Raiffeisen Sees Uphill Task for Banks to Lift East Europe Profit

  • Western lenders struggle to earn capital costs with 10% RoE
  • Regional credit growth slows, driven by Poland, Russia

Western European banks are under increasing pressure from regulators and investors to boost profits in central and eastern Europe to justify staying there, according to a study by Raiffeisen Bank International AG, one of the biggest lenders in the region.

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