KBC Groep NV (KBC.BR)
20 Feb 2017
BRIEF-Kbc groep nv ceo says says if irish banking or insurance assets become available, we are only interested in full ownership
* Ceo says if m&a opportunities become available in ireland, we will consider them
BRUSSELS, Feb 9 Belgian financial group KBC on Thursday posted a better-than-expected net profit for the final quarter of 2016, as it benefited from higher fee and commission income and strong sales of insurance products.
* Strong fourth-quarter result of 685 million euros ($731.72 million), leading to a full-year profit of 2.4 billion euros
ATHENS/SOFIA National Bank of Greece agreed to sell a 99.1 pct stake in its Bulgarian unit United Bulgarian Bank (UBB) and its fully-owned leasing subsidiary Interlease EAD to Belgian bank KBC Group , National Bank said on Friday.
BRUSSELS, Nov 17 Belgian financial group KBC reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter, buoyed by the strong performance of its insurance business.
* Q3 total income EUR 1.73 billion versus EUR 1.70 billion in Reuters poll
DUBLIN, Oct 20 Ireland's domestically-owned banks are likely to pay slightly less towards the country's annual levy on the sector from next year, analysts said on Thursday, after the government announced changes to the way the charge is calculated.
* KBC Groep Nv "to look at" Hungarian state-owned Budapest Bank if it comes up for sale -KBC CEO Johan Thijs tells business daily Vilaggazdasag Further company coverage: (Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Krisztina Than)