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Austria's securities, stocks and bonds at record levels abroad



11 October 2007

In the first half of 2007 securities, stocks and bonds worth around EUR 45 billion were sold abroad. Bonds issued by Austrian banks are particularly sought after.

International demand for Austrian securities, stocks and bonds is currently at record levels. Securities, stocks and bonds with a value of around EUR 45bn were sold to foreign investors in the first half of 2007 - the same time frame in 2006 saw a value of 'just' EUR 31.4bn. Bond issues from Austrian banks are in particularly high demand, but interest in money market securities has also risen sharply. Bond issues from Austrian banks worth EUR 16 billion have been sold abroad. Money market securities, EUR 13.8 billion of which have been sold, have increased significantly (+45%).