ATHENS May 28 Greece's third-largest lender by
assets Eurobank lost 207 million euros ($281.82
million) in the first quarter, broadly in line with market
expectations, hurt by provisions for bad loans.
Analysts polled by Reuters expected the bank to report a
loss of 220 million euros.
Eurobank, 35.4 percent owned by Greece's HFSF bank rescue
fund, said bad debt provisions fell to 479 million euros in the
first quarter from 647 million in the previous three-month
period, as non-performing credit rose to 30.9 percent of its
loan book from 29.4 percent in the last quarter of 2013.
($1 = 0.7345 Euros)
(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos)