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Surveys

Majority of Czech Entrepreneurs Want Euro

According to a survey, more than three quarters of Czech entrepreneurs are in favor of the country adopting the Euro.

April 30, 2014

Banks Still Losing in Trust

The trust in banks is continuing to decline. The scepticism towards the financial branch has increased among 39 percent of Austrians while trust in banks only increased among five percent.

April 28, 2014

Austrians Cautiously Observant

Despite economic recovery the Austrian citizens are still cautiously observant.

April 22, 2014

Austria: Majority Does Not Trust Euro

Only 49 percent of Austrian citizens have faith in the Euro.

April 7, 2014

Hungary: Fidesz Considered Winners of Elections

The governing party Fidesz under Prime Minister Viktor Orban is expected to become the clear winner of the parliamentary elections on Sunday.

April 3, 2014

Czech Republic: Euro Support Still Weak

Almost a quarter of Czech citizens support the idea of joining the single European currency union.

April 2, 2014

Poland: Corporate Sentiment on the Rise

Enterprises in Poland are becoming more and more optimistic.

March 31, 2014

Serbia: Little Faith in Judiciary

The majority of the Serbian population does not trust state institutions, particularly the judiciary.

March 27, 2014

Hungary: Orban Striving to Become PM Again

In an attempt to gain another four years as head of the government Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban praises the country’s achievements in the past years since his Fidesz party came into power.

March 26, 2014

Hypo Group: Nowotny to Replace Liebscher

After Liebscher, head of Hypo Group’s task force, announced throwing in the towel Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), will become his successor.

February 22, 2014

Hypo Group: 35 Percent Say FPÖ Has Main Share of Blame

According to a survey conducted by Austrian news magazin “Profil”, 35 percent consider the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) to bear the main share of the blame in regard to the financial disaster of Hypo Group.

February 22, 2014

Bulgarians Pessimistic about Own Future

More than 90 percent of Bulgarian citizens deem the country to be in an economically bad situation.

February 20, 2014

Austria Most Popular Country among Hungarians

93 percent of Hungarians feel compassion towards Austria.

February 19, 2014

Austrians Prefer Real Estates as Safe Investment Form

Around two third of Austrian investors prefer safe form of investment like real estates and properties.

February 14, 2014

Banks Lose Credibility and Trust

A survey reveals the fear of financial institutes enriching themselves at the expense of of private persons is widely spread.

February 12, 2014

Hungary: Why Orban Faces Another Victory

At the beginning of April, Hungary will hold elections. Despite a high level of dissatisfaction and political frustration, there will be no government change.

February 7, 2014 · Updated: February 7, 2014; 17:59

Croatia: Optimism Despite Difficult Frame Conditions

After six consecutive years of negative growth rates, Croatia´s economy is still far away from a recovery. Nevertheless, Croatian entrepreneurs are relatively optimistic.

February 6, 2014

Austria: First Signs of a Credit Crunch

According to the CFO barometer, large enterprises fear that the access to bank loans will continue to worsen. Austrian SME want to become more independent of banks.

February 3, 2014

Serbia: EU Enthousiasm Kept in Limits

A survey among Serbian citizens about an EU membership reveals weak support.

January 30, 2014

Survey: CEOs in Romania Most Optimistic

A great majority of CEOs at Romanian enterprises are confident in regard to the economic outlook and growth in 2014.

January 24, 2014

CEE: Economic Sentiment at Lowest Level

ZEW-Erste Group Bank Economic Sentiment Indicator for the CEE at lowest level.

January 24, 2014

Eurozone: Highest Economic Growth in Two Years

The purchase manager index for the private economy increased to 53.2 points up by 1.1 points, as published by Markit research institute on Thursday.

January 23, 2014

Austria: Savings to Shrink Further

According to Erste Group, the amount to be saved continues to shrink substantially. What is more, average loan amounts are declining moderately.

January 22, 2014

Austria: Distribution of Wealth Extremely Unequal

The top one percent of Austrian households possesses more than 50 percent of all investment income.

January 13, 2014

Eurozone: Number of Bank Credits Keeps Declining

The financial institutes in the Eurozone have been cutting back on granting credits. The lending for both business corporations and private persons has dropped by 2.3 percent.

January 3, 2014

Poland: Little Trust in Insurance Companies

According to a survey, Polish citizens lack in trust in insurance companies.

January 3, 2014

Serbia: Moderate Economic Growth in 2013

According to the release of the Serbian Statistical Office, GDP is estimated to have grown 2.4% in 2013.

January 2, 2014

Slovakia: Date for Presidential Election Fixed

The first round for the presidential elections in Slovakia will take place on March 15, 2014.

December 23, 2013

Slovak Prime Minister Confirms Presidental Candidacy

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who also serves as head of ruling left-winged Smer Party, announced his candidacy for the presidential office next year.

December 18, 2013

Bulgaria: More than Half of Citizens Would Not Take Out Bank Loan

According to a survey, almost 60 percent of Bulgarians would not take out a bank loan regardless of the terms.

November 27, 2013

Half of Austrians Consider the Country Stuck in Recession

According to an online survey, the Austrians are confident and not concerned by the most recent recession in the Eurozone. With a total of 87 index points consumer’s confidence remained stable in the third quarter of 2013.

November 12, 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

Industrial Sector: Growth Painfully Slow

According to a survey by research institute Markit, industrial production in the Eurozone increased in October for the fourth time in a row. However, the rate of growth is still low.

November 4, 2013

Slovenia: Significant Decline in Business Confidence

Sentiment indicator lower than in the previous month In October 2013 (-13 percentage points) the sentiment indicator was 1 percentage point lower than in September 2013 (-12 percentage points).

October 28, 2013

US Investors: Austrian Industrial Location Loses in Attractiveness

According to a study carried out by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), the quality of the Austrian industrial location is seen ambiguous.

October 25, 2013

CFO Barometer: Upturn in Revenues

The majority of financial managers in the country are still restrained with investments. However, the majority estimates increasing turnovers at enterprises, according to the CFO barometer.

October 21, 2013

Turkey: Green Light for EU Accession Talks

On Tuesday, the EU Commission intends to give green light to accession negotiations with Turkey starting at the beginning of November.

October 18, 2013

Austrians Opposed to EU Enlargement

According to a survey, the majority of Austrians are opposed to an EU Accession of Turkey and Western Balkan States.

October 16, 2013

Poland: 70 Percent against Introduction of Euro

According to a recent survey carried out by Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) as many as 70 percent reject the idea of introducing the Euro to Poland.

October 15, 2013

Poland: Majority Still against Joining Eurozone

According to a poll, 52 percent of Polish citizens regard the country’s joining the single currency union will be bad for the country.

October 1, 2013

EU Commission: Poland Lacks in Innovation and Work Efficiency

According to the EU Commission’s annual report on the competitiveness among the EU member countries, which was released on Wednesday, Poland has been improving its competitiveness.

September 26, 2013

Austria: SPÖ and ÖVP Hold Slight Majority of Votes

According to the latest survey, the Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) will have to face losses in the elections of the National Assembly on Sunday. However, they should be able to hold the majority.

September 24, 2013

Poland: 71 Percent Dissatisfied with Domestic State of Affairs

According to a new poll by TNS Polska, the majority of Polish citizens are displeased about the country’s situation reports Polish news agency PAP.

September 23, 2013

Czech Enterprises Will Not Cut R&D Expenses

According to a survey carried out by consulting company Deloitte, almost 90 percent of Czech enterprises will keep the amount of expenses in research and development unchanged or even increase the spendings.

September 23, 2013

Turkey: Enthusiasm about EU Membership Shrinks

Fewer and fewer Turkish citizens are keen on an EU membership of their country.

September 20, 2013

Austria: 80 Percent Opposed to 12-Hour-Working Day

A survey of a Socialist trade union shows that 80 percent of employees are opposed of a working day of twelve hours.

September 19, 2013

Faymann: New Government Will Be Smaller

In an interview with Austrian daily “Österreich“ (Sunday issue) Chancellor Faymann announced that the new government will be reduced by two members of parliament.

September 16, 2013

Austria: Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor Lose in Trust Index

Compared to the results of last month, both Chancellor Werner Faymann and his Deputy Michael Spindelegger have lost the voters’ trust according to the APA/OGM Trust Index that was carried out on a sample of 500 persons.

September 13, 2013

Slovenia: Employment Outlooks Deteriorated

Outlooks for Slovenian jobseekers have darkened. According to a recent survy of temporary employment company Manpower presented on Tuesday, employment outlook has dropped from 7 percent to zero.

September 11, 2013

Czech Republic: One Third to Vote for CSSD

According to a poll, 28 percent of Czechs would vote for the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) if an election was held now.

September 10, 2013