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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. beyondbrics

    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....

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. April 15, 2013

    Investment industry: EU rules set to stimulate business in mutual funds

    Vienna is better known for cakes and strudel than complex financial instruments. A lively mutual fund industry has emerged...

  32. April 15, 2013

    Banking: Former Soviet satellite states offer hopes of market growth

    Central and eastern European states became an obvious target for Austrian banks when they began to open up to foreign...

  33. April 15, 2013

    Vienna aims to exploit eastern promise

    In the space of a few years after 2007, foreign sentiment surrounding the Austrian economy veered rapidly from giddy...

  34. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2013

    Warsaw-Vienna stock exchanges: flirting, not fighting

    The old adage about getting further with honey than with vinegar holds true for flies, and looks to be just as valid for...

  35. April 9, 2013

    Austrian bank chief returns €2m of pay

    The chief executive of Austria’s second-largest bank by assets, Raiffeisen Bank International, has returned €2m of his pay...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 1, 2013

    Raiffeisen trips up on recovery road

    embed1 Shares in Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) plunged over 5 per cent on Friday after the bank issued a profits...

  37. December 12, 2012

    Caterpillar digs to issue rouble bond

    Caterpillar is set to become one of the first foreign-listed companies to issue a rouble-denominated bond as Russia moves to...

  38. November 28, 2012

    Raiffeisen warns of rising bad loans

    Shares in Raiffeisen Bank International fell 5 per cent after Austria’s second-biggest lender by assets warned that bad...

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