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    1. Doing Business in Austria

      Austria has registered economic growth each year since 2009, and quality of life is hi...
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      The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. August 26, 2014

      Austrian finance minister quits in dispute over tax reform

      Austria’s finance minister has unexpectedly resigned after just eight months in the post, following a disagreement within...

    20. August 15, 2014

      Salmonella cases linked to single source

      Isolated clusters of Salmonella sickness, which have affected 156 people around England during the past few months, come...

    21. August 13, 2014

      The minds that are first in their Fields

      It was called the “Ten-Martini Problem”, a notorious mathematical conundrum considered so hard that its originator promised...

    22. August 8, 2014

      Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

      There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

    23. July 31, 2014

      Erste swings to €1bn net loss after Romania writedown

      Erste Group reported a €1.03bn net loss in the second quarter, as it wrote down its Romanian business and set aside money to...

    24. July 31, 2014

      Eurozone inflation falls to fresh low of 0.4%

      Eurozone inflation has fallen to a fresh four-and-a-half-year low, moving the 18-country bloc a step closer to outright...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      July 25, 2014

      Love locks on a summer's evening

      Leonhard Foeger/Reuters Love locks attached to a bridge over the river Salzach in Salzburg, Austria. ...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2014

      Hungary nationalises German-owned MKB bank

      Hungary’s government said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to buy MKB, one of the country’s largest commercial banks with...

    27. July 24, 2014

      Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald, Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria – review

      Vienna is a smile in your face and a knife in your back. Vienna is a leering dance with death. Think sugary Strauss waltzes...

    28. July 7, 2014

      Holcim / Lafarge: nothing to see here

      The omissions are the only interesting part. On Monday, Holcim and Lafarge released a list of planned asset disposals,...

    29. June 30, 2014

      Telecoms: Europe’s scrambled signal

      Nothing would be smarter for Jens Sanford’s phone bill than emigrating. It would barely matter what border the German IT...

    30. June 29, 2014

      AMS / Dialog: poison Apple?

      There must be something in the air for semiconductor companies. Cirrus Logic and Wolfson Electronics got together in April....

    31. June 27, 2014

      Pinot Noir redux

      The price of top red burgundy has followed that of top red bordeaux through the roof. In view of this unpalatable...

    32. June 26, 2014

      Europe rethinks how to cure its debt hangover

      A government reneges on state guarantees. Losses are inflicted on bond holders. Other investors worry they might be next....

    33. June 20, 2014

      Regulators revolt against Telefónica and E-Plus merger

      Europe’s biggest telecoms takeover in a decade has triggered a rare mass revolt of national competition watchdogs, who want...

    34. June 15, 2014

      German alarm over key EU telecoms tie-up

      Germany’s antitrust watchdog has raised the alarm over Europe’s biggest telecoms takeover in a decade, as Brussels edges...

    35. June 8, 2014

      Movers & shakers: June 9

      ● JPMorgan Asset Management has poached Christoph von Reiche from Goldman Sachs to lead its institutional business in...

    36. Brussels Blog

      June 6, 2014

      Is Russia-EU standoff hinging on Bulgarian politics?

      Russia's Vladimir Putin at the launch of South Stream's Black Sea pipeline in 2012 Is it possible that, once again, one of...

    37. May 28, 2014

      Capital and risk steps fail to quell uncertainty in Austrian banking

      Over the past year, Austria’s banking sector has taken key steps towards putting the financial crisis behind it, but a...

    38. May 28, 2014

      Austria’s ÖIAG seeks expanded role amid political backlash

      Almost three decades after Austria began privatising its state sector, ÖIAG, the state holding company responsible for...

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