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Hypo Group: Sale of Assets in SEE to Take Forms

The nationalized Austrian bank Hypo Group sells its assets in Southeastern Europe. The SEE-holding company will be established until the beginning of October.

September 29, 2013

Austria: OeNB Denies Hypo Revaluations

According to the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) there are no revaluations in regard to Hypo Group Alpe Adria’s capital requirement.

September 12, 2013

Austria: Enormous Amounts Could Pile Up For Hypo Group

According to Austrian daily “Standard“, the winding down of the ailing bank Hypo could be even more expensive than assumed so far. The amount of required capital reanges between € 6.2bn (until the end of 2014) and € 17bn (until 2017).

September 11, 2013

Austria: Spindelegger in Favor of “Creative Model“ for Banks

Deputy Chancellor Spindelegger seems willing to lead open discussions about the extension of bank levies.

September 6, 2013

Hypo Group Considers IPO

The Austrian nationalized bank takes an IPO of its Eastern subsidiaries into account.

August 31, 2013

Austria: OeNB Increases Growth Forecast for 2013

The Austrian National Bank (OeNB) has slightly increased its growth forecast for Austria in 2013 from 0.2 percent to 0.5 percent. Govenor Nowotny said there was a better development than expected in the second quarter.

August 30, 2013

Austria: Hypo Group in “Crisis Mode“

According to Austrian daily “Standard“, there are daily reports about Hypo Group being forwarded to the Austrian National Bank (OeNB).

August 28, 2013

Austria: Banks Indignant At Chancellor Faymann

Chancellor Werner Faymann has started the election campaign with an attack against the banks. However, CEO of Bank Austria Willibald Cernko points out that the banking industry secures 70,000 jobs in Austria.

August 9, 2013

Hypo Group: Reason for “Budget Lie”

The situation of ailing bank Hypo Alpe Adria may be worse than assumed. The supervisory board of the bank and the taskforce are discussing about the half-yearly report.

August 7, 2013

Does RBI Need a Partner?

The Austrian “Wiener Zeitung” reports that RBI (Raiffeisenbank International), the second-biggest lender in the CESEE region, has a capital requirement of more than € 5.0bn.

July 17, 2013

„Austrian Banking Sector Still Weakly Capitalized“

Austrian National Bank (OeNB) criticizes that the domestic banking sector did not improve the equity base sufficiently.

July 16, 2013

Fekter: Horror Figures with Hypo’s Restructuring Plan.

The restructuring plan for Hypo Alpe Adria involves several scenarios, which Finance Minister Fekter does not want to mention. The “horror figures” tax payers are burded with are set up “in an apocalyptical way”, according to her.

July 15, 2013

Austrian Economy Dependent on Neighbor Countries

Austria’s economy is getting through the crisis better than the Eurozone. However, the country owes this partly to neighboring countries.

July 11, 2013

OeNB Favors Examination of Bad Bank for Hypo

The Austrian National Bank (OeNB) has, according to Govenor Ewald Nowotny, requested to examine models for the establishing of a bad bank for Hypo Group. This was announced by Nowotny on Monday

July 8, 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

Austrians to Invest Strongly in FDIs

Austrian investors have increased their direct investments in foreign countries by eleven percent to a total of € 145.5bn while FDIs in Austria remain unchanged at € 118.3bn.

June 26, 2013

Austria: Deputy Govenor Duchatczek Steps Back

After 37 years of service Duchatczek resigns from his position as Deputy Govenor of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB).

June 25, 2013

Austria: Deputy Govenor of OeNB Suspended

Deputy Govenor of Austrian National Bank Duchatczek is suspected of bribery.

June 19, 2013

Significant Trade Surplus in 2012 Reflects Austria's Competitive Strength

Despite the crisis, Austria managed to achieve a significant trade surplus in services in 2012. At the same time it was possible to eliminate Austria's foreign debt in full.

June 4, 2013

RBI: Stepic’s Successor to Be Announced Next Week

Former CEO of RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) Herbert Stepic has publicly declared his resignation last week. The announcement to his successor is a long time in the coming.

May 28, 2013

Austria: New CEO for RBI to Be Announced "In The Coming Days"

On Monday, the supvising boad will negotiate about the filling of the post for the CEO of listed Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).

May 27, 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

Austria: Faymann Positive About Extension for Hypo Group

Chancellor Werner Faymann presented himself restrained yet confident about the extension granted by the Commission regarding the deadline for the winding-down of Hypo Alpe Adria Group.

May 24, 2013

RBI: Meeting About Stepic’s Successor on Monday

Today, Herbert Stepic announced his resignation as CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) due to personal reasons.

May 24, 2013

Nowotny: Decision About Bad Bank for Hypo Not Essential Right Now

The Governor of Austrian’s National Bank confirms that the result for the ailing Hypo Group will not be “good” due to the losses that have amounted over the past years.

May 23, 2013

Austria: Preliminary Results on Hypo Group Expected Next Week

Hypo Group’s task force, appointed by the government, will present the preliminary corner marks next week.

May 17, 2013

Hypo to Require € 1bn This Year

The ailing banking institute Hypo Group in the province of Carinthia will need € 1bn. On Friday, the managing board of Hypo Group will present a restructuring plan to the Finance Minister.

May 17, 2013

Austria: OeNB Positive About Hypo’s Future

Issuing Bank Director Ittner is confident that it will not come to a liquidation of the ailing banking institute.

May 14, 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

Selling of Hypo Group Would Cost Austria Dearly

The selling of Hypo Group would cost the Austrian state around € 16bn.

April 29, 2013

Nowotny Concerned About Reputation of Austrian Banks

Ewald Nowotny, Govenor of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), is critical towards the continuing debate about keeping the bank secrecy. He fears that doubts in the integrity of the domestic banking sector could emerge.

April 22, 2013

Good Year for Austrian Banks in 2012

The consolidated financial statements after tax and minority shares increased from € 711m to € 2.97bn.

March 20, 2013

Austria Pays Almost € 300m in Greek Aid

Eurosystem gives away profits from support operations of Greek government bonds. € 281m comes from Austria.

March 16, 2013

Eurozone: Cut in Interest Rate Not Necessary

According to govenor of the Austrian National Bank an interest rate cut to improve the economic situation in the eurozone is not required at the moment. UKIP Leader Farage criticizes politicians for denying problems in eurozone.

March 14, 2013

Austrian Economy Recovers Cautiously

At the moment, Austria´s economy still stagnates. In the first quarter of 2013, the economic growth rate only comes at 0.1%, the Austrian National Bank says.

March 13, 2013

“Sale of Kommunalkredit Will Take Some Time”

Ewald Nowotny, governor of Austrian National Bank, believes that the sale of the nationalized Austrian banking group will take some years.

February 18, 2013

European Economy: Nowotny Demonstrates Pessimism

This year, the economy of the Eurozone will shrink, the governor of Austrian National Bank says. Austria suffers from a weak domestic consumption, Nowotny explains.

February 15, 2013

Nowotny Underlines Improving Outlook

Ewald Nowotny, governor of Austrian National Bank (OeNB) stresses that not many countries were upgraded by the rating agencies in the last years.

January 30, 2013 · Updated: January 30, 2013; 18:34

OeNB: Austrian Banks Remain Cautious

According to Austrian National Bank, the Austrian banking industry tends to keep the strict lending policy in the corporate banking sector.

January 30, 2013

“Operations of Austrian Banks in CESEE Region Are a Success Story“

Regarding the Austrian banking sector, governor of OeNB (Austrian Central Bank) Ewald Nowotny demonstrates cautious optimism.

January 30, 2013

OeNB: Austrian Economy Returns to Growth

Today, Austria´s National Bank (OeNB) has presented the results of the economic indicators.

January 18, 2013

OeNB Does Not Bring Gold Reserves to Austria

Unlike Deutsche Bundesbank, the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) does not transfer the gold reserves from London back home.

January 17, 2013

Nowotny: “The Worst Is Over”

OeNB´s (Austrian National Bank) governor Ewald Nowotny thinks that the economic situation in the Eurozone has become more stable.

January 16, 2013

Fitch: Austrian Banking Industry Depends on CESEE

According to the U.S. rating agency, the situation of Austrian banks strongly depends on the development in central, east and southeast Europe.

January 14, 2013

Nowotny Expected to Remain for Full Term

Finance Minister Fekter thinks that Nowotny will not resign before the end of his new term.

January 9, 2013

Nowotny Remains Governor of OeNB

According to insiders, Ewald Nowotny will be re-elected as governor of Austrian National Bank (OeNB).

January 7, 2013

Nowotny Puts Pressure on Austrian Government

Ewald Nowotny, governor of Austrian National Bank (OeNB) wants the Austrian government to continue the austerity course.

December 28, 2012

“Risks to Financial Stability Remain High”

The European sovereign debt crisis continues to impact international financial markets. Despite the stabilizing effect of monetary and financial policy measures the risks to financial stability remain at a high level, OeNB says.

December 14, 2012

Banking Supervision to Control Nine Austrian Banks

Austria´s Finance Minister Maria Fekter announces that nine Austrian banking groups will be supervised by the new banking supervision authority.

December 13, 2012

CEE Countries May Join Banking Union

ECB will become the main supervisor for the Eurozone´s banking industry. Non-Eurozone member countries are entitled to opt-in.

December 13, 2012
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