Economy and finance

Wichtige Kennzahlen börsennotierter Unternehmen in Österreich 2010-2017 sowie 2002-2017

Dezember 2018, Alexander Furtner BA, 38 Seiten

report, in German (pdf)

Dieser Bericht gibt einen Rückblick auf die Wirtschaftskennzahlen jener Unternehmen, die an der Wiener Börse im Segment „Prime Market“ notieren. Der erste Teil behandelt die 38 aktuell im „Prime Market“ gelisteten Unternehmen im Vergleich der Jahre 2010 und 2017. Im zweiten Teil wird ein längerfristiger Rückblick auf die Entwicklung gegeben. Insgesamt ist festzustellen: Die Unternehmen des Prime Market haben sich nach dem Einbruch an Gewinnen im Jahr 2014 wieder erholt. Die Umsatzzahlen sind erstmals seit 2012 wieder gestiegen ebenso wie die Anzahl der MitarbeiterInnen. Die Investitionen gehen jedoch weiter zurück. Die Schere zwischen Vorstands- zu MitarbeiterInnengehältern geht jedoch nach wie vor weit auseinander.

 

Important key figures for listed companies in Austria 2010-2016 and 2002-2016

December 2017, Alexander Furtner BA, 38 pages

This report gives a retrospective view to economic indicators of those companies, which are listed at the Vienna Stock Exchange in the “Prime Market” segment. The first part deals with the 39 companies, which are currently listed in the “Prime Market”, comparing years 2010 and 2016. The second part provides a longer-term review of the development.

report, in German (pdf)

Fashion at any Cost? – Global Clothing Production, Working Conditions, Production Chains, Profits, Countervailing Forces

December 2015, Mag. Nepomuk Hurch, 97 Pages

Whether it’s cheap t-shirts or expensive branded jeans and shoes – many of them are produced under inhumane work conditions. More than 1,100 seamsters and seamstresses died from the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bandgladesh, April 2013. However, this tragic event only briefly drew attention to the issue. Every day, countless people become sick from the unprotected handling of chemicals in textile factories worldwide. And the wages are not enough to secure an existence. The study, “Fashion at any Cost? – Global Clothing Production, Working Conditions, Production Chains, Profits, Countervailing Forces” takes a look behind the beautiful, clean world of the displays and shops. The intent is to make it possible for the consumers to see what lands on the counters. This study examines the economic structures and developments of the global textile and clothing sector. Strategies are shown on how to reach humane work conditions in this industry and how consumers, businesses and politicians can help.

report, in German (pdf)

Important key figures for listed companies in Austria 2006-2010 and 2002-2010

October 2011, Barbara Hauenschild, 21 pages

This report attempts to give a retrospective view to economic indicators of those companies, which are listed at the Vienna Stock Exchange in the “Prime Market” segment. The first part deals with the 38 companies, which are currently listed in the “Prime Market”, comparing years 2006 and 2010. The second part provides a longer-term review of the development. Overall one can say: according to the analysis of the business figures for 2010, prime market companies have obviously recovered from the crisis; only every tenth company had to record losses after tax. Sales and profits have increased and almost reached the level before the crisis; board remuneration and dividend payments are also on the increase again. However, the number of employees was also slightly on the decrease in 2010. Personnel costs per employee show they do not benefit from the positive economic development of these companies to the same extent as do owners or board members.

report, in German (pdf)

Wealth taxation - an international comparison

April 2008, KArl Goldberg, 173 pages

On over 170 pages, the study examines in detail 10 countries, which are relevant to Austria (mainly in Europe) with regard to their wealth taxation. The results are clear: over the past 20 years, only Austria and Germany recorded a decline in wealth taxation; in all other countries its significance and revenue is growing parallel to the strong growth of wealth and related income. Meanwhile, Austria has the lowest wealth taxation of all OECD countries. The study also deals with theory and practice of wealth taxation and gives numerous suggestions and discussion impulses for the planned tax reform in Austria.

report, in German (pdf)

Financial adjustment - a short introduction

June 2004, Veronika Adensamer, Andreas Höferl, 13 pages

Financial adjustment is on the agenda again. Every four years, politicians from federal, state and local governments engage in “financial adjustment negotiations”. The time has come again because the existing financial adjustment “expires” at the end of the year. However, whilst politicians inform the public about their ideas and demands, for most people affected, the citizens, this “financial adjustment” remains an impenetrable matter. Something, the practical significance of which is at best presumed, but rarely comprehended in its entirety. This short work shall give interested laymen an overview of this “financial adjustment”, what it is about, which are its legal bases and most important elements, and how it works in practice.

report, in German (pdf)

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