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Global Finance magazine has named the "Best Emerging Market Banks - Central and Eastern Europe" in an exclusiv survey to be published in the May 2006 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 coutries. Criteria of choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer services, competitive pricing and innovative products.

The complete list of the winners follows:



  • Regional Winner: Bank Austria Creditanstalt







  • Albania Raiffeisen Bank



  • Belarus Priorbank



  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Raiffeisen Bank



  • Bulgaria Raiffeisen Bank



  • Croatia Privredna Banka Zagreb



  • Cyprus Bank of Cyprus



  • Czech Republic Ceska Sporitelna



  • Estonia Hansabank



  • Hungary OTP Bank



  • Latvia Lateko Banka



  • Lithuania SEB Vilniaus Bankas



  • Macedonia Komercijalna Banka



  • Malta Bank of Valletta



  • Moldova Moldindconbank



  • Poland Bank Pekao



  • Romania Banca Comerciala Romana



  • Russia Vneshtorgbank



  • Serbia and Montenegro Raiffeisen Bank



  • Slovakia VUB Banca



  • Slovenia Nova Ljubljanska Banka



  • Turkey Akbank



  • Ukraine Ukreximbank


    This is the thirteenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. Others sections of the report cover best banks in Asia, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. “Emerging markets are attracting inscreased attention as the global economy expands” says Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and president of Global Finance. “We have identified the banks that provide service to corporations seeking to take advantage of substantial opportunities for growth in a sometimes challenging environment ”.

    Global Finance, wich celebrates its 19th year of publishing in 2006, has 50,000 subscribers and more than 250,000 readers in over 158 coutries. This audience includes chairmen, presidents, CEOs, CFOs, tresurers, and others financial officers responsable for making investments and strategic business decisions for large global companies and financial institutions. Global Finance also targets the 8,000 key portfolio investors who control over 80% of all assets under professional management.


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