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Vienna International Banking Industry News

Bank Austria’s Snowball clause illegal

The unilateral termination right of Bank Austria in its "Callable Snowball Floater " is unlawful according to the Supreme Court (OGH).

July 6, 2010

Commercial Court - 17 illegal clauses at Bank Austria

17 clauses at Bank Austria conflict with the new payment service law, according to the Vienna Commercial Court.

July 5, 2010

New management duo for Erste Bank Austria

Following the retirement of Bleyleben-Koren, the Bank will be lead by the duo Uher and Bosek.

July 1, 2010

Erste Bank recommends formation of small cash reserves

The investment experts of “Erste Bank” recommend, from the third quarter, formation of small cash reserves in the amount of 5% in the conservative portfolio and 7.5% in the dynamic portfolio.

June 29, 2010

ÖVAG does not want to stay solo

The enthusiasm of authorities, central bank and the federal government is limited for the decision of the ÖVAG owner to continue without a partner and to merge Investkredit and ÖVAG.

June 25, 2010

OeNB - Stress tests discriminate against European banks

The Austrian banks have become more stable compared to the autumn of 2009, as analyzed by the Austrian National Bank. However, "stress tests" could cause lengthy aid procedures in Europe.

June 25, 2010

EU - Austria granted to extend bank aid package

The European Commission extended the authorization for the Austrian bank rescue package of €100b ($123b) for half a year.

June 25, 2010

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG to acquire Europolis AG

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG agreed with Österreichische Volksbanken-AG Group to acquire all shares in Europolis AG.

June 25, 2010

CA Immo attends to Europolis AG

Austrian Volksbank AG (ÖVAG) will conclude on Thursday its business of selling its real estate subsidiary Europolis to the CA Immo.

June 24, 2010

Is Telekom Austria more expensive than the industry average?

Given the current revenue ­ multiples, the Austrian government would have to pay almost 2 billion euros for the network of TA, which is about half the company's current market capitalization.

June 22, 2010

EU has doubts about realignment of Hypo Alpe Adria

The European Commission extended the interim approval of state aid to the Austrian bank. The Commission also expressed doubts about the proposed realignment of the Hypo Alpe-business group.

June 22, 2010

Markus Jochum as new CEO of Hypo Tirol

Markus Jochum, currently CEO of the Tiroler Sparkasse (TISPA), was unanimously elected as the new CEO by the Supervisory Board of Hypo Tirol.

June 21, 2010

Hypo Alpe Adria - shareholders' meeting approves capital increase

€600m ($740m) of fresh capital, shareholders' meeting approves capital increase. Bank issued €450m ($555m) in form of participation certificates for the Federal Government, State Carinthia contributes €150m ($185m).

June 21, 2010

EU government leaders agree on bank tax

Financial transaction tax demanded for G-20.

June 17, 2010

Austrian Post boss Pölzl - No loss of customers, banking business is running normally

Post boss George Pölzl defends himself against allegations of the works council that Post is suffering of customer flight.

June 16, 2010

Finance Minister Pröll against publication of stress tests

Finance Minister Josef Pröll has expressed his discontent at a press briefing this afternoon about the current European debate on the publication of stress tests of individual banks based on the U.S. model.

June 16, 2010

Hungary - Orbán's crusade has what it takes for an export success

Viktor Orbán could have used his appearance at the IIF conference in Vienna to refurbish the image of his bankrupt government.

June 15, 2010

Konrad confirmed as advocate-general for Raiffeisen

Christian Konrad is elected for another four years.

June 15, 2010

Survey - Restrictive lending in Austria

In a survey of the Credit Protection Association (KSV 1870) entrepreneurs declared, that borrowing is currently slow, and the allocation restrictive.

June 14, 2010

Pröll - Austria will introduce a bank tax in a solo attempt.

"The bank tax will be discussed together with the banks and it will be implemented, I stand for that," announced Finance Minister Pröll.

June 11, 2010

Green Party Vienna sharply criticises the Summit Bank

"Scandalous interplay of politics and banks'

June 11, 2010

Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer - banks should also make contribution to costs of the crisis

Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer said today at the IIF conference in Vienna "a developed social system and equitable distribution of income and wealth for the economic efficiency and political stability of a country are particularly important".

June 10, 2010

IIF Meeting - Viennese outcry against Basel

At its meeting in Vienna on Thursday, the World Bank Association IIF (Institute of International Finance) presented a study on the impact of stricter banking regulations.

June 10, 2010

Raiffeisen launching Zuno

Raiffeisen International is starting a direct bank with the pretty name Zuno, which will start this year in Slovakia.

June 8, 2010

Raiffeisen banks are approaching reunification

Raiffeisen International, performed better than expected in the first quarter of 2010.

June 8, 2010

Schieder wants ban on short selling

The Financial Secretary sees Germany as role model.

June 4, 2010

Banks are approaching reunification

Raiffeisen International, the listed Ostbankenholding of the sector, has ended the first quarter of 2010 better than expected.

May 31, 2010

Hypo-Alpe-Adria - Carinthia and Bayern to co-operate

For the first time in the history of judicial prosecution, Munich and Klagenfurt agreed to a formation of a "joint investigation team ", in the case of Hypo-Alpe-Adria-scandal.

May 28, 2010

Austrian federal government is now sole owner of the Federal Reserve

The price fluctuations in international currency markets helped the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) in 2009 to a strong profit increase.

May 27, 2010

Leitl - No to Bank tax charged - European financial transaction as better solution

"The economy needs a permanently stable financial system. But not at the expense of savers and Investors"

May 26, 2010

Manfred Url succeeds Erich Rainbacher as CEO of Raiffeisen Bausparkasse

Manfred Url succeeds Erich Rainbacher as CEO of Raiffeisen Bausparkasse, Johannes Schuster joins the board of RZB.

May 21, 2010

Sberbank partially repays subordinated loan to the Central Bank, positive signal to creditors

Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia and CIS, announced that it had redeemed the first RUB 200 bn tranche of the RUB 500 bn subordinated loan from the Central Bank of Russia.

May 21, 2010

Sparkassen Immobilien AG - Results of AGM

Stock exchange-listed Sparkassen Immobilien AG announces that the 75% majority required for the approval of the resolution in agenda item 7 with respect to the rights of participating certificates to conversion into ordinary shares was not achieved.

May 21, 2010

Immofinanz makes a hop – soon more shares on the market

Despite the announcement that in the coming months 55 million shares will be placed on the market, the share Immofinanz responded with an increase to the agreement with Constantia BV.

May 21, 2010

Solo attempt at transaction tax is possible says Chamber of Labour

"At purchase of every sausage roll a value-added tax is due, then why don’t financial speculators have to pay no sales tax for market transactions?

May 21, 2010

Sparkassen Immobilien AG starts 2010 with a strong first quarter

Stock exchange-listed Sparkassen Immobilien AG has started the financial year 2010 with a strong first quarter: the major financial indicators have improved significantly compared with the same period last year.

May 20, 2010

Solo attempt as an infringement of regulation

It sounds uneventful, also hardly known by relevant experts however contains explosive substance in the context of the debated transaction tax.

May 20, 2010

National Council pro "Euro security shield"

Social Democrats SPÖ, People Party ÖVP and Green Party members Van der Bellen and Moser vote pro coalition while the freedom party rejects the referendum.

May 19, 2010

Romania - BRD Groupe Société Générale to overtake the largest bank Banca Comercială Română (BRC)

Ambitious goals for the Development Bank Romania (BRD): The second-largest institute of the country that belongs to the French Societe Generale (SG) wishes to ascend to the largest bank in Romania by 2015 - and thus pass “Erste” subsidiary BCR.

May 18, 2010

Transaction tax is favourable to bank tax according to WIFO

According to WIFO (Institute of economic research Austria) a financial transaction tax (TT) is favourable to a bank tax (BT) on multiple grounds.

May 17, 2010