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VSE: International Investors Dominate Vienna Stock Exchange

International institutional investors are largest group of investors on the prime market of the VSE Vienna Stock Exchange. They account for some 78 percent of institutional free float of the prime market index ATX Prime stocks, according to a study.

April 12, 2016

Austrian Investment Funds Recover Slightly in March

The Austrian investment funds managed to recover slightly from the setback at the beginning of the year. The average one-year performance of all funds improved in arithmetic assets from 5.37 percent to 4.63 percent. 1,239 funds with a history of at least a year recorded negative performance, 302 recorded positive performance and four saw no change.

April 11, 2016

OeNB Governor Nowotny Objects to Top Limit of Cash Payments

Ewald Nowotny, head of Austria’s central bank OeNB, decidedly objects to having established a top limit for cash payments. He may not be responsible for that, but in his opinion, and in the sense of building trust in general, there is no reason to set up such a limit, he said in Brussels.

February 11, 2016

Austria Budget to Receive EUR 437 Mln Payment from State Mint

Austria will collect a EUR 437 million (USD 488.85 million) payment from mint company Münze Osterreich, a unit of the Austrian central bank, the parliamentary budget committee decided Tuesday.

February 9, 2016

OeNB: No to Abolishing of EUR 500 Bill

Austria’s central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) is against the abolishment of the 500-euro-bill, it follows from a statement of OeNB director Kurt Pribil, broadcast by ORF.

February 8, 2016

VSE's Operating Income Up 17% in 2014, CEESEG also Slightly Up

The Vienna Stock Exchange (VSE) and the CEE Stock Exchange Group report solid FY 2014 results. Vienna Stock Exchange's operating income is up 17% in 2014, mainly driven by the steadily increasing trading volume. Also, new members have been elected to the supervisory board.

June 23, 2015

Purchasing Managers' Index: Austrian Industry Shows First Signs of Recovery

Bank Austria has published its latest "Purchasing Managers' Index" on the Austrian economy. At the end of the first quarter in 2015 subtle signs of a pick-up in Austrian economic activity were detected for the first time in about six months.

May 5, 2015

Vienna Stock Exchange: ATX Upswing Drives Up Equity Trading in Q1

The Vienna Stock Exchange has seen the strongest monthly equity turnover since August 2011. The average monthly trading volume to date in 2015 is EUR 5.04 billion which represents a gain of 26.61% over the average monthly trading volume of the year 2014 (EUR 3.98 billion).

April 2, 2015

ECB Unleashes Quantitative Easing - How does it work?

Today, the ECB finally commenced on a large scale sovereign bond-buying programme. The €60bn monthly asset purchases include covered bonds and asset backed securities. Due to the flood of cheap money, the DAX was boosted. The index increased by up to one per cent to a record high of 10,399.67 points. Quantitative easing is a monetary policy where a central bank creates new money electronically to buy financial assets. The aim is to stimulate an economy when standard monetary policy has become ineffective. How does it work?

January 22, 2015

Austria has EU-Wide Most Franc Loans

In absolute terms, Austria has the most franc foreign currency loans in the European Union.

January 19, 2015