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Ukraine

Vienna Insurance Group: Still Growth Potential in CESEE

VIG´s new CEO Peter Hagen aims to achieve external as well as internal growth. The process of catching up will go on.

July 20, 2012

Slight Growth in Ukrainian Financial Industry, Uncertainty Remains

According to Austrian RCB (Raiffeisen Centrobank), the lending activity remains subdued amid looming economic uncertainty. Deposit growth resumed in June both in corporate and retail segments.

July 19, 2012

Ukraine Shows Stable Economic Performance

After a major depression in 2009, the Ukrainian economy grows steadily. However, in June, industrial output fell slightly, Austrian RCB analyzes.

July 18, 2012

CEE Defies Turbulences in the Eurozone

GDP in CEE expected to grow 2.6 per cent in 2012 – eurozone expected to shrink by 0.3 per cent. Growth forecast for Austria’s GDP at 0.7 per cent in 2012

July 5, 2012

Reorganization at UniCredit

The Italian banking group plans to dezentralize its structure. Bank Austria as CESEE hub is affected.

July 5, 2012

„Up to 70% of European Steel Capacities are Endangered“

Wolfgang Eder, CEO of Austrian voestalpine, thinks that the European steel industry faces fierce competition from the East.

July 3, 2012

Austria Promotes Political Cooperation in Black Sea Region

Conference in Tbilisi discusses issues of management of institutional administration and rule of law.

June 11, 2012

„India and China are not the Problems“

Voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder thinks that competitors from Turkey, Russia and Ukraine may become problematic for the European steel industry.

June 5, 2012

Zumtobel „Lights up“ Euro 2012

After its completed orders in Poland and in the Ukraine, Austrian lighting company expects to attain new orders in Eastern Europe.

June 1, 2012

Erste Group: Poland and Ukraine Benefit from Euro 2012

EURO 2012 investments helped to boost investments in both countries. € 30.2bn invested whereof approx. 90% spent on infrastructure in Poland & Ukraine.

May 26, 2012

Strabag to Expand in Danube Region

In order to develop the Danube region of Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, the Austrian construction group expands its hydraulic engineering business.

April 12, 2012

Uniqa Aims for Growth in CESEE Region

The Austrian insurance group wants to sell stakes by the minority shareholders of subsidiaries in Eastern Europe. The capital increase is scheduled for 2013.

March 5, 2012

Russian Natural Gas Supply to Normalize

According to the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, gas deliveries from Russia are increasing slightly.

February 8, 2012

VIG Has „No Problems in Hungary“

“We are an insurance group and not a bank.”, said the management of Vienna Insurance Group. Nevertheless, the developments are observed thoroughly.

January 11, 2012

RBI Posts Decline in Nine-Month Profit

The Austrian bank might have to write down the goodwill on its Ukrainian subsidiary. Consolidated profit declined by 4.8% to € 745m in the first three quarters.

November 24, 2011

Jobs to be Cut at Bank Austria

After the announcement of high write-offs yesterday, the Austrian subsidiary of UniCredit will reduce its staff from 10,800 to 10,000 by 2015.

November 15, 2011

High Losses for Bank Austria

Due to high write-offs in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, losses amount to € 600m in the third quarter. The first nine months bring profits of only € 4.5m.

November 14, 2011

Rabmer Building Opens a New Subsidiary in Poland

Rabmer Building has established a Polish subsidiary. Already since last year the Polish market has been managed by eleven employees from Bydgoszcz.

October 24, 2011

Raiffeisen's Comment on Current Developments of CEE Eurobonds

Eurobond markets felt the deteriorating market sentiment in recent weeks, reported Raiffeisen Research.

October 18, 2011

Do & Co Expands in Ukraine

The Turkish-Austrian catering company provides its services also in Ukraine. Here, CEO Attila Dogudan expects further growth opportunities.

October 18, 2011

Erste Group Signs Facility Agreement with Ukrainian Energy Holding

The Austrian bank extends an existing credit facility for DTEK from € 50 to € 100m with a maturity of three years.

October 14, 2011

Ukraine Guarantees Gas Supply to Austria

The Ukraine invites Austrian companies to construct liquefied gas terminal.

October 5, 2011

No Common Trend for CEE-Countries

Regarding economic growth, prospects for CEE countries have worsened slightly. However, the region remains heterogeneous.

September 13, 2011

Marzek Etiquettes Expands in Ukraine

The Austrian manufacturer of etiquettes takes over the Ukrainian subsidiary by 100%.

September 13, 2011

CEE Economic Forum: Green Trends for Eastern Europe

In 2011, Forum Velden in Carinthia celebrates its 5th anniversary. Since its foundation in 2006, over 1.500 experts, top-managers and politicians from over 25 countries have participated in the Forum.

September 7, 2011

S&T Deeper in the Red

The IT service provider recorded higher losses in the first six months of 2011. The Austrian workforce has been reduced by one third since October.

August 10, 2011

The Black Sea Region is Gaining in Significance for the Austrian Economy

Austria's sound foreign economic relations with the Black Sea region could be strengthened still further. The export structure of Austria is consistent to a large extent with the import demand of Ukraine and Turkey.

March 25, 2011 · Updated: March 25, 2011; 03:52

EPIC: Acquisition of Ukrainian Telekom is arranged

The purchase of the Ukrainian Telekom company by the Viennese financial investor EPIC has been completed. The purchase price is € 946m.

March 12, 2011

Sales Growth for Quehenberger

The Austrian logistics company posted higher sales in 2010 than expected, however without reaching the profit zone.

February 23, 2011

Epic Acquires 93% of Ukrtelecom

The Austrian investment company Epic has reached an agreement to acquire 93% of the Ukrainian company for € 1.0bn

February 15, 2011

Business Climate Improves in Eastern Europe

According to the Austrian Kontrollbank (OeKB), the Business Climate Index has risen in Eastern Europe for the seventh consecutive time.

February 9, 2011

Eastern Europe Slows Siemens Austria Down

The pre-crisis level has not been reached yet, says CEO Hesoun. Public savings programs prevent the technology company's growth.

February 9, 2011

150 New Bank Austria Branches in Eastern Europe

The new board of the CEE Division of Bank Austria presented the group's expansion plans for Eastern Europe. By 2015, 900 branches are to be added.

February 9, 2011

Refunding at S&T Accepted by Banks

The Austrian software company could close a “refinancing package” with its creditors. S&T sells subsidiaries in Ukraine and Moldova.

February 1, 2011

CEE: Raiffeisen Remains Optimistic

The analysts of the Austrian Raiffeisen International Bank give Austria and the CEE good growth prospects. However, there still remain known risks.

January 12, 2011

Austria's Position in the CEE Region Shakes

According to the Roland Berger consultancy agency, Austria receives not only competition in the CEE countries, but the importance of the region also decreases from a global viewpoint.

December 1, 2010

Vienna Insurance Group Takes a 100% Stake in TBIH

VIG now realizes an increased involvement in Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia.

November 26, 2010

Heinzel Group: Unrestricted Expansion

This year, the Austrian paper group expects a turnover of 650 million euro; in 2011 the billion mark will be exceeded.

November 9, 2010

CEE Companies in a Turmoil

According to a study by Deloitte, last year Eastern Europe’s top 500 companies showed a clear decline in sales.

September 14, 2010

VIG registers higher semi annual profit

The Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) earned €209.8m ($266) in the first half of 2010, which is over ten percent more than a year ago. While more premiums were taken up, paid benefits decreased.

August 20, 2010