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Debt Crisis: “Somebody Will Have to Pay”

European Forum Alpbach 2012: Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group thinks that the internationalization of the banking industry cannot be reversed. According to Treichl, the European citizens will have to pay for the crisis.

August 30, 2012

Telekom Austria Considers Partnership With Dutch KPN

At the beginning of December, Telekom Austria´s CEO Hannes Ametsreiter will present a common strategy with Dutch KPN. In meantime, synergies should be found.

August 29, 2012

Stronach Enters Political Stage

The Austro-Canadian industrialist Frank Stronach founds his own party and intends to run for the next election in 2013. Stronach wants Austria to leave the Eurozone.

August 13, 2012

Botlek Lift Bridge: Major Order for Waagner-Biro

Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems AG has received de order for the drive system of "Botlek lift bridge" with a value of € 30m and has firmly established itself against well-known international competitors.

July 17, 2012

Fischer Wants to Check ESM

Austria´s Federal President Heinz Fischer does not sign the ESM approval by the Austrian Parliament yet. „I am not under time pressure.“ he says.

July 11, 2012

Stable Outlook for Austrian Industrial Sector

Austrian industrial enterprises expect production, order intake and employment tob e stable in the second half of 2012. The uncertainty remains.

July 11, 2012

Immofinanz Expands into Netherlands

With the acquisition of a property in the Dutch city of Den Bosch during mid-June, the Austrian real estate Group has further expanded its self-storage portfolio.

June 26, 2012

Keuschnigg: „Raising ESM for Italy and Spain“

Christian Keuschnigg, director of the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS) argues for raising ESM funds to € 1,000bn.

June 4, 2012

The Euro - A Big Error (Part 4)

The common currency did not create convergence, but widened the gap between Northern and Southern Eurozone member states.

May 31, 2012

New Records for Austrian Tourism

Winter season 2011/12: with 64.3 million overnights still at a high level; new record of 16.4 million arrivals.

May 24, 2012

Strong Increase in Austrian FDI

Only in 2007, Austrian investors made more investments abroad. Last year, FDI totaled € 22bn.

May 14, 2012

ESM: The Final Ruin of Europe

Solidarity with financially stricken EU countries cannot justify the irrevocable loss of national sovereignty. The transfer union will only work until the financial collapse of Germany and Austria.

May 2, 2012

Small Growth in Austrian Winter Season

The current tourism winter season 2011/12 recorded a rise in overnights by 2.1%.

April 26, 2012

AMAG Sale Completed

The last tranche in the Austrian aluminum producer AMAG was sold by CP Group/One Equity Partners to the Austrian B&C Industrieholding AG.

April 25, 2012

Austria Must Underline its Headquarter Function

Austria as hub for CEE markets is still popular. Nevertheless, there is a lack in a sustainable and flexible strategy. The geographical proximity to CEE countries is insufficient.

April 2, 2012

UK Investor Plans Sale of Iglo

The British company should get new owners soon. The consequences for the Austrian subsidiary are unknown yet.

March 27, 2012

Stable Results at Austrian Post

In 2011, Austrian Post could raise revenues by 4.2%. EBIT climbed up by 7.2%. The dividend increases by 6.3% to € 1.70.

March 15, 2012

Siemens Austria Has Growth Targets

The Austrian subsidiary of the German Siemens Group builds a new factory at the Viennese sub-headquarters.

February 24, 2012

Head Reported Lower Sales and Earnings

The Dutch Ski producer, which has its production facilities in Austria, registered a decrease in sales of 1.3%. Higher amortizations caused a reduction in profits.

February 23, 2012

Doppler Mineral Oil Announces Record in Sales

The largest independent mineral oil trader in Austria recorded sales of € 886.9m (+19%).

February 16, 2012

Substantial Growth for ING DiBa

The Dutch Bank Group achieved a 12% growth in customers in Austria. Deposits were up by 9.5%.

February 13, 2012

Schlumberger Records Rise in Earnings

In spite of difficult market conditions, the Austrian sparkling wine producer holds on its ambitious growth targets. Exports should be reinforced.

February 10, 2012

New Record for Austrian Wine Exports

Although the quantity of wine exports is shrinking steadily, the export volume worth € 126m reached a new record.

December 28, 2011

Tourism Industry Looks Back on Strong Summer Season

Summer season 2011: Arrivals exceed 18 million mark for the first time; 64 million nights spent.

November 23, 2011

Siemens Austria Finishes Dutch Gas Power Plant

The contract value for the gas and steam power plant amounts to € 570m. 1.4 million households will be served with electricity.

November 21, 2011

Siemens Austria to Manufacture Trams Worth € 100m

The German technology group will build 40 new generation vehicles in Vienna, with parts coming from the plant in Graz.

November 18, 2011

UBM Improves Results

The Austrian real estate development company presented a moderate rise in earnings. Sales remained stable.

November 12, 2011

Head’s Loss Widens Further as Costs Increase

The Dutch Vienna-listed sports equipment manufacturer generated a net loss of € 12.4m in the first nine months of the year.

November 10, 2011

Winter Tourism: Austria is Favorite for Dutch

Dutch people appreciate Austria as winter tourism location. According to a survey, Austria is ranked on number one.

November 5, 2011

Dutch Imtech Acquires Austrian Comnet

The Dutch Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) announces that it acquires the Austrian ICT company Comnet. This acquisition will strengthen Imtech’s position in the Austrian ICT market.

October 3, 2011

Strong Order Intake for Head

The Dutch and Vienna-listed sports article manufacturer Head records rising sales. Expectations for 2012/2013 are stable.

September 26, 2011

Austrian paysafecard Group Acquires Dutch Competitor Wallie

The Austrian provider of prepaid payment methods expands its international market leadership. The company now operates in 28 countries.

August 24, 2011

Head’s Net Loss Widens

The Dutch sporting goods manufacturer listed at the Vienna Stock Exchange incurred a loss of almost € 13m in the first half of 2011.

August 11, 2011

Declining Sales for Schlumberger

Revenue of the Austrian champagne and spirits producer dropped by 3.9% in the first quarter of financial year 2011/12.

August 10, 2011

voestalpine Acquires Dutch Company’s Research Department

The Austrian steel company expands its portfolio in railway systems technology with the acquisition of Baas R&D. The transaction is expected to boost expertise in diagnostic systems for rail transport.

June 27, 2011

Austrian Labor Market Relatively Stable during Crisis

A recent study shows: The labor market has weathered the economic crisis. Politicians and companies have taken the right decisions.

June 24, 2011

JCL Logistics Acquires Competitor in the Netherlands

The Styrian logistics provider will become market leader in the Benelux countries. The company is active in 25 countries already.

June 9, 2011

Wienerberger Acquires EuroCeramic

A subsidiary of the Austrian brick producer plans the takeover of Dutch-German EuroCeramic, a supplier of ceramic pipe systems.

May 25, 2011

Habau Takes Over Dutch Construction Company

The Austrian construction company takes over the globally active pipeline specialist Nacap and increases sales by € 600m to € 1.4bn.

May 13, 2011

Brau Union with Stable Results

The Austrian brewery Brau Union has sold more beer again, while maintaining sales and profits. Innovations and a more aggressive pricing policy provided for market growth.

March 26, 2011 · Updated: March 26, 2011; 12:10

Tourism: Trend for High-Price Segment Continues

Austria's tourism industry shows itself satisfied with the current winter season. Guests come increasingly from Eastern Europe.

March 3, 2011

HEAD NV Announces Higher Sales

The Dutch/Austrian global manufacturer and marketer of sports equipment, announced the preliminary results today.

February 25, 2011

Slight Upward Trend in Austrian Tourism

Tourism in 2010: 0.4% more overnights; all-time-high in number of arrivals.

January 27, 2011

Imtech Austria has Expansion Plans

The subsidiary of the Dutch Imtech Corporation, located in Linz, wishes to get into Eastern Europe and achieve stronger growth.

January 12, 2011

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

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