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New Hope for Nabucco

The gas pipeline project is said to get a new major shareholder. In case of the entry of the Shah Deniz II consortium, Nabucco´s utilization would be secured.

December 22, 2012

CA Immo: New Tenants in Hungary

CA Immo was able to acquire new tenants for some 9,300 sqm office space in five Hungarian office properties over the past six months.

December 10, 2012

Austrian Industry Calls for Flexibilization of Short-Time Work

Austrian businesses expect that short-time work may return. Three years ago, the

December 4, 2012

Ukraine: “Stability of Currency Not Endangered”

Ukrainian businessmen are confident in the stability of hryvnia, the Ukrainian National Bank says.

November 28, 2012

Ukrainian National Bank Under Pressure

In order to support its own currency, the foreign exchange reserves of NBU (Ukrainian National Bank) were down substantially.

November 24, 2012

Hungary: Public Debt Level Declines

Due to the favorable currency development, the public debt level fell slightly.

November 20, 2012

South Stream Pipeline: Construction Works to Begin in December

The pipeline projects of Russia´s gas group Gazprom makes substantial progress. Europe´s dependence on Russia is growing further.

November 12, 2012

South Stream Pipeline: Gazprom Concludes Contract with Hungary

The Russian energy group Gazprom has negotiated the last conditions of the contract with Serbia and Hungary.

November 2, 2012

Nowotny: Greek Haircut for ECB “No Issue”

The governor of Austria´s National Bank (OeNB) Ewald Nowotny thinks that ECB would not participate in a haircut.

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

Poland´s Komorowski: “Strong Swiss Franc Causes Problems”

On the occasion of a visit in Switzerland, the Polish President Bronislav Komorowski explained that the strong Swiss franc is a problem for both countries.

October 5, 2012

Soros: "Germany Must Lead or Leave"

In a talk on "The Future of the Euro" in Vienna, George Soros presented his vision of how the European financial crisis can be solved.

September 11, 2012

South Stream Pipeline May Run Across Croatia

Instead of Hungary, the pipeline project South Stream may pass through Croatia. Gazprom currently negotiates with the Croatian operator Plinacro.

August 20, 2012

International Raw Materials Conference EUMICON 2012

The event takes place from 19th to 21st September 2012 in Leoben, Austria. Top decisionmakers will come together.

July 30, 2012

New Hope for Nabucco West

The Aseri Minister of Energy Natik Aliyev thinks that Nabucco West would be better than the rival project TAP.

July 27, 2012

OMV Resumes Production Works in Yemen

The Austrian oil and gas group may get oil from Yemen soon. In Bulgaria, OMV participates in exploitation works.

July 17, 2012

Rising Attractiveness of Gold

Austrian Erste Group: „Prolonged negative real interest rates and global debt crisis set to push gold price higher.“

July 11, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: New Trading System for Gas Exchange

Trayport ETS: New trading system on CEGH Gas Exchange of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

July 6, 2012

„Up to 70% of European Steel Capacities are Endangered“

Wolfgang Eder, CEO of Austrian voestalpine, thinks that the European steel industry faces fierce competition from the East.

July 3, 2012

Nabucco „Not Essential“ for EU

For the EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, it is not important which pipeline ships natural gas to Europe.

June 22, 2012

OMV and Wintershall Sign Upstream Agreement with ADNOC

OMV and Wintershall will appraise the sour gas and condensate field in Shuwaihat in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. OMV´s CEO Gerhard Roiss sees strengthened relations with the United Arab Emirates.

June 21, 2012

Bank Austria Sells Headquarters

The highest-bidder procedure is to lead to a sale of the property by the end of 2012. Bank Austria will retain its property until the new headquarters has been completed.

June 15, 2012

„Nabucco Will Die A Hundred Times“

OMV´s CEO Gerhard Roiss promotes the new „Nabucco West“ project and underlines the high probability of success.

June 14, 2012

Austrian E-Control Supports Shale Gas Exploitation

Walter Boltz, CEO of the Austrian energy market regulator, thinks that Europe would benefit from the shale gas exploitation.

June 13, 2012

Austrialian Mining Company Plans to Exploit Lithium in Austrian Alps

Global Strategic Metals NL plans a site with an investment volume of € 125m in Austria. For Austria, the lithium deposits would be a „highly strategic asset“.

June 9, 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

Energy: Germany and Austria Agree on Closer Cooperation

German dena and Austrian Verbund advocate stronger German-Austrian energy partnership and aim to build more pumped storage power plants for the integration of wind and solar power.

June 1, 2012

„Nabucco Is Still an Option“

Elshad Nassirov, Vice-Chairman oft he Azerbaijani gas company Socar, argues that BP´s statement about Nabucco was premature.

May 29, 2012

BP: „Nabucco is Dead“

British Petroleum pronounces the initial Nabucco project dead. RWE supports the new version “Nabucco West”.

May 25, 2012

“Nabucco West” Submits Proposal

The proposal for the downsized “Nabucco West” Scenario was submitted to Shah Deniz II Consortium.

May 18, 2012

Another Setback for Nabucco

The German RWE considers leaving the natural gas pipeline consortium. Also the Hungarian MOL will exit.

May 16, 2012

Voestalpine Establishes Group for Centralized Purchase of Natural Gas

The voestalpine Group has established Austria’s first industrial gas balance group for the centralized purchasing of natural gas.

May 11, 2012

As Recession Grips its Neighbors, Austria May Escape the Carnage

The world’s economic focus continues to be Europe and whether its widening list of travails will once again derail the global recovery, as it did a year ago at this time.

May 8, 2012

OMV: „Nabucco is More Alive than Ever”

Despite the exit of Hungarian MOL, the Austrian oil company underlines the importance of Nabucco. CEO Roiss holds on Nabucco.

April 28, 2012

Pecik and Sawiris to Enter Telekom´s Supervisory Board

Together with his Egyptian partner, Ronny Pecik will enter Telekom Austria´s supervisory board. Pecik wants to stop the generous dividend policy.

April 28, 2012

Roiss Claims European „Fracking“ Strategy

OMV´s CEO Gerhard Roiss calls for a common strategy to exploit shale gas. The European industrial sector should become more competitive.

April 18, 2012

Austrian Opposition Aims to Bring Back Gold Reserves

The two Austrian opposition parties FPÖ and BZÖ push the Austrian Central Bank (OeNB) to disclose information about the gold reserves. OeNB refuses to do so.

April 14, 2012

Voestalpine Indicates Significant Increase in Revenues

The Austrian steel company recorded about € 12.0bn in revenues last financial year. 25% of the revenues are based on exports apart from Europe.

April 12, 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

„Natural Gas to Become Most Important Energy Source“

Gerhard Roiss, CEO of the Austrian oil and gas group OMV pushes the EU to recognize the importance of natural gas.

April 7, 2012

OMV Gives In: No Fracking in Austria

The Austrian oil and gas company OMV reacts to the citizen´s protests and gives up its natural gas exploration plans in Northern Austria.

March 5, 2012

Merger of Nabucco-TANAP Discussed

Members of the gas pipeline projects Nabucco and TANAP talk about a merger in Vienna. The Turkish Minister of Energy participates therein.

February 28, 2012

Significant Increase in Austrian Steel Exports to U.S.

U.S. Steel Imports are rising substantially, prices are on the fall. Austrian suppliers could raise their share.

February 27, 2012

Nabucco Still Competes For Gas in Azerbaijan

The gas pipeline project, in which the Austrian oil company OMV is engaged, now enters the critical phase.

February 21, 2012

Market for Solar Power Shrinks

The Austrian renewable energy market showed a substantial slump in 2011. Subsidies were cut considerably.

February 20, 2012

Decrease in Austrian Oil and Natural Gas Production

In 2011, production of oil was down by 4.7% to 919,437 tonnes. Natural gas production fell by 6.6%.

February 14, 2012

Massive Increase in Energy Consumption

Austrian power plants are running at full speed. Energy supply was up by 14% last week.

February 11, 2012

Gazprom to Double Natural Gas Reserves in Europe

The Russian natural gas supplier Gazprom intends to improve supply security in Europe. Gas reserves in Austria should be extended too.

February 10, 2012

Shortage in Energy Supply: Austria Helps Germany Out

In Germany, wind power plants record a decrease in energy production. German energy suppliers called for Austrian electricity.

February 9, 2012

Oettinger Expects Succesful Contracts Over Gas Deliveries

The EU-Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, anticipates that Azerbaijan will close contracts over natural gas deliveries within the coming months.

February 8, 2012