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RBI Raiffeisen Bank International

Czech Republic: Banks’ Net Profits Decline

The majority of large banks operating in the Czech Republic have to face profit losses for the business year 2013.

April 1, 2014

Austria: Economic Recovery Remains Modest

Political clouds over economic recovery.

April 1, 2014

RBI to Keep Hungarian and Ukrainian Affiliates?

Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) considers keeping its affiliates in Hungary and Ukraine.

March 27, 2014

RBI: Profit Shrinks by Almost A Quarter

RBI with consolidated profit of € 557 million Austria’s most profitable bank for the fourth time.

March 27, 2014

Raiffeisen Group: Uncertain Future

On Thursday Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) will present the annual figures of 2013.

March 26, 2014

Sanctions Against Russia: Massive Threat for Austrian Banks

Brussels plans to impose economic sanctions on Russia. The Austrian financial sector would suffer enormously an escalating conflict with Moscow.

March 19, 2014

Hungary: Jurisdiction Affects FX Loans and Banks

Hungary’s constitutional court will exert influence on FX loans.

March 18, 2014

Austria: Delay in RBI Paying Back State Capital

Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) will take longer than planned to pay back state capital.

March 15, 2014

RBI Rejects Rumors of Delayed Pay-Back of State Aids

RBI is expected to pay back € 1.75bn in public state aids.

March 12, 2014

Austria: State Aids for Banks Almost Exhausted

The financial framework for the banking aid for Hypo Group Alpe Adria is almost exhausted. So far the federal state of Austria has spent up to € 6.2bn.

March 8, 2014

Austrian Banking Sector Fears New Crisis in Russia

For both Bank Austria and Raiffeisen Bank International, the crisis in Ukraine is an enormous threat. What is more, Russia might develop into a serious danger for foreign banks.

March 8, 2014

Banks Striving to Leave Ukraine

While Austrian insurance companies intend to stay on the Ukrainian market banks are facing write-offs running in the billions.

March 5, 2014

Czech Republic: Raiffeisen Withdraws from Pension Insurance Business

Pension insurance company Raiffeisen penzijni spolecnost will terminate business activities on the Czech market for private pension schemes, as announced by the company in a press release.

March 4, 2014

Raiffeisen Bank International Postpones Sale of Ukrainian Affiliate

Due to the extremely tense situation in Ukraine, the second-largest lender in CESEE (Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe) has stopped the sale of Aval Bank.

March 3, 2014

Treichl: „Not Afraid of Hypo Group Bankruptcy“

Andreas Treichl, CEO of Vienna-listed Erste Group does not think that a potential bankruptcy of the nationalized lender Hypo Group Alpe Adria would affect Erste Group´s rating.

March 1, 2014

„EU Did Not Care About Ukraine“

Herbert Stepic, former CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International, criticizes the EU fiercely.

March 1, 2014

Moody´s Confirms Austria´s Rating Despite Hypo Group Disaster

The rating agency has reiterated Austria´s top sovereign debt rating. Moreover, the outlook was upgraded from “negative” to “stable”.

March 1, 2014

Austrian Banks with Significant Exposure in Ukraine

Ukrainian crisis hits Western Banks in different state compared to 2008/09, according to RBI.

February 27, 2014

Ukraine: Austrian Banks Reopened Branches

After the political disaster in the Ukraine all bank shops in the country’s capital Kyiv have opened again on Monday.

February 25, 2014

RBI Closes All Affiliates in Kyiv

Because of the most recent violent outbreaks in Kyiv the Ukrainian affiliate of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has closed its affiliates in the country’s capital

February 21, 2014

RBI Raises Another € 500m

After the capital increase, the Vienna-listed lender has raised capital in the amount of € 500m. The emission was significantly oversubscribed.

February 13, 2014

Austria: RBI to Pay Back State Capital in March

€ 1.75bn in state aid will be transferred around March 15 if the Financial Market Authority agrees to the repayment.

February 13, 2014

Ukraine: Tough Market for Foreign Banks

The coming two years will be challenging for foreign banks operating in Ukraine.

February 11, 2014

RBI: Capital Increase Successfully Completed

RBI capital increase confirms excellent environment for raising capital on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

February 11, 2014

Ukraine: RBI Examines Offers

Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has received a total of twelve offers for its Ukranian affiliate.

February 10, 2014

Hypo Group Alpe Adria: The War of Nerves Has Begun

The Austrian government puts enormous pressure on the Austrian banking sector and does not exclude Hypo Group´s orderly bankruptcy anymore. The Austrian banking sector insistently warns of this option.

February 9, 2014 · Updated: February 9, 2014; 23:41

Hypo Group Alpe Adria: Sevelda Rejects „Joint Bad Bank“

Karl Sevelda, CEO of Vienna-listed RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International), does not want to become shareholder of the common bad bank for the nationalized lender Hypo Group Alpe Adria.

February 9, 2014

Raiffeisen Bank International: Moody´s Downgrades Ukrainian Subsidiary

Due to the political instability, the U.S. rating agency lowers the rating of Aval Bank, the Ukrainian affiliate of Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International).

February 5, 2014

“Hypo Group Bankruptcy Would Affect RBI Adversely“

According to the Vienna-based Raiffeisen Bank International, both a joint bad bank and Hypo Group´s insolvency have negative consequences on RBI´s share.

February 5, 2014

Poland: Sixteen Banks to be Examined by EBA

In total, sixteen Polish banks will participate in the stress tests carried out by the European Banking Authority.

February 4, 2014

„Hungary and Austria Must not Become Enemies“

Ewald Nowotny, governor of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) wants a solution between the Hungarian government and the Austrian banking sector.

February 4, 2014

KBC Does Not Leave Hungary

The Belgian lender rejected rumors saying that the Hungarian unit may be sold. Not only KBC faces enormous difficulties in Hungary.

February 1, 2014

Capital Increase at RBI Hungary

RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) will make a capital injection of € 55m in its Hungarian affiliate

January 28, 2014

Austria: RZB’s Share in RBI Drops Dramatically

The share of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) in its affiliate Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) drops dramatically after the capital increase.

January 28, 2014

Austrian Raiffeisen Sector to Create Risk Fund

In order to establish a cross-guarantee system, the Austrian Raiffeisen sector has to create a risk fund in the amount of € 400m.

January 27, 2014

RBI Not to Be Sold to Hungarian State

Hungarian Minister Varga announced that the Hungarian state had no interest in taking over RBI’s local affiliate. Instead, RBI announced that staying in Hungary was “the right decision”.

January 23, 2014

€ 2.78bn for Raiffeisen Bank International

The second-largest lender in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe has started the capital increase. The free float grows substantially.

January 22, 2014

Capital Increase: Raiffeisen Bank International Has High Hopes

The second-largest lender in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) wants to raise funds of € 2.9bn. This is substantially more than initially scheduled.

January 21, 2014

Erste to Maintain Business in Hungary

According to CEO of Erste Group’s Hungarian affiliate, the bank will remain in the country to expand business activity.

January 21, 2014

Austrian Banks to Resist Further Burdens?

Podium discussion at Viennese law firm Binder Grösswang.

January 20, 2014

„Hungarian Economy Must be Rearranged“

István Töröcskei thinks that the Hungarian banking sector is highly interesting. In general, the financial sector must help to develop the Hungarian economy, Töröcskei argues.

January 18, 2014

Expansion Course of Austrian Banks Slowed Down

After the financial crisis cooled down the expansion course of Austrian banks in CESEE countries was dampened down.

January 16, 2014

Raiffeisen Bank International Moves Up a Gear

The second-largest lender in CESEE is in a hurry. According to the news provider Bloomberg, the capital increase may take place in the next few weeks.

January 14, 2014

Austria: Expert Paper for Hypo Group’s Bad Bank

An expert paper about possible downsizing options for state-controlled problem bank Hypo Group Alpe Adria is expected to be handed in to the government until the middle of the week.

January 13, 2014

Fitch: Positive Comment on Raiffeisen Bank International

According to the U.S. rating agency, the planned capital increase is evaluated positively. In certain CESEE market, RBI´s operations will remain challenging, Fitch said.

January 11, 2014

RBI: Capital Increase Because of Unsuccessful Partner Search

For Raiffeisen Bank International, the capital increase is nothing else but an emergency solution. The main loser is RBI´s core shareholder, the Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank.

January 10, 2014

Austria: Significant Increase in Bank Levy

In 2014, the bank levy is expected to increase substantially. Austrian banks regard the levy as massive competitive disadvantage.

January 10, 2014

RBI: Change in Shareholdings Expected

The announcement to increase capital by Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) did not come as a surprise. However, experts and investors did not expect such a high volume (up to € 2.5bn) and fear a dilution in shareholdings.

January 10, 2014

Eurozone: Further Capital Injections at Banks Expected

The Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) is holding a summit today. The low inflation rate in the Eurozone is still a dilemma for the monetary authorities.

January 9, 2014

RBI Expects Growth to Accelerate in 2014

2014 marked by growth recovery, according to RBI Research.

January 9, 2014