Volume of customer business up on the previous year, operating profit up by 5.5 per cent to EUR 1.6 billion, reflecting sound customer business and flat cost trends.
UniCredit has won five prestigious awards attributed by Euromoney, one of the leading international business magazine worldwide.
Bank Austria posts first-quarter net profit of EUR 399 million
Although still in the grip of an uncertain global economic environment and EMU turbulence, the Central and Eastern European banking sector keeps showing good profitability.
Although working through the collateral damage from the EMU crisis and a broader global slowdown will take some time, 2013 should become a better growth year for CEE than 2012.