WARSAW, Nov 17 (Reuters) - French banking giant BNP Paribas has approached Raiffeisen Bank International to express its interest in buying the Austrian bank’s Polish unit Raiffeisen Polbank, two sources said on Friday.
“The French are conducting talks on buying Raiffeisen’s (Polish unit). This is BNP Paribas,” one senior banking source told Reuters, with another source from the Polish financial sector confirming BNP Paribas’ interest.
Raiffeisen and BNP Paribas both declined to comment. (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski and Marcin Goettig; Additional reporting in VIENNA by Francois Murphy, and in PARIS by Maya Nikolayeva; editing by Alexander Smith)