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    1. 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 Hungary...

    2. 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 two...

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    1. Vienna as a Financial Centre

      The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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    1. 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 Bumi,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 to...

    4. 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 ceasefire...

    5. 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 hit...

    6. 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 big...

    7. 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 attempt to...

    8. 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 some...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 crisis...

    11. 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 and the...

    12. 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 this...

    13. 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 trying...

    14. 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 some...

    15. 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 much as...

    16. 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 up its...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 history....

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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 have....

    20. 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 legacy....

    21. 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...

    22. 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 higher in...

    23. 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 profit...

    24. 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...

    25. 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 sell-off...

    26. 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 Oslo-listed...

    27. 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 countries,...

    28. July 15, 2013

      Raiffeisen: spooky times

      Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. What a witches’ brew 2013 is turning out to be for Austria-based Raiffeisen Bank...

    29. July 8, 2013

      Austrian banks warned of €8bn capital shortfall

      Austria’s banks will need to find as much as €8bn in new capital by 2022 if they are to comply with international banking...

    30. July 2, 2013

      Erste Group of Austria raises €660m in share placing

      Erste Group has raised €660m of capital a week after announcing plans to issue shares to repay the emergency funding it...

    31. June 28, 2013

      Carmakers and retailers help Europe climb

      Carmakers and retailers were the top performers on pan-European indices this week, as some semblance of calm returned to...

    32. June 24, 2013

      Surprise rights issue drags down Erste

      Erste Group Bank, the Austrian lender, led European equities lower after announcing an unexpected rights issue. The central...

    33. June 24, 2013

      Erste shares fall on profit warning

      Shares in Erste Group fell sharply after Austria’s biggest bank issued a profit warning and said that it would seek to raise...

    34. June 7, 2013

      Karl Sevelda appointed Raiffeisen chief as Stepic departs

      Raiffeisen Bank International has appointed veteran banker Karl Sevelda as its new chief executive, after accepting Herbert...

    35. May 28, 2013

      Raiffeisen Bank starts year ‘on good terms’

      Raiffeisen Bank International gave an upbeat assessment of its prospects for 2013, even as its net profits fell sharply in...

    36. May 24, 2013

      Stepic offers to resign as head of Raiffeisen Bank

      The chief executive of Raiffeisen Bank International has offered to resign amid mounting scrutiny of his involvement in...

    37. May 23, 2013

      Raiffeisen probes chief’s Asian property deals

      Raiffeisen, Austria’s third largest lender, is investigating whether its chief executive complied with the law and the...

    38. April 21, 2013

      Signs of restraint on executive pay in Europe

      Since the financial crisis sent companies’ profits tumbling, the pay of top executives, which has proved rather more...

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