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Vienna Stock Exchange - 2,650 points by the end of the year

Compared to the world's major stock exchanges the ATX is seen as an average performer with -5% in the first half of this year.

July 16, 2010

EURO - Confidence returns

Patient Euro is on the road to recovery. Europe's debt crisis and the financial problems mainly of Greece greatly affected the exchange rate earlier this year. Now, the Euro regains strength. After the low of $1.18, the Euro recovered step by step rising

July 16, 2010

Raiffeisen recommends - "Hands off of Gold"

RLB-manager Gerhard Rehor interprets rising gold price as signs of a bubble, and discourages investment.

July 14, 2010

Vienna Stock Exchange - Strong rebound situation similar to 2009

Despite a poor image in the chart last week the ATX registered a strong rebound.

July 9, 2010

Banks swap gold - Caused by Central banks?

European banks have tons of bunkers gold at the "Super Fed" BIS (Bank for International Settlement). But they could have acted only as intermediary.

July 8, 2010

Vienna Stock Exchange - Weak week

With -6.2%, the ATX registers a weak week. The only positive factor is that recent annual lows were not crossed.

July 2, 2010

Vienna Stock Exchange - The largest price gains and losers in the first Six months

Airport Vienna with largest share, Intercell leads losers list.

June 30, 2010

All currencies declining against gold

The demand for gold is still on the rise, says expert of First Bank Ronald-Peter Stöferle. The fact that gold is seen as a safe haven in times of crisis is ambiguous according to Stöferle.

June 23, 2010

Power International Limited continues legal battle with Meinl Bank

The former company Meinl Power International Limited PI (PI) seeks to pursue its litigation with Meinl Bank.

June 22, 2010

Vienna Stock Exchange includes two fundamental indices

The Vienna Stock Exchange introduces two Fundamental Indices, CECE and CEETX fundamental, which includes the company CECE and the CEESEG (CEETX) Traded Index.

June 22, 2010

Power International Limited - AGM approves all resolutions

All proposed resolutions on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of PI Power International Limited (PI) held today, Tuesday, in Vienna, were approved by a majority of about 99%.

June 22, 2010

Vienna Stock Exchange - Wienerberger and Voestalpine very robust

The Vienna Stock Exchange ended Monday’s trading day with weak volume and higher prices. The ATX rose 42.66 points, or 1.81 percent, to 2405.77 units.

June 14, 2010

Vienna Stock exchange remaining at low

The ATX currently commutes listlessly at a low level. Although we had missed the best trading day due to a bank holiday, no noticeable performance compensation was observed on Friday.

June 4, 2010

Schieder wants ban on short selling

The Financial Secretary sees Germany as role model.

June 4, 2010

Vienna Stock exchange - Turbulent week with a strong rebound

The Vienna Stock Exchange experienced a shortened, but no less dramatic week. Although on Tuesday after Pentecost a new low was registered, it was followed by a strong rebound.

May 28, 2010

Austrian federal government is now sole owner of the Federal Reserve

The price fluctuations in international currency markets helped the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) in 2009 to a strong profit increase.

May 27, 2010

Petrol price boards

Last summer’s petrol price regulation came into force, whereby the oil companies can raise prices only once a day. This should be extended in an improved form.

May 27, 2010

ÖGPI gas price index rises in June

The Austrian gas price index - ÖGPI (C) - recorded a rise for June from the previous month.

May 25, 2010

ÖAMTC - oil price are at September 2009 rates but fuel prices are 17 cents higher

Oil prices are decreasing in price however fuel prices are rapidly increasing. Crude oil prices are at levels of September 2009. At the time average prices for diesel were at €0.953 while “Super” was sold at €1.051.

May 19, 2010

Mitterlehner relaxed about Euro crisis

People’s Party (ÖVP) Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner has said he will "observe the Euro crisis in a relaxed manner for the next few weeks."

May 19, 2010