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FDI Foreign Direct Investments

„Extend Economic Ties to Georgia“

The Austrian Minister of Economics wants to cooperate closer together with Georgia, which offers export opportunities for the Austrian industry.

October 25, 2011

Leitl Deepens Relations to Chinese Province Jiangsu

The Austrian President of the Economic Chamber regards the Chinese province Jiangsu as an important export market and trading partner.

October 22, 2011

Austrian Industry Shows High Degree of Internationality

During the last decades, the Austrian industry could gain importance, which is contrarious to the European trend. In meantime, Austria has the fourth highest degree of industrialization in the EU.

October 18, 2011

FDI Remains Essential for Austrian Business Location

According to a study of Statistics Austria, the number of foreign subsidiaries even grew in 2009 by 6%. The number of Austrian subsidiaries owned by foreign corporations grew slightly.

October 5, 2011

“Austrian Exports to Turkey to Double“

According to the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul, Austrian companies could benefit strongly from the persisting economic boom in Turkey.

September 26, 2011

Austrian FDI Recovered Slightly in 2009

The value of Austrian investments abroad grew by 6% in 2009 and amounted to € 113bn. Companies still felt the impact of the crisis on their profits.

July 26, 2011

Strong Current Account Balance Is Driven by Exports

The Austrian current account showed a surplus of € 3.8bn in the first quarter of 2011. The total amount of Austrian FDI was higher than in the full year 2010.

July 12, 2011

Upswing in Business Location Projects

The national investment promotion agency registered a strong increase in the number of companies investing in Austria. The trend is expected to continue in 2011.

July 8, 2011

Austria Still Biggest Investor in Serbia

Since 2000, Austrian companies have invested more than € 3bn in the Balkan country.

June 14, 2011

Trade with the Czech Republic Is Booming

Austrian companies increased their exports to the country by 32% in the first quarter of the year. In 2010, Austria was the biggest foreign investor.

June 9, 2011

Eastern Europe Becoming Attractive Again

For two years Austrians have abstained from investing in Eastern Europe, resulting in a loss of market share in these countries. Interest starts to recover now.

May 25, 2011

Austrian FDI: 2010 Was a Year of Stabilization

Active foreign direct investment increased, while inward flows stagnated in 2010. Turkey was the top destination for Austrian investors.

May 18, 2011

Capital Transfers Still Below Pre-Crisis Level

Austria's financial transactions with foreign countries continue to be influenced by the aftermath of the crisis: investment in foreign securities has increased only slightly (€ 6.4 bn).

May 5, 2011

Leitl: "Austria was the Largest Investor in Turkey in 2010"

WKÖ President Leitl pointed to the intense economic links between the two countries during the state visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gül to Austria.

May 4, 2011

Immofinanz Strives for Presence in Russia

The Austrian real estate group plans to expand its activities further through the purchase of shopping centers in Moscow.

May 3, 2011

Texas Offers Opportunities for Austria's Energy Industry

Texas imports goods for US$ 614m from Austria. There are prospects for growth in wind and solar energy above all other areas.

April 22, 2011

WKÖ on Mongolia: "A Country with Development Potential"

The Austrian Economic Chamber sees a huge trade and investment potential for the domestic economy in the sparsely populated country.

April 21, 2011

Cargo-Partner Invests 21.5 Million Euro in Slovakia

The Austrian shipping company cargo-partner sets up a logistics center in Slovakia. The first phase - a 7,300 m² large warehouse of 30,000 square meters - will be finished in early 2012.

April 13, 2011

Cineplexx Expands

The Austrian cinema operator intends to establish itself in Croatia. A location in the capital was already functioning, and two more have been added now.

April 12, 2011

Hirsch Servo Opens New Plant in Romania

Expanding its eastern and southeastern European production network, the HIRSCH Servo Group is setting up another operation in Oradea/Romania. Production at the site will total some 600 tonnes of packaging material a year.

April 6, 2011

Southeastern Europe as a Region of Hope for Austria

Great interest of Austrian companies at the Austria Foreign Trade Forum on Export and Investment Opportunities in Southeastern Europe

April 2, 2011

Mitterlehner: New Modernization Partnership Concluded with Russia

Minister of Economy: Investment opportunities for companies boost exports to Russia: innovations and new technologies as growth drivers.

April 1, 2011

Falkensteiner Builds in Serbia and Slovakia

The Austrian developer of tourism projects is expanding in the CEE region. The premium segment in the hotel industry is to be strengthened.

March 31, 2011

Romania's Premier: "Sale to OMV was a Huge Loss"

Prime Minister of Romania Emil Boc regrets the 2004 sale of the then government owned Petrom to Austria's OMV.

March 30, 2011

Mitterlehner Intends to Expand Economic Relations with Malaysia

A work meeting was held in Vienna with the Malaysian counterpart. New export opportunities exist primarily through eco-innovation.

March 30, 2011

Foreign Capital Inflows Make a Comeback to CEE

Foreign direct investments picked up by 9% in CEE; Czech Republic scored best in attracting FDIs, says Erste Group.

March 30, 2011

The Black Sea Region is Gaining in Significance for the Austrian Economy

Austria's sound foreign economic relations with the Black Sea region could be strengthened still further. The export structure of Austria is consistent to a large extent with the import demand of Ukraine and Turkey.

March 25, 2011 · Updated: March 25, 2011; 03:52

Disaster in Japan Stops Exports

Current events in Japan have an impact on foreign trade. About 70 Austrian companies are affected.

March 18, 2011

Bulgaria: EVN Thermal Power Plant Almost Completed

The project of the Lower Austrian energy company EVN in Bulgaria will go into operation still this year.

March 17, 2011

Bosnia is a Promising Market for the Austrian Construction Industry

The Bosnian government invests in highway construction and energy: Austria is a top foreign investor in Bosnia-Herzegovina

March 16, 2011

Lenzing: Demand is Greater than Capacity

The Upper Austrian pulp producer finds it difficult to cope with the growing demand. Further works are planned.

March 15, 2011

Austria Intends to Participate in World Bank Projects

AWO has been leading companies to international financial institutions: the World Bank annually awards about $ 70bn in loans for development projects

March 15, 2011

WKÖ Leads Austrian Education Exporters to China

WKÖ Secretary-General Hochhauser: Hong Kong continues being the gateway to China; Austrian exports rose to over € 500m.

March 12, 2011

AWO Presents Business Opportunities for Austrian Companies in China

Big opportunities in consumer goods & lifestyle, plastics and automotive industries were informed in Vienna, Linz and Graz by Außenwirtschaft Österreich (AWO, Foreign Trade Austria).

March 11, 2011

Leitl: "Austria Continues as Top Investor in Bulgaria"

Bulgarian President Parvanov for economic talks at the WKÖ: Foreign trade volume between Bulgaria and Austria amounts to € 900m.

March 9, 2011

Mitterlehner: Further Expansion of Economic Relations with Colombia

Meeting with Colombia's Vice-President Garzón: New Memorandum of Understanding on economic cooperation is planned.

March 4, 2011

WKÖ: Development Plan for North Africa

Given the dramatic situation in North Africa, Christoph Leitl, President of the Economic Chamber (WKÖ) pleads for a ‘European Marshall Plan'.

March 1, 2011

Mixed Results for Investors in Bosnia

The outlook for 2011 is positive. Last year, however, was difficult for Austrian companies in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

February 25, 2011

Kazakhstan as a Chance for Foreign Trade

Austrian Economic Chamber promotes further development of economic relations with Kazakhstan.

February 23, 2011

Agrana Expands in Russia

The Austrian sugar and starch company invests € 27.6m in fast-growing Russian market.

February 23, 2011

Libya: Withdrawal of Austrian Companies

Most Austrian companies are getting their employees out as the result of violent riots in Libya.

February 22, 2011

Austrian Economic Chamber pursues contacts in New Zealand

A business delegation led by WKÖ President Leitl visits New Zealand and Australia to strenghten economic relations.

February 22, 2011

Austrian Economic Chamber in Singapore

The Austrian Economic Chamber’s delegation pursues contacts with potential partners during the state visit of President Fischer.

February 22, 2011

Business Climate Improves in Eastern Europe

According to the Austrian Kontrollbank (OeKB), the Business Climate Index has risen in Eastern Europe for the seventh consecutive time.

February 9, 2011

Investments in Renewable Energies in the CEE are booming

According to a study by TPA Horwath, Austrian companies will expand massively their involvement in the field of renewable energies in the CEE region.

February 4, 2011

Germany: Largest Investor in Austria

Based on the number of new companies settling in Austria, Germany is the largest investor. More than 40% of the new arrivals come from the northern neighbor.

January 25, 2011

"Conversations about the Future" between Austrian and Canadian IT companies

The Austrian IT industry, motivated by Canadian success models, intends to strengthen its role in the domestic economy significantly.

January 22, 2011

Expansion of Cooperation Between Kazakhstan and Austria

Cooperation with the Kazakhstan Development Bank intends to boost economic relations with the third-largest CIS trading partner.

January 22, 2011

Hungary: Calls for Boycotts against Foreign Companies in Hungary

A Hungarian initiative demands that 13 foreign companies be boycotted, including Austrian OMV

January 18, 2011

OMV Pulls its Staff out of Tunisia

Due to the recent developments in Tunisia, the Austrian OMV pulls back to a large extent. The cardboard manufacturer Mayr-Melnhof stays on.

January 18, 2011