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Expansion

Austrian Oberbank Shines in Hungary

Austrian Oberbank bucks the trend of terminating business activity in Hungary. Instead, the financial institute plans on growing in one of the most difficult markets in Europe.

May 22, 2014

Oberbank: Slow Expansion Strategy to be Continued

The Austrian regional bank starts to enter the stage in two German states. The net income has reached a new record level.

April 2, 2014

Poland: PKO BP Considers Expanding Worldwide

The biggest lender in Poland PKO BP is weighing up international expansion

March 24, 2014

Expansion Course of Austrian Banks Slowed Down

After the financial crisis cooled down the expansion course of Austrian banks in CESEE countries was dampened down.

January 16, 2014

Meinl Bank: Plans of Growth in Czech Republic and UK

Meinl Bank has opened a new subsidiary in Prague. Growth plans for the core business in Central and Eastern Europe is well on its way, according to the bank’s officials.

January 7, 2014

VIG: Expansion Plans in Baltic States

According to a report by “Wirtschaftsblatt”, the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) plans to expand business activity in the Baltic States. From 2014 on, the Austrian insurance company will start conquering the Estonian insurance market.

November 8, 2013

Voestalpine to Construct New Plants in China

The Austrian steel manufacturer will invest € 450m in new facilities and plans to triple revenues until 2020.

October 28, 2013

Amazon to Open Distribution Centers in the Czech Republic

The world’s largest online retailer Amazon plans to create 10,000 jobs in the Czech Republic within the next three years.

October 22, 2013

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

Poland: Amazon to Establish Three Logistic Centers

Leading online retailer Amazon will open three major logistic centers in Poland. According to the company’s own proclamation, this step does not relate to the latest striking problems in Germany.

October 8, 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

Uniqa´s Re-IPO: Focus on CESEE

The Austrian insurance group plans a capital increase of € 750m. Uniqa´s CEO Andreas Brandstetter underlines the growth story in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

September 24, 2013

RHI: Growth Plans in Emerging Markets

Franz Struzl, CEO of producer of fused cast refractories RHI, announced that the long-term strategic corporate goals were still relevant. However, it is not clear when the targets will be reached.

September 24, 2013

Austria: Voestalpine Opens Rolling Mill

voestalpine opens state-of-the-art duo rolling mill at Böhler Bleche GmbH & Co KG in Mürzzuschlag

September 20, 2013

Austria: Construction Company Porr to Buy Prajo-Group

Take over as an ideal supplement for the portfolio of Porr in the demolition and recycling sector.

September 13, 2013

Turkish Airlines Not Interested in Croatia Airlines

The Turkish airline carrier has denied rumors of acquiring states at Croatia Airlines.

September 11, 2013

Hypo: New Risky Loan Agreements Even in 2012

According to the EU Commission, risky loans were granted by ailing Hypo Group even in 2012.

September 3, 2013

OMV to Take Over Offshore Block in Madagascar

OMV acquires interest in offshore Madagascar block

September 2, 2013

Spar: Growth Plans In Czech Republic

Retailer Spar has lost a total of € 130m in the past eight years in the Czech Republic. Despite of that, the trade chain has plans of expansion. Particularly the network of frachise stores is supposed to grow.

August 30, 2013

Massive Losses for Alpine: € 5bn in Debts

According to the reports of the insolvency administrators, reasons like a chaotic management and low-price offers that did not prove cost-covering led to massive losses in projects abroad.

August 29, 2013

RBI Trying to Avoid Becoming “Cash Cow“ in Hungary

In an interview with “Wirtschaftsblatt“, CEO of RBI Karl Sevelda talks about further burdens in Hungary and the bank’s reaction to them, capital increase and how participation capital can be replaced.

July 29, 2013

Zumtobel Takes Over Chinese Affiliate

Listed light manufacturer Zumtobel Group has taken over the stakes of joint-venture partner Thorn Lighting Tianjin Limited.

July 29, 2013

OMV Continues Expansion in Norway

OMV has been awarded six additional offshore exploration licenses in Norway, acting as operator for two of them.

July 5, 2013

Rosneft to Take Over Itera Completely

Russian oil producer Rosneft has taken over gas corporation Itera completely and now wants to compete against energy giant Gazprom.

July 2, 2013

Magna Opens New Engineering Center in Shenyang

Magna International Inc., announced yesterday that its Magna Steyr operating unit continues to strengthen its worldwide network of engineering services by opening a new engineering center located in the Tiexi District of Shenyang, China.

June 26, 2013

Mayer-Melnhof Expands to Norway

MM Karton expands raw material supply for cartonboard production.

June 11, 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

Voestalpine to Take Over Trafilerie di Cittadella S.p.a

Voestalpine extends its welding technologies product portfolio with an acquisition in Italy.

June 3, 2013

Erste Group Claimed of Being Interested in Croatian Banks

There are rumors of the taking over of Hypo Croatia and HPB. However, the banks deny the speculations.

May 29, 2013

Rosneft to Take Over Itera

According to a newspaper report, Rosneft intends to take over Russia’s second biggest gas supplier Itera for around € 2.3bn.

May 28, 2013

Meinl Bank to Enter Bulgarian Market

Meinl Bank still awaits the green light from the Bulgarian National Bank before it can be opened.

May 24, 2013

Voestalpine Intends to Boost Business in Germany

The Upper-Austrian steel manufacturer voestalpine wants to significantly increase its business in Germany.

May 23, 2013

Austria: EU Competition Authority to Search Agrana

The European competition authority has paid a visit to listed starch and sugar producer Agrana in April.

May 15, 2013

Germany: Upgrade and Expansion at Zumtobel Plant in Usingen

Lighting manufacturer invests 1.2 million euros in energy concept and factory hall expansion. Annual energy savings of approx. 25 per cent. EU Green Building certification applied for.

May 2, 2013

Vienna Stock Exchange: Head of GPW Denies Takeover.

Vienna Stock Exchange, which has already acquired several stock markets in Central and Eastern Europe, has been interested in the Warsaw exchange GPW (Giełda Papierów Wartościowych).

April 19, 2013

Spar: Expanding in Hungary

Spar Austria Group intends to expand the meat plant near Budapest and the entire branch network in Hungary.

April 18, 2013

RBI to Take Over Bank of Cyprus Affiliate?

The Bank of Cyprus has split up with the assets of its Romanian affiliate. Apart from RBI, Banca Transilvania is a potential buyer.

April 18, 2013

Post AG Affiliate to Expand in Croatia

Croatian affiliate of Austrian Post AG, Weber Escal & Post d.o.o., intends further expansion on the Croatian market.

April 17, 2013

Bulgaria: New Coca-Cola Headquarters in Sofia

The world’s largest soft drink producer Coca-Cola is to relocate one of its competence centers from Belgium to Bulgaria.

April 15, 2013

Russia: Most Important Future Market for Opel

Head of General Motors, Dan Akerson, regards Russia as the most important future market for Opel.

April 15, 2013

VIG: Acquisition of QBE Makedonija completed

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) new market leader in Macedonia

April 9, 2013

Gazprom to Absorb Romanian Bunkering Operator

Gazprom affiliate Neft Marine Bunker LLC has acquired Romanian Marine Bunker Balkan.

April 3, 2013

RBI to Acquire More Clients in Romania

RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) is attaining a portfolio of private clients by Citibank via affiliate Raiffeisen Bank S. A.

March 21, 2013

Red Bull Sells More Than 5bn Cans Worldwide

Energy drink producer Red Bull was able to increase turnovers by almost 16 %, totaling € 4.93bn.

March 15, 2013

Voestalpine Constructs Direct Reduction Plant in Texas

The decision on the location of the Austrian steel group´s direct reduction plant in North America has been made.

March 13, 2013

S Immo AG: New Contracts in Bucharest and Sofia

New tenants in Serdika/Sofia and Sun Offices/Bucharest. Stock exchange listed S IMMO AG has again achieved letting successes in Romania and Bulgaria – two markets that continue to be economically challenging.

March 12, 2013

Russia: Rosneft Takes over TNK-BP

The EU Commission has approved of the fusion of TNK-BP and Rosneft. According to the commission, Rosneft will still have business competition.

March 11, 2013

Austria: Increase Of Foreign Trade

Even with the economy crisis, the percentage of foreign business expands.

March 8, 2013

Austria: Insurance Company Allianz Gains Profits

Allianz Austria was able to continue its upward trend and gained around 20,000 new customers in 2012.

March 5, 2013

Agrana Expanding in the US

The Austrian sugar, starch and fruit company Agrana is expanding its market presence in North America by constructing a fruit preparation plant in the Northeastern Region of the US.

February 22, 2013
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