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Stuttgart21: Strabag and Porr Hope for Major Project

The two Austrain building companies, Strabag and Porr, are struggeling for the disputed major infrastructure project in Germany, Stuttgart 21.

December 2, 2010

Massive Lay Offs at Hypo Group

The still ailing Carinthian bank restructures the leasing division. 500 jobs are being cut.

November 30, 2010

Encouraging Development of Austrian Tourism

The summer 2010 season ended successfully: the number of guests reached an all-time high record of 17.9 million, 62.5 million overnight stays are the best value since 1995.

November 24, 2010

F-Star Acquired Major Order

The Vienna-located f-star and Boehringer Ingelheim to collaborate in discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies.

November 23, 2010

OMV Sells 56 Gas Stations to PKN Orlen

56 gas stations in the German states of Thuringia and Saxony go to a subsidiary of the Polish oil group PKN Orlen.

November 19, 2010

Austria's Exposure in Ireland: 3.4 Billion Euro

Since September 2009, Austrian banks have halved their exposure in Ireland. The most affected countries are the United Kingdom and Germany.

November 15, 2010

ATX: Institutional Investors Remain a Central Component

According to a study from Ipreo, especially Anglo American institutional investors are involved in ATX companies in addition to Austrian investors.

November 15, 2010

Manufacturing and Export Trade are Growth Driving Forces

Austria's export sector and the manufacturing industry will benefit in particular from the strong economy situation in Germany. The labor market continues being animated, particularly manufacturing industry-related areas.

November 5, 2010

Trichet Succession: The Austrian Nowotny Has Chances As Outsider

The European Central Bank (ECB) will appoint a new president in November 2011. The favorites are the German Axel Weber and the Italian Mario Draghi. But Nowotny has outsider chances.

November 5, 2010

Working Time Flexibility Prevented Mass Unemployment

During the crisis, many German and Austrian companies flexibilized the working hours of their employees. These measures helped to ease the labor market situation.

November 4, 2010

AUA: Deficits Must Go

Austrian Airlines, bought in 2009 by German Lufthansa, are now working with profit at operational level. But restructuring of long haul routes is proving to be particularly difficult.

November 3, 2010

Hypo-Group Changes Board of Austrian Subsidiary

Hypo Alpe Adria makes new appointments to the Executive Board of the Austrian banking subsidiary Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank AG.

November 2, 2010

Andritz Acquires RITZ Pumpenfabrik, Germany

International technology Group ANDRITZ has signed a contract to acquire the German company RITZ

November 2, 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

Hypo-Group: Bavarian Lawsuit Against Carinthia

The balance sheet of the Hypo Group -nationalized in 2009- was artificially inflated, according to the accusation from Bavaria.

October 18, 2010

OeNB Governor Nowotny Contradicts the Deutsche Bundesbank

"The ECB should not give up purchasing bonds". Although the bond purchase program of the ECB was not needed in recent weeks, Nowotny wants to go on having it "in reserve”. The German Bundesbank warns of a too late withdrawal.

October 13, 2010

Chip Manufacturer Infineon: Revalorization of the Development Center Graz

The German chip maker based in Villach is bundling competencies. All future research on tire pressure sensors will be made at the Infineon Development Center Graz with 250 employees.

October 8, 2010

Qualified Workforce: Austria’s Target is to Attract Skilled Immigrants

ÖAAB General Secretary Lukas Mandl: "Germany has long been an immigration country. Austria also has to become one. Austria’s target should be to attract skilled immigrants, after identifying the needs."

October 6, 2010

Hypo Alpe-Adria: 25% of the Slovenian Merkur DIY Chain Put Up for Sale

Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International has put up for sale a 25% share of Merkur, the insolvent Slovenian DIY and home improvement products chain, in the daily newspaper "Delo”

October 5, 2010

Energieallianz Austria Creates Subsidiary in Germany

Renewable energies are a rising trend. This has been recognized by the domestic Energieallianz Austria(EAA), a subsidiary of the energy provider for Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland.

September 30, 2010

Magna: Rapprochement to Opel through Astra-order

Magna will take over the development of a new Opel Astra model. Just a year ago, Magna attempted to acquire the whole German GM subsidiary, but the takeover was aborted by General Motors.

September 29, 2010

EU: Austria's Actual Net Contribution has Risen to 342 Million Euro

The net contribution to the EU rose again last year. Poland, with 6.5 billion euro is for the first time the biggest net recipient. Germany remains the biggest net payer with 8.1 billion euro.

September 28, 2010

BayernLB has to Wait 7 Years for 3.9 Billion from Carinthia

After the debacle of the Hypo Group Alpe Adria (HGAA), the Bayerische Landesbank will have to wait up to 7 years for the repayment of the 3.9 billion euro. The repayment plan provides for this period.

September 28, 2010

MTH Handels-Holding of Josef Taus permitted to acquire German retail chain Mäc-Geiz

The sale of the insolvent German retail trade chain Mäc-Geiz has been completed. Anti-trust authorities have approved the takeover of the German company by MTH Handels-Holding GmbH (Vienna) controlled by the Austrian industrialist Josef Taus.

September 23, 2010

Hypo Alpe Adria: Greek Entrepreneur Xeniadis Signals his Interest in Buying

The Greek businessman Vasileios Xeniadis is prepared to offer 1.35 billion euro for Hypo Alpe Adria.

September 16, 2010

Bauhaus arrives in Bulgaria via Vienna

The German do-it-yourself group Bauhaus, which controls all its CEE business from Austria, has ambitious plans for Bulgaria.

September 10, 2010

Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank - The new Group Press Officer

Dominic Köfner to take on the role of Group Press Officer for Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG (HGAA)

September 9, 2010

Zotter intends to conquer German cities

The Styrian chocolate maker Josef Zotter wants to open chocolate shops in the German cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. He is currently looking for experienced franchise partners.

September 9, 2010

Opel - Plant in Vienna Aspern provides EUR 10.6 million per year to Germany

The staff of the automotive plant of General Motors in Aspern provides around EUR 10.6m p.a. for the reorganization of German car producer Opel

September 3, 2010

UBM with slightly improved results

Focus on hotels and housing, regional focus remains on Poland and Germany.

August 31, 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

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

International companies discover Austria again

In the first half of 2010, 93 companies settled in Austria; in the same period in 2009 there were only 84. Total investment volume tripled from €37m ($46,95m) to almost €103m ($130,69).

July 8, 2010

MAN-Chief

The Austrian Georg Pachta-Reyhofen remains at the top of the German trucks and engineering group MAN.

July 2, 2010

Zumtobel AG - CFO Thomas Spitzenpfeil to resign at the end of September 2010

Thomas Spitzenpfeil, Chief Financial Officer of the Zumtobel Group, has announced his intention to resign in order to pursue a career opportunity on the management board of a German corporation.

June 24, 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

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

AE&E scores a contract over EUR 20 million

The AE&E Group will supply three heat recovery steam generators for a new industrial combined cycle power plant in Stade a North German town, Lower Saxony.

June 11, 2010

Schieder wants ban on short selling

The Financial Secretary sees Germany as role model.

June 4, 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

Transaction tax - SPÖ plans a referendum

The Social Party Austria together with the German Social Party (SPD) plans to start a referendum on a financial transaction tax as well as financial regulation. It would constitute the first EU-referendum.

May 18, 2010