Vienna Stock Exchange – Fact Check
More than 25 years ago, on 2 January 1991, the ATX was launched with 17 companies at 1,000 points.
The leverage effect of listed companies for the domestic economy is quite significant.
The Vienna Stock Exchange is by far and away the market leader with regard to trading in Austrian shares.
The companies distributed a record EUR 2.8 billion to their shareholders.
Studies show that the Austrian public's financial knowledge is limited and that this prevents many from becoming active investors.
Companies find the best possible conditions for attracting investors on their home markets.
Since 1 January 2016, the Austrian Income Tax Act has supported employee participation.
A job at an exchange-listed company creates 2.56 jobs in Austria's economy.
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