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    1. August 26, 2015

      Sberbank: one steppe at a time

      Russia bears look away. Sberbank, the country’s biggest lender by assets and market capitalisation, actually beat...

    2. August 19, 2015

      Raiffeisen and Erste: resilient Austrians

      Think of Austrian successes abroad and Arnold Schwarzenegger heaves into mind, flexing and grinning. Few would probably...

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    1. August 19, 2015

      Raiffeisen shares bolstered 8% by success of capital ratios drive

      Shares in Raiffeisen Bank International rose 7 per cent on Wednesday after the Austrian lender that has operations...

    2. July 6, 2015

      EBRD in talks to buy minority stake in Ukraine bank

      Ukraine’s crisis-stricken banking system is set to receive a boost from the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen and Erste: battling

      For years they were Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee. Raiffeisen and Erste, two Austrian banks with big operations in...

    4. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen insists no pressure to raise capital

      Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International insisted it was under “no pressure whatsoever” to accelerate efforts to boost...

    5. March 25, 2015

      Austria’s Raiffeisen warns of second full-year loss

      Raiffeisen has warned it is facing its second ever full-year loss as the Austrian bank prepares to take the majority of...

    6. March 23, 2015

      Raiffeisen insists it will not be Austria’s next crisis bank

      Austria has had a tough financial crisis. First, there was Hypo Alpe Adria, a regional bank nationalised in 2009 amid a...

    7. February 4, 2015

      Asia Resource rebuffs Tan’s board bid

      Shareholders in Asia Resource Minerals have rejected an attempt by the coal miner’s former chairman to wrest back...

    8. January 28, 2015

      Raiffeisen hit by rouble and Swiss franc

      Raiffeisen Bank International is to slash its assets by 20 per cent, as Austria’s third-biggest lender struggles with...

    9. December 23, 2014

      Tan seeks to regain control of Asia Resource Minerals

      The former chairman of Asia Resource Minerals is trying to wrest back control of the UK-listed coal miner by seeking to...

    10. November 20, 2014

      Ukraine takes its toll on Raiffeisen Bank

      Raiffeisen Bank International posted a €119m net loss in the third quarter, as tensions in Ukraine and problems in...

    11. November 17, 2014

      Bumi proves breaking up is hard to do

      When Indonesia’s Bakrie family separated from London-listed coal miner Asia Resource Minerals in March after more than...

    12. November 12, 2014

      Asia Resource’s key shareholder suffers stake cut

      Asia Resource Minerals, the Indonesian coalminer that became a battleground for its founder investors when known as...

    13. October 5, 2014

      Foreign banks in Russia turn to rouble bonds

      The two biggest foreign banks in Russia have been heavily tapping the rouble bond market to replace funding from their...

    14. September 23, 2014

      Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank hit by Ukraine conflict

      Shares in Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International fell 10 per cent after the western lender with the greatest exposure...

    15. September 3, 2014

      Russian stocks leap on ceasefire hopes

      Russian stocks and the rouble jumped on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a seven-point...

    16. August 21, 2014

      Rabobank and Raiffeisen warn on impact of Russian sanctions

      Banks in western Europe are viewing the stand-off over Ukraine with growing concern as Russian sanctions threaten to...

    17. August 3, 2014

      Austrian banks adapt central and eastern Europe model

      In the years before the financial crisis, the markets of central and eastern Europe were money-spinners for Austria’s...

    18. June 11, 2014

      Austria shifts Hypo winding-down burden to investors

      The Austrian government plans to bail in €890m of publicly guaranteed subordinated debt in Hypo Alpe Adria, in an...

    19. May 28, 2014

      Vienna fights to remain key banking and finance centre

      For more than a decade from the early 1990s, Austrians looked with pride at their banks, as most of the largest and...

    20. May 28, 2014

      Capital and risk steps fail to quell uncertainty in Austrian banking

      Over the past year, Austria’s banking sector has taken key steps towards putting the financial crisis behind it, but a...

    21. May 22, 2014

      Raiffeisen reiterates commitment to Russia

      Raiffeisen Bank International reiterated that its commitment to its key Russian business would not be affected by the...

    22. March 27, 2014

      Raiffeisen: Vienna initiative

      The Vienna Initiative doesn’t get much press these days, sadly. Five years ago, that agreement between policy makers...

    23. March 27, 2014

      Raiffeisen Bank warns of impact from Ukraine crisis

      Raiffeisen Bank International warned that the political tensions between Russia and Ukraine could affect its business...

    24. March 2, 2014

      Raiffeisen hopeful on Ukraine bank sale despite economic crisis

      It is hardly the best time to be selling a Ukrainian bank. But that is exactly what Raiffeisen Bank International is...

    25. January 22, 2014

      Raiffeisen: the early bird

      The early bird catches the worm, or in this case the cash. Europe’s asset quality review this year is likely to expose...

    26. January 22, 2014

      Raiffeisen in €2.9bn equity issue plan

      Raiffeisen Bank International became the latest European lender to bolster its balance sheet with a plan to raise as...

    27. January 8, 2014

      Raiffeisen considering €2bn capital raising

      Raiffeisen Bank International is considering a €2bn capital raising in the first half of this year, in a bid to shore...

    28. December 18, 2013

      Austria raids Raiffeisen chief’s office in breach of trust probe

      Viennese prosecutors raided the office of Raiffeisen Bank International’s chief executive on Monday, as part of an...

    29. December 16, 2013

      Vienna, the city where east meets west

      The takeover by OMV of Romania’s Petrom in 2004 was, at the time, the biggest deal in the Austrian energy group’s...

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      November 20, 2013

      From bad to worse for Hungarian bankers

      If Hungarian bankers – already facing another year of heavy losses – thought things could not get worse, they just...

    31. October 30, 2013

      Raiffeisen Bank International chief is ready for the capital challenge

      When he took over as chief executive of Raiffeisen Bank International in June, Karl Sevelda inherited a difficult...

    32. October 1, 2013

      Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank resists push to raise fresh capital

      The new chief executive of Raiffeisen Bank International is resisting pressure to raise fresh capital, as Austria’s...

    33. September 24, 2013

      Raiffeisen reveals cost-cutting plan

      Raiffeisen Bank International has unveiled a cost-cutting plan designed to ensure that its expenses in 2016 are no...

    34. September 24, 2013

      SocGen looks east to seal transformation

      Société Générale has had a rocky time in eastern Europe. Operations in recession-hit Romania have struggled to turn a...

    35. September 2, 2013

      Summer calm opens window for banks

      David Cameron has not been the only bigwig picking up a tan on the beach. For the first time since the 2008 financial...

    36. August 27, 2013

      Financials feel the force of EM sell-off

      Financial stocks in Europe most exposed to emerging market assets found themselves nursing heavy losses as the EM...

    37. August 14, 2013

      Subsea 7 rebounds after record orders

      Subsea 7 led pan-European indices higher after revealing record orders and forecasting strong profits ahead. The...

    38. August 4, 2013

      Raiffeisen scales back growth plans

      Raiffeisen Bank International is planning to scale back its growth plans in some central and eastern European...

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