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Lyoness Austria received a certificate of Leading Companies of Austria by the WKO Vienna

Leading Austria is a nationally operating platform, evaluating companies in Austria by their own management quality system.

June 15, 2010

Konrad confirmed as advocate-general for Raiffeisen

Christian Konrad is elected for another four years.

June 15, 2010

Survey - Restrictive lending in Austria

In a survey of the Credit Protection Association (KSV 1870) entrepreneurs declared, that borrowing is currently slow, and the allocation restrictive.

June 14, 2010

ECO Business-Immobilien AG sells Opernringhof in Vienna for €101m

ECO Business-Immobilien AG announces the upcoming sale of the Opernringhof in the first district of Vienna for EUR 101 million. The object will be sold to an Austrian private investor for a price significantly above the current carrying value.

June 14, 2010

Pröll - Austria will introduce a bank tax in a solo attempt.

"The bank tax will be discussed together with the banks and it will be implemented, I stand for that," announced Finance Minister Pröll.

June 11, 2010

Green Party Vienna sharply criticises the Summit Bank

"Scandalous interplay of politics and banks'

June 11, 2010

Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer - banks should also make contribution to costs of the crisis

Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer said today at the IIF conference in Vienna "a developed social system and equitable distribution of income and wealth for the economic efficiency and political stability of a country are particularly important".

June 10, 2010

IIF Meeting - Viennese outcry against Basel

At its meeting in Vienna on Thursday, the World Bank Association IIF (Institute of International Finance) presented a study on the impact of stricter banking regulations.

June 10, 2010

ÖBFA wants to sell more government bonds to the public

The Austrian Federal Financing Agency ÖBFA launches an information campaign, with the aim to increase the interest of private investors and their savings in form of Austrian government bonds.

June 8, 2010

Raiffeisen launching Zuno

Raiffeisen International is starting a direct bank with the pretty name Zuno, which will start this year in Slovakia.

June 8, 2010

Raiffeisen banks are approaching reunification

Raiffeisen International, performed better than expected in the first quarter of 2010.

June 8, 2010

123people wins Venture Capital & Private Equity Award 2010

Jury commends startup success story, "Made in Austria"

June 8, 2010

Institute of International Finance meeting in Vienna - Soros, Papandreou, Ackermann participating

The IIF expects a large gathering of the world’s leading bankers and investors to attend the 2010 IIF Spring Membership Meeting.

June 7, 2010

Schieder wants ban on short selling

The Financial Secretary sees Germany as role model.

June 4, 2010

Presentation of local top companies to institutional investors in New York

A roadshow will be presented in New York for the first time a cooperation between Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux and the Vienna Stock Exchange.

June 4, 2010

Annual Economics Conference of the OENB discusses “Central Banking after the Crisis”

Each spring, the Economics Conference of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) provides a forum for policymakers, academics and the interested public to discuss topical issues in economic policy.

May 31, 2010

Banks are approaching reunification

Raiffeisen International, the listed Ostbankenholding of the sector, has ended the first quarter of 2010 better than expected.

May 31, 2010

Chief Justice - AvW to pay investors

The Supreme Court declined a revision. The ruling is regarded as indicative of the current 400 million euro investment scandal.

May 31, 2010

Uniqa - First quarter with more profit and premium income

The listed company Uniqa insurance managed to increase first quarter profit and premium income.

May 28, 2010

Hypo-Alpe-Adria - Carinthia and Bayern to co-operate

For the first time in the history of judicial prosecution, Munich and Klagenfurt agreed to a formation of a "joint investigation team ", in the case of Hypo-Alpe-Adria-scandal.

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

New FMA standards against money laundering

In the future, all transfers in Austria can be traced back; donations to certified organizations and payments of up to € 1000 are exempt.

May 27, 2010

Warimpex successfully completes capital increase

In a difficult environment on the financial markets Warimpex successfully completed its capital increase by placing 14,400,001 new ordinary shares, representing approximately 36% of the existing share capital.

May 27, 2010

OeNB Raised its Operating Profit to EUR 318 Million in 2009

In 2009, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) achieved a somewhat higher operating profit than in 2008.

May 27, 2010

AGM of C-QUADRAT Investment AG

C-QUADRAT Investment AG achieved a significant year-on-year increase in its consolidated net profit for the year and looks back on a successful financial year 2009.

May 27, 2010

Leitl - No to Bank tax charged - European financial transaction as better solution

"The economy needs a permanently stable financial system. But not at the expense of savers and Investors"

May 26, 2010

Manfred Url succeeds Erich Rainbacher as CEO of Raiffeisen Bausparkasse

Manfred Url succeeds Erich Rainbacher as CEO of Raiffeisen Bausparkasse, Johannes Schuster joins the board of RZB.

May 21, 2010

Sberbank partially repays subordinated loan to the Central Bank, positive signal to creditors

Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia and CIS, announced that it had redeemed the first RUB 200 bn tranche of the RUB 500 bn subordinated loan from the Central Bank of Russia.

May 21, 2010

Sparkassen Immobilien AG - Results of AGM

Stock exchange-listed Sparkassen Immobilien AG announces that the 75% majority required for the approval of the resolution in agenda item 7 with respect to the rights of participating certificates to conversion into ordinary shares was not achieved.

May 21, 2010

Immofinanz makes a hop – soon more shares on the market

Despite the announcement that in the coming months 55 million shares will be placed on the market, the share Immofinanz responded with an increase to the agreement with Constantia BV.

May 21, 2010

Solo attempt at transaction tax is possible says Chamber of Labour

"At purchase of every sausage roll a value-added tax is due, then why don’t financial speculators have to pay no sales tax for market transactions?

May 21, 2010

Sparkassen Immobilien AG starts 2010 with a strong first quarter

Stock exchange-listed Sparkassen Immobilien AG has started the financial year 2010 with a strong first quarter: the major financial indicators have improved significantly compared with the same period last year.

May 20, 2010

Vienna Insurance Group in the first quarter of 2010 - Best first quarter in the corporate history

In the first quarter of 2010, Vienna Insurance Group reported a total of premiums written of EUR 2.53 billion.

May 20, 2010

Solo attempt as an infringement of regulation

It sounds uneventful, also hardly known by relevant experts however contains explosive substance in the context of the debated transaction tax.

May 20, 2010

CEESEG - Institutional Investors’ Demand Increasing Again

The institutional investors’ demand for the companies listed on the member exchanges of CEESEG is growing again after the difficult market situation following the financial crisis.

May 19, 2010

Three Austrian firms amongst the top hundred Red Herring finalists

Three Austrian firms are amongst the top finalists fort his year’s „Red Herring Europe award“: Flimmit, Mobilizy and Nabriva Therapeutics Inc.

May 19, 2010

National Council pro "Euro security shield"

Social Democrats SPÖ, People Party ÖVP and Green Party members Van der Bellen and Moser vote pro coalition while the freedom party rejects the referendum.

May 19, 2010

Romania - BRD Groupe Société Générale to overtake the largest bank Banca Comercială Română (BRC)

Ambitious goals for the Development Bank Romania (BRD): The second-largest institute of the country that belongs to the French Societe Generale (SG) wishes to ascend to the largest bank in Romania by 2015 - and thus pass “Erste” subsidiary BCR.

May 18, 2010

Transaction tax - SPÖ plans a referendum

The Social Party Austria together with the German Social Party (SPD) plans to start a referendum on a financial transaction tax as well as financial regulation. It would constitute the first EU-referendum.

May 18, 2010

WIFO-head - transaction tax yes, but not solo

If a tax is limited to one country it would result into a stock tax says the head of Austrian Institute of Economic Research Austria (Wirtschaftsforschungs Institut Österreich WIFO) Karl Aiginger.

May 18, 2010

Transaction tax is favourable to bank tax according to WIFO

According to WIFO (Institute of economic research Austria) a financial transaction tax (TT) is favourable to a bank tax (BT) on multiple grounds.

May 17, 2010

Manpower to break threshold of 3000 temporary workers

In 2009 25 branches were opened in Austria and a turnover of €84,3m was achieved.

May 17, 2010