Awards for Excellence 2008: Moldova
Best bank: Moldova-Agroindbank
Despite difficult economic conditions in 2007, Moldova-Agroindbank still managed to boost its net profit by a healthy 30% margin to MLei235.5 million ($23.6 million). The bank remains the country’s largest by assets, with a 21% market share and plays a key role in the economy, providing roughly 23% of all loans and accounting for 22% of total deposits. The bank continues to attract new investors, with Slovenian textile manufacturer Tkanina joining fellow Slovene outfits Factor Banka and asset managers Poteza, Activa Invest and Druga Penzija as shareholders.