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OMV to cover 9 percent of Romanian energy demand

The gas-fuelled power plant Brazi in Romania of Austrian energy group OMV is going to be ready by autumn 2011 and will then produce enough energy to cover 9 percent of the Romanian energy demand.

August 30, 2010

Hofer making 'organic' profits

Growth drivers are milk, fruit and vegetables. After a crisis based collapse in 2008 and 2009, the organic market increased significantly this year.

August 30, 2010

Kelag with more sales and profits

Economic recovery brought growth for the Corinthian energy provider in the first half of 2010.

August 30, 2010

Kommunalkredit back in black

Kommunalkredit AG earned €7.5m ($9.5) net, in the first half of 2010. It is the first period since the split in November 2009; a comparison with the previous year is therefore limited.

August 30, 2010

TeleTrader decreases loss, raises revenues slightly

TeleTrader, a stock-listed IT service provider, posted in H1 2010 a loss on ordinary activities of EUR 62,000 (US$ 48,819), which was slightly better than the loss in H1 2009 (EUR 170,000/US$ 215,900).

August 30, 2010

More profits and less jobs at Rosenbauer

The fire service supplier earned €14.64m ($18.7) this year, €4.21m ($5.37) more than a year ago.

August 30, 2010

EVN: long winter driving profits

The energy supplier earned €204.9m ($261.6) in the first nine months of the current fiscal year, 16.7 percent more than a year ago. The long winter in Austria helped.

August 30, 2010

Schöps has interest in Stiefelkönig

Retail outlets are for sale, initial talks with entrepreneur Jamal Al-Wazzan already took place.

August 30, 2010

Investkredit back in black

Institute earned €9.6m ($12.24) in the first 6 months.

August 30, 2010

Austrian Banks in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

According to a recent comparative study from the Austrian Central Bank (OeNB), the long-term commitment of Austrian banks in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) offers good prospects.

August 27, 2010

Telekom Austria: JPMorgan raised price target

Analysts at JPMorgan have revised their price target.

August 26, 2010

Verbund - Fight over capital increase further delayed

The controversy over Verbund capital is likely to prolong. Infrastructure Minister Doris Bures will continue to insist on her initial position.

August 26, 2010

Raiffeisen Evolution shifting back

The real estate developer Raiffeisen evolution (RE) was significantly affected by the uncertainty in the property markets in 2009.

August 26, 2010

Allianz Austria registers profits

Allianz Austria has improved its half year results by around 45 per cent, which amounts to pre-crisis levels.

August 25, 2010

Kapsch TrafficCom returns to profit zone

The listed “tolls specialist” has doubled its sales to almost €66.3m ($83.88) in the first quarter.

August 25, 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

Siemens Group upgrades Austrian business location

Siemens Austria has been named the global interface for the small hydropower plant activities of the Group.

August 25, 2010

Eco Business back in black

The listed Eco Business Immobilien AG registers positive numbers in the first half of the year.

August 24, 2010

Causa ÖBB - Verbund as top priority

Verbund AG wants to increase its equity, the federal government as majority shareholder will support the plan, which will be discussed, in tomorrows Council of Ministers.

August 23, 2010

Strabag sells joint venture share to Sberbank

Strabag sold its 49 percent share of the housing-development joint venture to the Russian Sberbank.

August 23, 2010

Telekom Austria - Works council suspended due to a consultation fee

Telekom Austria works council member Franz Kusin was suspended by the company due to an alleged consulting fee of €30,000.

August 23, 2010

Meinl Bank compensates MEL-investors

The next 600 small investors may get back a third of their losses with MEL-papers. Overall Meinl Bank wants to pay out 3.2m ($4) and then retrieve the money from financial institutions.

August 20, 2010

VIG registers higher semi annual profit

The Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) earned €209.8m ($266) in the first half of 2010, which is over ten percent more than a year ago. While more premiums were taken up, paid benefits decreased.

August 20, 2010

OMV boss with possible prosecution

OMV CEO Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer maybe confronted with prosecution in the current proceedings against him as reported by Presse.

August 20, 2010

Albania - Green light for new power plant of Verbund and EVN

The EU's competition authorities have approved a joint power plant project of Verbund and EVN in Albania.

August 20, 2010

Voestalpine back in black

The Austrian steel company Voestalpine has benefited from strong economic recovery in the first quarter of 2010/11 and has by far exceeded earnings expectations of analysts.

August 20, 2010

AWD back in black

The financial services group AWD Holding AG returned to profitability and achieved a profit before interest and taxes (EBIT) of €20.4m. In the same period last year AWD had at deficit of €10.3m, the EBIT margin is at 7.8 percent.

August 18, 2010

Telekom Austria Group: results for the first half 2010 and the second quarter 2010

Several negative external effects and the impact of weak economies shape the market environment for Telekom Austria Group. These effects include the unabated fixed-to-mobile substitution and the continued price pressure in major markets.

August 18, 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

Airports International - third capital repayment

This third capital repayment follows the initial capital repayment amounting to €2.25 per certificate at the beginning of June 2009, and the second capital repayment amounting to €0.70 per certificate at the end of October 2009.

August 18, 2010

JoWooD Entertainment AG postpones publication of results for Q2 2010

The current state of the consolidation indicates that the group incurred a substantial loss during the first half of 2010 and the management is currently unable to provide reliable information regarding the extent of such losses.

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

AWS - Increasing demand for small loans

According to the Austria Economic Service (AWS) a significant increase in demand for small loans was registered in the first half of 2010.

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

Final result for the voluntary takeover bid for CA Immo International AG

In total CA Immobilien Anlagen AG now holds 42,217,340 shares of CA Immo International AG, this is equivalent to 97.14% of the issued share capital of CA Immo International AG.

August 17, 2010

C-QUADRAT Investment AG - Interim Financial Report as of 30 June

C-QUADRAT Investment AG concluded the first half year of 2010 with an operating income of €29.6m, an operating profit of €5.4m and a net profit of €8.5m.

August 16, 2010

New management at S&T Austria GmbH

Eduard Bugelnig, Patrick Schnebel and Robert Latka take over management of the Austrian subsidiary of S&T.

July 23, 2010

KTM confirms earning rise in the third quarter

Due to the focus on KTM´s core business and its efficient cost management, KTM managed to find the fastest track out of the crisis despite slightly lower sales.

July 23, 2010

Vienna Insurance Group: increase the proportion of TBIH to 100 percent

After taking the lead in the TBIH Financial Services Group NV (TBIH), the Vienna Insurance Group agreed with Kardan Financial Services BV to acquire its minority stake of 40 percent.

July 23, 2010

Red Bull taking flight

In 2008 and 2009, the energy drink maker halved the gain compared to 2007. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz wants his energy drink to build on old booms and sparkles, and he is optimistic.

July 23, 2010

OIAG to become an infrastructure holding

The OIAG aims to become an infrastructure holding company. The federal real estate company (BIG), Verbund (energy), Asfinag (infrastructure) and parts of the ÖBB (railway) will be slowly integrated in an ÖIAG structure.

July 23, 2010

Head of Erste Bank Treichl advocates stress test ranking

"Then, investors can visualize the results," said Treichl after a bankers' meeting with Trichet.

July 22, 2010

AT&S to shift gears

The expansion in China and India as a driver for the circuit board manufacturer.

July 22, 2010

Hungary gives bank tax its blessing

The new Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will not abandon the highly controversial tax, as decided in Parliament.

July 22, 2010

Intercell AG - publication pursuant to Sections 4 and 5 of the Publication Ordinance

Since 2002, the shareholders meeting of Intercell AG has issued stock options on a regular basis to members of the management board, the supervisory board and employees.

July 21, 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

Constantia Packaging subsidiary with acquisition in Spain

A 100-percent subsidiary of the packaging manufacturer Constantia Packaging AG, which was incorporated a few weeks by the U.S. financial investor One Equity Partners (OEP) is buying in Spain.

July 21, 2010

A-Tec Industries announces changes on Management Board

Christian Schrötter, CFO, today informed the company´s Supervisory Board of his decision not to extend his contract.

July 21, 2010

Telekom Austria's verifies sale to Russian MTS

Telekom Austria (TA) checks on behalf of the Finance Ministry its own sale to the Russian telecom company MTS.

July 20, 2010

Constantia Packaging - shareholders will be reconciled with €47

The new owners of Constantia Packaging make cash payment of €47 ($60.61) per share to its minority shareholders.

July 20, 2010