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Awards

Western European Awards for Excellence 2012: By country

 
Awards for Excellence 2012
Regional Awards for Excellence 2012: Western Europe
All regions and countries

Western Europe winners by country
Austria
Belgium
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Austria

Best Bank: Bank Austria
Best Investment Bank: Deutsche Bank

Mounting losses related to bad loans and exposure to Greece have afflicted Austrian banks as much as those elsewhere, leading in some instances to the government nationalizing those banks deemed most vulnerable.

While the threat of further nationalizations still looms large, Austria’s main banks have redoubled their efforts in the past year to strengthen their capital positions and improve the underlying performance of their core businesses.

Most of the main banks in the country can claim to have achieved these objectives, but the one bank to have arguably had the best results is Bank Austria, a subsidiary of UniCredit.

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