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March 2016

How to…Invest like an Austrian

Austrians are notoriously risk-averse and have been big fans of savings accounts, but how do they invest? All over the world, investors, bankers and financial experts are shrugging their shoulders. No one seems to know what the markets are up to, let alone where they are headed. Is this the calm before the storm? When […]
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The Last Word: Killian Kleinschmidt

We asked Humanitarian and global networker Killian Kleinschmidt how the waves of asylum seekers coming to Austria will affect society and the economy ...

Editorial: The ‘Imperial’ in City Life

For years, the bar at the Hotel Imperial was one of the spots for a late night drink – with an inconspicuous entrance off the Ringstraße, lush and...

How to…Invest like an Austrian

Austrians are notoriously risk-averse and have been big fans of savings accounts, but how do they invest?All over the world, investors, bankers ...

On Stage: Jimmy Carr

One of Britain’s most acclaimed stand-up comedians brings Funny Business to ViennaAfter their runaway success in bringing live, English-language...

Book Review: Austerity: The history of a dangerous idea

On 300 dense pages the Scottish political economist Mark Blyth delivers a ringing battle cry to change course – or else.With the economy back on...

On the Vine: Honest Wines – Purbach, Burgenland

The Neusiedlersee region has proven fertile ground for the Schwarz family’s organic winemakingPerception often begins with images: Pristine Alpi...

Science & Technology: No Country for Old Economists

The Austrian school of economic thought shapes financial policy the world over – but remains unpopular in its land of originIn dealing with the ...

On Screen: Son of Saul

László Nemes’ first feature approaches the holocaust from a personal perspective, collecting international accolades along the wayHaving already...

On the Road: On the Piste With Bond

Views to die for and the new Ice Q building were what attracted  the James Bond producers to Sölden. The town was sworn to secrecy, but now can finall...

Halls of Records | Vinyl in Vienna

With the resurgence of vinyl going global, the City of Music finds itself punching far above its weight with a thriving record store cultureAs t...

Grätzl: Weißgerberviertel – Art on the Riverside

My Home is My Grätzl This month: the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna's 3rd districtOne sunny weekend in February, I set off with two friends to exp...

Op-Ed: The Short Long Term

With Central European governments constantly changing the rules, it has become impossible for families or businesses to plan for the futureA qua...

Scenes of Vienna: For the Love of the Game

The American football faithful congregate for high mass at the Vienna Viking’s Superbowl partyWith the Superbowl looming, I can barely contain m...

Editorial: The Brenner: Past?

It seems like a case of unintended consequences. Under enormous pressure from the public and simply the numbers themselves, Austrian Interior Mini...

Profiles: Living the Big Picture

Learning from the past and looking to the future, a luxury shoemaker, a musician, an economic researcher and urban planner told us about their view on...

On Screen: Room

With an amazing cast, this indie drama tells a story of captivity Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue (wh...

Editorial: The Right to be “Ugly”

Eugene Quinn’s irreverent campaign to reimagine Vienna, and break down hidebound rules of tradeIf you stare at something long enough, it can...

Letters to the Editor – March

We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights, and make sure to like us...

On Display: Abstract Loop Austria

Postwar Austrian art gets a major retrospective with works by Marc Adrian, Richard Kriesche, Helga Philipp und Gerwald RockenschaubThe intention...

Cover Story: Banking on the Long Run

What Austria’s turbulent past tells us about the current economic and financial crisisIn 2012, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s lowered ...

Be My Guest: Chef Fuad Vojic – Giorgina

One of Vienna’s few accredited slow food chefs has a special recipe for the Lenten fast: Viennese snails with artichoke ravioliFuad Vojic has cr...

Beimir | Ottakring’s Cocktail Go-To

Beimir Bistu Shein Ottakring’s new mixologist joint Beimir has filled a cocktail voidWhen I moved west of Wattgasse, to the outer reaches of th...

Editor’s Letter – March

Man plans and God laughs There are very few sure things these days. Throughout the early months of this year, media headlines celebrated the weak eur...

International: Is Social Banking Europe’s Future?

Banks have reacted to the post-2008 crisis climate in different ways. Some focus on squeaky clean ethical transparency, others on special programs to ...
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