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RBI: Acquisition of Polbank Stake Advancing

The Austrian bank has received anti-trust approval of the deal. Closing and operational merger are expected in Q4/2011 or Q1/2012.

June 30, 2011

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June 28, 2011

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June 22, 2011

Raiffeisen Expanding Its M&A Business in Russia

The Austrian bank group is planning a joint venture between RBI and RIAG in order to put the investment banking in Moscow on a new footing.

June 16, 2011

RBI Could Raise More Than € 3bn

The Austrian bank prepares for issuing up to 97.75 million new shares. The company has not yet set a timetable for redemption of capital injected by the state.

June 8, 2011

Raiffeisen Not Interested in Hypo

The Austrian bank group is currently expanding in Poland but it is not going to bid for Hypo Alpe Adria as an acquisition “would not make sense”.

June 6, 2011

UniCredit and Raiffeisen Seek to Broker Bulgaria's EVN Stake Sale

Bulgaria is going to sell its minority stake in an electricity distributor operated by the Austrian energy company.

June 3, 2011

Sberbank Targeting RBI

The Russian bank intends to expand its business to Kazakhstan and the Baltic countries. Both companies denied speculations about a potential capital injection.

May 30, 2011

Austrian Companies Hit by Belarusian Crisis

RBI and Telekom Austria are evaluating the effects on their local subsidiaries. Exports to the country could drop by 30%.

May 27, 2011

RBI’s Results Above Expectations

The Austrian bank’s consolidated profit fell by 19.1% to € 270m, while analysts expected a decline to only € 253m. Net provisioning for impairment losses went down by 35.9%.

May 26, 2011

Fitch Upgrades Individual Ratings of Austrian Banks

The “A” rating of the big Austrian banks has been confirmed. The individual rating of Erste, RBI and Bank Austria was upgraded.

May 25, 2011

Expansion Plans at Erste Group and Raiffeisen

RBI is drawn increasingly to the Czech Republic, while the Erste Group focuses on the Polish banking market.

May 13, 2011

RBI Joint Bookrunner for € 1.75bn Bond

The bond, which is issued by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is the second largest EUR-denominated senior unsecured issue by an Italian bank in 2011

May 10, 2011

Raiffeisen International Bank Intends to Get Further Involved in Poland

After the purchase of the Polbank in February, the Austrian RBI seems to be interested now in the Polish DZ Bank. Its chances are however considered to be low.

May 10, 2011

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May 4, 2011

Capital Requirement of Austria's Banks: € 19bn

According to the Austrian National Bank, domestic banks needed at least € 19bn in equity capital by 2010 to meet capital requirements.

April 21, 2011

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April 14, 2011

ÖVAG Participates in the Stress Test

Unlike last year, the Austrian Volksbanken group (ÖVAG) is to participate in the EU-wide stress testing of banks. 5% equity is assumed as lower limit.

April 9, 2011

Raiffeisen Bank International Posts Consolidated Profit of € 1.1bn in 2010

Consolidated profit rises 141.5 per cent year-on-year to € 1,087 m (pro forma 2009: € 450 m)

April 9, 2011

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April 6, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2011-04-04)

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April 5, 2011

Upward Trend for Erste Group and Raiffeisen

The two Austrian players rise slightly in the ranking of the world's biggest banks. Erste Group is among the top 100.

March 12, 2011

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March 4, 2011

Stepic: Austria is Destroying its Business Location

The CEO of Raiffeisen International Bank (RBI), Herbert Stepic, considers the domestic business location to be in grave danger.

February 12, 2011

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February 9, 2011

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February 8, 2011

RBI Faces an Increase in Equity

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International will strengthen its equity, announces Attorney General Konrad.

February 8, 2011

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February 5, 2011

Raiffeisen Bank International Acquires 70% of Polbank

The Austrian RBI purchases Polbank for € 490m in cash. Polbank is seen as ideal complement to existing Raiffeisen Bank Polska .

February 4, 2011

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January 28, 2011

Austrian Companies on Roadshow to Tokyo

Erste Group, RBI, VIG and Immofinanz are participating at the roadshow in Japan.

January 28, 2011

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January 21, 2011

CEE: Raiffeisen Remains Optimistic

The analysts of the Austrian Raiffeisen International Bank give Austria and the CEE good growth prospects. However, there still remain known risks.

January 12, 2011

Polbank: Imminent Decision

The decision for the sales process of Polbank will be announced in the next few days, according to the parent company EFG Eurobank.

January 10, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2011-01-07)

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January 7, 2011

Analysts: Outstanding Forecasts For ATX

According to analysts, the Austrian Stock Index ATX will continue its strong upward trend in 2011. Double-digit growth rates are expected.

January 7, 2011

Bank Tax in Poland?

The Polish government is considering levying taxes on banks already in 2011. From the Austrian perspective, Raiffeisen Bank International would be affected.

January 5, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2011-01-03)

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January 3, 2011

Higher Bank Tax for Bank Austria

The UniCredit-subsidiary Bank Austria will have to pay a bigger amount of the bank tax in 2011. The contribution in the following year decreases.

December 27, 2010

Raiffeisen Negotiates over Polbank

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) negotiates actively for the Polish Polbank.

December 23, 2010

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December 23, 2010

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December 22, 2010

Urgent Need for Capital at Austrian Banks

Walter Rothensteiner, Chairman of RZB as well as the Credit Division of the Economic Chamber, considers that domestic banks are under massive capital pressure.

December 21, 2010

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December 14, 2010

Extensive Refinancing Needs by Austrian Banks

Due to the maturity of large loan volumes, Austria's banks will need at least € 20bn next year.

December 14, 2010

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December 10, 2010

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2010-12-07)

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December 7, 2010

Raiffeisen Bank International's direct bank Zuno launches in Slovakia

Zuno, which target Internet-focused customers, launches operations in Slovakia. Additional CEE countries will follow in 2011.

December 6, 2010

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2010-12-06)

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December 6, 2010

Wikileaks: Criticism of Austrian Politicians by the U.S.

The critical view on Austria's leading politicians on part of the U.S. is written down in the recent revelations of the Wikileaks platform.

December 5, 2010
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