Sponsored
Page 6/6

Privatizations

EVN Raises Stake in Bulgarian Subsidiaries

The Austrian energy group acquired additional shares for € 45m in connection with the privatization process in Bulgaria.

December 21, 2011

Austria to Sell Nationalized Bank Kommunalkredit

The nationalized lender has to be sold by mid-2013. Finance Minister Fekter hopes for proceeds of € 500m.

November 29, 2011

Bulgarian Investment Opportunities Forum in Vienna

On 29 November, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange is hosting an event on the forthcoming privatization of Bulgaria’s energy distribution companies.

November 23, 2011

Austerity Measures or New Taxes?

The Austrian government has to reduce its deficits, after having announced the “debt break”. The social democrats call for property taxes.

November 19, 2011

Hypo Group Plans to Sell Austrian and Italian Subsidiary

The nationalized bank continues its downsizing program. Major parts shall be privatized again now.

October 25, 2011

ÖVP: Privatization of ÖBB “Unrealistic”

A privatization of the Austrian Federal Railways as suggested by Finance Minister Fekter is not an option at the moment.

October 7, 2011

Austrian Telekom: Social Democrats Warn of „Unfriendly Takeover“

For the executive director of the SPÖ, Günther Kräuter, “a new major shareholder from Egypt or Russia would be problematic.”

September 12, 2011

“Telekom, Post and OMV Could Be Privatized Immediately”

Karlheinz Kopf calls for privatizations in the infrastructure sector. Last year, the Austrian state earned € 244m from its shareholdings.

September 5, 2011

Austrian Companies Looking for Acquisition Targets in Greece

Greece’s debt crisis offers opportunities for Austrian companies. They are especially interested in acquisitions of Greek subsidiaries in the Balkans.

July 25, 2011

Mitterlehner with Plans for Reform of ÖIAG

The Minister of Economics intends to reposition the Austrian state holding company. Markus Beyrer, the new CEO, is currently evaluating new concepts.

July 25, 2011

Austrian Companies Interested in Greek Lottery

As Greece is forced to put its assets on sale, Austrian gaming companies see chances for an acquisition of the country’s national lotteries.

June 17, 2011

Telekom Austria Refrains from an Acquisition of Telekom Srbija

For the time being, the Austrian telecommunications group has no intention to pursue a deal with the Serbian government after negotiations had failed in May.

June 16, 2011

Telekom Austria Bidding for Kosovo Telecom

The Austrian telecommunications group and a Croatian competitor have been shortlisted in the privatization process of Kosovo’s most profitable company.

June 7, 2011

ÖBB: Opposition to Privatization Plans

Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter has sparked a debate about the railway company’s future. Her plans have been criticized from many sides.

June 6, 2011

New Chance for Verbund in Turkey

The Austrian electricity company might win a contract for the power supply in three Turkish provinces after a competitor has withdrawn its bid.

June 6, 2011

Michaelis: “Should Have Sold Postbus”

The CEO of ÖIAG regrets his decision to integrate the bus company into ÖBB. He will be succeeded by Markus Beyrer at the end of June.

June 3, 2011

Resistance to Privatization Plans

The SPÖ criticized the plans of its coalition partner ÖVP to reduce public participation in order to abate debt.

May 10, 2011

Leitl and Sorger Demand Privatizations

Economic Chamber’s President Christoph Leitl and Industrialists' Association President Veit Sorger spoke in support of privatization at a press conference.

May 5, 2011

Vienna International Airport: Kirschner is the New Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Ewald Kirschner will temporarily lead the Supervisory Board until CEO Christoph Herbst takes over the chair again. Opinions are divided concerning the privatization of the company.

April 27, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange Supports Privatization Proposal

The proposal by the former chairman of Böhler, Claus Raidl, to promote privatizations in Austria meets with approval.

March 2, 2011

Real Estate Privatization: Proceeds up to € 1.5bn

According to a study, the Austrian government could generate around € 1.5bn from the partial privatization of its real estate company.

February 16, 2011

Eder Favors Further Privatizations

The CEO of Austria's largest steel company, voestalpine, would like to see the state pushed away from business still further.

February 15, 2011

SPÖ against expanding the ÖIAG

The expansion urged by Industrial Association and the ÖVP meets the resistance of the Social Democratic coalition partner.

February 15, 2011

WIFO Promotes Expansion of the State Holding

The Director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research wants to concentrate all Austrian state-owned enterprises in the ÖIAG.

February 5, 2011

Below Average Privatization in Austria, according to ECEG

Regarding privatizations, Austria is still far behind, according to the European Coalition for Economic Growth (ECEG).

February 4, 2011

Privatizations Could Raise up to € 24bn on Vienna Stock Exchange

Especially the privatization of public infrastructure and energy companies could increase the market capitalization of the Vienna Stock Exchange considerably.

February 3, 2011

ÖIAG: Markus Beyrer is the New Chairman

The so far Secretary General of the Industriellenvereinigung (Industrial Federation), Markus Beyrer, is Peter Michaelis’s successor on the board of the ÖIAG.

February 2, 2011

Hypo Group: Non-Performing Loans for € 8.5bn

The Hypo Group nationalized by the Austrian government is still deep in the red. The bank will be profitable as of 2012.

January 29, 2011

Immofinanz Sues Lobbyist

The Austrian real estate group Immofinanz sues its former adviser, Walter Meischberger, because of the "Buwog Affair".

December 30, 2010

WIFO: Lack of Competition in Austria

According to WIFO, lack of competition is causing a growth bottleneck in Austria and requires legal action by the government and the EU.

December 29, 2010

ÖIAG: Sale of the Post and Telekom is possible

Peter Michaelis, the departing CEO of the Austrian state holding company (ÖIAG) is considering the sale of interest holdings.

December 20, 2010

Turkey: Verbund Fails in Privatization

The Austrian-Turkish joint venture was unable to participate in the privatization of the Turkish power grids. The Group's objectives remain valid nonetheless.

December 8, 2010

Romania Sells Stake in Petrom

The state share in the Romanian Petrom, a subsidiary of the Austrian OMV, is to be reduced. OMV is interested.

December 7, 2010

Serbian Telekom: Entry of Telekom Austria?

The Serbian government expects to reach a price of 1.4 billion euro for its 51% share of Telekom. Participation of Telekom Austria is expected.

October 19, 2010

OIAG to become an infrastructure holding

The OIAG aims to become an infrastructure holding company. The federal real estate company (BIG), Verbund (energy), Asfinag (infrastructure) and parts of the ÖBB (railway) will be slowly integrated in an ÖIAG structure.

July 23, 2010

Telekom Austria's verifies sale to Russian MTS

Telekom Austria (TA) checks on behalf of the Finance Ministry its own sale to the Russian telecom company MTS.

July 20, 2010
Fast News Search