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Construction Industry

Alpine-Insolvency: 80 Companies Affected

After an analysis by credit protection association Kreditschutzverband 1870 (KSV1870), the majority of around 1,400 suppliers and subcontractors is not affected by the construction company’s bankruptcy.

June 21, 2013

Austria: Investigations on Loan to Alpine

Apparently ailing bank Hypo Group plays a role in the bankruptcy of Austrian construction company Alpine. The bank is supposed to have granted a bridge loan.

June 21, 2013

Alpine: Thousands of Jobs At Risk

Alpine’s Insolvency could cost thousands of people’s jobs. According to Social Minister Rudolf Hundstorfer, the Social Ministry would utilize all means to prevent a worst-case scenario. Alpine's affiliate in Germany is filing for bankruptcy as well.

June 20, 2013

Polish Road Authority As Tardy Payer

Prime Minister Tusk seems unimpressed about ambassadors from six countries filing a complaint.

June 19, 2013

Alpine Facing Bankruptcy

The restructuring of Austria’s second biggest construction company Alpine has failed. The enterprise therefore has to face bankruptcy.

June 19, 2013

Poland: Deputy Transport Minister Dismissed

Former Deputy Transport Minister alleged of corruption. Austrian construction company Alpine involved.

June 18, 2013

Alpine: Bondholders to Lose Assets

On Monday evening the decision was made for the financial reorganization of the Austrian construction company.

June 18, 2013

Strabag: Haselsteiner to Leave as CEO

Russia will not surpass Germany as the most important market, the outgoing CEO explains. He expresses his disappointment in the market.

June 14, 2013

Alpine Can Take A Breather

Alpine’s liabilities amount to € 450m. Spanish parent company FCC is supposed to provide a capital injection of € 150m.

June 13, 2013

Dispute About Tender for Orient Express

The Orient Express once led through Romania. These days, this section is cause for legal disputes in connection with the tender in the amount of € 330m.

June 13, 2013

Alpine’s Fate Hanging By A Thread

The fate of Austrian construction company Alpine is hanging by a thread. If negotiations fail Alpine has to face its ruin.

June 13, 2013

Turkey: Erdogan Considers Referendum

After international criticism was voiced for the use of tear gas by the Turkish police against tens of thousands of demonstrators, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the issue of a referendum.

June 13, 2013

Austria: Wienerberger Alarmed About Shrinking Residential Building

Building material group Wienerberger is alarmed about the declining figure in residential building even though the market is significantly undersupplied with affordable housing space.

June 12, 2013

Milestone for PORR - PORR Signs Largest Order in Company’s History

Underground rail construction in Qatar: PORR signs largest order in company’s history Order backlog rockets to record level of around EUR 4.5bn

June 12, 2013

Strabag: Doubts About Joint Venture in Russia

The Austrian Construction Company Strabag doubts that a joint venture in Russia will take place.

June 10, 2013

Austria: Alpine to Require More Funding

Selling of affiliates will be postponed.

June 7, 2013

Czech Republic: Dumping Offers for Building of Highway

Major construction companies screw down prices for the building of a highway segment from Linz to Prague.

June 3, 2013

Zagreb: In-depth Analysis of SEE Infrastructure Development Plans

Many countries of Southeast Europe are outlining ambitious infrastructure development plans within transport, social, energy and environmental projects.

June 1, 2013

Russia As Big Disappointment for Strabag-CEO

Austrian construction company Strabag has hoped to have gained substantial foodhold in the Russian market by now.

May 27, 2013

FCC Wants Guggenheim Partners As Financial Ally

With debts having amounted to more than € 8bn, Spanish parent company of Alpine is now looking for potential financial partners.

May 24, 2013

Alpine Denies Bankruptcy Rumors

The Austrian construction company is to sell its affiliates. However, the expected sale earnings are disproportionate, according to experts. Spanish parent company FCC is said of not being able to raise any further aid money.

May 17, 2013

Alpine: Dispute in Poland About to Escalate

A dispute about the construction of a bridge has intensified. The construction company Alpine has withdrawn from the contract for the building of a highway segment in Poland.

May 15, 2013

Bosnia, Serbia and Turkey to Sign Economic and Trade Agreement

Ministers for trade and economy from Ankara, Belgrade and Sarajevo agreed to improve economic relations in an effort to enhance shared trade.

May 15, 2013

Strabag Subsidiary to Build Motorway in Poland

Strabag subsidiary building A4 motorway in Poland

May 14, 2013

FCC in the Reds Again

High Losses in first quarter for Alpine’s parent company FCC.

May 7, 2013

Istanbul to Receive € 22bn for World's Largest Airport

Today, a Turkish construction consortium has secured itself a record sum of around € 22bn for the contract of the construction of the world’s biggest airport in Istanbul.

May 3, 2013

CESEE: Business Climate Index Dropped in April

Enterprises in CESEE countries remain cautious for the most part.

May 2, 2013

Vienna: Infrastructure & Construction Summit Brings Together All Balkan Countries

Government ministers from Austria and various Balkan countries will be discussing infrastructure and construction in the region at a two-day summit in Vienna at the end of May.

April 30, 2013 · Sponsored Content

Alpine and Porr to Be Compensated by Serbia

The Austrian construction companies Alpine and Porr claim € 71m from Serbia before the court of arbitration due to a flopped major project for the building of a highway.

April 26, 2013

CEO of Alpine: „Hubris Led to Losses“

Schiefer, new CEO of Alpine, explained in an interview why Alpine made losses in 2012.

April 25, 2013

Austria: Porr to Increase Capital

Listed construction company Porr AG intends to get up to € 20.7m from the stock exchange. The offer only includes selected investors and existing shareholders.

April 25, 2013

Germany: New Building for Brandenburg by STRABAG

Agreement on the financing, planning, construction and operation over 30 years of an office building in the state capital of Potsdam. Project value € 82 million

April 19, 2013

Slovenia to Emerge From Quagmire By Itself?

A recent report by the OECD paints a dim picture of the country’s economic future.

April 17, 2013

Major Project for Alpine In Berlin

Alpine to build 345 appartments in Berlin. Building permission of € 56m project was announced yesterday.

April 12, 2013

Slovakia: Industrial Production Increases by 4.1 %

Production still driven by the automotive industry. Industrial production in January 2013 increased month-on-month by 4.1%.

April 3, 2013

2012: Significant Increase in Austrian Construction Industry

According to the latest data issued by Statistik Austria, the construction industry has increased its output significantly in 2012.

April 2, 2013

Slovakia: Economic Sentiment Indicator Increased to 90.4

The three-month moving average of economic sentiment indicator (ESI) increased by 1,8 points to 90,4 compared with the previous month´s value.

March 30, 2013

Romania: Positive Outlook on Economy for Next Months

For the months of March to May 2013, experts forecast economic growth of up to 35 % in some sectors.

March 29, 2013

Strabag: Defends Its Number 1 in Czech Republic

In a survey, 302 public customers have chosen Austrian construction enterprise Strabac to be the best in its sector. Swietelski follows on 2nd place.

March 28, 2013

Austria: Alpine’s Future Sealed

The restructuring contract has been signed by banks and insurance companies. Shareholders are not affected by a haircut.

March 26, 2013

FCC to Cut Down On Manpower

Alpine’s parent company, Spanish construction enterprise FCC is going to cut back on 1,000 jobs. Furthermore, company shares that are not part of the core business in the amount of € 2.2bn are supposed to be sold.

March 20, 2013

Slovenia: Highest Decrease in Construction Industry

In January 2013, compared with December 2012, the production in construction in the Eurozone was down by 1.4% and down by 1.3% in EU27-states. Slovenia experiences the highest decrease with 7.4 %.

March 19, 2013

Austria: Increasing Demand in Flats

Half of the required flats in Austria are missed in Vienna. Experts have long forcasted the growing need in newly constructed buildings particularly in the city centers.

March 18, 2013

Hungary: Construction Industry Suffers From Decline

Year-on-year, construction output decreased by 4.1% in January 2013 according to both unadjusted and working day adjusted indices. Output went down by a seasonally adjusted 1.5% month-on-month.

March 18, 2013

Czech Republic: Contruction Industry Sees Further Declines

In January 2013 the construction output declined by 9.3%, year-on-year (y-o-y). The planning and building control authorities granted by 4.1% more building permits, y-o-y, and the approximate value of permitted constructions dropped by 31.7%, y-o-y.

March 15, 2013

Romania: Construction Output Goes Down

Volume of construction works, series adjusted with the working days number and seasonality, registered a decrease of 2.3% in January 2013, compared to December 2012.

March 13, 2013

Slovakia: Construction Output Declined by 14.1 %

In January 2013, construction output decreased, year-on-year, by 14,1 % to EUR 206,9 million. After seasonal adjustment, it decreased by 3,3 %, compared with December 2012.

March 12, 2013

Hungary: GDP Fell by 2.7%

The gross domestic product of Hungary decreased by 2.7% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

March 8, 2013

Lithuania: Investment in Tangible Fixed Assets and Construction 2012 Grew Slightly

Statistics Lithuania presents a statistical publication Investment in Tangible Fixed Assets and Construction, which provides statistical information for the year 2012 prepared based on quarterly statistical survey data.

March 6, 2013

Austria: New CEO for Alpine

The construction company was saved from bankrupcy and is now looking for a new CEO

March 5, 2013