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Ukrainian Delegation Has Begun Working Visit to the U.S.

Ukrainian official delegation headed by the Governor of the National bank of Ukraine - Sergyi Arbuzov arrived to the USA to begin a four-day working visit.

September 19, 2012

Brand Poland Increases Value Massively

In the Most Valuable Nation Brand ranking, Poland ranks 20th.

September 3, 2012

Ukraine's Banking System Demonstrates a “Sustainable Development”

Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Igor Sorkin commented on the situation in the Ukraine’s banking system for the first half-year 2012. Lending is on the rise.

August 21, 2012

OMV Starts Gas Drillings in Ukraine

Together with the U.S. oils group ExxonMobil, the Dutch-British Shell Group, and the Ukrainian Nadra Ukrayny, OMV´s subsidiary Petrom starts natural gas drillings in the Ukrainian Black Sea region.

August 17, 2012

Erste Group: Concerns Despite Profits

Yesterday, the Austrian banking group published its results for the first half year. The business in Romania, Hungary and Ukraine causes worries.

August 1, 2012

Erste Group Burdened by Losses in Eastern Europe

Despite losses in Romania, Hungary and Ukraine, Erste Group posts a net profit of € 453.6m in first half of 2012.

July 31, 2012

Ukraine Emitted Eurobonds of USD 2 Billion

This Eurobond emission has been the largest in Ukraine ever. The Ministry of Finance has leveraged capital markets current developments thus ensuring that 260 investors’ final order volume constitutes USD 5.8 billion.

July 26, 2012

RBI: Bad Development in Hungary

Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International expects that the development of non-performing loans is stable this year.

July 21, 2012

Vienna Insurance Group: Still Growth Potential in CESEE

VIG´s new CEO Peter Hagen aims to achieve external as well as internal growth. The process of catching up will go on.

July 20, 2012

Slight Growth in Ukrainian Financial Industry, Uncertainty Remains

According to Austrian RCB (Raiffeisen Centrobank), the lending activity remains subdued amid looming economic uncertainty. Deposit growth resumed in June both in corporate and retail segments.

July 19, 2012

Ukraine Shows Stable Economic Performance

After a major depression in 2009, the Ukrainian economy grows steadily. However, in June, industrial output fell slightly, Austrian RCB analyzes.

July 18, 2012

CEE Defies Turbulences in the Eurozone

GDP in CEE expected to grow 2.6 per cent in 2012 – eurozone expected to shrink by 0.3 per cent. Growth forecast for Austria’s GDP at 0.7 per cent in 2012

July 5, 2012

Reorganization at UniCredit

The Italian banking group plans to dezentralize its structure. Bank Austria as CESEE hub is affected.

July 5, 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 Promotes Political Cooperation in Black Sea Region

Conference in Tbilisi discusses issues of management of institutional administration and rule of law.

June 11, 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

Zumtobel „Lights up“ Euro 2012

After its completed orders in Poland and in the Ukraine, Austrian lighting company expects to attain new orders in Eastern Europe.

June 1, 2012

Erste Group: Poland and Ukraine Benefit from Euro 2012

EURO 2012 investments helped to boost investments in both countries. € 30.2bn invested whereof approx. 90% spent on infrastructure in Poland & Ukraine.

May 26, 2012

Strabag to Expand in Danube Region

In order to develop the Danube region of Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, the Austrian construction group expands its hydraulic engineering business.

April 12, 2012

RHI Has Growth Plans

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

March 7, 2012

Uniqa Aims for Growth in CESEE Region

The Austrian insurance group wants to sell stakes by the minority shareholders of subsidiaries in Eastern Europe. The capital increase is scheduled for 2013.

March 5, 2012

Stepic Criticizes Rating Agencies Sharply

For Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), statements given by the U.S. rating agencies are “undifferentiated”.

February 20, 2012

Cernko Against „Talking Down Austrian Banks“

Bank Austria´s CEO is strictly against an undifferentiated view on CEE-countries. Austrian banks with an exposure in the CEE region shall not be talked down.

February 17, 2012

Russian Natural Gas Supply to Normalize

According to the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, gas deliveries from Russia are increasing slightly.

February 8, 2012

VIG Has „No Problems in Hungary“

“We are an insurance group and not a bank.”, said the management of Vienna Insurance Group. Nevertheless, the developments are observed thoroughly.

January 11, 2012

RBI Posts Decline in Nine-Month Profit

The Austrian bank might have to write down the goodwill on its Ukrainian subsidiary. Consolidated profit declined by 4.8% to € 745m in the first three quarters.

November 24, 2011

Conference on European Economic Integration

“European Integration in a Global Economic Setting – CESEE, China and Russia“. Conference jointly organized by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank.

November 18, 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

High Losses for Bank Austria

Due to high write-offs in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, losses amount to € 600m in the third quarter. The first nine months bring profits of only € 4.5m.

November 14, 2011

Rabmer Building Opens a New Subsidiary in Poland

Rabmer Building has established a Polish subsidiary. Already since last year the Polish market has been managed by eleven employees from Bydgoszcz.

October 24, 2011

Growth of CEE Region Under Threat from Eurozone Crisis

The EBRD research is predicting a slow-down in emerging Europe’s economic growth next year with the continuing eurozone sovereign debt crisis posing challenges to recovery from the 2008-09 global financial crisis.

October 18, 2011

Spectacular Surge in Profits of CEE Technology Companies

The annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program honors the fastest growing Central European technology companies. It is based on the percentage of revenue growth over five-year period.

October 18, 2011

Raiffeisen's Comment on Current Developments of CEE Eurobonds

Eurobond markets felt the deteriorating market sentiment in recent weeks, reported Raiffeisen Research.

October 18, 2011

Do & Co Expands in Ukraine

The Turkish-Austrian catering company provides its services also in Ukraine. Here, CEO Attila Dogudan expects further growth opportunities.

October 18, 2011

CEE Less Vulnerable to Severe Economic Crisis

The reaction of the CEE region to the global slowdown should be less severe than in the post-Lehman crisis, as CEE economies are in a completely different stage of their economic cycle and have reduced their imbalances.

October 17, 2011

Erste Group Signs Facility Agreement with Ukrainian Energy Holding

The Austrian bank extends an existing credit facility for DTEK from € 50 to € 100m with a maturity of three years.

October 14, 2011

Ukraine Guarantees Gas Supply to Austria

The Ukraine invites Austrian companies to construct liquefied gas terminal.

October 5, 2011

Upward Trend in CEE Real Estate Market

Erste Group: “CEE Real Estate stocks with upside potential of 15%, profitability lags behind”. The upward trend in CEE is driven by low vacancy, strong occupier demand and low pipeline.

October 3, 2011

No Common Trend for CEE-Countries

Regarding economic growth, prospects for CEE countries have worsened slightly. However, the region remains heterogeneous.

September 13, 2011

Marzek Etiquettes Expands in Ukraine

The Austrian manufacturer of etiquettes takes over the Ukrainian subsidiary by 100%.

September 13, 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

Slow Growth for CEE Telecom Sector Expected

Austrian Erste Group: “Seasonality and mobile data growth as key driver in H2 2011. The industry continues to struggle from slow consumer and public spending – Stabilisation to be expected in 2012.”

September 7, 2011

S&T Deeper in the Red

The IT service provider recorded higher losses in the first six months of 2011. The Austrian workforce has been reduced by one third since October.

August 10, 2011

EPIC Completes the Acquisition of UkrTelekom

The Austrian financial investor purchases 92.79% of the Ukrainian telecommunications company for € 921m.

May 16, 2011

Real Purchasing Power: The Gap Between Austria and the CEE Region is Getting Smaller

For the coming years, a steady rise in unit labor costs in the CEE countries with the corresponding impact on the competition for business locations is expected.

April 16, 2011

Economic Growth in CEE and Austria Remains Solid

Concerning the equity markets as well as the economic circumstances, Raiffeisen Research is quite optimistic. In 2011, a further economic recovery is expected.

April 6, 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

EPIC: Acquisition of Ukrainian Telekom is arranged

The purchase of the Ukrainian Telekom company by the Viennese financial investor EPIC has been completed. The purchase price is € 946m.

March 12, 2011

Henkel CEE grows in Eastern Europe

The German company, which has set up its Eastern European headquarters in Vienna, achieved a sales increase of 6%.

February 26, 2011

Sales Growth for Quehenberger

The Austrian logistics company posted higher sales in 2010 than expected, however without reaching the profit zone.

February 23, 2011