On 28 September 2016, Raiffeisen RESEARCH, an orgaizational unit of Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI), published its two capital market strategies „Central & Eastern European* Strategy“ and „Global Markets“ for the fourth quarter of 2016.
“We have been successfully working on the realization of our transformation program also in the first half of 2016. This can be seen in our equity ratios, which we have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. The improvement of our capital base remains the top priority,” explained Karl Sevelda, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI).
“The so-called ‘New Normal’ with stricter capital requirements, a high degree of regulatory involvement and the ongoing ultra-low interest rate environment amidst a still shaky economy in Russia and Ukraine were clearly a burden on profitability in CEE banking.