This may be about to change, given this indication from my webstats.
SCREENSHOT: Moody's Investors Service starts checks on Austria and its banks with a 'Go ogle' search on "Austrian banks derivatives". Click to enlarge.
Moody's landed at this story from October 2010: Austrian Banks Carry €2.6 Trillion in Derivatives - Risk Unknown To Central Bank
Being behind the curve must be a tradition at Moody's. Here is the 2011 update: It Takes Only a 4% Adverse Move and Austria's Banks Are Out of Business.
Of Austria's top 6 banks, only Erste Group and Raiffeisen Bank International are listed. Both banks saw their share prices drop like all other banks recently. Erste Group 'corrected' its 2011 outlook from a €800 million profit in September to a €800 million net loss only 12 days later, raising eyebrows on the way it had accounted its derivatives until then. Austria's biggest bank, Bank Austria, is a 100% subsidiary of troubled Italian Unicredit.
Click for more background.
Click here to go to the The Prudent Investor homepage for more interesting posts.