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Austria: FMA Approves of Sale of Hypo Group

The Financial Market Authority has given green light for the selling of Austrian problem bank Hypo Alpe Adria to Indian Srei Group.

October 9, 2013

World Bank: 47 Banking Crises in the Past 40 Years

47 banking crises that have struck 116 countries in the past 40 years - World Bank

October 8, 2013

Hypo: New Risky Loan Agreements Even in 2012

According to the EU Commission, risky loans were granted by ailing Hypo Group even in 2012.

September 3, 2013

Hypo: Half-Year Results Expected August 28

In order to be able and balance, nationalized Hypo Group required € 700m in capital by the Austrian state.

August 27, 2013

Erdogan Considers Leaving U.N.

Turkey´s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan puts pressure on the United Nations. The representation of the Security Council is not balanced, Erdogan criticizes.

August 26, 2013

Austrian Division of Hypo Alpe Adria Managed to Turn A Profit

In the past half year the Austrian division of nationalized bank Hypo Group made small profits.

August 20, 2013

Austria: Kranebitter to Leave Hypo Group

After three and a half years, Gottwald Kranebitter steps back as CEO of nationalized Hypo Alpe Adria. Tax payers are left with a burden running in the billions in the years to come.

August 19, 2013

EU: Current Account with Russia Deep in the Red

EU27 current account surplus came at € 29.1 bn in the first quarter of 2013.

July 18, 2013

Hypo Group: CESEE Units to be Sold Until Mid-2015

The threatened compulsory sale of nationalized Hypo Alpe Adria Group by the EU Commission until the end of this year, was, according to information by the Finance Ministry, fended off. An additional burden of € 2bn might await the Austrian taxpayers.

July 1, 2013

Hypo Group: Commisson Against Extension of Deadline

Austria will in all probability not be granted an extension of the deadline for the winding down of Hypo Alpe Adria. This was announced by EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia

June 26, 2013

WKO Export Day in Vienna

On June 20, the Export Day (Exporttag) of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) will take place in Vienna. Economic delegates from all over the world will be present.

June 8, 2013

Hypo Group: Possible Deductions from Selling Price

The new British-Indian Owner of Hypo Group is to pay only € 32m for the time being.

June 5, 2013

Austria: Hypo Alpe Adria Group and Anadi Financial Holdings Pte. Ltd. Signed Deal

After a successful restructuring of the bank the signing is an important step towards the privatization of the banking institute.

May 31, 2013

Hypo: Contract Could Be Signed Today

Today the Austrian affiliate of Hypo Group could be transferred to the property of Indian Srei Group. The company is a fast-growing listed enterprise with around 30,000 clients.

May 31, 2013

Hypo Group to Sell Austrian Affiliate

On Friday the deal of nationalized Hypo Bank’s Austrian affiliate will finally be sealed. Indian Srei Group will become the new owner in all likelyhood. The company will pay € 60m to € 70m.

May 29, 2013

Austria: Faymann Positive About Extension for Hypo Group

Chancellor Werner Faymann presented himself restrained yet confident about the extension granted by the Commission regarding the deadline for the winding-down of Hypo Alpe Adria Group.

May 24, 2013

Nowotny: Decision About Bad Bank for Hypo Not Essential Right Now

The Governor of Austrian’s National Bank confirms that the result for the ailing Hypo Group will not be “good” due to the losses that have amounted over the past years.

May 23, 2013

Srei Group to Offer € 65.6m for Hypo

The Indian Srei Group offers € 65.5m for Austrian Hypo affiliate.

May 22, 2013

Austria: Preliminary Results on Hypo Group Expected Next Week

Hypo Group’s task force, appointed by the government, will present the preliminary corner marks next week.

May 17, 2013

Austria: New Bidder for Hypo Group

Apart from Indian Srei Group, a new interested party has entered the match for the ailing banking institute.

May 16, 2013

Indian Srei Group to Acquire Austrian Hypo?

Austria is looking for a buyer for the domestic Hypo affiliates. Indian Srei Group seems to have good chances.

May 13, 2013

RHI: USA and India as Growth Markets

CEO Franz Struzl considers expanding into India, Russia and the U.S. Investments will reach about € 50m.

December 1, 2012

Nowotny: „CESEE Needs New Growth Model“

Ewald Nowotny, governor of Austria´s National Bank (OeNB), thinks that the current growth model for the region is outdated.

November 26, 2012

RHI Aims to Take Over Orient Refractories

The Austrian producer of refractories plans to expand in India. The investment may have a size of € 80m.

October 29, 2012

RHI Begins to Downsize in Europe

The Austrian refractories company plans to expand in Russia. In Europe, the first factories will be shut down in two years.

October 18, 2012

Voestalpine: No Investments in Europe

Wolfgang Eder, CEO of the Austrian steel company expects that Europe faces a longer phase of stagnation. The steel industry will not recover before mid-2013.

October 12, 2012

India and Austria Sign Agreement on Shipping

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Technology Cooperation in the Shipping and Ports Infrastructure was signed on Wednesday between India and Austria, IBNS reports.

October 5, 2012

Austrian Business Delegation to Visit New Delhi and Mumbai

On the occasion of the official visit of Austrian Federal Minister Doris Bures (Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology) to India, the Austrian Trade Commission organises a high-ranking Austrian business delegation to Delhi and Mumbai.

September 25, 2012

RHI Demonstrates Optimism

The Austrian manufacturer of refractory products expects increasing revenues and a growing EBIT margin.

September 24, 2012

Siemens Austria: Major Contract in India

A consortium led by Siemens Austria was awarded with a contract worth € 290m by the Indian National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC).

August 7, 2012

Siemens Austria to supply Electrical Works to Indian BMM Ispat

The Indian steelmaker BMM Ispat Ltd. ordered the core systems for an electrical steel plant from Siemens VAI Metals Technologies.

July 23, 2012

Austria´s Exports to Asia on the Rise

Last year, Austrian exports totaled € 122bn. Above all, exports to emergin markets Brazil, India and China are growing.

June 21, 2012

Andritz: Remarkable Order Intake in India

The Indian subsidiary of Austrian Andritz Hydro started 2012 on a promising note by getting a number of new contracts in India and abroad.

June 6, 2012

„India and China are not the Problems“

Voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder thinks that competitors from Turkey, Russia and Ukraine may become problematic for the European steel industry.

June 5, 2012

Solar Heating Specialist TiSUN expands to Asian markets

In 2011 the Austrian company, TiSUN GmbH, established a subsidiary company in Mumbai, TiSUN-EDES Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd., in order to be able to service the vast Asian market more efficiently.

June 1, 2012

Efkon Strengthens its Market Position in India

New projects in India which were won by the Austrian toll solution supplier are worth approx. € 10m.

May 23, 2012

Hungarian Bank Tax May be Abolished

The extraordinary bank tax in Hungary will be halved in 2013 and deleted in 2014, the government said. Austrian banks are relieved.

May 10, 2012

RHI to Acquire Orient Refractories?

The Austrian refractory manufacturer is said to take over the Delhi bases Orient Refractories. The target company denies the rumor.

May 7, 2012

Bajaj Holds 47.2% in KTM

At the end of April, the Indian motor vehicle producer enlarged its stake in the Austrian company from 41% to 47.2%.

May 2, 2012

Cross Industries Still in the Red

Due to interest expenses, the Austrian industrial holding company recorded losses of € 4.5m after € 4.8m in 2010.

April 30, 2012

RHI Pursues Growth Strategy in India

The Austrian RHI AG, the world’s biggest maker of fireproofing ceramics, is pursuing a takeover in India and may start a joint venture in Russia to expand its global reach.

April 21, 2012

Where is Austria´s Gold?

The major part of Austria´s gold reserves should be located in the U.S. The Austrian Central Bank does not answer any questions.

April 10, 2012

Free Float at KTM Declines

The Austrian motor-cycle manufacturer has a free float of only 2.9%. The two main shareholders are CEO Stefan Pierer and the Indian Rajiv Bajaj.

April 6, 2012

Bajaj Increases Stake in KTM

The Indian Investor Rajiv Bajaj now holds a 44.3% share in the Austrian motor-cycle manufacturer.

April 2, 2012

RHI Has Growth Plans

The Austrian producer of fireproof ceramics puts effort into growth. Major investments and acquisitions are planned.

March 7, 2012

Siemens Austria Got Major Order from India

The Indian National Mineral Corporation orders a sintering plant at Siemens VAI. The order volume totals € 120m.

March 1, 2012

Polytec Aims For Expanding in Asia

Friedrich Huemer, CEO of the Austrian automotive supplier, wants to start investments in China and India.

February 27, 2012

KTM With Satisfying Results

The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer could increase turnover by 13.4%. EBIT was up by 7.6%, net profits rose by 30.2%.

February 16, 2012

AUA to Withdraw from Mumbai

Due to the increasing price pressure, Austrian Airlines has to focus on new markets. New target markets are Eastern Europe and the Middle East region.

February 13, 2012

Euro-Crisis: Austrian Managers are Optimistic

In spite of the current euro-crisis, most Austrian managers believe that the currency will remain. Moreover, a deepening of the cooperation between EU-member states is expected.

February 6, 2012