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Vienna International Basic Resources Industry News

Voestalpine: Doubling of Sales in Five Years

By 2015, the Chairman of the Board of the Austrian steel group, Wolfgang Eder, intends to achieve sales over € 15b billion through expansions.

December 6, 2010

voestalpine: Major project shelved in Styria

voestalpine’s project was to build an ore pellet plant at the Styrian town of Eisenerz. The project is not being talked about anymore.

November 10, 2010

Wienerberger Plans Full Takeover of Semmelrock International

The purchase of the remaining 25% stake in Semmelrock International has been announced today. Wienerberger regards the acquisition as a “logical step”.

October 29, 2010

A-Tec - Creditors are Demanding more Money

Against the minimum quota of 30 per cent offered by Mirko Kovats 30 resistance is forming. A-Tec announced that the negotiations of the daughter AE & E are well underway on renewal of the credit facility.

October 22, 2010

Voestalpine: Good Prospects

Voestalpine has got back fast on the road to success. Cost reduction and growth outside Europe are the recipes.

October 21, 2010

Wienerberger: Slow Upwards Trend Again

The process is still slow, but the Group is able to participate immediately in the recovery with its existing capacity.

October 21, 2010

The Next Acquisition: STRABAG Buys Gaul-Group

The German Gaul-group, a regional market leader for construction materials, has been bought by STRABAG for strategic reasons.

October 20, 2010

Wienerberger Signs Agreement to Acquire Steinzeug Abwassersysteme

Planned acquisition of worldwide market leader and Europe’s largest producer of clay pipe systems

October 20, 2010

Coface CEE Top 500 - Poland Largest Number of Companies in CEE

Poland has the largest number of companies in the Central and Eastern Europe Top 500 with 28.4%. Hungary ranks second with 16.6%, overtaking the Czech Republic, which is home for 13.8% of the CEE Top 500.

October 12, 2010

RHI Is Considering Raising Capital

The refractories manufacturer RHI wants to continue growing, and will need between 400 and 500 million euro for its expansion plans, the new boss of the group, Henning Jensen, said at the "Q-Check" experts forum.

October 6, 2010

Bogner Edelstahl Continues to Grow

Austrian stainless steel specialist Bogner is pursuing an ambitious expansion plan in spite of the sales drop.

September 30, 2010

Vienna now has its own Expat Center

In Vienna, the first Expat Center in Austria was opened. The project was handled by the Vienna Business Agency (former WWFF).

September 30, 2010

Mondi - Russia's Syktyvkar Mill modernized

Paper and packaging group Mondi confirmed that the modernization of its Russian mill was complete and the mill was ready to meet Eastern Europe's growing demand for uncoated fine paper and container board.

September 29, 2010

Russian Machines: Siegfried Wolf Obtains a Stake and Receives Clear Voting Rights

Siegfried Wolf, one of the two former top executives of Magna International not only changes over (as reported) to Oleg Deripaska's “Basic Element” company, but will also have a stake in it.

September 29, 2010

Deripaska: Back to Austria as Strabag Shareholder?

In 2 weeks, on October 15, the deadline expires for Oleg Deripaska to re-purchase his 25% share of the domestic construction company Strabag for about half a billion euro.

September 29, 2010

A-Tec - Franz Fehringer appointed as CFO

Franz Fehringer, head of the Treasury and Accounts Department, and a member of the management team, has been appointed as the group´s Chief Financial Officer.

September 27, 2010

A-Tec has Good Prospects on Shipping Company in Rijeka

The Croatian Competition Agency (ATZN) gives the Austrian A-Tec group under Mirko Kovats good chances in the bid for the privatization of the shipyard "3 Maj" in Rijeka.

September 24, 2010

Lenzing places EUR 120 million corporate bond with mainly private investors

Lenzing AG, a world market leader in man-made cellulose fibers, placed a seven-year corporate bond with a coupon rate of 3.875 %.

September 24, 2010

Böhler-Uddeholm Forge Operation Obtains 130 Million Euro From voestalpine

The stock exchange listed steel group voestalpine has invested 130 million euro in a new forge operation at Böhler Edelstahl, Kapfenberg.

September 23, 2010

Austria's Management and Supervisory Boards’ Salaries on the Test Bench

The partly state-run OMV had the most expensive board of all Austrian corporations in 2009. In total, the oil company spent 10.2 million euro on its bosses, 23.4% more than the previous year.

September 20, 2010

A-Tec's Subsidiary AE & E: CFO Brandt Moves to Sulzer

AE & E’s CFO, Juergen Brandt, will be CFO of the Swiss industrial group Sulzer. Jürgen Boggild moves to the Board.

September 20, 2010

Plansee expands into India and China

Despite the decline in sales, the Tyrolean company Plansee expands into Asia.

September 13, 2010

Russians buy Klausner

The financially ailing Tyrolean Wood Company Klausner has sold two of their last four German plants to the Russian competitors Ilim Timber.

August 25, 2010

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG publishes half-year results

SBO, listed on the ATX market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, was able to take advantage of the increasingly rebounding market environment in the oilfield service industry in the first half of 2010.

August 18, 2010

Wienerberger approaching “black zero”

In the first half of 2010, the building materials group registered a loss of €39.4m. One year ago it was about €200m. Forecasts however remain cautious.

August 17, 2010

RHI AG to be the sole shareholder of Didier Werke AG.

The legal proceedings against a resolution adopted at the AGM of Didier-Werke were concluded today.

August 17, 2010

Strabag signs a deal in Abu Dhabi

The German subsidiary Züblin is the consortium manager for the construction of a new port Strabag scored a deal for the construction of the new port in Abu Dhabi, the company reports in a press release. Via the German subsidiary Züblin as lead manager

July 21, 2010

Andritz receives major order for new stainless steel works from China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Fujian Fuxin Special Steel Co. Ltd. to supply major components and systems for a new stainless steel plant in Fujian Province, China.

July 20, 2010

Andritz Hydro to supply propeller turbines for Lower Mattagami hydropower project, Canada

International technology Group Andritz has been awarded a contract by Kiewit-Alarie a Partnership to supply three propeller turbines and generators for the Lower Mattagami River Project being developed by Ontario Power Generation in Ontario, Canada.

July 13, 2010

Voestalpine AG - Resolutions of AGM

Voestalpine AG Annual General Meeting approves dividend and share repurchase program.

July 8, 2010

Strabag loses job over €3b ($3,7b) in Bosnia

Strabag will terminate its order for a highway bypass in Bosnia. The project was not advertised, which is why the EBRD did not participate in the financing. The Austrian construction group Strabag is negotiating the resolution of a €3b motorway contra

July 5, 2010

Agrana Beteiligungs-AG - AGM approves unchanged dividend

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG today voted to pay a dividend unchanged from the prior year - of EUR 1.95 per share for the completed 2009/10 financial year.

July 2, 2010

Voestalpine AG - EU fines steel producers - voestalpine affected by €22m

Voestalpine has today been informed that the EU Commission has imposed fines, following action taken against a number of European prestressing steel manufacturers, including voestalpine Austria Draht GmbH.

June 30, 2010

Strabag keeps Implenia in suspense

Implenia, the largest Swiss construction company, always on the seeker-list from Strabag boss Hans-Peter Haselsteiner, is suddenly announcing intentions to sell.

June 25, 2010

Voestalpine AG - AGM

Invitation to the General Meeting

June 4, 2010

STRABAG wins new large orders worth € 156 million in Romania and Abu Dhabi

STRABAG, Central and Eastern Europe’s largest construction company, has won two new large orders in Romania and Abu Dhabi.

June 2, 2010

Voestalpine - Difficult business year 2009/10 successfully mastered

Due to the extremely challenging economic circumstances, in the business year 2009/10, the voestalpine Group incurred a significant decline in revenue and operating result compared to the previous year.

June 1, 2010

Strabag to team up with Lafarage

Strabag boss Hans Peter Haselsteiner said today his company wanted to protect itself from volatile cement market prices as the firm is set to cooperate with the cement production’s world market leader.

May 26, 2010

Lafarge and Strabag to create a common company in cement in CEE

Lafarge, the world leader in building materials, and STRABAG, Central and Eastern Europe´s largest construction company, are combining their cement activities in several countries of Central Europe.

May 25, 2010

Andritz receives further major orders from stainless steel producers in China

International technology Group Andritz has received orders with a total value of about 50 MEUR from two stainless steel producers in China.

May 25, 2010

Alfred Gusenbauer will be Strabag's chief of supervisory board

The former SPÖ Chancellor succeeds Waldemar Jud as head of the supervisory board of Strabag.

May 18, 2010