VIENNA The United States will do everything in its power to renew the international arms embargo on Iran under review at the United Nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
* NPE ratio expected to increase to under 3.5% from 1.9%
VIENNA Oil and gas group OMV reported a lower-than-expected 86% fall in second-quarter operating profit due to strict cost management and said it was trimming its spending plans in response to the global economic downturn.
VIENNA Sensor specialist AMS , which just closed the takeover of OSRAM , expects third-quarter revenue to grow about 20% versus the second quarter as it sees strong demand from smartphone makers despite the pandemic.
VIENNA Two walkers were killed on Wednesday by a rockfall in the Baerenschuetzklamm, a spectacular mountain river gorge popular with hikers in the Austrian province of Styria, police said.
* 2019/20 net loss of 216 mln eur vs 2018/19 profit of 459
VIENNA Nobody will get preferential access to a potential COVID-19 drug developed by vaccine maker Themis Bioscience, which is being bought by U.S. pharmaceuticals firm Merck & Co Inc , the Austrian firm's chief executive said on Thursday.
* Expects moderate 2020 loan growth
(Adds CEO, dividend, shares, detail)
Wien Der Wiener Erdöl- und Gaskonzern OMV macht nach dem Corona-bedingten Nachfragekollaps erste Zeichen einer Belebung für das schwer gebeutelte Geschäft aus.
VIENNA Austrian energy group OMV sees hope for a recovery in oil prices in the second half of 2020 helped by increased fuel demand and output cuts by producers such as Saudi Arabia, its chief executive said.