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      Austria to pay Bavaria €1.23bn to settle Hypo Alpe Adria dispute

      Austria and Bavaria have agreed a provisional deal that would finally settle their array of legal disputes stemming from the...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Facebook wins latest case in class action privacy battle

      Facebook has won its latest case in a long-running legal battle with an Austrian law student who attempted to sue the social...

    Special Reports

    1. Doing Business in Austria

      Austria has registered economic growth each year since 2009, and quality of life is hi...
    2. Vienna as a Financial Centre

      The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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    1. June 26, 2015

      Migration and global hub ambitions serve to fuel Vienna’s growth

      “Vienna was very much a closed-shop culture until the late 1980s, bit conservative, bit withdrawn. I would compare it with...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Vienna eyes links both east and west as transition continues

      Vienna’s long-held ambition to be the business hub for central Europe has taken some hard knocks over the past 12 months....

    3. June 26, 2015

      Häupl faces toughest fight yet to keep Vienna voting ‘red’

      Vienna’s city council elections this October will be a critical midterm test for the ruling Social Democrats (SPÖ) and could...

    4. June 26, 2015

      Capital woes hit Vienna banks as tighter lending rules kick in

      The three big Vienna-based banks’ expansion into central and eastern Europe (CEE) was one of Austria’s real successes of the...

    5. June 19, 2015

      British Muslims urged to do more to resist extremism

      David Cameron will call on British Muslims to do more to stamp out radicalism in their own communities as the prime minister...

    6. June 15, 2015

      EU’s Margrethe Vestager hits out against telecoms consolidation

      Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner, has thrown down a marker of her intent to curtail consolidation in Europe’s...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2015

      What does Bilderberg have in common with Camp Alphaville?

      What-used-to-be the world’s most secretive summer-retreat/talking shop, Bilderberg (less secret now they have a website) is...

    8. June 5, 2015

      Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy

      At the end of 2014, Silicon Valley’s Progress Software Corporation acquired the Bulgarian software start-up Telerik for...

    9. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen and Erste: battling

      For years they were Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee. Raiffeisen and Erste, two Austrian banks with big operations in central and...

    10. May 12, 2015

      Italian banks: domestic bliss

      Home and away. Italy’s two biggest lenders, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, are products of the country’s last significant...

    11. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions on...

    12. May 3, 2015

      C-Quadrat: ‘We wanted to bring [Wall Street] to Austria’

      Most fund managers are cautious about admitting to any form of misdemeanour. Alexander Schütz, the candid chief executive of...

    13. April 30, 2015

      Plastic recyclers feel the squeeze after oil price crash

      Plastic recyclers struggle with collapse in oil prices When Chris Dow opened his £35m plastic recycling plant in the...

    14. April 27, 2015

      VW chairman resigned after alienating group’s key directors

      The north German city of Braunschweig knows a thing or two about fallen lords. Near the cathedral a bronze statue of a lion...

    15. April 26, 2015

      No end in sight to wave of pharma dealmaking

      Since the start of last year, pharmaceuticals companies have agreed $462bn of mergers and acquisitions — greater than the...

    16. April 26, 2015

      Movers & shakers: April 27

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has appointed Yoshiyuki Izawa as chairman and country head of Japan. Mr Izawa...

    17. April 15, 2015

      Bond yields move lower as ECB confirms purchases

      Europe’s debt markets smashed through another set of records on Wednesday as the European Central Bank reaffirmed its...

    18. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

    19. March 25, 2015

      Writedown on Heta bad-bank pushes BayernLB to €1.3bn loss

      BayernLB reported a €1.32bn loss after a writedown in connection with its exposure to Heta, the so-called bad bank set up to...

    20. March 23, 2015

      Raiffeisen insists it will not be Austria’s next crisis bank

      Austria has had a tough financial crisis. First, there was Hypo Alpe Adria, a regional bank nationalised in 2009 amid a...

    21. March 22, 2015

      Possible default of Austrian bad-bank bond rattles Europe

      A move by Austria to potentially default on a state-backed bond could lead to the repricing of government-guaranteed debt...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 2

      In our previous post, we were inspired by a fascinating note from Deutsche Bank to look into the peculiar behaviour of the...

    23. March 8, 2015

      Real danger lies in Mitteleuropa’s financial sector

      Much of what could go wrong in the eurozone did. Among the few things that did not has been the unreformed financial sector...

    24. March 8, 2015

      Movers & shakers: March 9

      Chris Kaashoek (pictured) is returning to his old stomping ground, Kempen Capital Management, as senior portfolio manager...

    25. March 5, 2015

      Ticket vendor CTS Eventim plans to launch in Brazil

      Ticketing group CTS Eventim is planning its first expansion outside Europe by launching operations in Brazil next year, on...

    26. March 2, 2015

      Austria gives bondholders sour taste of new EU bank regime

      Bondholders are feeling the painful impact of the EU’s new bank resolution regime for the first time after the Austrian...

    27. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Euro area divergence more about regions than countries

      Take a good long look at this map: It shows average disposable incomes per person by NUTS2 region as of 2011, the latest...

    28. February 11, 2015

      Austria fears UK retaliation over nuclear challenge

      David Cameron has threatened retaliation over Austria’s plans to mount a legal challenge to the Hinkley Point nuclear...

    29. February 9, 2015

      Raiffeisen to sell Polish and Slovenian businesses

      Raiffeisen is to sell its Polish and Slovenian businesses and scale back its international operations after announcing a...

    30. February 4, 2015

      Sky reports highest UK customer growth since 2005

      Sky has heralded its push into “pay-light” television services as it reported the fastest customer growth in the UK and...

    31. January 27, 2015

      Preserve competition in the UK mobile market

      Britain’s mobile business is going through a frenzy of speed dating. In the past month, the UK’s traditional fixed-line...

    32. January 23, 2015

      Another of Voltaire’s views on free speech may be more relevant

      Sir, With reference to “Show of leadership” (The Big Read, January 17): Voltaire’s view of defending free speech to the...

    33. January 23, 2015

      Mobile merger set for poor reception from users if prices rise

      British phone users face the prospect of higher prices following the proposed merger of two of the UK’s four mobile...

    34. MBA blog

      January 14, 2015

      Winter break reflections

      After the five most intense months of my life, I welcomed winter break (and my mum!) with open arms as I returned home from...

    35. Brussels Blog

      January 12, 2015

      A day of reckoning for EU-US trade deal

      One year ago, Karel de Gucht, the EU’s trade commissioner, asked people to write in and voice their concerns about the most...

    36. Nick Butler

      January 11, 2015

      New nuclear - 2015 is the critical year

      2015 will be a crucial year for the nuclear industry across the world. Japan is expected to start bringing its nuclear...

    37. December 7, 2014

      First missing Mexican student identified

      Mexico on Sunday confirmed that the first of the 43 students missing since being intercepted by police in September had been...

    38. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

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