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Forecasts

Verbund Expects Drop in Earnings

The Austrian electricity group announced an update of its investment plan and provided guidance on its financial outlook for 2011 and 2012.

September 9, 2011

Wifo Cuts Growth Forecast for 2012

The research institute sees the current economic upward trend coming to an end but does not expect a recession in Europe.

August 31, 2011

IHS: No Zero Deficit until 2021

The research institute calculated that Austria will not be able to achieve a balanced budget in the next ten years. Felderer calls for reforms of the pension and healthcare systems.

August 24, 2011

Austrian Airlines to Miss Targets for 2011

The Austrian member of Lufthansa Group will not achieve its goal of leaving the loss zone, an executive said on Monday.

August 22, 2011

Stock Market Forecast: ATX at 2,350 Points at Year End

The expected year-end value of the Austrian index was revised downwards from 3,000 to 2,350 points. Analysts predict continued weak development well into 2012.

August 13, 2011

Retail Trade: No Improvement Expected

After weak first six months, the Austrian retail sector hopes for increasing demand in the second half of 2011. Weak development of incomes reduces consumers’ willingness to spend.

July 27, 2011

“Keep Cool and Look Forward”

Alois Wögerbauer, Executive of 3 Banken-Generali Investment-Gesellschaft m.b.H., gives his view on the current situation at the Vienna Stock Exchange.

July 26, 2011

UniCredit Sees ATX at 3,200 Points in 12 Months

The bank’s analysts expect the Austrian stock index to recover within the next 6 to 12 months. Close links with Germany and Eastern Europe are seen as an advantage.

July 22, 2011

“Capital Gains Tax Has a Strong Negative Effect on Private Investment Volumes”

Erste Group Research expects a moderately positive performance for the ATX in the second half of 2011. Top picks: OMV, RHI, Immofinanz, voestalpine, AMAG, Kapsch, Polytec, AT&S.

July 20, 2011

Economic Growth to Slow Down in Second Half of 2011

Real growth is predicted to fall to 0.3% in the third quarter. The forecast is based on reduced export prospects, a lower number of new orders and the euro crisis.

July 19, 2011

OECD Calls for Reforms and Increased Efficiency

The OECD expects growth of 2.9% in 2011 and a further decline in the unemployment rate. To maintain the country’s performance the study recommends reforms in many areas.

July 11, 2011

Labor Force and Household Projections for Austria 2010-2050

The Austrian labor force is predicted to reach a maximum of 4.2 million in 2018. The number of households in 2050 will be up 19.8% over 2009.

June 29, 2011

Optimism at AT&S

The Management Board expects developments of the increasing prevalence of electronic systems in everyday life to deliver above-average benefits for the AT&S Group.

May 6, 2011

Strabag: Significant Rise in Earnings Expected

According to analysts, the Austrian construction company will record a substantial rise in profits. However, sales will decline.

April 28, 2011

Industrial Business Situation: Optimism with Restrictions

Economic recovery continues in Austria, as well as employment growth. Capacity utilization remains stable

April 28, 2011

Team 7: Tripling of Sales by 2020

The natural furniture manufacturer is on the rise. The goal is to reach € 200m in sales by 2020.

April 9, 2011

Economic Growth in CEE and Austria Remains Solid

Concerning the equity markets as well as the economic circumstances, Raiffeisen Research is quite optimistic. In 2011, a further economic recovery is expected.

April 6, 2011

Strong Sales Growth Expected for voestalpine

Analysts expect that the largest Austrian steel group will present strong quarterly results.

February 17, 2011

Declining Trend in Insolvencies is Forecast for 2011

2011 brings a slight decline in insolvencies to Austria, but the economic recovery will not suffice for a substantial change in the trend.

February 16, 2011

Sustained Growth

International economic recovery continues in early 2011. The WIFO business survey also indicates sustained growth for Austria.

February 10, 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

Manufacturing Industry on the Rise

The economic barometer of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) grows. Production increase and stable employment are expected.

February 4, 2011

Strong Increase of Industrial Growth at the Beginning of the Year

The Bank Austria Purchasing Managers Index shows a strong increase in production in January 2011 due to accelerated order growth.

January 29, 2011

ATX: UniCredit expects 11% Return in 2011

Austrian stock market outlook for Q1 2011: Vienna Stock Exchange creeps up again

January 29, 2011

voestalpine Intends to Strengthen Equity Capital Base

The Austrian steel company plans to make itself more independent from debt. In spite of growing profits, investments remain low.

January 27, 2011

Slight Slowdown of Austria’s Economy

According to the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), economic growth slowed down temporarily at the turn of the year.

January 22, 2011

Recovery slows down in Austria

The Bank Austria Business Indicator sees the recovery slowing down. The manufacturing industry shows itself optimistic, consumers a little more subdued.

January 15, 2011

ATX still Undervalued

Much upward potential still exists for the Austrian leading index, because the ATX is still undervalued, according to Alois Wögerbauer.

January 15, 2011

Bright Outlook For Magna

The Canadian/Austrian automotive component supplier today announced its financial outlook and expects a significant increase in sales as well as profits.

January 14, 2011

Analysts: Outstanding Forecasts For ATX

According to analysts, the Austrian Stock Index ATX will continue its strong upward trend in 2011. Double-digit growth rates are expected.

January 7, 2011

CEE Stocks to Climb by 20% in 2011

Erste Group analysts recommend: stock picking rather than sector allocation. 2011 to be a positive year for equity investments.

January 5, 2011

Austrian Industry Remains on Growth Course

Bank Austria Purchasing Managers’ Index down slightly in November, but strong growth persists. Order intake increased as well as employment.

January 1, 2011

Carinthia: Industry Faces Stagnation

Despite recent positive economic data, Carinthian industrial firms are less confident. For the coming year, a stagnation in production and in profits is expected.

November 11, 2010

Industry: Recovery Dynamics are Leveling Off

IV’s (Federation of Austrian Industries) economic barometer shows minor increases; there is a gradual return to normal capacity. Only a small momentum is to be expected in employment and earnings growth.

November 4, 2010