“Co-op IPO success depends on speedy NPL drop”

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“Co-op IPO success depends on speedy NPL drop”
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By Stelios Orphanides

The state-owned Cooperative Central Bank (CCB) needs to reduce its stock of delinquent loans substantially, over the next months, in order to become more attractive to investors ahead of a much-needed capital increase, an economist said.

The lender, which cannot rely on more state aid after receiving €1.7bn from the taxpayer – in the form of two successive capital injections in 2014 and 2015 – might need to increase its provisions for bad loans next year when it adopts new accounting standards, said Leslie Manison, a former senior economist at the...


“Co-op IPO success depends on speedy NPL drop”


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