Author: Dan Keeler, Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the 2010 World's Best Emerging Market Banks in Central and Eastern Europe


NEW YORK, March 23, 2010 — Global Finance magazine ( has named the "Best Emerging Market Banks in Central & Eastern Europe" in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2010 issue. Global Finance editors—with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants—selected the best emerging market bank in the region and in 22 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.


This is the seventeenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. "We remain in an unusually challenging environment for banks and their customers," says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance. "More than ever, customers are demanding superior competence from their banking partners. These are the banks best providing that competence."


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Global Finance announces the "2010 Best Emerging Market Banks"
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Regional Winner: RZB/Raiffeisen International


International Commercial Bank



Bosnia & Herzegovina

Raiffeisen Bank DD Bosna/Hercegovina


UniCredit Bulbank


Privredna Banka Zagreb

Czech Republic





OTP Bank
Kosovo Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
Latvia SEB Bank
Lithuania SEB Bank
Macedonia Komercijalna Bank
Malta Bank of Valletta
Moldova Moldova Agroindbank
Poland Bank Pekao SA
Romania BRD-Groupe Societe Generale
Russia MDM Bank
Serbia Raiffeisen Banka
Slovakia Tatra Banka
Slovenia Nova Ljubljanska Banka
Turkey Akbank
Ukraine UkrSibbank