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New Charges against Ruttenstorfer

The chairman of Austria's OMV is accused of market manipulation because of an interview.

January 14, 2011

Bank Austria Bids for Bank of Moscow

The UniCredit subsidiary is reported as holding talks with the Bank of Moscow to acquire a 46.5% stake.

January 14, 2011

New Perspectives for Nabucco

The European Commission wants to commit Azerbaijan to supply gas to Europe. This is expected to be done via the Nabucco pipeline.

January 14, 2011

CEE Economic Growth Forecast: 3.8% in 2011

According to UniCredit, especially Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic and Estonia will bounce back impressively due to stronger industry and domestic demand.

January 13, 2011

CEE: Raiffeisen Remains Optimistic

The analysts of the Austrian Raiffeisen International Bank give Austria and the CEE good growth prospects. However, there still remain known risks.

January 12, 2011

Rapid Increase in Exports to Emerging Markets

The Austrian export economy can benefit massively from the solid demand from Asian and South American emerging markets.

January 12, 2011

CEE Stocks to Climb by 20% in 2011

Erste Group analysts recommend: stock picking rather than sector allocation. 2011 to be a positive year for equity investments.

January 5, 2011

Structural Change in Austrian Winter Tourism

Despite the current good bookings in Austrian winter tourism, the industry will have to reorient in the long term. Guests may fail to appear soon.

December 31, 2010

ÖVAG: Sales Process of East-holding is Under Way

For the coming year, the Austrian Voksbanken are planning to restructure the Group. A buyer is currently being sought for the East-holding.

December 30, 2010

Italian Support for Nabucco

The Italian power company Edison cooperates with the Nabucco gas pipeline project. The aim is to create synergies.

December 28, 2010

Tourists from Russia Increase

The number of Russian guests in Austria continues on the rise. A double-digit growth might even be possible again.

December 28, 2010

Austria's Export Economy is Booming

Given the high growth rates in the past year, the Austrian export economy shows itself also optimistic for 2011.

December 22, 2010

WIFI trains Russian leaders

The Austrian Institute for Economic Promotion (WIFI) functions as a partner of the Russian government in the framework of the management training program

December 21, 2010

Russia Reaches for Volksbank International

VBI, the holding company for the Eastern interests of the Österreichischen Volksbanken, is for sale. Russian parties are interested.

December 15, 2010

Bene Still Reports Losses

The Austrian manufacturer of office furniture reports an increase in sales by 10.2% in Q3 2010. Sales in Germany dropped by 18.5%. UK market perfomed well.

December 15, 2010

OeNB: Recovery of the Financial System in a Persistently Uncertain Environment

The OeNB considers that domestic banks benefit from the positive development in the CEE region. However, uncertainties stay on as before.

December 15, 2010

OMV: Nabucco Underway as Planned

Austrian OMV considers that the gas pipeline project of European energy companies is developing according to plans.

December 10, 2010

Strabag Hopes for Projects in Russia

Russia will hold the 2018 World Cup, expected to be the most expensive of all times. Numerous construction projects will be awarded.

December 8, 2010

Trade Between Russia and Austria is Booming

The volume of trade between Austria and Russia has increased by 30%. Innovation and modernization are core issues for both countries.

December 6, 2010

U.S. Sees Money Laundering Activities at Austrian Banks

Wikileaks has published notes of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. There were allegedly money exchanges between Austrian banks and criminals.

December 2, 2010

Joint Venture Between Swiss and Austrian Post

The Swiss and the Austrian Post have planned a joint venture to bundle international activities. The EU Commission has now issued its authorization.

December 1, 2010

Austria's Position in the CEE Region Shakes

According to the Roland Berger consultancy agency, Austria receives not only competition in the CEE countries, but the importance of the region also decreases from a global viewpoint.

December 1, 2010

It Is Official: Deripaska Is Back at Strabag

Basic Element group exercises the call option for 17 percent stake in Strabag.

December 1, 2010

Encouraging Development of Austrian Tourism

The summer 2010 season ended successfully: the number of guests reached an all-time high record of 17.9 million, 62.5 million overnight stays are the best value since 1995.

November 24, 2010

Tann Paper Opens Factory in Russia

The Upper-Austrian company makes its initial step in Russia. Further investments are possible.

November 23, 2010

Little Progress for Southstream

The Russian energy group Gazprom has difficulties with the Southstream pipeline project. The optimal path has to be found first.

November 18, 2010

Warimpex Announces Results of Q1-Q3 2010

Upward trend continues in the third quarter of 2010: Sales up by 21 percent.

November 17, 2010

Erste Group: CEE Companies More Efficient than Western Counterparts

CEE companies are more efficient, more profitable and less indebted as Western companies. The German corporate sector is the only sector to compete with CEE companies.

November 10, 2010

Nabucco: First Deliveries Before Year-End

While sharp criticism of the pipeline project is heard again from Moscow, there is optimism at Nabucco.

November 9, 2010

Raiffeisen CEO Stepic: CEE Continues Being Europe’s Growth Driver

The boss of Raiffeisen Bank International Bank (RBI), Herbert Stepic, sees the CEE region continuing as long-term growth driver for Europe.

November 8, 2010

Strabag Intensifies Russian Business

Deripaska´s Rasperia repurchases 17 percent of STRABAG. In addition, Strabag acquires a 26 % stake in Russian construction company and signs a € 350 million contract.

November 8, 2010

Strabag: Time is Running Out for Deripaska

The re-entry of Deripaska into the largest Austrian construction group is to be fixed still this weekend. His comeback has been expected for several weeks.

November 5, 2010

AUA Flights to Russia Secured

While the problem of AUA landing rights in Russia has been solved for Lufthansa until March, Austria is being accused of breach of contract by the European Commission.

October 29, 2010

AUA Flight Rights in Russia: EU Proceedings Against Austria

Due to the so far preferential treatment of Austrian Airlines in Russia, Austria is now accused by the European Commission of breach of contract.

October 27, 2010

Deripaska Again at Strabag

After Deripaska’s decision, and successful talks with Strabag boss Haselsteiner, the Russian oligarch is a partner in the construction group again.

October 25, 2010

Major Project for Siemens Austria in Georgia

Siemens Austria is involved in a project to develop the electricity industry in Georgia. The infrastructure project will act as a bridge between Russia and Turkey.

October 22, 2010

Booming Tourism: Aeroflot Pressure on Austria's Airports

New routes of Aeroflot subsidiaries to Austria are created due to the growing flow of Russian guests.

October 20, 2010

AUA: Licenses in Russia Expire

Austrian Airlines are worried about the landing and overflying rights in Russia. If there is no extension, there is a threat of higher costs.

October 20, 2010

Supervision of Banks: Austria and Russia Intensify Cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding just signed facilitates cooperation in banking supervision between the two countries.

October 18, 2010

Magna-Steyr Member of the Board Apfalter becomes Europe Boss of the Magna Group

Apfalter stays on as Magna-Steyr CEO; Eibeck, as Europe Vice-President, is responsible for the Russian market

October 15, 2010

Coface CEE Top 500 - Poland Largest Number of Companies in CEE

Poland has the largest number of companies in the Central and Eastern Europe Top 500 with 28.4%. Hungary ranks second with 16.6%, overtaking the Czech Republic, which is home for 13.8% of the CEE Top 500.

October 12, 2010

Kotányi: Sales in Russia Exceed 20 Million Euro

The Lower Austrian herb and spice producer expects sales in Russia for over 20 million euro this year.

October 12, 2010

Postponed: Decision on Nabucco Not Before 2011

Because the talks with the main supplying country Azerbaijan are proceeding with exceeding slowness, the decision about the construction of the pipeline will not be possible this year.

October 8, 2010

Emporia Telecom intends to enter new markets

The innovative Linz based company Emporia Telecom, a global leader in mobile phones designed for the older generation, is growing and wants to conquer new markets.

October 1, 2010

Mondi - Russia's Syktyvkar Mill modernized

Paper and packaging group Mondi confirmed that the modernization of its Russian mill was complete and the mill was ready to meet Eastern Europe's growing demand for uncoated fine paper and container board.

September 29, 2010

Russian Machines: Siegfried Wolf Obtains a Stake and Receives Clear Voting Rights

Siegfried Wolf, one of the two former top executives of Magna International not only changes over (as reported) to Oleg Deripaska's “Basic Element” company, but will also have a stake in it.

September 29, 2010

Deripaska: Back to Austria as Strabag Shareholder?

In 2 weeks, on October 15, the deadline expires for Oleg Deripaska to re-purchase his 25% share of the domestic construction company Strabag for about half a billion euro.

September 29, 2010

CEE Real Estate: Outlook is brightening

CEE real estate stocks are currently in a phase of brisk corporate action. Financially sound companies with attractive assets are interesting takeover targets, while other companies are being taken over.

September 27, 2010

Magna International - Openings of New Plants in St. Petersburg Area

Magna International Inc., the world’s most diverse automotive supplier, announced today the opening of three facilities in the St. Petersburg, Russia, area.

September 23, 2010

CEE Banking Sector Report: Still More Credit Losses in the East

The number of bad loans is expected to increase considerably in some Eastern European countries, a Raiffeisen-analysis shows.

September 21, 2010
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