One in three use online banking

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Business

Around one third of Austrians are using internet banking services, according to a report.The Romanian Times writes today (Fri) that 34 per cent of the country’s citizens carry out their banking business online. The online newspaper reports that a GfK survey has shown that 42 per cent of Czechs use internet banking, while just four […]

Bull knocks down farmer

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General News

A bull will be slaughtered after he put an elderly farmer into a clinic, officials in Vorderstoder said today (Weds).The animal knocked the 60-year-old man to the ground at his farm in the town in Upper Austria’s Kirchdorf district yesterday evening (Tues). The farmer’s son, 28, managed to get clear by leaping over a fence.The […]

Rapid bosses under fire after riot

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Sports

Officials at Austria’s most popular football club are pressurised to be more stringent after hundreds of hooligans invaded the pitch during a crucial league match at the weekend.Around 200 Rapid Vienna supporters stormed on the green from the west stand at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium in Vienna-Penzing yesterday afternoon (Sun) after Austria Vienna midfielder Zlatko […]

Austrian politicians ‘too stupid’ to understand economy

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Finance

A top banker has been accused of “showing personal characteristics of greed and arrogance” after he branded Austria’s political elite as “too stupid and cowardly.”Erste Group Bank AG (Erste Bank) boss Andreas Treichl incited an intense discussion about the decision-making of Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the People’s Party (ÖVP) when he claimed at a business […]

VIA activity shoots up

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Business

Austria’s busiest aerodrome has experienced an immense passenger increase.Flughafen Wien AG (FW), the listed company managing Vienna International Airport (VIA or VIE), said today (Thurs) there were 1.726 million customers at the airport last month, up by 23.6 per cent compared to April 2010.FW pointed out that VIA was – as many other airports in […]

Bulgarian killed in motorway crash

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General News

A Bulgarian died in a collision on Upper Austria’s A8 Innkreis motorway this morning (Thurs).Traffic police said the man was killed when the car he was travelling in crashed into an articulated truck near the Ried im Innkreis exit. Officials added that three passengers of the vehicle were hospitalised with undisclosed injuries. The lorry driver […]

Business elite’s salaries back at pre-crisis level

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Business

Top-level managers of Austria’s leading companies raked in a fifth more last year than in so-called crisis year 2009.Reports from today (Tues) have it that members of the executive boards of the 20 Austrian firms quoted on the Vienna Stock Exchange (WBAG) earned around 20 per cent more in 2010 than the year before when […]

Driver escapes severe accident almost unharmed

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General News

A motorist got away with minor injuries when he crashed against a tree yesterday afternoon (Thurs).The 34-year-old came off a street near Sieghartskirchen in Lower Austria’s Tulln district before ploughing into a roadside tree. His car was wrecked in the accident. The man was hospitalised with slight injuries. The motorist was not drunk, but police […]

Washington airports seek cooperation with VIA

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Business

Two US American airports have signalled an interest in collaborating with Austria’s largest aerodrome.The Sun Gazette reports that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) prepares to approach bosses of Vienna International Airport (VIA or VIE) about the possibility of a partnership. The MWAA pursues a cooperation between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington […]

Hotel Sacher head may snare rival

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Business

Some of Austria’s most prestigious hotels may get a new owner in the near future, according to reports by business media.Weekly magazine Format claims today (Fri) Hotel Sacher boss Elisabeth Gürtler has signalised interest in taking over Hotel Bristol. Both the Sacher and the Bristol are five-star establishments situated in the city centre of Vienna. […]