OREANDA-NEWS. June 5, 2012. Expert RA rating agency assigned A creditworthiness rating (high) to NIKO-BANK, forecast is “stable”.

NIKO-BANK rating is supported by good short and mid-term asset/liability balance, high quality of loan portfolio and low level of outstanding debts on its balance.

One of the key limiting factors: dependence on population funds poorly diversified geographically.

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