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  1. April 6, 2011

    Investigations: Watchdog tackles unhappy legacy of lax supervision

    Austria’s transformation from a sleepy financial backwater to a promising market for corporate and individual investors...

  2. May 12, 2007

    Karl-Heinz Grasser - Life after politics

    The first time I ate with Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austria's then finance minister swooped up to collect me in his father's...

  1. May 11, 2007

    Dinner with the FT: Karl-Heinz Grasser

    The first time I ate with Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austria’s then finance minister swooped up to collect me in his father’s...

  2. February 15, 2007

    Familiar faces take senior roles in Austria's uneasy coalition

    After three months of tense talks that broke down more than once, Austria's grand coalition of Social Democrats (SPO) and...

  3. January 10, 2007

    AUSTRIAN FINANCE MINISTER QUITS

    Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austria's popular finance minister, resigned yesterday to make room for Wilhelm Molterer, a close...

  4. January 8, 2007

    Austria's two main parties likely to agree deal on coalition government

    The two largest Austrian parties are expected today to reach agreement on a new governing coalition that will make Social...

  5. November 29, 2006

    Euro sticks to its upward path

    The surging euro continued on its upward path yesterday as European policymakers played down the impact of the recent rise...

  6. November 28, 2006

    Euro sticks to its upward path

    The surging euro continued on its upward path on Tuesday as European policymakers played down the impact of the recent rise...

  7. November 28, 2006

    France calls for 'vigilance' in face of weakening dollar

    France and Spain voiced increasing anxiety among European governments over the rising euro yesterday as the single currency...

  8. November 7, 2006

    Tensions grow on EU monetary policy

    Europe’s economic policymakers clashed on Tuesday over whether higher interest rates are needed to contain inflation, as the...

  9. November 7, 2006

    IMF chief sees need for rate rises

    Rodrigo Rato, head of the International Monetary Fund, on Tuesday warned that further European interest rate rises would be...

  10. November 1, 2006

    Guide to eurozone finance ministers

    The rankings attempt to assess the health of fiscal regimes and improvements made since 2001, when eurozone economic growth...

  11. July 5, 2006

    Observer: Penny-pinching

    Austria's lavish presidency of the European Union cost the Alpine country a cool €86.5m in the first six months of this...

  12. June 8, 2006

    Germany blocks EU deal on e-commerce services

    Germany yesterday claimed at a monthly Ecofin council of European Union finance ministers that value added tax fraud was...

  13. May 11, 2006

    Observer: Low-budget cast

    This month's formal signing in Strasbourg of the European Union budget deal, painfully reached after months of haggling...

  14. May 6, 2006

    EU finance ministers split over windfall oil tax proposal

    European Union finance ministers were split yesterday over a controversial suggestion to impose windfall taxes on oil...

  15. May 5, 2006

    EU finance ministers split on oil windfall taxes

    European Union finance ministers were split on Friday over a controversial suggestion to impose windfall taxes on oil...

  16. May 5, 2006

    Kroes asks for explanation of Bawag bail

    Neelie Kroes, the European Union competition commissioner, has asked the Austrian government to explain its €900m ($1.1bn)...

  17. April 11, 2006

    Observer: Artistic statement

    It looked like a primary school art project, but the splodges of paint on a blue canvas were in fact the work of Europe's...

  18. April 8, 2006

    Berlin accuses Vienna of 'fiscal dumping'

    Germany accused Austria yesterday of "aggressively" poaching jobs and investment by slashing its company tax rates, as a...

  19. April 7, 2006

    Berlin accuses Vienna of ‘fiscal dumping’

    Germany on Friday accused Austria of “aggressively” poaching jobs and investment by slashing its company tax rates, as a...

  20. April 7, 2006

    Ministers seek to inject spice into Ecofin talks

    When European finance ministers meet in Vienna today, one item above all else will be high on their agenda: how to stop...

  21. April 6, 2006

    Ministers seek to enliven Ecofin meetings

    When European finance ministers meet in Vienna on Friday, one item above all else will be high on their agenda: how to stop...

  22. March 23, 2006

    DEMANDS FROM EU PARLIAMENT DELAY BUDGET AGREEMENT

    The fate of the EU budget for 2007-2013 remained unresolved yesterday as talks between the European parliament and Council...

  23. February 13, 2006

    Bird-flu outbreak slows poultry sales in EU

    European farmers yesterday reported declines in poultry purchases following fresh outbreaks of the lethal H5N1 bird flu...

  24. February 2, 2006

    Observer: Grasser is greener

    Attempts to enthuse EU citizens with a new debate on the bloc's future seem to have had the opposite effect, judging from...

  25. January 30, 2006

    Monetary union is not for the poor

    There are few debates in the European Union as dishonest as the debate about enlargement of the eurozone. Three countries...

  26. January 29, 2006

    Wolfgang Munchau: Monetary union is not for poor

    There are few debates in the European Union as dishonest as the debate about enlargement of the eurozone. Three countries...

  27. January 27, 2006

    Economic discipline edges Slovenia closer to eurozone

    “No euro,” snaps the newspaper kiosk lady by the picturesque triple bridge over the river Ljubljanica in the capital of...

  28. January 27, 2006

    Strong economic discipline edges Slovenia closer to eurozone

    "No euro," snaps the newspaper kiosk lady by the picturesque triple bridge over the river Ljubljanica in the capital of...

  29. January 26, 2006

    Slovenia edges closer to eurozone

    “No euro,” snaps the newspaper kiosk lady by the picturesque triple bridge over the river Ljubljanica in the capital of...

  30. January 12, 2006

    Austria to sell postal stake

    Austria will today give the green light to the privatisation of its postal service, in spite of political concerns about...

  31. December 27, 2005

    Austria to use EU presidency to fight VAT fraud

    Austria intends to make the fight against fraud in value added tax a cornerstone of its European Union presidency, in an...

  32. December 26, 2005

    Austria to tackle European VAT fraud

    Austria intends to make the fight against fraud in value added tax a cornerstone of its European Union presidency, in an...

  33. November 8, 2005

    ECB under pressure on rate rise

    Eurozone finance ministers last night locked horns with Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, to...

  34. November 7, 2005

    Pressure on Trichet over interest rates

    Eurozone finance ministers on Monday night locked horns with Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, to...

  35. October 25, 2005

    Bawag probe could take up to six weeks

    Austria's financial markets watchdog may take up to six weeks to complete its investigation into Bawag, the bank closely...

  36. October 20, 2005

    Bawag faces probe over loans to broker

    Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft (Bawag) and its sole owner, the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB), finds itself in the...

  37. October 19, 2005

    Bawag faces probe over Refco loans

    Austria’s financial markets regulator is to investigate the €425m ($509m) loans made to Refco and Phillip Bennett, Refco’s...

  38. September 9, 2005

    Pressure eases on Bank of Italy's chief to quit

    Political pressure for the resignation of Antonio Fazio, Italy's central bank governor, eased on Friday when Silvio...

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