Interested parties have submitted binding offers for the mid-sized Slovak state bank Istrobanka. Five foreign finance houses - BAWAG, Volksbank, Bank Austria, Société Générale and UniCredito - have handed in preliminary bids.
The sell-off of the state's 72% share in the bank will be another move towards the full privatisation of the financial sector.
3. Dec 2001 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA