Author: Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the World's Best Emerging Market Banks 2011 in Central & Eastern Europe


NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 — Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Emerging Market Banks in Central & Eastern Europe” in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2011 issue. Global Finance editors—with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultant —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 eighteenth 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.”

Regional Winner: RZB/Raiffeisen International


International Commercial Bank



Bosnia & Herzegovina

Raiffeisen Bank DD Bosna/Hercegovina


DSK bank


Privredna Banka Zagreb

Czech Republic





OTP Bank
Kosovo Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
Latvia Swedbank
Lithuania SEB Bank
Macedonia Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje
Malta Bank of Valletta
Moldova Moldova Agroindbank
Poland BRE Bank
Romania BRD-Groupe Societe Generale
Russia Sberbank
Serbia Komercijalna banka a.d. Beograd
Slovakia Slovenska Sporitelna (Erste Bank)
Slovenia Nova Ljubljanska Banka
Turkey Garanti
Ukraine PJSC CB Privatbank