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Romania Banking Report - Q1, 2015

Romania Banking Report - Q1, 2015

  • June 2015
  • 50 pages
  • ID: 3307098
  • Format: PDF
  • By Emerging Markets Direct Media Holdings


Table of Contents

This report covers the market developments and statistics data released up to June 1.

Romania's banking system reported in Q1 an aggregated net profit of EUR187mn -- the largest quarterly profit in more than six years. But this might be misleading, since the NPL ratio was still 13.85% at the end of March and only one third of the whole bundle of bad loans was removed from banks' balance sheet in the past year. On the upside, the banks took firm steps to clean their balance sheet - strongly encouraged by the central bank. The cost is that the banks incurred losses of more than EUR1bn in 2014 - double the losses in 2013. Losses reported in 2014 measured 1.34% of the banking system's average assets.

Lending has moderately and selectively increased - particularly the local currency mortgage loans. Such new mortgage loans denominated in local currency expanded by 45% y/y in January-April this year. New bank loans issued by Romanian banks to households and non-financial corporations increased by 5.3% y/y to RON15.4bn (EUR3.5bn) in January-April. The volume of new loans denominated in local currency increased by 13% y/y, while new loans denominated in euros contracted by 12% y/y (in euros).

Romania's government endorsed the revised Fiscal Code, which includes significant tax rate cuts, in March. The VAT rate was cut in June to 9% for food and related services. Romania's independent Fiscal Council has endorsed a government bill cutting the VAT rate on food, but warned that the move is risky. The European Commission has on May 13 recommended that Romania take all necessary measures to complete the 2013-2015 BoP programme and implement the comprehensive tax compliance strategy in order to return to the medium term fiscal deficit objective in 2016. The EC's forecast that Romania's headline deficit will deteriorate sharply to 3.5% of GDP in 2016 is based on the assumption that Romania's draft fiscal code, which was adopted by the government in March.

Key points:

oBanking system reports robust EUR187mn profits in Q1, after massive losses in 2014; however, full-year results might remain in the negative area considering the still large volume of NPL

oNew bank loans issued in Romania up 5.7% y/y, to EUR3.45bn in Jan-Apr

oBank loans in Romania 3.8% down y/y at end-April, currency substitution loses ground

oBad loans remain constant in Romania during Q1; The NPL ratio decreased by one third on year, to 13.85% at the end of March from 20.39% one year earlier

oRomania's largest bank BCR reports Q1 profits, NPLs still a problem; the bank plans to sell EUR2bn NPL bundle within weeks - sources

oRomania's government endorses new Fiscal Code, cuts foodstuff VAT rate in June

oEC asks Romania to take measures against expected fiscal slippage

oFiscal Council endorses VAT cut on food, but says is risky

oRomania's government posts 0.7% of GDP surplus in Q1

oRomania's EU funds absorption rate up only 1.1pp up to 54.22% at end-April

oPublic debt up 6.9% y/y at EUR59.75bn, or 39.8% of GDP at end-Feb

oRomania posts EUR406mn, 0.3% of GDP C/A surplus in Q1

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