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New Hope for Nabucco West

The Aseri Minister of Energy Natik Aliyev thinks that Nabucco West would be better than the rival project TAP.

July 27, 2012

OMV: No Withdrawal from Germany

The Austrian oil company and petrol station operator will not sell the petrol station business in Germany. By contrast, the downsizing program in the SEE region and in the Czech Republic will be continued.

July 19, 2012

IMF: New Central and Eastern European Constituency

Austria, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey have established a Central and Eastern European Constituency at the International Monetary Fund.

July 11, 2012

Germany Still Biggest Investor in Austria

For years, Germany leads the ranking of foreign investors in Austria. The Northern neighbour country is followed by Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and the U.S.

July 9, 2012

Active Direct Investments Higher than Passive Direct Investments

Austrian enterprises make more investments abroad than foreign countries do in Austria, Austrian Central Bank announced.

July 5, 2012

CESEE: Poland and Turkey are Hot Spots

Erste Economic Sentiment Indicator CEE: stock market expectations weaker, but still ahead of Eurozone. Turkey and Poland remain the preferred investment regions.

July 4, 2012

„Up to 70% of European Steel Capacities are Endangered“

Wolfgang Eder, CEO of Austrian voestalpine, thinks that the European steel industry faces fierce competition from the East.

July 3, 2012

Austria´s Fischer Absolved State Visit in Armenia

The Austrian President Heinz Fischer met his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan. Both heads of states agreen on deepening economic and cultural relations.

June 28, 2012

Nabucco „Not Essential“ for EU

For the EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, it is not important which pipeline ships natural gas to Europe.

June 22, 2012

Nabucco: EU Commission is in Doubt

The Commission of the European Union emphasizes that Nabucco is still an option. Nevertheless, there would be cheaper options.

June 18, 2012

„Nabucco Will Die A Hundred Times“

OMV´s CEO Gerhard Roiss promotes the new „Nabucco West“ project and underlines the high probability of success.

June 14, 2012

„India and China are not the Problems“

Voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder thinks that competitors from Turkey, Russia and Ukraine may become problematic for the European steel industry.

June 5, 2012

„Nabucco Is Still an Option“

Elshad Nassirov, Vice-Chairman oft he Azerbaijani gas company Socar, argues that BP´s statement about Nabucco was premature.

May 29, 2012

BP: „Nabucco is Dead“

British Petroleum pronounces the initial Nabucco project dead. RWE supports the new version “Nabucco West”.

May 25, 2012

Strong Increase in Austrian FDI

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

May 14, 2012

Nabucco: Azerbaijan´s Nassirov Optimistic

Elshad Nassivor, Vice CEO of the Azerbaijani oil and gas group Socar is optimistic to create a connection with Austria´s gas hub in Baumgarten.

May 5, 2012

OMV: „Nabucco is More Alive than Ever”

Despite the exit of Hungarian MOL, the Austrian oil company underlines the importance of Nabucco. CEO Roiss holds on Nabucco.

April 28, 2012

OMV Plans Downsizing of Nabucco

The Austrian oil and gas group works on a downsized version of the natural gas pipeline project. The original version would become too expensive, analysts say.

April 25, 2012

Verbund Focuses Investments on Austria

The Austrian energy company plans investments of € 2.4bn in the next five years. About 66% of these investments will be made in Austria.

April 12, 2012

CSC: Substantial Growth in CEE Markets Expected

The U.S. IT service supplier CSC upgrades the Viennese subsidiary again. Recently, CSC Austria became a regional headquarter for ten countries. Now, a R&D center was created.

April 5, 2012

Nabucco Sees Decision on Combination With Tanap Next Year

Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH, the € 7.9bn ($ 10.5bn) project to ship Caspian fuel to Europe, expects to make a decision on whether to link up with the competing Trans-Anatolia Pipeline next year.

March 22, 2012

Andritz Receives Major Order from Turkey

The Austrian technology Group Andritz has received an order to supply equipment for Beyhan-1 hydropower station in Turkey. The order value amounts to € 44m.

March 21, 2012

Austria Is Largest Investor in Turkey

In 2011, Turkey recorded $ 15.7bn in foreign direct investments, which is a rise by 74%.

March 20, 2012

Downsizing of Nabucco Plans

The companies behind the proposed 3,900km Nabucco pipeline that would carry natural gas from the Caspian region to Europe have pitched a slimmed-down version of the project.

March 16, 2012

Turkey as Growth Market for Siemens Austria

Siemens Austria ´s CEO Wolfgang Hesoun regards Turkey as most attractive growth market, as the economy is highly diversified and shows high economic growth rates.

March 12, 2012

Ghizzoni: „Austrian Bank Tax Is Painful“

The Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit, the holding company of Bank Austria emphasizes not to sell the Austrian subsidiary. The bank tax is “unfair”.

March 10, 2012

RHI Has Growth Plans

The Austrian producer of fireproof ceramics puts effort into growth. Major investments and acquisitions are planned.

March 7, 2012

RHI Exceeds Expectations

The Austrian producer of fire-proof ceramics could raise revenues by 15.5%. EBIT was up by 19.8%.

March 6, 2012

Nabucco: Costs Could Grow Further

The pipeline consortium Nabucco checks whether the project becomes more expensive than expected. Costs of € 15bn are forecasted.

March 3, 2012

Andritz: Controversial Projects in Brazil and Turkey Are Going According to Plans

The Austrian machine manufacturer Andritz participates in the construction of two major hydro power plants in Turkey and Brazil.

March 2, 2012

Verbund Reports Mixed Results

The decline in profit by 12% in 2011 is justified with “difficult conditions in the energy market environment and the overall economy”. Sales and operating results were up substantially.

February 29, 2012

Verbund: Analysts Expect Mixed Results

Analysts anticipate a rise in earnings and sales at the Austrian energy supplier. EBITDA and profits are expected to decline.

February 28, 2012

Merger of Nabucco-TANAP Discussed

Members of the gas pipeline projects Nabucco and TANAP talk about a merger in Vienna. The Turkish Minister of Energy participates therein.

February 28, 2012

Decision on Nabucco Again Postponed

The natural gas consortium „Shah Deniz II“ postpones its decision by one year. OMV´s CEO Gerhard Roiss underlines the importance of a pipeline to the Austrian hub Baumgarten.

February 24, 2012

Baumax Faces Stagnation

The Austrian building center chain records declining sales in real terms in Austria. Growth rates are observed in Eastern Europe.

February 24, 2012

CSC Establishes its CEE Headquarters in Vienna

The U.S. IT service supplier CSC upgrades the Viennese subsidiary as regional headquarters for ten countries.

February 22, 2012

Turkey as Target for Austrian Construction Industry

As Turkey wants to modernize its infrastructure, Turkey is seen as growth market. Strabag intends to participate in future projects.

February 22, 2012

OMV Surpasses Market Expectations

The Austrian oil and gas company today announced its results for the fourth quarter. Dividends will rise to € 1.10 per share. Clean CCS EBIT was up by 29%.

February 22, 2012

Nabucco Still Competes For Gas in Azerbaijan

The gas pipeline project, in which the Austrian oil company OMV is engaged, now enters the critical phase.

February 21, 2012

Sberbank Upgrades VBI´s Headquarter in Vienna

After the acquisition of the Austrian VBI, the Russian bank wants to expand massively in Europe.

February 20, 2012

Bulgarian Vivacom: Telekom Austria Has Only Outside Chances

The second-largest Bulgarian telecommunication enterprise is for sale. Telekom Austria is still interested, in spite of dismal prospects.

February 14, 2012

Enso Hydro Looking for Hydro Power Plants in SEE

The Austrian hydro power specialist aims for collecting € 70m of Deutsche Bank´s subsidiary DWS. Currently, enso hydro searches for new hydro power projects.

February 1, 2012

Turkey Emphasizes Support for Nabucco

Besides the Russian South-Stream project, Turkey also shows support for Nabucco, where Austrian OMV is strongly engaged in.

January 21, 2012

RWE Considers Alternative to Nabucco

German RWE shows interest in rival project TANAP and considers getting out of Nabucco.

January 20, 2012

Billa Has Growth Plans in Russia

The Austrian subsidiary of German Rewe Group intends to take over the Russian competitor Citystore.

January 16, 2012

OMV Starts Downsizing Operations

The Austrian oil and gas company starts to reduce the weighting of the Refining and Marketing (R&M) business segment in the overall portfolio.

January 13, 2012

CEE Investments Recommended

According to Erste Group, equities to become more attractive in 2012 compared to 2011. Turkey is seen as highly interesting investment location.

January 4, 2012

Bank Austria Reviews Strategy for CEE

In its expansion strategy, the bank focuses on four countries. Plans for Hungary and Romania are stopped, up to 450 jobs will be cut.

December 17, 2011

Increasing Gap in Incomes

Although Austria´s Gini coefficient is relatively low, the gap between high and low incomes becomes larger.

December 6, 2011

Jobs to be Cut at Bank Austria

After the announcement of high write-offs yesterday, the Austrian subsidiary of UniCredit will reduce its staff from 10,800 to 10,000 by 2015.

November 15, 2011