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Rankings

Vienna Forever the Most Livable of All Cities?

For the ninth time in a row, Vienna has been ranked number 1 worldwide in the Mercer Quality of Living ranking. Vienna owes this to the generous and liberal spending policy of the city government of recent decades. In view of the expected budget cuts, it remains to be seen whether Vienna will be able to maintain this leading position in the future.

March 20, 2018

Quality of Living - Vienna is still the Number One

Vienna again tops the quality of living survey in 2016. The results of the Mercer study show, for the seventh time in a row, that Vienna's approach to quality of living is internationally acknowledged. Vienna is followed by Zurich (2), Auckland (3), and Munich (4).Vancouver (5) is North America’s highest ranking city, and Singapore is the highest ranking Asian city, holding 26th place. London ranks 39th.

February 26, 2016

Quality of Living Rankings: Vienna Tops the List Again

Vienna remaines at the top of the 2015 Quality of Living Rankings, boasting the best quality of living for expatriates. In the top 5 there are two other European cities, Zurich (place 2) and Munich (place 4). Also Auckland (3rd) and Vancouver (5th) are among the top five cities.

March 4, 2015

Vienna Drops in “Global Cities Index”

Vienna drops three places. Regardless of the financial crisis the largest global financial centers in New York and London are still the cities with the biggest influence world-wide.

April 16, 2014

Wealthy Investing in Real Estates in Vienna

Vienna is considered a “safe haven” for real estate investments. In particular, luxury homes, such as the Palais Principe for instance, are more than attractive for wealthy investors.

April 4, 2014

Austria: Prices for Luxury Real Estates Soaring

The prices for luxury real estates in Austria continue to increase.

March 10, 2014

Austria Losing in Innovation Ranking

The EU member countries are catching up with the US and Japan in regard to innovation. However, Austria is not among the top players.

March 4, 2014

Vienna: City with Highest Quality in Life

Just like last year Vienna is on top of the list of the major cities with the highest life quality. Baghdad ranks last in the survey carried out by Mercer.

February 19, 2014

Poland Ranks High in FDI Attractivity

Polish cities are still very attractive for FDI, according to fDI Intelligence.

February 19, 2014

Austria: On Verge of Losing Business Attractiveness

The new tax package does not only burden car drivers and smokers but also the economy will have to contribute to the budget with several hundreds of millions of Euros annually.

January 15, 2014

Slovenia: FDI to Remain Low in 2014

No improvement in increasing foreign direct investments in Slovenia is expected this year. The country has one of the smallest shares in inward FDI among EU member countries.

January 2, 2014

Raiffeisen Bank among Top Three Banks in Romania

Top three banks with best reputation - „The bank of Romanians” is client-centered, honest and transparent.

December 3, 2013

Austria: Competitiveness Suffers from Poor Infrastructure

According to infrastructure report “FBA“ (Future Business Austria), the Austrian business location is suffering from poor infrastructure which leads to the country missing out on a productivity potential of almost € 34bn.

November 5, 2013

Prosperity Index: Poland Moves Upwards

Above all, Poland´s strengths are seen in the fields of security and safety.

October 31, 2013

World Bank: Croatia Showing Progress

Despite notable progress the country slipped back to beigt 89th out of 185 countries in the ranking “Doing Business” by the World Bank.

October 31, 2013

Slovenia on Top of Prosperous Countries in Emerging Europe

Slovenia is leading the list of prosperous countries in Emerging Europe. Bulgaria is on the last position.

October 30, 2013

Austria Placed 9th in Competition Ranking

According to the latest EU Competition report 2013, Austria ranks ninth among 28 member states. The leaders in the ranking are Sweden, followed by Germany and Denmark while Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania are at the lowest positions.

September 25, 2013

Poland Leads Ranking of Top Enterprises in CEE

Credit insurance company Coface has for the fifth time published a study about the Top 500 enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe.

September 24, 2013

Leitl: “Grand Coalition Did Not Fulfill Expectations“

Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO), favors a change in the governing parties as the grand coalition has not realized the necessary reforms.

September 24, 2013

WKO: Austrian Enterprises Miss out on Potential in Turkey

According to a commercial councelor at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) in Istanbul, Austria is focused too much on Eastern Europe. Switzerland exports triple the amount to Turkey.

September 19, 2013

Austria: WKO Demands Impulses for R&D

Deputy President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO), Martha Schultz, demands new impluses for research and innovation in the years from 2014 to 2020.

September 19, 2013

World Economic Forum: Competitiveness of Western Balkans

Former Yugoslav countries and their competitiveness according to the World Economic Forum annual report.

September 6, 2013

Turkey Wants to Become 9th Largest Economy by 2050

Turkey is hoping to become the ninth largest economy worldwide by the year 2050. Growth rates will be around 5.2 percent in the years from 2012 to 2017.

August 30, 2013

Kapsch: Enormous Problems at Austrian Business Location

President of Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) Georg Kapsch confirms the criticism voiced by President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) Christoph Leitl and several other politicians by the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP).

August 28, 2013

Vienna among Top 10 of Internet Cities Worldwide

According to Mercer, Vienna is the town with the best quality of live. According to Co.Exist, Vienna is one of the leading Smart Cities worldwide. Now a survey by British enterprise UBM shows that Vienna is amongt the “Top 10 Internet Cities”.

August 28, 2013

Bulgaria: Sofia One Of Best European Destination for Manufacturing

The Bulgarian capital Sofia was labeled as one of the best destinations for opening a manufacturing plant in Europe.

June 13, 2013

World Competitive Ranking: Austria Loses 7 Ranks

The World Competitive Ranking of Lausanne IMD Private School of Economics has become one of the most significant location comparisons on an international basis in the last 25 years.

May 29, 2013

Red Bull: Austria’s Most Valuable Brand

According to the brand ranking “Brandz” by Millward Brown, Apple leads the way. Red Bull comes at 83rd rank before Pepsi and Nescafe.

May 21, 2013

Bulgaria: Sofia As Most Affordable Tourist Destination

Huffington Post has nominated Bulgarian capital Sofia to be the most affordable tourist destination in Europe.

April 24, 2013

Global Demand for Tourism Knowhow From Austria

Tourism in Austria is a unique success story. Companies, cities and municipalities from all over the world are profiting from the knowhow of Austria’s tourism experts.

April 23, 2013

Forbes List: 11 Austrian Enterprises Among Top 2000

The ranking list published on Wenesday shows the most powerful global companies.

April 18, 2013

Vienna: Attractive Financial Center

GFCI confirms Vienna's attractiveness as a financial center.

April 15, 2013

Austria Ranking 7th in Purchase Power

According to RegioData, € 19,580 per year was available for each Austrian. The three countries with the greates purchase power in Europe are Luxemburg, Switzerland and Norway.

April 9, 2013

Austria Showing Less Reforming Zeal

According to the so-called „D-A-CH-Reformbarometer“, a study which was commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce, Austria’s will to reform has diminished.

March 20, 2013

Vienna Has Highest Life Quality

According to a study of the advisory group Mercer, the Austrian capital is the city with the highest life quality worldwide.

December 4, 2012

Reforms: Weak Performance of Austrian Government

The Brussels-based think-tank “The Lisbon Council” and German Berenberg Bank underline that Austria´s economic situation is still favorable. However, the implementation of reforms slackens.

November 29, 2012

Allianz: Austria´s Economic Position Improves

According to the German insurance group, the economic situation of ten out of 17 Eurozone member countries has worsened. Austria could make up one place.

November 26, 2012

Austria´s GDP Could be € 27bn Higher

The insufficient infrastructure costs economic growth. According to the “Future Austria Infrastructure Report 2013”, Austria´s economic performance could be substantially better.

November 8, 2012

Vienna: The World's Most Prosperous City

Top place for Austria's capital in the latest UN report - followed by New York, Toronto and London.

November 6, 2012

Prosperity Index: Austria´s Position Worsened

This year, Austria ranks 16. Compared to the last evaluation in 2011, the country has lost two places.

November 2, 2012

UN: Vienna Is Most Prosperous City of the World

Regarding the combination of productivity, life quality, infrastructure and the distribution equality, the Austrian capital is the world´s richest city.

October 29, 2012

M&A´s: Poland Ranks First Among CEE Countries

According to a study by Ernst & Young Poland ranks 30 among 148 countries.

October 1, 2012

Stock Exchange Ranking: Kapsch Has First Place

No other company has managed the crisis better than the Austrian toll system company, Contrast Management Consulting says.

September 14, 2012

Brand Poland Increases Value Massively

In the Most Valuable Nation Brand ranking, Poland ranks 20th.

September 3, 2012

Austria Leads European Employment Rankings

Regarding regional unemployment and total unemployment, Austria ranks first. The youth unemployment rate is the second-lowest in the EU.

July 4, 2012

Red Bull Remains Austria´s Most Expensive Brand

The energy drink producer has Austria´s most valuable brand. Red Bull´s brand value was up by 3.9% and reached € 13.93bn.

July 4, 2012

Austrian Hourly Labor Costs Rise Significantly

First quarter 2012 compared with first quarter 2011: Euro area hourly labour costs rose by 2.0%.

June 14, 2012

Different Economic Dynamics Among Austrian Provinces

In 2011, Styria achieved the highest economic growth rate among the nine Austrian provinces. This year, Upper Austria is expected to lead the ranking.

June 4, 2012

Austrian Business Location: Further Slump in Competitiveness

According to the Swiss Management Institute IMD, Austria only ranks 21th among 59 analyzed countries. The Austrian tax policy is the absolute weak point.

May 31, 2012

Vienna Tops Worldwide Ranking of "Smart Cities"

The online magazine "Co.Exist" put's Austria's capital at the top of a list of "smart cities" ahead of Toronto, New York and Berlin.

May 29, 2012