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Rumors Say Raiffeisen Looking for New Investors

According to newspaper reports, the Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) has talks with banks in Sweden and Norway. RZB denies such information.

December 19, 2011

Norwegian Telenor to Enter Telekom Austria

The core shareholder at Telekom Austria, Ronny Pecik, could re-sell its recently acquired stakes. Telenor and the Russian Sistema are interested.

December 17, 2011

Airport Zagreb: Strabag Not Awarded

Two offers for were submitted for the enlargement of Zagreb Airport. Strabag´s offer has been rejected.

December 13, 2011

Austria Considers to Employ South Europeans

Especially the tourism and the construction industries are ready to take on high-skilled workers from Spain, Greece or Portugal.

December 8, 2011

FCC Acquires Remaining Shares in Alpine

Supervisory board chairman Aluta-Oltyan will sell his 20% stake in Austria’s second largest construction company to the Spanish majority owner.

November 23, 2011

Strabag Strengthens Brand Presence in Sweden

The Austrian construction group renames two local subsidiaries. Planned national output for 2011 amounts to approximately € 350m.

November 17, 2011

Austria Ranked 32nd in the “Doing Business 2012” Ranking

Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies.

October 20, 2011

Ikea Austria Reaches Over € 600m in Sales

The Swedish furniture corporation raised its market share in Austria to 13.9%. Sales grew by 1.6% up to € 604.2m.

October 15, 2011

Hostile Takover of Telekom Austria?

According to market rumors, Telekom Austria prepares measures against a potential takeover. Currently, the corporation faces several troubles.

October 3, 2011

Potential for Austrian Suppliers in Spain

The Austrian AWO started a market exploration journey to Spain in order to create first business contacts. In the first term of 2011, exports to Spain grew by 6.6%.

October 3, 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

Andritz to Supply Hydropower Equipment to Norway´s Statkraft

The Austrian Andritz Hydro has received a major order from Çetin Enerji A.S., a subsidiary of Norway's state owned electric utility company Statkraft,

September 21, 2011

Alpine Reports Drop in Earnings

Austria’s second largest construction group incurred a loss of € 3.1m in the first half of the year. Strong growth in construction output was offset by increasing material and personnel expenses.

August 31, 2011

Strabag Awarded Three Infrastructure Projects in Sweden and Finland

The Austrian construction group’s Swedish subsidiary has won the contracts for two projects in Sweden and one in Finland with a total volume of € 76m.

August 9, 2011

Warimpex Sells Hotel in Warsaw

The Austrian real estate company sells the Sobieski Hotel in Warsaw, together with an adjacent 6,000 square meter office building to Wenaasgruppen, headquartered in Norway.

July 28, 2011

Bronze Medal for Austria’s Economy

According to a study by Allianz, Germany is the euro zone country with the healthiest economy. Luxembourg comes on the second rank followed by Austria.

June 21, 2011

Building Project for Strabag in Sweden

The Austrian construction company is going to develop over 15,000 m² of residential and retail space. The project has a volume of SEK 600m (€ 67m) and will be completed in 2013.

June 16, 2011

Swedish Investor Buys Insolvent JoWood

The Austrian computer game producer will resume business after its acquisition. A payout plan ratio for the creditors has not yet been determined.

June 6, 2011

Stable PIGS-Exposure of Austrian Banks

The last quarter of 2010 has brought only minor changes in the total amount of lending to the four countries in southern Europe by Austrian banks.

June 6, 2011

RHI: Expansion of European Raw Material Supply through Acquisition

RHI signed a contract to acquire SMA Mineral Magnesia AS (SMA), Norway.

May 12, 2011

Erste Group Wins Lawsuit in Sweden

In a legal dispute over shares in a Swedish bank worth € 225m, the position of the Austrian Erste Group was able to prevail.

April 21, 2011

Austria’s Exposure to Portugal: € 433m

France is clearly the larges creditor of the troubled country. Portugal owes Austria € 433m.

April 8, 2011

Andritz: Order from Finland

The Austrian technology company Andritz supplies a biomass boiler island for Hämeenkyrön Voima, Finland.

March 22, 2011

AMAG: € 170m Special Dividend before IPO

The owner of the Austrian metal company will sell 60% to 80% of the shares. Moreover, a capital increase is planned.

March 15, 2011

Alpine Builds in Norway

Bridge for 108 million Norwegian kroner (€ 14m) leads the way for further expansion of the Austrian building company into Northern Europe.

March 1, 2011

Major order for Siemens Austria

The Austrian subsidiary of the German electronics group receives a new order from Poland for the construction of underground train sets.

February 26, 2011

AE&E Quota only 5%

The largest division of the insolvent Austrian technology group A-Tec is likely to offer only very little to its creditors.

February 17, 2011

bwin: Possible Separation of the Swedish Subsidiary

Following the merger between the Austrian bwin and the British PartyGaming, bwin could be parted from the Swedish Ongame.

February 8, 2011

Below Average Privatization in Austria, according to ECEG

Regarding privatizations, Austria is still far behind, according to the European Coalition for Economic Growth (ECEG).

February 4, 2011

Spanish FCC reaches for Alpine

The Spanish construction group FCC already has a share of 80% of the Austrian Alpine. The remaining 20% is to be also purchased now.

February 4, 2011

Four Major Orders for Andritz

The Austrian Andritz Hydro receives international orders to equip four hydropower plants. The contract value is € 80m.

February 4, 2011

Success For Siemens Austria in Norway

The Austrian Subsidiary of the German technology group received orders of 32 ecological threepart subway-trains for the Norwegian capital Oslo.

December 22, 2010

Austrian Resistance Against Euro Bonds

Massive criticism comes from Germany, the Netherlands and Austria against the proposal to implement euro bonds to stabilize the currency in the EU.

December 8, 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

Leitl: Finland and Austria Have Much to Learn From Each Other

Finnish ex-Prime Minister Lipponen exposes economic success secrets of his country.

November 29, 2010

Kapsch CarrierCom Gets Major Contract for GSM-R Project in Spain

Kapsch was commissioned by the Spanish railway authority Adif with the implementation of a GSM-R network.

November 9, 2010

Constantia Packaging subsidiary with acquisition in Spain

A 100-percent subsidiary of the packaging manufacturer Constantia Packaging AG, which was incorporated a few weeks by the U.S. financial investor One Equity Partners (OEP) is buying in Spain.

July 21, 2010