Why's this Austrian bank back in the black? Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, says it's because Central and Eastern Europe is growing better than most of the rest of the continent.» Read More
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.