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Germany: New Building for Brandenburg by STRABAG

Agreement on the financing, planning, construction and operation over 30 years of an office building in the state capital of Potsdam. Project value € 82 million

April 19, 2013

Slovenia: State Aid to Rescue and Re-Structure Companies

At its regular session, the Government also approved the draft Act Governing the Rescue and Restructuring Aid for Companies in Difficulty.

April 18, 2013

Slovenia to Emerge From Quagmire By Itself?

A recent report by the OECD paints a dim picture of the country’s economic future.

April 17, 2013

„Unlawful“ Farming in Hungary

The estimated 200 Austrians, who are engaged in agriculture in Hungary, are apparently not highly esteemed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

April 16, 2013

Czech Republic: Finance Ministry Worsens Economic Outlook

In an updated macroeconomic forecast for the economic development, the Czech Finance Ministry deteriorated the country’s outlook.

April 16, 2013

Russia: Most Important Future Market for Opel

Head of General Motors, Dan Akerson, regards Russia as the most important future market for Opel.

April 15, 2013

Major Project for Alpine In Berlin

Alpine to build 345 appartments in Berlin. Building permission of € 56m project was announced yesterday.

April 12, 2013

Czech Republic: 5.7 % Decrease of Industrial Production.

In February 2013, industrial production decreased at constant prices by 5.7%, year-on-year; working day adjusted decreased by 1.6%. Compared to the previous month, seasonally adjusted industrial production was higher by 1.6%.

April 9, 2013

Fitch: Poland Best Placed For Economic Recovery

In a statement regarding a report on the need of structural reforms in the CESEE region, rating agency Fitch awarded Poland the best position for an economic recovery among five countries.

April 9, 2013

Czech Republic: Exports and Imports Decreased Considerably

In February 2013, according to preliminary data of ‘cross−border statistics’, exports and imports at current prices fell by 3.6% and 4.4%, year-on-year (y−o−y), respectively.

April 9, 2013

Slovakia: US Steel to Keep Producing in Kosice

US Steel and the Slovak government have come to an agreement which allows the steel manufacturer to stay in Eastern Slovakia.

April 8, 2013

Russia: Economic Growth Below Expectations

The Russian economy is flatlining. The government and the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) blame each other for the current state of affairs.

April 8, 2013

Eder: Future of Voestalpine and Steel Manufacturing Industry

In an interview CEO of voestalpine, Wolfgang Eder explains the current situation on the steel market and points out that mass products will come from CESEE countries in the future.

April 4, 2013

New opportunities for Lithuanian and Turkish business

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with Turkish leader Abdullah Gül opened the Lithuania-Turkey business forum.

April 4, 2013

Slovakia: Industrial Production Increases by 4.1 %

Production still driven by the automotive industry. Industrial production in January 2013 increased month-on-month by 4.1%.

April 3, 2013

2012: Significant Increase in Austrian Construction Industry

According to the latest data issued by Statistik Austria, the construction industry has increased its output significantly in 2012.

April 2, 2013

Bulgaria: Labor Hour Costs Increased 5.1 % in Q4 2012

Preliminary data of NSI for the Fourth Quarter of 2012 indicated that the total hourly labour cost rose by 5.1% compared to the Fourth Quarter of 2011.

March 30, 2013

Serbia: GDP Decreased by 1.7 % in 2012

Based on data released by the Statistical Office, GDP fell by 1.7% in 2012. Broken down by quarter, real y-o-y GDP fell by 2.7% in Q1, 0.3% in Q2, 2.1% in Q3 and 2.0% in Q4.

March 30, 2013

67 % of Estonians Work in Service Sector

According to the data of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011) of Statistics Estonia, 67% of persons employed in Estonia worked in service sector, 29% in industrial sector and only 4% in primary sector.

March 30, 2013

Slovakia: Economic Sentiment Indicator Increased to 90.4

The three-month moving average of economic sentiment indicator (ESI) increased by 1,8 points to 90,4 compared with the previous month´s value.

March 30, 2013

Serbia: Financial Underhand Practices Discovered

Financial underhand practices had lead to losses of € 700m for the Serbian state.

March 30, 2013

Magna to Build Research Center in Austria

Magna plans to set up a new research department in Traiskirchen.

March 29, 2013

Hungary: Economic Growth Only in 2014

The MNB, the National Bank of Hungary estimates economic growth to further stagnate in 2013 but forcasts positive devolopments for the next year.

March 29, 2013

Strabag: Defends Its Number 1 in Czech Republic

In a survey, 302 public customers have chosen Austrian construction enterprise Strabac to be the best in its sector. Swietelski follows on 2nd place.

March 28, 2013

Strikes Paralyze Poland

Protests against government’s changes in education, social and labor policy.

March 27, 2013

Austria: Alpine’s Future Sealed

The restructuring contract has been signed by banks and insurance companies. Shareholders are not affected by a haircut.

March 26, 2013

Roiss: “A European Concept and Joint Investments Are Needed“

In an interview with the Austrian newpaper Kurier, CEO of OMV explains why Europe needs other sources of energy and why there is a growing competitive disadvantage compared with the USA.

March 25, 2013

Czech Republic: Confidence in Domestic Economy Inreased Marginally

Overall confidence in domestic economy increased slightly in March. The composite confidence indicator (economic sentiment indicator) increased by 0.2 points compared to February.

March 25, 2013

"Croatia Will Not Benefit From Joining The EU"

Croatia will join the European Union as the 28th member state in a few months. Economists criticize the country for not carrying out enough reforms and only focusing on tourism.

March 22, 2013

Vienna: One of the Most Innovative Cities

According to a ranking by the Australian agency 2thinknow, Vienna is the most innovative city in Europe and scored 3rd place in the cities worldwide, succeeding Boston and New York.

March 22, 2013

Slight Improvement for Austria’s Economy in 2013/14

IHS (Institute of Advanced Studies) and Wifo (Austrian Institute of Economic Research) forecast a sluggish growth for Austrian’s economy.

March 21, 2013

Hungary: Gross Earnings Increased Marginally

In the national economy – at corporations employing at least 5 persons, budgetary and designated non-profit institutions – average gross earnings increased by 2.5%, while net earnings excluding family tax benefits grew by 3.9% compared to 2011.

March 21, 2013

FCC to Cut Down On Manpower

Alpine’s parent company, Spanish construction enterprise FCC is going to cut back on 1,000 jobs. Furthermore, company shares that are not part of the core business in the amount of € 2.2bn are supposed to be sold.

March 20, 2013

Vienna International Airport: Top Score of +127.5 % Net Profit

EBITDA at € 221.m (+17.1%), net profit after non-controlling interests of € 71.9m, dividend: slight increase to € 1.05 per share (2012: € 1.00)

March 20, 2013

Austria: How to Keep Enterprises (from Drifting Away)

At the moment, there is a subtle fear in Austria’s economy that large enterprises are going to outsource to foreign countries which is currently the case with voestalpine.

March 19, 2013

Slovenia: Highest Decrease in Construction Industry

In January 2013, compared with December 2012, the production in construction in the Eurozone was down by 1.4% and down by 1.3% in EU27-states. Slovenia experiences the highest decrease with 7.4 %.

March 19, 2013

Austria: Increasing Demand in Flats

Half of the required flats in Austria are missed in Vienna. Experts have long forcasted the growing need in newly constructed buildings particularly in the city centers.

March 18, 2013

Hungary: Construction Industry Suffers From Decline

Year-on-year, construction output decreased by 4.1% in January 2013 according to both unadjusted and working day adjusted indices. Output went down by a seasonally adjusted 1.5% month-on-month.

March 18, 2013

Red Bull Sells More Than 5bn Cans Worldwide

Energy drink producer Red Bull was able to increase turnovers by almost 16 %, totaling € 4.93bn.

March 15, 2013

Austria: Mitterlehner Still Optimistic For Automotive Industry

The massive decline of 23 % in the motor vehicle trade in the first ten days of March 2013 does apparently not concern Austria’s economy minister Reinhold Mitterlehner.

March 15, 2013

Poland: Inflation Decreasing

Declining inflation was supported by weaker demand and cost pressures in the economy, decrease in energy price growth as well as zloty exchange rate stronger than a year ago.

March 15, 2013

Czech Republic: Contruction Industry Sees Further Declines

In January 2013 the construction output declined by 9.3%, year-on-year (y-o-y). The planning and building control authorities granted by 4.1% more building permits, y-o-y, and the approximate value of permitted constructions dropped by 31.7%, y-o-y.

March 15, 2013

Hungary: Orban Rejects Criticisms

After making amendments to the Hungarian constitution, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his leading Fidezs party have to face harsh criticisms. EU Justice Commissoner Viviane Reding announced to take measures.

March 15, 2013

Czech Republic: Industrial Production Decreased by 4.1%

In January 2013, industrial production decreased at constant prices by 4.1%, year-on-year. Compared to the previous month, seasonally adjusted industrial production was the same as in December 2012. The value of new orders decreased by 7.6%, y-o-y.

March 15, 2013

Hungary: Industrial Production Continues to Shrink

In January 2013, industrial gross output was down by 1.4% year-on-year.

March 14, 2013

Romania: Turnover of Market Services Decreased 14.1 % in January

In January 2013, the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, decreased compared to the previous month.

March 14, 2013

Slovakia: CPI Remains Constant

In February, compared with January, consumer prices did not change in total. Increase in prices only in Education, Food and Health Industry.

March 14, 2013

Austria: AMAG EBITA Dropped in 2012

The Amag Group achieved sales of 814.2 mEUR in the fiscal year 2012 and continues on the prior year's level of 813.1 m EUR despite the average price of aluminium falling 370 USD/t.

March 14, 2013

Slovak Unemployment Rate on the Rise

In January, compared with January 2012, the employment decreased in five surveyed sectors.

March 14, 2013

Voestalpine Constructs Direct Reduction Plant in Texas

The decision on the location of the Austrian steel group´s direct reduction plant in North America has been made.

March 13, 2013