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Binder Creates New Technology Company

Binder+Co AG has started the 2012 financial year with the foundation of a new subsidiary in the shape of Bublon GmbH. Binder+Co Group now consists of a total of four companies.

January 16, 2012

Magna to Develop Luxury Cars in Styria

The Japanese Infiniti lets Magna develop and construct its smallest model in Austria.

December 10, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Deficit on the Rise

From January to September 2011: imports rose by 17%, exports increased by 14%. The deficit amounts to € 6.0bn.

December 7, 2011

AUA Remains in the Red in 2011

The Austrian carrier improved its operating profit by 30% in the third quarter 2011. A positive result, however, will not be achieved in the full year.

October 27, 2011

World Tourism Day 2011: Guests from 50 Countries Visit Austria

According to statistics Austria, the diversification of the guest´s nationalities further increased. Culture-oriented travels become increasingly important.

September 26, 2011

austriamicrosystems Collaborates with Japanese F-Brain

The Austrian microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturer entered into a collaboration with F-Brain to serve Foundry customers on backend test solutions in Japan.

July 12, 2011

Patent Protection to Become Cheaper

In Europe patent protection is currently ten times more expensive than in the US or Japan. Austria will participate in an EU-wide cooperation which will reduce the cost significantly.

June 20, 2011

Shopping Tourism: Asian Visitors Spending Heavily

Russia remains the top shopping nation while Asian tourists' spending is increasing significantly.

June 14, 2011

Sharp Drop in Exports to Japan is Expected

Exports are expected to return to a normal level only by 2012. Renewable energy technologies could be particularly important.

May 3, 2011

Every second Company Concerned by Crisis in Libya and Japan

According to a survey in Upper Austria, 46% of the companies are concerned by the rise in commodity and energy prices or by supply bottlenecks in the electronic industry.

April 23, 2011

Strong Year 2010/11 for Keba

The automation company has seen strong revenue growth in the previous year. The growth outlook is positive thanks to new markets.

April 2, 2011

Disaster in Japan Stops Exports

Current events in Japan have an impact on foreign trade. About 70 Austrian companies are affected.

March 18, 2011

Lannacher has Delivery Problems with Iodine Tablets

The Austrian pharmaceutical company manufactures the only potassium iodide tablets in the German-speaking area. Demand strongly exceeds production capacity.

March 18, 2011

Philip Morris is Market Leader in Austria

The American tobacco company Philip Morris increased its market share, overtaking the Japanese Austria Tabak group for good.

February 26, 2011

Superfund Seeking for Investors in Japan

The Austrian investment fund intends to raise new funds via Japanese institutional investors. The volume is said to account for $ 100m

February 3, 2011

Austrian Companies on Roadshow to Tokyo

Erste Group, RBI, VIG and Immofinanz are participating at the roadshow in Japan.

January 28, 2011

Record Results for Red Bull

The Austrian producer of energy drinks reached its best results ever in 2010 thanks to the markets in Turkey, Japan and Brazil.

January 22, 2011

Recovery is in Sight for Keba

The Austrian automation manufacturer regains its pre-crisis levels, in particular through exports to growth markets.

January 18, 2011

Recovery in Austria´s Labor Market Continues

The domestic labor market´s data for 2010 were better than expected. The number of job-seekers declined by 3.7%

January 8, 2011

WIFO and IHS Foresee Economic Weakness

The two major Austrian Economic Research Institutes, WIFO and IHS, expect an economic slowdown in 2011.

January 5, 2011

Economic Chamber in Tokyo: Biotechnology as an Opportunity

The President of the Vienna Economic Chamber, Brigitte Jank, sees above all great opportunities for Austria in Japanese biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

December 6, 2010

Expansion Potential of Austrian Pharmaceutical Industry in Japan

Japanese pharmaceutical companies need new products and international cooperation. An opportunity for local companies.

December 1, 2010