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BIG Federal Property Managing Company's Sales Increased Slightly

Rental income and sales proceeds of federal property managing company Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) jumped up in H1 2016 y/y. The market value of real estates climbed to over EUR 11.2 billion (USD 12.5 billion), compared to EUR 11 billion at the end of 2015, and BIG saw the rentable floor space remain at 7 million square meters.

August 31, 2016

CA Immo Well Prepared for Merger with Immofinanz

Listed property group CA Immo sees itself well prepared for the planned merger with bigger real estate firm Immofinanz and will sit down to outline the detail of the process in early September, CA Immo CEO Frank Nickel said.

August 26, 2016

Conwert EBIT Up 137.4 Percent Y/Y

Listed property developer Conwert reports that in H1 2016 it generated EBIT of EUR 146 million (up 137.4 percent y/y) and a revenue of EUR 264.3 million (up 26 percent). The company managed to boost its performance thanks to optimising the property portfolio, the structure and costs.

August 24, 2016

C.A.T. Vs. CAT (Caterpillar)

Listed Austrian oilfield equipment maker C.A.T. oil AG was renamed officially to Petro Welt Technologies AG. The cause for this step was an ongoing dispute with U.S. construction machine maker Caterpillar Inc (CAT) due to the name rights.

August 24, 2016

Dunkin’ Donuts Struggling in Austria

US bakery and coffee shop chain Dunkin’ Donuts wants to continue operation in Austria. The creditors of the insolvent firm agreed to a reorganization plan.

August 24, 2016

Austrian Hospitality Group Launches Joint-Venture with Iran

Austrian hospitality group DoN will provide catering for Iran's rail customers under a joint venture DoNA launched with a private Iranian entrepreneur Mohammad Khalaffi, Don's spokesman told APA.

August 22, 2016

Electromobility Offers Austria Huge Potential

Electromobility offers Austria a huge potential, a study commissioned by Klima und Energiefonds (KliEn) indicates. According to the study, by 2030 Austria’s automotive industry could gain EUR 3.1 billion in added value and 33,900 new jobs, thanks to the expansion of emobility.

August 22, 2016

America Movil Reduced Stake in Telekom Austria

America Movil has reduced its stake in Telekom Austria from 59.7 percent to 51.89 percent. The Mexicans have thus complied with provisions of the syndicate agreement with ÖBIB, in line with which America Movil had to raise the free-float share stake.

July 29, 2016

Grasser Appeals Against Corruption Charges

Former Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser (FPÖ/ÖVP) is defending against charges of corruption with regard to the privatization of federal housing facilities and the Linz-based Terminal Tower. Grasser’s lawyer Manfred Ainedter announced that he would appeal against the charges laid down by the prosecution.

July 29, 2016

Erste Group Hungary Aims to Become Top Corporate Finance Advisor

The Hungarian arm of Erste Group Bank wants to become one of the top three banks in terms of corporate finance by 2020 in Hungary, it follows from a statement by head of corporate banking of Erste Bank Hungary (EBH), Richard Szabados.

July 25, 2016