RBI’s CET1 ratio rebounds after briefly breaching requirements

The Austrian bank said capital adequacy temporarily fell below the regulatory minimum in May

Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) managed to boost its core capital ratio by 170 basis points in the second quarter of the year after temporarily dipping below the regulatory minimum in May as its exposures to sanctions-battered Russia came under pressure.

The Vienna-based lender’s Common Equity Tier 1 capital increased 20% to €14.6 billion ($14.9 billion) in the three months to end-June, thanks to a tripling of retained earnings and the sale of Bulgarian operations – elements that added 53bp

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