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Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

March 15, 2017

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

March 15, 2017

UNIQA Insurance Group AG / Raiffeisen Banking Group bundles UNIQA shares in RZB

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB), core shareholder of UNIQA Insurance Group AG (UNIQA), has announced its intention to acquire UNIQA shares amounting to 2.24per cent of UNIQA's share capital from Raiffeisen-Holding Niederösterreich-Wien, Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark and Raiffeisenlandesbank Kärnten. The acquisition is set to bundle the Raiffeisen Banking Group's shares in UNIQA in RZB.

October 31, 2016

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Half Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

August 26, 2016

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

April 5, 2016

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Change of law on securities other than shares

Raiffeisen Bank International AG, London Branch (formerly Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, London Branch) has been appointed as process agent in connection with various documents relating to the Programme, in particular the Terms and Conditions of the Notes, the Programme Agreements (each as amended and/or restated from time to time), the Agency Agreements (each as amended and/or restated from time to time), the Trust Deeds (each as amended and/or restated from time to time including by a Supplemental Trust Deed dated 8 October 2010) as well as the Deed of Guarantee dated 8 October 2010.

November 17, 2015

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Half Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

August 28, 2015

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG is declaring the following financial reports below

April 9, 2015

Raiffeisen Research Comments on ECB’s Asset Quality Review of Austrian Banks

With regard to the ECB’s asset quality review of Austrian banks, according to Bloomberg ECB Governor Nowotny has stated that Austrian institutes will largely pass the tests. When asked about Volksbank and that it might fail the tests, Nowotny stated that it is no secret that there will be one institution that might have gaps that need filling but there are precautions taken.

October 23, 2014

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Half Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

August 29, 2014

Agenda Austria 2020: Economy = State

The think tank Agenda Austria 2020 is currently tackling the question what the “economy expects from the state”.

May 5, 2014

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

April 30, 2014

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Posts Better Results

The Viennese lender RZB, top institute of the Austrian Raiffeisen sector, posts a significant increase in net income. Nevertheless, the core tier 1 capital quota was down slightly.

April 11, 2014

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG - Yearly Report

Annual Report of the Group of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (in German) and an extract in English

April 11, 2014

Austrian RBI Under Pressure

The Austrian National Bank (OeNB) and the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) want Raiffeisen Bank International, the second-biggest lender in CESEE, not to repay the participation capital.

April 2, 2014

S&P: Hypo Group Bankruptcy Would Trigger Downgrade in Austrian Banking Sector

In case of a bankruptcy of the nationalized bank Hypo Group Alpe Adria, the three largest Austrian banks Erste Group, Bank Austria and Raiffeisen Zentralbank might be downgraded by one or two notches.

March 8, 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

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

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

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

Raiffeisen Bank International to Raise Capital

Austrian RBI will increase capital be € 2.25bn in summer 2014. This step was already long-awaited. The shareholder structure will change substantially.

January 8, 2014

RBI: No Withdrawal from Hungary

Due to massive losses, the second-largest lender in CESEE was said to leave the difficult Hungarian market. RBI denies such reports.

January 8, 2014

Rothensteiner: Austrian Sovereign Debt Rating Includes Bank Bail-Out

Unlike the rating agency Moody´s, head of RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) Walter Rothensteiner thinks that the Austrian sovereign debt rating is not endangered by the nationalized banking sector.

December 20, 2013

Austria: Rules for Bank Tax to Be Changed

The governing parties call for changes in the bank tax which would increase the burden of some Austrian banks.

December 20, 2013

Austria: VBAG May Require Further State Aid

Partially nationalized VBAG is expected to post losses of more than € 200m.

December 20, 2013

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Change of law on securities other than shares

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Change of law on securities other than shares

December 18, 2013

Austria: Major Banks Exhibit Significant Shortages in Core Capital Quota

Both Erste Group’s and RBI’s core capital quota is below the European average.

December 17, 2013

RZB Faces Severe Restructuring Measures

The Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) is facing severe restructuring and downsizing measures as it has to cut the number of employees.

December 4, 2013

Austrian Banking Sector: Austerity Ahead

In order to comply with the regulatory capital framework, Austrian banks cut costs radically

November 18, 2013

Number of Banks Shrinks Substantially

Since 2008, about 10% of the banks had to be closed in the Eurozone. In the last five years, 16,200 bank shops were shut down. In Austria, the situation is almost the same.

November 5, 2013

Stress Tests: Austrian Banks Demonstrate Optimism

Austrian banks are expected to pass the stress tests. However, the next years are expected to become challenging for the Austrian banking sector.

October 23, 2013

RBI May Pay Back State Aid Sooner

For Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International, the state aid becomes more and more expensive. The repayment will take place before 2017, insiders report.

October 14, 2013

CESEE: Recovery Slow, but Stable

Corporate sentiment improving in major CEE countries as well, as the economic recovery begins to take root. Low point in interest rates has essentially been reached, rises in yields to follow trends in the developed markets, RZB says.

October 4, 2013

RZB: Leasing Segment Proves Difficult

Last year, the leasing subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) has recorded massive losses. In the next years, the leasing business will not return to profitability.

September 28, 2013

Austrian Bank Tax Paid By Bank´s Customers

The Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS) reports that it is “likely” that banks shift the burden to their customers.

September 26, 2013

Raiffeisen Sector: Austerity Cuts Ahead

RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank), the majority shareholder of Vienna-listed RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) plans to reduce its costs substantially.

September 26, 2013

€ 800m for Uniqa´s Re-IPO

The second-biggest Austrian insurance group plans has ambitious growth plans. The capital increase will bring a substantial change in Uniqa´s shareholder structure.

September 9, 2013

Austria: Raiffeisen Group Takes Over VBAG Loans

Loans worth more then € 748m will be taken over by Raiffeisen Group

August 28, 2013

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Half Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Half Yearly Report

August 28, 2013

„CESEE Will Come Back“

Andreas Brandstetter, CEO of the Austrian insurance group Uniqa, thinks that Central and Eastern Europe will recover.

August 6, 2013

Arab Partner for RBI?

Karl Sevelda, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International, indicated that an Arab investor may become a shareholder.

August 5, 2013

Moody´s Lowers Outlook of RBI

The outlook for Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International, the second-biggest lender in the CESEE region, was downgraded to “negative”.

July 20, 2013

Austrian Banking Package: Major Burden for Taxpayers

In total, the banking package has caused costs of more than € 6.4bn. Austrian taxpayers must expect further costs.

July 19, 2013