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S&T Announces Group Results - Down in the Red

Consolidated revenues of the S&T Group in 2010 amounted to € 351 m, down from € 385 m in the previous year.

April 30, 2011

voestalpine Awarded Major Contract in London

20.000 tons of pre-cut heavy-plate shapes from Linz, Austria, for windpark near London. Offshore wind tower project saving up to 560,000 tons of CO2 emissions.

April 30, 2011

Doppelmayr Scores € 105m Contract

Doppelmayr Italia GmbH was awarded the contract for the construction of the new ropeway on the Mont Blanc.

April 29, 2011

WKÖ Considers Nevada as Optimal Trading Partner

Nevada is diversifying towards renewable energies: huge opportunities for Austrian companies are expected.

April 29, 2011

Austria´s Economy Performed Better than EU-average During Crisis

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) has just published a study, which quantifies trade-related transmission mechanisms of the global drop in investment demand and output to recession in Austria.

April 28, 2011

Vienna Insurance Group Launches new ADR Programme in the US

The Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe is grouping the independent American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes.

April 28, 2011

OMV Starts Operations in Tunisia

El-Badr-5 is the first OMV operated production well to go into operation with a production of 1,500 boe/d. Durra production concession has been granted. Both assets were part of the Pioneer portfolio acquired earlier this year.

April 27, 2011

Erste Group: Slight Increase in Profits Expected

UniCredit and RCB expect a slight rise in profits for Erste Group, despite bank taxes in Austria and Hungary.

April 27, 2011

"Austria has Lost its Chance"

The labor market opening of Austria for the more recent EU member states comes too late, according to the manufacturing industry.

April 27, 2011

New High for Austria´s New Indebtedness

Austria´s budget deficit for 2010 is at 4.6%, which is the highest one in the last 15 years. However, the average of EU-countries is even higher.

April 27, 2011

According to its Employees, S&T is “Ripe for Bankruptcy"

The leadership of the troubled Viennese IT company is trying to hide an impending bankruptcy according to the company’s employees.

April 27, 2011

OMV: No Increase in Share on Petrom

The Austrian energy company OMV will not participate in OMV Petrom secondary public offering.

April 27, 2011

Solid Delivers Solar Technology to the U.S.

The Styrian solar technology company has succeeded in winning three major orders from Arizona. Public buildings are to be supplied with solar energy.

April 23, 2011

Trenkwalder Gets Fresh Capital with Droege Capital

German Droege Capital GmbH acquires the majority stake in the Austrian employment agency Trenkwalder International AG.

April 23, 2011

Texas Offers Opportunities for Austria's Energy Industry

Texas imports goods for US$ 614m from Austria. There are prospects for growth in wind and solar energy above all other areas.

April 22, 2011

WKÖ on Mongolia: "A Country with Development Potential"

The Austrian Economic Chamber sees a huge trade and investment potential for the domestic economy in the sparsely populated country.

April 21, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS and Federal Signal Corporation enter into Cooperation for North America

Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS Corp. ("KTC ,IVHS") and Federal Signal Corp. ("FSS") have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding ways in which the two organizations mutual business interests in North America.

April 20, 2011

Verbund Subsidiary Sorgenia Managed Turnaround

The Austrian-Italian joint venture Sorgenia reported a profit of € 6.8m for the first quarter 2011.

April 20, 2011

Record Results for Arcotel Hotel

ARCOTEL Hotel AG ends the financial year 2010 with extremely positive results. Sole director Manfred Mayer intends to continue expanding in future.

April 20, 2011

Warimpex to launch a Private Placement of Convertible Bonds

The Austrian real estate company intends to issue convertible bonds amounting to € 29.73m at the Warsaw Stock Exchange in order to "enhance financial flexibility".

April 20, 2011

GATX Rail Europe Announces Entry into Turkish Marketplace

The Vienna-based GATX Rail Europe today announced its entry into the Turkish marketplace with the deployment of newly-manufactured railway tank wagons.

April 18, 2011

"Austria Has a Historical Chance to Become Europe’s Logistics Hub"

Sources from the transport industry consider that Austria offers potentials, mainly in the Danube and rail traffic.

April 16, 2011

Founding conference of the “CESEE Insurance Supervision Initiative” in Vienna

The “CESEE Insurance Supervision Initiative” is holding its founding conference today and tomorrow in Vienna.

April 16, 2011

OMV: No Sale of Stake in Borealis

The Austrian energy group OMV holds 36% of Borealis. IPIC, itself involved in OMV appears to be interested in the OMV share.

April 15, 2011

Immofinanz Opens Tenth Retail Park in Slovakia

STOP.SHOP., an Immofinanz Group umbrella brand for specialty shopping centres in Central Europe, continued its growth course with today’s opening of the tenth retail park in Slovakia.

April 15, 2011

Strabag Expands its Activities in Hydraulic Engineering Sector

The Austrian construction company acquires 100 % of the German civil hydraulic engineering firm Ludwig Voss, Cuxhaven.

April 14, 2011

ÖBB Promote Construction of the Brenner Tunnel

After the ÖBB detached themselves from the financing of the Brenner tunnel in February, an agreement was reached with the Ministry of Finance.

April 14, 2011

Vienna Harbour is Cooperating with the Port of the Emirate of Sharjah

In future, the ports of Vienna and the Emirate of Sharjah intend to cooperate more strongly. An agreement to this end was signed on Monday at the port of Vienna.

April 14, 2011

Cargo-Partner Invests 21.5 Million Euro in Slovakia

The Austrian shipping company cargo-partner sets up a logistics center in Slovakia. The first phase - a 7,300 m² large warehouse of 30,000 square meters - will be finished in early 2012.

April 13, 2011

Austria's Labor Costs above EU Average

An hour of work costs an Austrian employer an average € 28.00 - six euro more than the EU average.

April 13, 2011

Resch &Frisch - Expands to Italy

The baked goods producer was able to increase its sales in 2010 again. The market is to be expanded to the south.

April 13, 2011

Austrian Construction Industry Aims at the Czech Republic

Despite the current downturn in the Czech construction market, the Economic Chamber presently recommends making use of the traditionally good relations with the Czech Republic.

April 13, 2011

Kapsch CarrierCom Starts in Algeria

The Austrian provider of telecommunication solutions enters the African market: major GSM-R project in Algeria.

April 12, 2011

Strabag Consortium Wins PPP Contract in Germany

The Austrian construction company has been awarded to upgrade a highway-section in Bavaria, Germany.

April 12, 2011

Russia is a New Promising Market for Kapsch

The Austrian technology group has reaped its first contract in Russia. The market has great potential, according to sources from Kapsch.

April 12, 2011

Erste Bank takes over Intermarket Bank

With the acquisition of the Polish subsidiary of Commerzbank, Erste plans to significantly expand its corporate business and invests in factoring.

April 11, 2011

ÖVAG Participates in the Stress Test

Unlike last year, the Austrian Volksbanken group (ÖVAG) is to participate in the EU-wide stress testing of banks. 5% equity is assumed as lower limit.

April 9, 2011

Environmental Technology Industry in the Czech Republic Holds Hopes for Austrian Companies

The neighboring country, despite making progress, continues to lag behind in energy efficiency and environmental technology.

April 9, 2011

Profit Decline at Zürich Austria

The Swiss insurance group Zürich Versicherung managed to increase its premiums, but the results decreased.

April 8, 2011

Leitl: "Austria is Very Well Positioned for the Opening of the Labor Market"

Experts estimate immigration potential to be between 15,000 to 25,000 people; gains from migration for Austria, as from 1 May, about € 900m.

April 8, 2011

Hirsch Servo Opens New Plant in Romania

Expanding its eastern and southeastern European production network, the HIRSCH Servo Group is setting up another operation in Oradea/Romania. Production at the site will total some 600 tonnes of packaging material a year.

April 6, 2011

Central Asia as a Region of the Future for the Austrian Export Business

The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) sees excellent delivery and investment opportunities for the domestic economy in Central Asia.

April 6, 2011

FACC Expands Austrian Establishment

The Chinese aircraft component group accelerates the pooling of development activities at the Upper Austrian establishment.

April 5, 2011

Wienerberger Acquires French Plastic Pipe Business from Alphacan

Alphacan France is a specialist for the development, production and maketing of PVC pipe systems.

April 5, 2011

Strong Year 2010/11 for Keba

The automation company has seen strong revenue growth in the previous year. The growth outlook is positive thanks to new markets.

April 2, 2011

Turkcell Intends to Get Into Austria

The Turkish mobile operator strives for an entry into the Austrian market.

April 1, 2011

Mitterlehner: New Modernization Partnership Concluded with Russia

Minister of Economy: Investment opportunities for companies boost exports to Russia: innovations and new technologies as growth drivers.

April 1, 2011

AWO: "Great Italian Interest in Austrian Steel Know-How"

Foreign Trade Austria (Außenwirtschaft Österreich, AWO), sees good opportunities for domestic firms in Italy's steel industry.

March 31, 2011

Hypo-Group Restructuring to be Completed by 2012

The bank that was emergency nationalized in 2009 suffered a loss of about € 1.06bn in 2010. The current year should end up balanced.

March 31, 2011

VIG Leaves Russia

The Austrian Vienna Insurance Group accepts the offer to sell its Russian insurance participations.

March 31, 2011
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