Tim Adams, president and CEO at IIF, comments on the results of the Austrian election and what it tells us about politics in Europe and the U.S. » Read More
BRATISLAVA, Oct 1- The Slovak government's decision to double a levy on bank deposits will hurt banks' profitability and creditworthiness and eventually dent their loan capacity, credit rating agency Moody's said on Monday in a special report.
"The stake in Erste Group controlled by Erste Foundation after the transaction will amount to an approximate 20.2 percent," a statement said, adding the foundation was not planning any further share sales.
TIRANA, Oct 1- Austria's DCM DECOmetal plans to invest in the Bulqiza chrome mine in Albania, betting on an improvement in the ferrochrome market and meeting one of the demands made by strikers who helped push the company into a loss last year.
Austria's triple-A credit rating hangs in the balance, and analysts are divided as to whether the country is more at risk from its banks’ heavy exposure to ex-Communist Eastern Europe or from heavily indebted Western Europe.
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A Hungarian delegation prepares to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund this week, hoping to secure a credit lifeline while investors continue to push up the country’s borrowing costs.
A collapse of the euro will not benefit any of the 17-member currency zone's members and struggling euro zone countries must instead focus on getting their finances in order to restore stability, Austrian finance minister Maria Fekter told CNBC.
Austrian bank supervisors have instructed the country banks to limit future lending in their east European subsidiaries, a further sign of the potential knock-on effects of the euro zone crisis for economies around the world.
The Austrian finance ministry reacted to a market swing against the country's sovereign debt Friday by saying that its triple A credit rating remains "stable."
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Hungary's decision to help its citizens pay back the foreign exchange loans they took at the height of the economic boom a few years back has sparked outrage among banks and spooked foreign investors.
Even as France and Germany were proposing new euro zone reforms, Finland was inking its own deal with Greece. Now others want in.
Russian state-owned bank Sberbank is not looking to buy the Eastern European assets of Austrian bank Raiffeisen and it is still in talks to buy the Eastern European branches of Volksbank, Sberbank CEO Herman Gref told reporters on Wednesday.
The CEE Stock Exchange Group, consisting of the Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Prague stock markets, is interested in buying more stock exchanges in the region, Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange Group, told CNBC.com in an interview.
Investors should not focus just on the politics in Eastern Europe but rather turn their eyes towards its underpriced commercial property markets, Holger Schmidtmayr, Board Director at Austrian real estate investment company Sparkassen Immobilien, told CNBC.com.