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New Inspections at voestalpine Subsidiary

The German Federal Cartel Office today made new inspections at a local subsidiary of the Austrian steel company.

May 12, 2011

Good Prospects for BDI

The manufacturer of biodiesel could realize rising profits in Q1/2011. However, sales were declining.

May 12, 2011

German IVG is also Active in Austria Now

IVG Immobilien AG (IVG), the largest German real estate fund company, acquired the Austrian Hypo Real Invest in January 2011, changing its name to IVG Austria AG, with headquarters in Vienna.

May 12, 2011

Inspections at German Subsidiary of voestalpine AG

Inspections by German Federal Cartel office at voestalpine Klöckner Bahntechnik GmbH.

May 11, 2011

Siemens Manufactures Parts for a New Train Generation in Graz

Siemens manufactures components for 130 new trains for the Deutsche Bahn (DB-German Railways) until 2030 in Graz. The contract is worth € 6.0bn.

May 11, 2011

Bosch Group Continues Growing in Austria

Bosch has had a good start in Austria in its anniversary year 2011 and continues having favorable growth prospects. Sales rose by 9%.

May 11, 2011

Profit Decline for C-Quadrat

Strong increase in management fees from € 7.6 m to € 11.5 m (+52 %). Net profit amounts to € 1.0 m.

May 9, 2011

Infineon Makes an Investment for € 200m in Austria

The German technology group has announced that it intends to create 400 new jobs in Austria. The semiconductor production is to be expanded.

May 7, 2011

BDI Receives Major Order in Germany

Enbasys GmbH, a subsidiary of BDI-BioEnergy International AG receives a million-dollar contract with the biogas facility for the German SARIA-Rethmann Group.

May 6, 2011

Austrian Airlines Cannot Achieve Turnaround

The Austrian Airlines, which is in a restructuring process, is still deep in the red. In the first quarter of 2011, operating losses amounted to € 63.5m.

May 5, 2011

Austria's Current Account: Net Income 2.7% of the GDP

Austria's current account achieved a surplus of € 7.8bn or 2.7% of the GDP in 2010. The domestic economy was thereby able to prove its high competitiveness.

May 5, 2011

Austrian Tourism: Small Decrease in Overnights

Current tourism winter season 2010/11: Overnights decreased slightly by 0.9% - rise in overnights in March by 2.7%.

April 29, 2011

Revenue Growth by 30% for Quanmax

In the first quarter 2011, the Austrian IT company Quanmax could improve its results significantly.

April 28, 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

Sales Increase for Plaut

Plaut Aktiengesellschaft, which is listed on the General Standard segment of Frankfurt Stock Exchange announces a significant growth in sales as well as profits.

April 28, 2011

Hypo Tirol Continues Restructuring Process

The Supervisory Board of the Austrian regional bank appoints two new board members. Furthermore, withdrawal from Germany and Switzerland is to take place.

April 27, 2011

Windtner Pleads for expansion of Electricity Grids

The CEO of Energie AG considers that an energy revolution is about to happen in an interview with the newspaper "Kurier". The relevance of electric vehicles is expected to grow slowly but steadily.

April 26, 2011

Shipping on the Danube is Far Below its Potential

Capacities are only being utilized in modest proportions on Austria’s main waterway. Investments in expansion would be necessary.

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

Eastern Europe as Growing Market for Austrian Wine Exports

Around 80% of the Austrian wine exports are going to Germany. However, growth rates in Russia and Poland are surprisingly high.

April 23, 2011

It is Official: T-Mobile and Orange Launch Network Cooperation

The German and French telecom companies expect to save € 60m. The network coverage is to increase by 10%.

April 22, 2011

Overnight Stays Record for Vienna in March: +3.3%

This year, Vienna recorded its so far highest March concerning overnight stays: 867,000 overnight stays, an increase of 3.3% over March 2010.

April 21, 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

OMV: German Refinery to be Converted

Because of the failures of Libyan oil imports, the OMV refinery at Burghausen is converted to alternative crudes.

April 19, 2011

Losses for update software AG

The Austrian software company, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, records declining sales as well as operating losses.

April 19, 2011

Erste Group Manages € 1.00bn increase of Slovak sovereign bonds

Total orders at approximately € 1.4bn from almost 80 investors . Approx. 80% have been subscribed internationally, mostly from Czech, Germany, Austrian, Benelux and Asian investors

April 18, 2011

Cooperation between T-Mobile and Orange

A joint radio network is established by the German and the French telecommunications groups in Austria.

April 16, 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

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

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

Austria’s Exposure to Portugal: € 433m

France is clearly the larges creditor of the troubled country. Portugal owes Austria € 433m.

April 8, 2011

S&T Reduces Jobs

The ailing Austrian software company has to reduce a quarter of its staff in the current year. There are also problems in Germany and Switzerland.

April 7, 2011

Turkcell Intends to Get Into Austria

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

April 1, 2011

Good Prospects for Quanmax

The Austrian distributor of IT products could increase its profit. This year, the sales target is € 100m for the first time.

April 1, 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

Strabag Awarded for Project in Frankfurt

A subsidiary of the Austrian construction group Strabag, Züblin, is building the "TaunusTurm" in Frankfurt financial district. Construction period ends in 2013.

March 29, 2011

Eco Business Back in Black

The Austrian real estate company records a fivefold increase in Group EBIT to € 25.0 m for the first three quarters of 2010.

March 22, 2011

Rising Sales for Pfanner

The Austrian fruit juice producer achieves sales at its pre-crisis level. In 2010, sales amounted to € 235m after € 225m in 2009.

March 19, 2011

Telekom Srbija: Duel between Deutsche Telekom and Telekom Austria

In the selling process of the Serbian Telekom, the German and the Austrian telecom companies are seen as favourites.

March 7, 2011

AWD Austria Records Losses

The Swiss/German financial consulter could not manage the turnaround in 2010.

March 5, 2011

Wienerwald Grows Again

The restaurant chain is expected to start growing again after a long crisis. Investments worth € 20m are planned for the current year.

March 4, 2011

Economic Policy: Criticism of Berlin, Praise for Vienna

The leader of the German Left Party, Gregor Gysi, says that Vienna has lead a better economic policy after the fall of the Soviet bloc than Berlin.

March 4, 2011

Allianz Austria’s Profits Jump

The result of the German insurance group in Austria was able to increase despite premiums falling by 2.9% to € 53.7m.

March 4, 2011

Volkswagen Acquires Automobile Trading Business of Porsche Holding Salzburg

Next major step towards the creation of the integrated automotive group of Volkswagen and Porsche

March 3, 2011

Optimism in Austria's Creative Industries

Creatives wish to go new ways to support SMEs with creative services. The economic and technical network is to be intensified.

March 3, 2011

Tourism: Trend for High-Price Segment Continues

Austria's tourism industry shows itself satisfied with the current winter season. Guests come increasingly from Eastern Europe.

March 3, 2011

Takeover of the Austrian Porsche Holding

The majority owner VW could soon take over the Austrian part of the Porsche Group. The price is € 3.3bn.

March 1, 2011

Major order for Siemens Austria

The Austrian subsidiary of the German electronics group receives a new order from Poland for the construction of underground train sets.

February 26, 2011

Stable Sales for Rewe Austria

The German food retail group was able to increase its sales moderately last year. The number of employees has increased.

February 26, 2011

Henkel CEE grows in Eastern Europe

The German company, which has set up its Eastern European headquarters in Vienna, achieved a sales increase of 6%.

February 26, 2011