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OMV Promotes Nabucco Project Abroad

The Austrian oil corporation OMV pushes the gas pipeline project Nabucco in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

October 11, 2011

BP Plans Rival Project to OMV´s Nabucco

The British Petrol Corporation intends to open up new gas fields in the Caspian region. BP is thus a new competitor for the Austrian OMV.

September 27, 2011

“Austrian Exports to Turkey to Double“

According to the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul, Austrian companies could benefit strongly from the persisting economic boom in Turkey.

September 26, 2011

OMV Strategy Update: “Profitable Growth”

OMV is hosting a Capital Markets Day and Media Summit in Istanbul to present an update on its strategy. The Strategy builds on growing OMV’s upstream portfolio, on expanding its integrated gas business and on restructuring the oil downstream segment

September 21, 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

OMV Publishes New Strategy

Gerhard Roiss became CEO of the Austrian OMV six months ago. This week, Roiss will present the company´s strategy at the capital market´s day in Istanbul, Turkey.

September 19, 2011

CEE Economic Forum: Green Trends for Eastern Europe

In 2011, Forum Velden in Carinthia celebrates its 5th anniversary. Since its foundation in 2006, over 1.500 experts, top-managers and politicians from over 25 countries have participated in the Forum.

September 7, 2011

Constantia Flexibles Acquires Turkish Asaş

The subsidiary of Constantia packaging took over 93% of the Turkish company. The deal has already been approved by the cartel authorities.

August 11, 2011

Atrium Executes Settlement Agreement with Multi Investment

As a result of the agreement, the American-Israeli real estate fund will receive net cash of € 64m and generate a profit of € 156m.

July 15, 2011

Nabucco Legal Framework Finalized

Project support agreements were signed by each transit country. They are a prerequisite for the successful financing of the pipeline.

June 8, 2011

New Chance for Verbund in Turkey

The Austrian electricity company might win a contract for the power supply in three Turkish provinces after a competitor has withdrawn its bid.

June 6, 2011

OMV: New CEO and Organizational Structure of Its Turkish Operations

Gülsüm Azeri is going to succeed Melih Türker as CEO of the Austrian oil and gas group’s Turkish operations.

May 25, 2011

Austrian FDI: 2010 Was a Year of Stabilization

Active foreign direct investment increased, while inward flows stagnated in 2010. Turkey was the top destination for Austrian investors.

May 18, 2011

OMV Announces Launch of Rights Issue

The Austrian oil and gas group issues up to 27,272,727 new shares. Proceeds will be used for the refinancing of the acquisition of a major stake in Petrol Ofisi.

May 16, 2011

WIFI International: Partnership with TOBB University of Ankara

The Austrian (WKÖ) and the Turkish (TOBB) Economic Chambers have signed a Letter of Intent for an educational partnership with WIFI.

May 11, 2011

Is Nabucco Turning into a Cost Trap?

The Nabucco gas pipeline could be twice as expensive as previously planned, according to sources from Turkey.

May 6, 2011

CEO Roiss: "Gas and Oil Remain the Core Business"

Renewable energies are already part of the program of OMV, said Gerhard Roiss. However, oil and gas will dominate in Europe until 2020.

May 5, 2011

Leitl: "Austria was the Largest Investor in Turkey in 2010"

WKÖ President Leitl pointed to the intense economic links between the two countries during the state visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gül to Austria.

May 4, 2011

GATX Rail Europe Announces Entry into Turkish Marketplace

The Vienna-based GATX Rail Europe today announced its entry into the Turkish marketplace with the deployment of newly-manufactured railway tank wagons.

April 18, 2011

Turkcell Intends to Get Into Austria

The Turkish mobile operator strives for an entry into the Austrian market.

April 1, 2011

The Black Sea Region is Gaining in Significance for the Austrian Economy

Austria's sound foreign economic relations with the Black Sea region could be strengthened still further. The export structure of Austria is consistent to a large extent with the import demand of Ukraine and Turkey.

March 25, 2011 · Updated: March 25, 2011; 03:52

Strong Growth for bauMax

The do-it-yourself group increased its sales in Austria and Eastern Europe in 2010.

February 18, 2011

OMV: "Turkey as a Bridge for Oil and Gas Wells in the region"

The Austrian oil company, which has already invested € 2.0bn in Turkey, considers the location a starting point for the Middle East.

February 17, 2011

OMV Capital Increase Likely

Due to massive acquisitions in recent months, the Austrian OMV has to refinance. A capital increase is the most favorable option.

February 9, 2011

150 New Bank Austria Branches in Eastern Europe

The new board of the CEE Division of Bank Austria presented the group's expansion plans for Eastern Europe. By 2015, 900 branches are to be added.

February 9, 2011

Purchase of Petrol Ofisi Lowers OMV´s Results

In its Trading Statement Q4/10, OMV announces extraordinary expenses due to the major purchase of the Turkish Petrol Ofisi amounting to € 170m.

February 5, 2011

Vienna Insurance Group Expands in Turkey

Vienna Insurance Group in Turkey: Acquisition of a 10 percent stake in Ray Sigorta is completed.

February 4, 2011

Austria: The Gateway to Central Asia?

Leading Austrian politicians intend to attract attention at the World Economic Forum to what promises to be a new target region.

January 26, 2011

Record Results for Red Bull

The Austrian producer of energy drinks reached its best results ever in 2010 thanks to the markets in Turkey, Japan and Brazil.

January 22, 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

Turkish Electricity Market Threatens to Collapse

The increasing energy demand in Turkey is facing a lack of infrastructure. Austrian Verbund will expand its investments.

January 13, 2011

S&T announces to withdraw from Germany

The Austrian information technology consulter S&T withdraws from the German market. Hence the German subsidiary „S&T Deutschland GmbH“ will be closed.

January 10, 2011

OMV: Moody´s Warns Against Downgrade

The Austrian energy group has to refinance its acquisitions in Turkey and Tunisia. The American rating agency puts pressure on OMV.

January 10, 2011

OMV: Market Predicts Capital Increase

Due to acquisitions and the rating situation, analysts expect a capital increase of Austria's energy group.

January 7, 2011

Spindelegger: Turkey's Joining the EU Will Not Happen Before 2024

In an interview with the "Wirtschaftsblatt", the Austrian Foreign Minister stresses the relevance of Turkey. Croatia should come into the EU much earlier EU.

December 29, 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

Porr: Turkish stake might increase

The Turkish Renaissance Group currently holds a 10% stake in Austria's third-largest construction group. This share could be increased significantly.

December 23, 2010

OMV Closes Acquisition of 54.14% in Petrol Ofisi

OMV, an Austrian energy group, completed the acquisition of a 54.14% stake in Petrol Ofisi A.S.

December 22, 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

Turkey: Verbund Fails in Privatization

The Austrian-Turkish joint venture was unable to participate in the privatization of the Turkish power grids. The Group's objectives remain valid nonetheless.

December 8, 2010

DO & CO - Good Results in a Difficult Environment

The Austrian catering company Do&Co; currently achieves high growth in profits. Globally, Do&Co; however remains a small player.

December 2, 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

Major Order for Porr in Libya

Porr builds a sports stadium with a Turkish partner. The contract is worth € 220 million euro.

November 29, 2010

DO & CO Completed Capital Increase

The Capital Increase of Do & Co Restaurants & Catering AG has taken place successfully. The subscription and offer price was set at € 21.90

November 29, 2010

Vienna Insurance Group Takes a 100% Stake in TBIH

VIG now realizes an increased involvement in Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia.

November 26, 2010

OMV Plans to Expand Further in Turkey

The Austrian oil and gas group is still assessing the best form of financing Petrol Ofisi. Further projects in Turkey are being evaluated.

November 22, 2010

UniCredit: Expansion to the Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey

UniCredit’s subsidiary Bank Austria functions as an Eastern Europe Holding. 40% of the net income of the group comes from the region by now.

November 19, 2010

Voestalpine Expands into the Gulf Region

The Austrian steel group will manufacture rail components for Saudi Arabia over a joint venture.

November 16, 2010

Verbund: Further Expansion in Turkey

The power company intends to increase its presence in the rapidly growing Turkish market. But above all, investments will be made in Austria.

November 10, 2010

Heinzel Group: Unrestricted Expansion

This year, the Austrian paper group expects a turnover of 650 million euro; in 2011 the billion mark will be exceeded.

November 9, 2010