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Christian Gosch

Erste CIO uses outside knowledge to lead bank's innovation

November 1, 2012

Erste Bank Group’s CIO and head of group organisation and IT, Christian Gosch, explains how the bank has modernised and standardised its core banking networks to optimise its operating model across central and eastern Europe

Five a day keeps Barclays healthy

Five a day keeps Barclays bond team healthy

October 1, 2012

Windows for bond issuance were fleeting during the second quarter of 2012, but the Barclays public sector team opted to jump in with five tranches of debt on one day.

Austrian banks bear the brunt of governments strict measures

Austrian banks bear the brunt of government's strict measures

September 3, 2012

Austria's government, driven an agenda to ensure that tax-payers do not pay for the financial crisis, which has seen it implement strict measures to fast-track compliance with Basel III rules, appears to show no sign of relenting in its dealings with the country's embattled banks.

Europe’s sovereign-linked issuers adapt to the new normal

March 1, 2012

The eurozone sovereign debt crisis has not just affected national treasuries, but also European supranationals and government-related entities. Philip Alexander hears from a range of larger and smaller borrowers across the eurozone and beyond.

UniCredit, Erste and Raifeisen bank

CEE banking giants take different investment banking routes

August 1, 2011

UniCredit, Erste and Raiffeisen between them own significant market share across central and eastern Europe, but their approaches to turning local presence into international investment banking have varied.

Eastern Europe gives Asia a run for its money

February 16, 2011

Erste Group CEO Andreas Treichl is comfortable that his Austrian bank represents a call option on prospects in central and eastern Europe.


What really happened at Hypo Group Alpe Adria

February 1, 2010

The nationalisation of Austria's Hypo Alpe Adria had more to do with regulation and ownership models than exposure to emerging Europe. Writer Philip Alexander


Austria & Italy: Diversification begins to deliver

November 27, 2009

In early 2009, shares in Austrian and Italian banks were pummelled by investors fearing that their exposure to central and eastern Europe would threaten balance sheets. Now they are fighting back, and staying safely in profit. Writer Philip Alexander

Minnow rides a wave

July 1, 2008

Vienna Stock Exchange’s strategy is raising its profile internationally as it develops indices and a data distribution network, Geraldine Lambe reports.

Austria keeps focus on CEE

June 2, 2008

Austrian banks and companies have been looking to central and eastern Europe for growth – a successful strategy that will continue, reports Geraldine Lambe.

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