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Emerging Market Banks Around Europe Lure Investors Jun 00 Product Image

Emerging Market Banks Around Europe Lure Investors Jun 00

  • ID: 1751271
  • June 2000
  • Region: Europe
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Allied Irish Banks PLC
  • Ceska Sporitelna A.S.
  • Egypt (Arab republic of)
  • Israel (State of)
  • Malta (Republic of)
  • Slovak Republic
  • MORE

Abstract
In recent years, Western financial institutions have invested billions of dollars in emerging market banks in countries close to mature Europe. Standard & Poor's has observed that this movement has accelerated recently, as the memory of the global debt crisis of 1997-1998 fades and the world economic outlook for the year 2000 and beyond improves. The investing banks are mainly from continental Europe, although American banks have jumped into the water as well. The banking sectors of certain smaller emerging markets, such as Bulgaria and Romania, have attracted investments from banks in neighboring Greece and Turkey, themselves potential targets of investment. The inflow of investment usually strengthens the recipient banking sectors, often improving the credit quality of acquired banks via...

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- Austria (Republic of)
- Denmark (Kingdom of)
- Sweden (Kingdom of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- HSBC Bank USA N.A.
- Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ)
- France (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- United Kingdom (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Spain (Kingdom of)
- Germany (Federal Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Belgium (Kingdom of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Commerzbank AG
- Nomura Securities Co. Ltd.
- Ireland (Republic of)
- Portugal (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- National Bank of Kuwait S.A.K.
- UniCredit SpA
- Greece (Hellenic Republic)
- Israel (State of)
- Allied Irish Banks PLC
- Turkey (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Banco Santander S.A.
- Bayerische Landesbank U.S. Finance Inc.
- Synchrony Bank
- SEB S.A.
- Mexico
- Hungary
- Slovak Republic
- South Africa (Republic of)
- Poland (Republic of)
- Romania
- National Bank of Greece S.A.
- Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Bank BPH S.A.
- Komercni Banka A.S.
- Russian Federation
- Kazakhstan (Republic of)
- Ceska Sporitelna A.S.
- Egypt (Arab republic of)
- Latvia (Republic of)
- Croatia (Republic of)
- Lithuania (Republic of)
- Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.
- Bulgaria (Republic of)
- KBC Bank N.V.
- Erste Group Bank AG
- UniCredit Bank AG
- Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A.
- Bank Millennium Capital Group (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej S.A.
- Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.
- UniCredit Bulbank AD
- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.
- United Bulgarian Bank AD
- Vilniaus Bankas
- Chile (Republic of)
- Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Czech Republic
- Malta (Republic of)
- Estonia (Republic of)

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