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Internationale Studien zur Geschichte von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

Teil 1 und Teil 2

Karl von Hardach

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Lord Edward Halifax visiting Adolf Hitler: the antecedents of Munich: Jerzy Tomaszewski

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1118 na Bourse survived as a decisive force on the Vienna capital market which itself had lost any international significance. But this does not seem to be the end of the story, rather a new beginning is possi- ble. The collapse of communism in 1989 opened a new chapter in the economic history of Vienna as a financial centre in central and southeast Europe. In the course of change from planned to market economies in the post-communist states Austria banks and saving institutions created branch networks in the neighbouring (former communist) central and southeast European countries. At the same time, the cooperation of the newly founded stock exchanges in the capital cities of these countries with the Vienna Bourse began to redevelop. Thus, at the beginning of the 21st century a new phase in economic history is in the making: the progressing globalisation of financial business. Two examples may illustrate these realities briefly. Firstly, in November 2002 the leading Vienna bank, the Bank Austria (now Bank Austria Creditanstalt to denote an even tighter merger), was taken over by the Bayrische Hypo Vereinsbank of Munich. Henceforth – according to the bank’s prospectus for investors – Bank Austria would function as “the bank for the regions of Austria and of central and eastern Europe” and act as the “market leader in the heart of Europe.” Secondly, almost at the same time, the Vienna Bourse announced its coopera- tion with the Frankfurt stock exchange. An “Eastern Bourse” was created, called NEWEX (New Europe Exchange as...

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