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Telekom Austria: No Need for Capital Increase

Against all rumors, Telekom Austria is doing just fine. As reported by “Handelsblatt” insiders claim that a capital increase, which was speculated on, is currently not an issue.

October 18, 2013

RBI Considers Participation in Hypo Group’s Bad Bank

In a radio interview with “Ö1”, Karl Sevelda, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), announced that he regards a particpation of his bank as possible.

October 18, 2013

Mitterlehner: “2014 Will Become Significantly Better“

Austrian Minister for Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner considers the Austrian economy to be in a spirit of optimism as an upturn in Europe has become evident. According to him, 2014 is supposed to become “significantly better” than 2013.

October 17, 2013

Austria: RBI Expects Stabilization

Business in CEE seems to be in an up again. RBI is preparing for an IPO at the Warsaw stock exchange.

October 17, 2013

Bulgaria Supports Trans Adriatic Pipeline

During yesterday’s world media meeting, on behalf of his country Bulgarian President Rosen Plevniev expressed his support of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project (TAP).

October 16, 2013

„CESEE Is Not the Devil Anymore“

Regarding the development of the CESEE equity market, Birgit Kuras, CEO of Vienna Stock Exchange (VSE) demonstrates optimism.

October 14, 2013

RBI May Pay Back State Aid Sooner

For Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International, the state aid becomes more and more expensive. The repayment will take place before 2017, insiders report.

October 14, 2013

HVB: UniCredit Considers IPO

Bank Austria´s holding company UniCredit may sell a minority stake in Germany HVB.

October 14, 2013

Romania Keeps Majority Stake in Romgaz

Romania´s government will privatize 15% of the country´s biggest natural gas producer. The opening of the economy to foreign investors bears potential dangers.

October 12, 2013

Gazprom May Face Proceedings by Austrian OMV

OMV considers arbitral proceedings against Russian Gazprom in case no joint solution will be found.

October 9, 2013

Hungary and Croatia to Solve MOL/INA Issue

Both Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Janos Martonyi and his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusic intend to solve the issue between Hungarian MOL and Croatian INA.

October 9, 2013

Uniqa: Re-IPO Successful

The second-biggest Austrian insurance group goes public again. According to insiders, the order books are closed.

October 9, 2013

Romania: Bucharest Stock Exchange to Be Enlarged?

Ludwik Sobolewski, new CEO of Romania’s Bucharest Stock Exchange (BSE), is toying with the idea of enlarging the institution and making it a competition to Budapest, Vienna and Prague withing two years only.

October 7, 2013

Hungary Rejects Extradiction of Head of Mol

A Hungarian court rejected the extradiction of Zsolt Hernadi, who is alleged of having bribed former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanander.

October 7, 2013

CA Immo to Sell Mercedes Benz Headquarters in Berlin

After selling Tower 185 in Frankfurt, CA Immo will now sell the headquarters of Mercedes Benz in Berlin. By this measure, debts will decline significantly for the Austrian real estate company.

October 7, 2013

Porr: Capital Increase and Rise in Profits Expected

CEO of listed Austrian construction company Porr Karl-Heinz Strauss is still in favor of a capital increase in 2014 or 2015 and calls upon the government to create “projects for the future”.

October 7, 2013

COO Daniel Riedl appointed CEO of BUWOG

The 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of IMMOFINANZ AG, Daniel Riedl was appointed as CEO of the subsidiary Buwog. Riedl will prepare Buwog´s IPO.

October 3, 2013

Economic Upturn in Austria, Eurozone and CEE

Turbulent Emerging Market conditions have little impact on CEE.

October 2, 2013

Rosneft Wants to Take over Majority of TNK-BP

The World’s biggest oil company Rosneft intends taking over British-Russian joint venture TNK-BP at the beginning of next year.

September 30, 2013

Does Austria Need Further Privatizations?

Voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder wants to support the Vienna Stock Exchange. Without further privatizations, the stock market in Vienna could be history soon.

September 24, 2013 · Updated: September 25, 2013; 11:30

Uniqa Starts Major Capital Increase

The second-biggest Austrian insurance group resolves on capital increase and announces price range. Proceeds will reach about € 750m.

September 23, 2013

Vienna Insurance Group Evaluates Bond Issuance

In view of the current interesting environment for corporate bonds, management of VIG considers a subordinated bond transaction.

September 23, 2013

Poland: Warsaw Stock Exchange to Introduce WIG30

The new index covers thirty enterprises instead of formerly twenty and reduced the dominance of the banking industry.

September 23, 2013

Bank Austria to Close Subsidiaries in Hungary

Because of higher costs caused by a tax on financial transaction, which was introduced during the current year, the affiliate of Italian UniCredit intends to downsize operations in Hungary.

September 19, 2013

Romania: Massive Decline in FDI

Non-residents’ direct investment in Romania down 28.9 percent.

September 12, 2013

€ 800m for Uniqa´s Re-IPO

The second-biggest Austrian insurance group plans has ambitious growth plans. The capital increase will bring a substantial change in Uniqa´s shareholder structure.

September 9, 2013

Alpine: Creditors in Austria and Poland Claim Refunds

Not only the labor market in Austria is burdened but also thousands of creditors have invested in bonds of the construction company and are now facing enormous losses.

September 4, 2013

Poland: RCB Roadshow with Twelve Listed Austrian Companies

On Wednesday Polish investors will get together with managers of listed Austrian enterprises.

September 3, 2013

Hypo Alpe Adria Threatened with Losses of up to € 3.5bn

According to the restructuring plan and in a worst case scenario, even more losses could amount than in the past five years together. Reports by the media say, this year alone figures never seen before could pile up.

August 29, 2013

Austria: Raiffeisen Group Takes Over VBAG Loans

Loans worth more then € 748m will be taken over by Raiffeisen Group

August 28, 2013

Ukraine: Net Profits of Banking Sector Almost UAH 2bn

Ukrainian banking sector reports a sustained increase in the income and net profit.

August 23, 2013

Treichl Sells Erste Shares for Half a Million Euros

Because of “private liquidity reasons“, CEO of Erste has sold 20,000 shares via the stock exchange. His deputy Hochstrasser sold 10,000 shares.

August 21, 2013

OMV: Biggest Additional Purchase in Company’s History

OMV invests billions in a participation in the North Sea: The Austrian energy company acquires stakes of Norwegian enterprise Statoil in oil and gas fields in the North Sea for around € 2bn.

August 19, 2013

End of Recession Supports Stock Exchanges in Europe

The Eurozone seems to have finally left recession behind. This is one of the reasons why markets closed trades with a plus on Wednesday.

August 15, 2013

Bulgaria: Ministry Reopens Issue of Government Bonds

Bulgaria's Ministry reopens 5-year government bonds issue for maturing on 23 January 2018

August 14, 2013

ECB: New Issuance of Debt Securities Totaled EUR 672 Billion In June 2013.

The annual rate of change of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents was -0.1% in June 2013, compared with 0.1% in May.

August 14, 2013

New Erste Group Loan Contributes to La Fantana Recapitalization

La Fantana, the leading bottler and distributor of water in Romania, announced it has successfully raised EUR 34mn in debt financing. La Fantana is controlled by private equity funds managed by Innova Capital.

August 13, 2013

Romania: Significant Decrease in FDI

Non-residents’ direct investment in Romania estimated at EUR 666 million (as compared with EUR 826 million in January-June 2012).

August 12, 2013

EVN: Transfer of Shares

EVN carries out and terminates release of own shares to employees.

August 8, 2013

Slovenia: Stakes of at Least 80 Enterprises

The Slovenian state owns shares in at least 80 companies directly or indirectly.

August 8, 2013

Romania: Another Major Privatization Ahead

Romania´s government intends to sell the publicly held share in the telecommunication group Romtelecom.

August 6, 2013

Arab Partner for RBI?

Karl Sevelda, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International, indicated that an Arab investor may become a shareholder.

August 5, 2013

Investors Refrain from Slovenia

Volume and demand from investors remain low on the Slovenian capital market.

August 5, 2013

CESEE: „Growth Story Did Not End“

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Presse”, chairman of the CEESEG supervisory board Willibald Cernko explains that Central and Eastern Europe needs a new growth model.

August 3, 2013

Immofinanz Postpones Buwog’s Going Public

Austrian real estate company Immofinanz has put off the initial public offering of its affiliate Buwog. The reason for the postponement is the unstable market environment. The new date for an IPO is 2014.

July 24, 2013

Uniqa Places € 350m Capital Bond

UNIQA successfully places €350 million supplementary capital bond.

July 24, 2013

Moody´s Lowers Outlook of RBI

The outlook for Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International, the second-biggest lender in the CESEE region, was downgraded to “negative”.

July 20, 2013

Does RBI Need a Partner?

The Austrian “Wiener Zeitung” reports that RBI (Raiffeisenbank International), the second-biggest lender in the CESEE region, has a capital requirement of more than € 5.0bn.

July 17, 2013

Turkey: BIST Formed Partnership with US NASDAQ

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul (BIST), one of the most profitable stock markets in the emerging world, has formed a strategic partnership deal with the US-based NASDAQ OMX Group, the owner and operator of NASDAQ stock market.

July 12, 2013

Wienerberger‘s Brick Division Behind Expectations

Brick manufacturer Wienerberger informed investors about a rebound of the company’s biggest division: Business in Europe is considerably behind expectations.

July 12, 2013
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