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Equity Markets

CESEE: GDP Growth in 2013 Weakest Since 2009

CESEE financial markets influenced by global liquidity debate.

July 4, 2013

Erste Group Successfully Completes EUR 660.6 Million Accelerated Bookbuild Offering

Issue size of the capital increase: 35,231,353 new shares at a final subscription and offer price of EUR 18.75 per share.

July 2, 2013

Slovenia: Privatisations to Attract Investors

15 companies set for privatisation in Slovenia.

July 1, 2013

Slovenia Likely To Require Bailout

According to Capital Economics Ltd. Slovenia will in all likelyhood ask for a bailout to bolster its ailing banking sector in case the debt crisis in Europe should worsen.

June 28, 2013

RBI: Increase in Dividend Payment

Raiffeisen Bank International's Annual General Meeting approves dividend of € 1.17 per share.

June 26, 2013

Erste Group to Pay Back € 1.8bn in State Aid

The Austrian banking institute plans on not only paying back its debts at the state but also to significantly increase equity capital.

June 24, 2013

Croatia: Agrokor Becomes Biggest Retailer in SEE

After the take-over of Slovenian chain of retail stores Mercator, Croatian corporation Agrokor employs 60,000 persons in the region of former Yugoslavia.

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

Slovakia and Unicredit in a Dispute

In Slovakia a dispute between Unicredit and the state has incensed. This could negatively affect the planned merger with a Czech affiliate in 2014.

June 17, 2013

CEESEG Exchanges Offer Very Attractive Valuations

Valuations of all exchanges in the CEE stock exchange group (CEESEG) appear to be very favourable at the moment.

June 17, 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

Slovenia: Mercator to be Finally Sold

It is the ninth sale attempt for Slovenian trade chain Mercator today, but it could be finally sealed. Croatian corporation Agrokor is the interested party. A dozen owners will decide about the retail chain’s fate.

June 14, 2013

EVN to Release Shares To Employees

EVN plans to release own shares to employees.

June 14, 2013

Poland: PKO BP to Acquire Polish Assets of Nordea

Bank PKO BP strikes deal to buy Nordea's Polish assets.

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

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

Turkey: Protests Continue

After trade union KESK aligned with demonstrators, the government offered a chance for negotiations for the first time.

June 5, 2013

Turkey: Protests Claimed Life of At Least One Person

According to the medical association at least one protestor was killed in Istanbul. Despite of unequaled violence by the police protests against Prime Minister Erdogan will not break down.

June 3, 2013

Slovenia: NKBM Still In the Reds

Particularly high risk provision caused the bank a net loss of € 8.5m. Even for the whole of 2013, losses are expected.

May 31, 2013

Hypo: Contract Could Be Signed Today

Today the Austrian affiliate of Hypo Group could be transferred to the property of Indian Srei Group. The company is a fast-growing listed enterprise with around 30,000 clients.

May 31, 2013

Poland: Alterated Restructuring Plan for LOT

LOT alters restructuring plan, expects more public aid

May 29, 2013

Romania: No Investors for Post Company

Debts and a collective agreement which makes restructuring impossible until 2018 are among the main reasons the company is not attractive to potential investors.

May 29, 2013

OMV to Sell Nabucco Shares

OMV sells part of Nabucco West shares to GDF SUEZ.

May 28, 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

Poland: Dispute Over Shale Gas Law

Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski has criticized the Environment Ministry for the planned national participation in the production of shale gas.

May 24, 2013

Zeman Demands Stock Exchange for CEE

Czech President Milos Zeman has declared himself in favor of the merger of the stock exchanges in Prague and Warsaw.

May 24, 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

bwin.party to Concentrate On Ten Markets Only.

After the weak figures in the first quarter, bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger wants to get the online gambling provider back on track. However, the company also cast an eye to enter the US market.

May 23, 2013

Raiffeisen Centrobank to Join Prague Stock Exchange

Raiffeisen Centrobank joins the Prague Stock Exchange as trading member.

May 22, 2013

Bwin: Transaction In Own Shares

Transaction in 611,342 own shares.

May 22, 2013

Croatia‘s and Hungary‘s Fight About Oil Company Ina

The dispute between core shareholders of Croatian oil producer Ina has started anew.

May 17, 2013

Austrian Government Desperate to Sell Hypo Group

Without an agreement for a new plan and without more time for the selling of the Eastern affiliates, the crisis-struck banking institute Hypo Alpe Adria Group will not be able to make up the balances anymore, according to Austrian newspaper Presse.

May 16, 2013

Poland: LOT Ready To Be Privatized

A new law passed on Friday makes it possible to privatize Polish carrier LOT.

May 14, 2013

Indian Srei Group to Acquire Austrian Hypo?

Austria is looking for a buyer for the domestic Hypo affiliates. Indian Srei Group seems to have good chances.

May 13, 2013

Main Investors at CEE Stock Exchange Group from US

Institutional Investors and the CEE Stock Exchange Group in 2012.

May 13, 2013

CA Immo: Dividend Announcement

CA Immo to distribute € 0.38 per share.

May 8, 2013

Austria: Pipelife Strengthens Wienerberger Q1 Results

Long, snowy winter leads to volume declines for Bricks & Tiles Europe. Report First Quarter 2013

May 8, 2013

OMV: Investments in Austria to Increase to € 450m

With extra investments OMV intends to improve the exploration of domestic production fields. However, there are currently losses in the gas business.

May 7, 2013

Immofinanz: Secondary Listing in Warsaw Starts Today

Today the first Immofinanz shares will be traded at the Warsaw stock exchange. CEO Eduard Zehetner will be giving a press conference in Poland’s capital.

May 7, 2013

Success for Slovenian Bonds at US Market

Slovenia was able to gain some of the required funds for the restructuring of its banking sector through the US bond market.

May 3, 2013

Hypo Group to Get a Bad Bank?

Chancellor Faymann confirmed negotiations about the establishing of a bad bank for non-performing loans.

April 30, 2013

Turkey: CEZ Partner to Sell Stakes

CEZ's Turkish JV partner Akkok in talks about possible sale of its stake in SEDAS

April 30, 2013

Erste Group Finalizes Selling Of Ukrainian Subsidiary

Erste Group finalizes the sale of Erste Bank Ukraine.

April 30, 2013

Immofinanz Share Soon to Be Listed in Warsaw

The Immofinanz share will in all probability be listed in the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange starting on 7 May 2013.

April 29, 2013

Croatia: Trying to Sell Croatia Airlines

Croatia is starting an attempt to try and sell a stake of troubled Croatia Airlines (CA).

April 25, 2013

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Second Most Lucrative in The World in March

The Borsa Istanbul 100 (BIST 100) index provided the second biggest yield in March worldwide, following the Buenos Aires Bourse.

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

Cyprus: No Bank Run

The feared bank-run after the almost two-weeks long closing of the banks in Cyprus has not occured.

March 29, 2013

VBAG is Forced to Continue Radical Downsizing Measures

The partly nationalized and financially stricken Austrian banking group has to implement a painful restructuring concept. At the moment, VBAG sells its properties.

March 15, 2013
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