VIENNA Nov 14 Unicredit's Bank
Austria, emerging Europe's biggest lender, reported nine-month
net profit of 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) thanks to a
slight increase in its customer business, cost discipline and
lower risk provisions.
Bank Austria had made just 3 million euros net profit in the
first nine months of 2011, mainly because of large impairment
charges including writedowns on Greek government bonds.
The bank said on Wednesday its loan writedowns in Austria
and Central Europe fell 13.4 percent in January-September 2012
to 887 million euros.
($1 = 0.7867 euros)
(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)