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RHI Sells Production Sites in Italy and Spain to Unnamed European Refractories Supplier

The planned combination of RHI AG with the Brazilian Magnesita was approved by the European Commission on June 28, 2017 subject to conditions. Today, RHI signed a contract with a European refractories supplier regarding the sale of its dolomite business in the European Economic Area. The sale consists of the production sites in Marone, Italy, and Lugones, Spain. The contribution to revenue of the two RHI plants amounted to roughly EUR 50 million in the financial year 2016 and represents roughly 3% of the Group's revenue in the year 2016.

September 8, 2017

List of National Days of the home countries of all foreign Missions and Delegations in Vienna, Austria

The Vindobona table below is an updated list of National Days of all nations, which belong to at least one of following categories: Foreign Missions and Delegations in Vienna, Austria; Diplomatic Corps and other representations in Austria; International Organizations in Vienna and Permanent Missions; Missions and Delegations to the OSCE.

February 11, 2015 · Updated: February 7, 2018; 08:12

Cost of Living Rankings: CEE Capitals Cheaper, Vienna is 32nd Most Expensive City

The Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Rankings have been published and cover 211 cities across five continents. While Western European cities have all risen in the rankings mainly due to the strengthening of the Euro against the US dollar, most cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), however have fallen in the ranking as a result of local currencies depreciating against the US dollar. Bratislava (#84), Prague (#92), Kiev (#98), Ljubljana (#116), Zagreb (#120), Budapest (#135), Warsaw (#142), Belgrade (#184).

July 25, 2014

Erdogan Considers Leaving U.N.

Turkey´s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan puts pressure on the United Nations. The representation of the Security Council is not balanced, Erdogan criticizes.

August 26, 2013

EU: Current Account with Russia Deep in the Red

EU27 current account surplus came at € 29.1 bn in the first quarter of 2013.

July 18, 2013

“Using the location Vienna as a bridge between the EU and Latin America”

Austrian State Secretary calls for cooperation in security issues and sustainable energy at the international organisations headquarters in Vienna.

January 28, 2013

“Germany overestimated, USA and China underestimated”

Trade with USA and Italy just as crucial for Austrian economy as trade with Germany, Bank Austria reports. "Made in Austria" products count for above-average proportion of Austrian exports.

January 26, 2013

Voestalpine: „Growing by 50% Until 2020“

The Austrian steel group presents its strategy for the next years. The importance of conventional steel and Europe will decrease.

December 18, 2012

RHI: USA and India as Growth Markets

CEO Franz Struzl considers expanding into India, Russia and the U.S. Investments will reach about € 50m.

December 1, 2012

RHI Begins to Downsize in Europe

The Austrian refractories company plans to expand in Russia. In Europe, the first factories will be shut down in two years.

October 18, 2012

Voestalpine: No Investments in Europe

Wolfgang Eder, CEO of the Austrian steel company expects that Europe faces a longer phase of stagnation. The steel industry will not recover before mid-2013.

October 12, 2012

RHI Demonstrates Optimism

The Austrian manufacturer of refractory products expects increasing revenues and a growing EBIT margin.

September 24, 2012

Palfinger Strengthens its Market Presence in South America

Through the acquisition of Tercek, the Austrian crane manufacturer expandts into Brazil. Regional presence and market growth offer opportunities of strategic interest, Palfinger notes.

September 20, 2012

RHI Adapts Brazil Project

The Austrian producer of refractories refers to increase in import duties and anti-dumping duties in Brazil.

September 17, 2012

Voestalpine Underlines Expansion Into Asia and America

For voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder, Europe is a stagnating market. By contrast, growth is expected to take place in the U.S.

August 25, 2012

Kapsch: Major Order from Brazil

The Austrian IT company achieved the first order for delivery of on-board units from Brazil.

August 10, 2012

Austrian Foreign Trade Figures Flattening

After record results in 2011, the growth in Austrian foreign trade was substantially down in the first months of 2012. Austrian politics promotes exports to non-European markets like China, Brazil and the U.S.

July 12, 2012

Austrian M&A Activity Faces Depression

Due to the global insecurities, the M&A activities in Austria decreased substantially in the last year. Against the prior year, the number of deals was down by 27%.

July 11, 2012

Economic Report: „Reducing Dependence on Europe“

Today, the Austrian government published ist „Economic Report 2012“.

July 9, 2012

Voestalpine to Put Effort into Growth

The Austrian steel producer intends to grow through acquisitions again in the medium term. Exports to Brazil and Asian countries should be promoted.

July 4, 2012

Austria´s Exports to Asia on the Rise

Last year, Austrian exports totaled € 122bn. Above all, exports to emergin markets Brazil, India and China are growing.

June 21, 2012

Voestalpine Indicates Significant Increase in Revenues

The Austrian steel company recorded about € 12.0bn in revenues last financial year. 25% of the revenues are based on exports apart from Europe.

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

Getzner Werkstoffe: on to South America Following Success in Asia

The Austrian company produces materials for vibration isolation and plans to expand into South America.

March 7, 2012

Doppelmayr Hopes for China

The Austrian cable railway producer faces a small and stagnating market in the U.S. South America and China are seen as growth markets.

March 6, 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

Eder: „Environmental Policy Endangers Economy“

Voestalpine´s CEO criticizes environmental specifications made by EU and domestic politics. Eder sees the danger of a de-industrialization.

March 5, 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

Rosenbauer Has Good Prospects

The Austrian producer of fire fighting vehicles has full order books. In 2012, CEO Dieter Siegel expects a new record in sales.

February 24, 2012

Voestalpine to Build Two Track Switch Plants in Brazil

Voestalpine AG, Austria’s biggest steelmaker, plans to build two plants for rail-track switches in Brazil this year.

February 22, 2012

Merger of Glencore and Xstrata: voestalpine Not Concerned

The Austrian steel company does not feel affected by the merger between the two major commodity corporations Glencore and Xstrata.

February 8, 2012

Euro-Crisis: Austrian Managers are Optimistic

In spite of the current euro-crisis, most Austrian managers believe that the currency will remain. Moreover, a deepening of the cooperation between EU-member states is expected.

February 6, 2012

TGW to Expand in China and Brazil

The Austrian storage logistics supplier gained a first contract from China after having established a distribution company. In Brazil, TGW agreed on a joint venture.

January 20, 2012

Growth Potential for Semperit

The Austrian synthetic product manufacturer already recognizes the weakening of the business cycle. However, investments will not be reduced. The BRIC countries are seen as future markets.

December 27, 2011

Belo Monte: Building Freeze Suspended

The Austrian plant construction company Andritz may expect the final order from Brazil. Andritz wants to deliver turbines and generators.

December 19, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Deficit on the Rise

From January to September 2011: imports rose by 17%, exports increased by 14%. The deficit amounts to € 6.0bn.

December 7, 2011

Strabag Wins New Orders for Environmental Technology Division

The Austrian construction group secured new business worldwide. The total volume is € 110m.

November 29, 2011

Leitl Promotes Exports to BRICS-Countries

The President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Christoph Leitl, wants the exporting industries to focus more on Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

November 22, 2011

Rosenbauer Reports Drop in Profit

The Austrian manufacturer of fire fighting vehicles registered record order intake of € 456m in the first nine months of the year. Revenues and EBIT came in lower than expected due to shipment delays.

November 18, 2011

Andritz: Analysts Optimistic

The Austrian engineering and technology group Andritz is expected to report a significant rise in sales, earnings and profits.

November 5, 2011

TGW Aims for China and Brazil

The Austrian logistics company currently realizes its biggest orders in its history. Moreover, TGW intends to expand substantially.

October 1, 2011

Andritz Not Affected by Belo Monte Construction Stop

The Austrian technology group is optimistic that the ban will be lifted soon and that the € 330m order will be fulfilled.

September 29, 2011

RHI to Start Production in Brazil in 2013

The Austrian producer of refractory materials invests € 85m in a first step. The new plant will have an annual production capacity of 60,000 tons.

September 15, 2011

RHI AG: Change in the Management Board

Henning E. Jensen informed the Supervisory Board of RHI AG today that he will resign, with immediate effect, from his function as the CEO of RHI AG on his own request.

September 7, 2011

Rosenbauer Receives Record Order from Brazil

The Austrian manufacturer of fire fighting vehicles will outfit Brazilian airports with 80 Panther ARFF ready for Football World Cup 2014. It is the biggest single order for this vehicle in the company’s history.

August 18, 2011

KTM Achieves Strong Growth

The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer reported a positive development in the first half of 2011. Turnover increased by 24%; EBIT went up 18%.

July 28, 2011

Emerging Markets Boosting FACC

The Austrian aircraft component manufacturer relies on joint ventures in order to benefit from strong growth in emerging markets.

June 20, 2011

Belo Monte: Construction Ban is Lifted

The recently imposed construction ban on the Brazilian building project was lifted in court. The dam has not to fulfill all requirements yet.

March 5, 2011

Andritz: Possible Loss of the Belo Monte Project

The Brazilian government is fighting for the realization of the controversial Belo Monte project, whose approval has been blocked in court.

March 3, 2011

Andritz Expands into Brazil and Uruguay

The Austrian technology group to supply major equipment for Belo Monte hydropower plant. Furthermore, Andritz is in negotiations with Montes del Plata.

February 15, 2011