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AUA Started Flights to Shanghai, Tokyo Will Be Removed

The initial Austrian Airlines flight to Shanghai took off from Vienna yesterday. AUA will terminate the connection to Tokyo as of September 4 and will rather bet again on Chinese destinations. The economic slowdown of the Japanese economy made the Vienna-Tokyo route unprofitable. Instead AUA starts with five weekly flights to Shanghai on a Boeing 777.

April 7, 2016

List of National Days of the home countries of all foreign Missions and Delegations in Vienna, Austria

The Vindobona table below is an updated list of National Days of all nations, which belong to at least one of following categories: Foreign Missions and Delegations in Vienna, Austria; Diplomatic Corps and other representations in Austria; International Organizations in Vienna and Permanent Missions; Missions and Delegations to the OSCE.

February 11, 2015 · Updated: February 7, 2018; 08:12

Japanese Mizuho Bank Sets Up Office in Vienna

Mizuho Bank through its Dutch subsidiary has acquired the approval to open a branch in Vienna. The bank is looking to develop its business in CEE. Simultaneously the Bank signed a memorandum of understanding with the Austrian Business Agency for services in connection with the setup.

January 28, 2015

Austria: Mitsubishi Takes Over Majority Stake in Siemens‘ VAI

The industrial systems subsidiary of Siemens, VAI with the business location in Linz, is sold to Japanese competitor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

May 7, 2014

Interest Rate Cut: “Very Effective Property Tax“

Economists have judged the ECB’s cut in interest rate differently. According to Brezinschek, chief analyst at Raiffeisen International, savers that are not involved in speculative investments will not benefit from the latest key rate cut.

November 8, 2013

Russia: Disappointed About Joining WTO

A year ago, Russia joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). However, the country is not satisfied with the results despite of having negotiated about joining for 19 years.

August 26, 2013

EU: Current Account with Russia Deep in the Red

EU27 current account surplus came at € 29.1 bn in the first quarter of 2013.

July 18, 2013

Spindelegger: Fitness Program for Austria

Austrian economy supposed to be boosted by reforms of “Unternehmen Österreich 2025, and a rejection of new taxes.

July 10, 2013

Austria: Moderate Economic Upturn

After one year of a phase of stagnation, the Austrian economy shows recovery, according to the results of economic indicator by the OeNB (Austrian National Bank).

July 5, 2013

V4 Want Free Trade Zone Between EU and Japan

The Visegrad Four Group (V4), which consists of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, support the creation of a free trade zone between the European Union and Japan.

June 17, 2013

Czech Republic: New Rounds of Negotiations for Temelin Tender

Czech power provider CEZ has started another round of talks with bidders in the offer to extend the Temelin nuclear power plant in southern Bohemia.

April 24, 2013

Austrian Financial Assets Decreasing

Austria is still among the wealthiest nations worldwide. According to a study of the German insurer Allianz, Austria ranks 15.

September 18, 2012

Hungary: Most Foreign Firms from Austria

In Hungary, foreign companies employ 25% of the workforce. However, the share of foreign companies only reaches 3.3%

August 7, 2012

Economic Report: „Reducing Dependence on Europe“

Today, the Austrian government published ist „Economic Report 2012“.

July 9, 2012

Frauenthal Sells Division to Japanese Ibiden

The Austrian Frauenthal Group reached an agreement with Japanese Ibiden Group on the sale of its Industrial Honeycombs division.

April 26, 2012

Austria Tabak Loses Market Shares

The U.S. group Philip Morris is the clear market leader in Austria´s tobacco market.

April 6, 2012

Austrian Exports to Japan Reach New Record

Last year, bilateral trade between Austria and Japan recorded a new high. Austrian exports to Japan amounted to € 1.3bn.

March 27, 2012

Pecik Aims to Become Telekom´s Biggest Shareholder

The second-largest shareholder of Telekom Austria, the investor Ronny Pecik, wants to enlarge his stake further in order to initiate a restructuring.

March 17, 2012

Japanese NTT to Enter Telekom?

Telekom Austria will get a new partner. Newest rumors say that NTT could buy Pecik´s stake. Norwegian Telenor is still interested.

March 16, 2012

Bene Expands in Asia

The Austrian manufacturer of office furniture founded a joint venture together with the Singapur-based Ollo Group. Bene aims for entering new markets successfully.

February 24, 2012

SLR Group Plans Major Increase in Sales

The Austrian foundry company expects to realize sales of 60m in 2011/12. In the first half year, sales were up by 24%.

February 9, 2012

Innovation Index: Austria Falls Behind

Austria again loses in competitiveness: among the EU member countries, Austria occupies the eighth rank.

February 7, 2012

Binder Creates New Technology Company

Binder+Co AG has started the 2012 financial year with the foundation of a new subsidiary in the shape of Bublon GmbH. Binder+Co Group now consists of a total of four companies.

January 16, 2012

Magna to Develop Luxury Cars in Styria

The Japanese Infiniti lets Magna develop and construct its smallest model in Austria.

December 10, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Deficit on the Rise

From January to September 2011: imports rose by 17%, exports increased by 14%. The deficit amounts to € 6.0bn.

December 7, 2011

AUA Remains in the Red in 2011

The Austrian carrier improved its operating profit by 30% in the third quarter 2011. A positive result, however, will not be achieved in the full year.

October 27, 2011

World Tourism Day 2011: Guests from 50 Countries Visit Austria

According to statistics Austria, the diversification of the guest´s nationalities further increased. Culture-oriented travels become increasingly important.

September 26, 2011

austriamicrosystems Collaborates with Japanese F-Brain

The Austrian microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturer entered into a collaboration with F-Brain to serve Foundry customers on backend test solutions in Japan.

July 12, 2011

Patent Protection to Become Cheaper

In Europe patent protection is currently ten times more expensive than in the US or Japan. Austria will participate in an EU-wide cooperation which will reduce the cost significantly.

June 20, 2011

Shopping Tourism: Asian Visitors Spending Heavily

Russia remains the top shopping nation while Asian tourists' spending is increasing significantly.

June 14, 2011

Sharp Drop in Exports to Japan is Expected

Exports are expected to return to a normal level only by 2012. Renewable energy technologies could be particularly important.

May 3, 2011

Every second Company Concerned by Crisis in Libya and Japan

According to a survey in Upper Austria, 46% of the companies are concerned by the rise in commodity and energy prices or by supply bottlenecks in the electronic industry.

April 23, 2011

Strong Year 2010/11 for Keba

The automation company has seen strong revenue growth in the previous year. The growth outlook is positive thanks to new markets.

April 2, 2011

Disaster in Japan Stops Exports

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

March 18, 2011

Lannacher has Delivery Problems with Iodine Tablets

The Austrian pharmaceutical company manufactures the only potassium iodide tablets in the German-speaking area. Demand strongly exceeds production capacity.

March 18, 2011

Philip Morris is Market Leader in Austria

The American tobacco company Philip Morris increased its market share, overtaking the Japanese Austria Tabak group for good.

February 26, 2011

Superfund Seeking for Investors in Japan

The Austrian investment fund intends to raise new funds via Japanese institutional investors. The volume is said to account for $ 100m

February 3, 2011

Austrian Companies on Roadshow to Tokyo

Erste Group, RBI, VIG and Immofinanz are participating at the roadshow in Japan.

January 28, 2011

Record Results for Red Bull

The Austrian producer of energy drinks reached its best results ever in 2010 thanks to the markets in Turkey, Japan and Brazil.

January 22, 2011

Recovery is in Sight for Keba

The Austrian automation manufacturer regains its pre-crisis levels, in particular through exports to growth markets.

January 18, 2011

Recovery in Austria´s Labor Market Continues

The domestic labor market´s data for 2010 were better than expected. The number of job-seekers declined by 3.7%

January 8, 2011

WIFO and IHS Foresee Economic Weakness

The two major Austrian Economic Research Institutes, WIFO and IHS, expect an economic slowdown in 2011.

January 5, 2011

Economic Chamber in Tokyo: Biotechnology as an Opportunity

The President of the Vienna Economic Chamber, Brigitte Jank, sees above all great opportunities for Austria in Japanese biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

December 6, 2010

Expansion Potential of Austrian Pharmaceutical Industry in Japan

Japanese pharmaceutical companies need new products and international cooperation. An opportunity for local companies.

December 1, 2010