis Continues

According to RCB, the factional dispute between Germany and France decisive for the eurozone. An easing of the situation is not expected.

June 29, 2012

Stable Corporate Lending at RBI

Raiffeisen Bank International : „No bottleneck supplying the domestic economy with liquidity.“

June 27, 2012

NPL of € 100bn in CEE?

The chairman oft he Viennese Chamber of Labor Werner Muhm asserts that Austrian banks hold non-perfoming loans in CEE ountries. Austrian banks rejected Muhm´s statement.

June 23, 2012

New Supervisory Board at RBI

Raiffeisen Bank International's Annual General Meeting approves unchanged dividend of €1.05 per share. Heinrich Schaller and Günther Reibersdorfer were elected to the Supervisory Board.

June 20, 2012

Fitch: Positive Statements for Austrian Banks

For the U.S. rating agency, the lending activities of Austrian banks in Eastern Europe is only a minor risk factor.

June 19, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-06-19)

Daily News-Flash from the Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades and Downgrades, Analyzes and Comments.

June 19, 2012

Austrian Banks Perform Well in Eastern Europe

The Austrian banks did not overreach themselves in Eastern Europe, the economist Bernhard Felderer says. By contrast, UniCredit, RBI and Erste Group are highly profitable.

June 11, 2012

Austrian Banks Cut Exposure in Spain

Erste Group, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and KA Finanz have the highest exposure among Austrian banks.

June 11, 2012

Moody´s Warns Austria of Another Downgrade

The U.S. rating agency may downgrade European AAA-countries like Austria, Germany or France soon.

June 9, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-06-08)

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June 8, 2012

Downgrade for Austrian Banks

The U.S. rating agency Moody´s downgrades Erste Group, Raiffeisen Bank International and Bank Austria.

June 6, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-05-30)

Daily News Flash from Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades and Downgrades, Comments and Analyses.

May 30, 2012 · Updated: May 30, 2012; 18:01

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-05-29)

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May 29, 2012 · Updated: May 29, 2012; 18:13

Austrian Banks Record Profits Due to Special Items

This year, Austrian banks achieved earnings of € 1.0bn. This does not relate to operating business, but with special items.

May 26, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-05-26)

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May 26, 2012

Greece and Eurobonds Divide Austria

The Greek exit and the introduction of Eurobonds are discussed heatedly. In Austria, there is no clear tendency.

May 25, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-05-24)

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May 24, 2012 · Updated: May 24, 2012; 19:45

Raiffeisen Bank International Doubled Net Income

In the first quarter of 2012, RBI´s net interest income was stable at € 875m (down 1.0% y-o-y), the operating income decreased slightly to € 1,295m (down 3.4% y-o-y). RBI´s Core Tier 1 ratio was up to 10.2%.

May 24, 2012

RBI: Rise in Earnings Predicted

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International will report its first quarter results on May 24. A 94% increase in earnings is expected.

May 18, 2012

Hungarian Bank Tax May be Abolished

The extraordinary bank tax in Hungary will be halved in 2013 and deleted in 2014, the government said. Austrian banks are relieved.

May 10, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-05-08)

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May 8, 2012 · Updated: May 8, 2012; 16:33

RBI´s Hauptmann Enters ICC

Raiffeisen Bank International´s Andrea Hauptmann appointed new chairwoman of the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force.

May 5, 2012

Raiffeisen Bank International Closes Acquisition of Polbank

The Provisional purchase price is € 460m in cash for a 70 per cent stake in the Polish private bank. RBI becomes number 6 in the Polish banking market.

April 30, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-04-24)

Daily News-.Flash from Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades and Downgrades, Winners and Losers.

April 24, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-04-23)

Daily News Flash from Vienna Stock Exchange. Upgrades and Downgrades, Winners and Losers.

April 23, 2012

RBI: Takeover of Polbank Approved

The Polish Competition Authority allowed Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) to purchase Polbank. Conversely, RBI has to list as Warsaw Stock Exchange.

April 18, 2012

Goldman Sachs: Too Small Margins at Austrian Banks in CEE

The U.S. investment bank is optimistic that the CEE region recovers in 2013. The write-offs made by Austrian banks were “correct”.

April 16, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-04-16)

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April 16, 2012 · Updated: April 16, 2012; 18:05

Austria Tries to Adapt its Image

In order to attract foreign investors, Austrian companies are attempting to amend the country’s image. Instead of tourism and culture, the industrial sector and the expertise should be underlined.

April 13, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-04-11)

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April 11, 2012

Austria and CEE: Slight Upward Trend

Real GDP in CEE to grow by 2.6 per cent in 2012, while GDP in eurozone set to shrink by 0.5 per cent. Austrian GDP to expand by 0.3 per cent.

April 10, 2012

Economic Outlook: Slight Optimism for Eurozone

The Eurozone´s GDP to grow by 1.1 per cent again in 2013. In 2012, the economy will decline by 0.5 per cent; the low point of recession has already been reached.

April 5, 2012

Raiffeisen: Downsizing in Hungary Completed

The Hungarian subsidiary of the Austrian lender Raiffeisen Bank International has no plans for further business downsizing.

April 5, 2012
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