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- The Austrian Foreign Ministry
- The year 1720 is considered to be the origin of an independent Austrian diplomatic service, which was when Emperor Karl VI assigned the administration of foreign relations to a separate minister. After the breakup of the monarchy foreign affairs were attended to by the Federal Chancellery. It was only in 1959 that a separate Ministry for Foreign Affairs was established. Here you will find news of foreign policy and current travel and country information.
- Austrian Federal Financing Agency
- This Governmental agency provides data on Austria's economy and financial system. With budgetary and debt info, GDP figures, and news.
ECONOMIC INDICATORS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIAFederal BudgetFederal Government DebtAustrian bond market
- Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour of the Republic of Austria
- The official website of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour provides basic information on the duties and objectives of the Ministry. The choice of subjects offered in English concentrates on topics and areas of special importance for the foreign website visitor.
- Oesterreichische National Bank
- The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) is the central bank of the Republic of Austria and, as such, an integral part of both the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Eurosystem. In the public interest, the OeNB contributes to monetary and economic policy decision making in Austria and in the euro area.
OeNB English Homepage
- Index of Economic Freedom
- For over a decade, The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, Washington's preeminent think tank, have tracked the march of economic freedom around the world with the influential Index of Economic Freedom. The 2007 Index of Economic Freedom has been redesigned to be accessible to the congressional staffer and the college student, the finance minister and the financial adviser.
Index of Economic Freedom 2007 - Austria
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries and economies, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.
- US Department of State
- Country Commercial Guides (CCG's) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies. These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. The CCG's were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), a multi-agency task force, to consolidate various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community.
- Vienna Stock Exchange
- The restructuring of the Austrian capital market was the highlight of the year 1997. The Vienna Stock Exchange and the Austrian Options and Futures Exchange (ÖTOB) were merged to form the Wiener Börse AG. The merger was formally completed on December 18, 1997, when the new Wiener Börse AG was entered into the company register. The creation of a new Austrian stock, futures and options exchange is a major step toward achieving the goal of transforming the former regional stock exchange into an international center of finance and positioning Vienna as independent market for Austrian, Central and East European securities and their corresponding derivatives instruments.
Vienna Stock Exchange
- Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
- The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ - Wirtschaftskammer Österreich) coordinates and represents the supraregional and national interests of Austrian commerce and industry. Regional economic chambers have been established in all nine federal provinces. The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the regional chambers together comprise the Economic Chamber Organization, which all firms in Austria (both private and nationalized) belong to by law. It has some 250,000 members drawn from the areas of trade and crafts, commerce, industry, transport, tourism, finance, credit and insurance.
- European Investment Bank
- The EIB is the financing institution of the European Union, enjoying its own legal personality and financial autonomy. Its members are the Member States of the Union, who all subscribe to its capital.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- The IMF is "a cooperative institution that 182 countries have voluntarily joined because they see the advantage of consulting with one another in this forum to maintain a stable system of buying and selling their currencies so that payments in foreign money can take place between countries smoothly and without delay." The IMF began operations in Washington, D.C. in May 1946. Membership is open to every country that conducts its own foreign policy and is willing to adhere to the IMF charter of rights and obligations.
Austria and the IMF index pages
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