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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. March 8, 2015

      Movers & shakers: March 9

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

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Neos buck sceptic trends with pro-European liberalism

      The Neos party is not just new to the Austrian political scene, it also wants to remake the country. “To revitalise Austria...

    22. November 25, 2014

      Split opinions as Austria’s grand coalition faces pressure

      For all but seven of the past 27 years, Austria has been ruled by the same two parties: the centre-left Social Democrats...

    23. November 25, 2014

      Entrepreneurs seek angels to get start-ups off the ground

      In late October, more than 2,500 people from 80 nations gathered in Vienna for the Pioneers Festival, a three-day jamboree...

    24. November 25, 2014

      Innovative biomass plant fires up Austrian economic backwater

      The passing motorist will rarely give the tiny village of Urbersdorf, in southern Burgenland, a second glance. Its houses...

    25. November 25, 2014

      Austrian coalition seeks to finance promised tax reduction

      Tax cuts do not often unite the political spectrum. But in Austria, both left- and rightwing parties agree that the income...

    26. November 25, 2014

      Pensions: the dangers of demographics

      Many Austrians almost choked on their breakfast Melange und Semmel – or coffee and bread roll – this year, when they opened...

    27. November 25, 2014

      Reforms to reignite Austria’s faltering growth

      Over the past six years, Europe’s economies have faced their fair share of difficulties. But while many have stumbled,...

    28. November 25, 2014

      Corporate confidence and investment dip as Austria’s exports disappoint

      Economists have scrambled to cut Austria’s growth outlook this year, sharpening the public debate about how to improve the...

    29. November 25, 2014

      The Wunder economy loses its gloss as productivity slows and deficits rise

      In the late 1950s, when Nikita Khrushchev asked Julius Raab why the Austrian economy had rebounded so quickly after the...

    30. November 25, 2014

      Banks face difficulties operating in central and eastern Europe

      For the past year, one of the biggest questions hanging over the Austrian banking system was how lenders would perform in...

    31. November 19, 2014

      A corporate balance sheet with a little added love

      What is the purpose of business? Many executives would say their task is to maximise returns for shareholders by serving the...

    32. October 26, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi shares tumble 20%

      Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena tumbled 20 per cent on Monday, after the Italian lender and eight of its domestic...

    33. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

      Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and quickly took issue with Barroso If you read the EU’s budget...

    34. October 15, 2014

      The ‘techno-hippies’ shunning Silicon Valley’s disruption mantra

      They have no name and no leader. But you could call them “techno-hippies”. Somewhere between the cheerful profiteering of...

    35. October 14, 2014

      EU agrees laws to end banking secrecy

      EU finance ministers took an important step towards ending banking secrecy in Europe by agreeing legislation that would...

    36. October 5, 2014

      Austrian lithium project seeks Aim IPO to push electric car drive

      The developers of an Austrian lithium mining project are to raise money via a UK stock market listing to try to capitalise...

    37. October 2, 2014

      Bailed out Austrian Volksbanken to wind itself down

      Österreichische Volksbanken (Övag), one of six Austrian banks taking part in the European Central Bank’s stress tests, is to...

    38. September 8, 2014

      Former US ambassador faces money laundering probe

      Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, has vigorously defended himself against reports that he is...

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