Author: Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the World's Best Emerging Markets Banks 2013 in Central & Eastern Europe

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 Global Finance magazine has named the "Best Emerging Markets Banks in Central & Eastern Europe" in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2013 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 twentieth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. "Each region and individual country presents unique challenges for banks and their customers, especially under the difficult conditions global financial markets continues to face," says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance . "For this reason, customers must depend on excellence in execution from their banking partners. These are the banks that are providing best-in-class solutions for these distinctive markets."


An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted at the same time as the World Bank/IMF Meetings on the morning of Saturday, October 12, 2013 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

For more information on the awards and/or ceremony please contact: Katharine Frey, email:

Regional Winner: Raiffeisen Bank International
Albania Raiffeisen Bank Albania
Belarus Belarusbank
Bosnia & Herzegovina Raiffeisen Bank dd Bosnia i Hercegovina
Bulgaria UniCredit Bulbank
Croatia Privedna banka Zagreb
Czech Republic Česká spořitelna
Estonia DnB
Hungary OTP Bank
Kosovo Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
Latvia SEB
Lithuania Nordea
Macedonia Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje
Moldova Moldova Agroindbank
Poland BRE Bank
Romania Raiffeisen Bank International Romania
Russia Sberbank
Serbia Raiffeisen Bank International Serbia
Slovakia Slovenská sporiteľňa
Slovenia Nova Ljubljanska Banka
Turkey Garanti Bank
Ukraine PrivatBank