ArcelorMittal Europe 2Q2016: significantly higher operating profit compared to 1Q

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Luxembourg, 29-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal Europe has reported its second quarter 2016 results, with a €340m operating profit for the three months to 30 June 2016 – significantly higher than the €77m operating profit reported in the first quarter … Read the full press release

Aviva Real Retirement Report: People in UK turn attention towards property wealth to help manage their finances and boost retirement incomes

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46% see property wealth as a key part of retirement income planning, with 69% owning a home worth more than their pensions, savings and investments But 23% of mortgaged over-45s are still worried about paying off their loans: equivalent to … Read the full press release

Aviva: Post-EU referendum poll shows 25% of over-55s concerned about their financial future, up from 19% before the vote

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Just 36% of unretired over-55s had started their retirement planning in Q2 2016 – the lowest percentage seen in the last two years Despite rising 11% in three years, income dip in Q2 coincides with fewer over-55s receiving money from … Read the full press release

Enel Produzione S.p.A. sells 50% of Slovak Power Holding BV to EP Slovakia BV

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ROME, 29-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. announces that the subsidiary Enel Produzione S.p.A. (“Enel Produzione”) today closed the disposal to EP Slovakia BV (“EP Slovakia”), a subsidiary of Energetický a prumyslový holding a.s. (“EPH”), of 50% of Slovak Power Holding BV (“HoldCo”), … Read the full press release

Enel S.p.A. to merge its subsidiary Enel OpEn Fiber S.p.A. with Metroweb Italia S.p.A. following its acquisition

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Enel’s Board of Directors has approved the integration between Enel subsidiary Enel OpEn Fiber and Metroweb Italia  Through this transaction Enel OpEn Fiber will be able to push forward the fibre optics network project as well as broadening the scope … Read the full press release

Enel: Endesa Generación now owns 100% of the Enel Green Power España S.L. (“EGPE”)’s share capital

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The transaction is consistent with Enel strategy of rationalising and simplifying its structure in the various countries where Enel operates and it aims to make these structures more efficient in order to create value.  With this agreement, Endesa can expand … Read the full press release

Enel Group once again confirmed in the prestigious FTSE4Good index with ESG score of 4.1 out of 5

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The Group has once again been included in the prestigious sustainability index thanks to its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance Inclusion in the FTSE4Good index complements the Enel Group’s listing in the world’s other leading sustainability indices and assessment … Read the full press release

ENGIE 1H2016: Resilient results; 2016-18 transformation plan well on track; accelerated digital transformation

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PARIS, 29-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — During the first half results presentation, Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE, stated: “The 2016-18 transformation plan announced end February is well on track. Over the first six months of 2016 we have already achieved … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Thales to design and build systems and infrastructures for the new Dakar Regional Express Train

The link will be built in two phases: city of Dakar - Diamniadio (36 km), and city of Diamniadio - Blaise Diagne International Airport (19 km).

PARIS, 29-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE (mandatory) and Thales have been selected1 by APIX (the Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Public Works, under the office of President of Senegal) todesign and build systems and infrastructures for the new Dakar Regional … Read the full press release

ENGIE announced a new initiative with IBM to deploy smarter cities solutions

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Armonk, NY, USA, 29-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE, a global leader in energy transition, today announced a new initiative with IBM. This nonexclusive, technological and commercial alliance is designed to improve the management of cities by looking at patterns, event correlation, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group 1H2016: figures show that our operating business is sound

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Operating profit before special items for the first six months up on the prior-year figure Volkswagen Passenger Car brand turns in a robust performance in the second quarter CFO Witter: “Group can build on its high earnings power“ Wolfsburg, 28-Jul-2016 … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group’s June 2016 deliveries up by 5.1 percent compared with the prior year; 1.5 percent increase in the 1H

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883,400 vehicles delivered in month of June – a rise of 5.1 percent Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: “Solid growth overall during the first half year is partly attributable to the strong performance in June.” Wolfsburg, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

ŠKODA reports its best first half-year ever: deliveries up 4.6% to 569,400 vehicles

ŠKODA reports its best first half-year ever: deliveries up 4.6% to 569,400 vehicles

Best first half-year ever: 569,400 deliveries (up 4.6%) Best June of all time: 98,800 deliveries (up 4.4%) International success: ŠKODA grows in China, Europe and Russia Success models: FABIA, SUPERB and YETI double-digit sales increase Mladá Boleslav, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Five recent ŠKODA wins in a row in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2)

Five recent ŠKODA wins in a row in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2)

Last year’s winners Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm and Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson in action for the ŠKODA Motorsport works team A total of seven ŠKODA FABIA R5 will compete in the eighth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) season … Read the full press release

CERN: Middle East’s SESAME laboratory announced its first call for proposals for experiments

New Ring at SESAME (Image: CERN)

Allan, Jordan, and Manchester, UK, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SESAME, the pioneering new regional laboratory for the Middle East and neighbouring countries, today publicly announced its first call for proposals for experiments. A third generation light source with a research capacity … Read the full press release

Storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in reservoirs deep underground much safer over long periods of time than previously thought

Image shows a cold water geyser driven by carbon dioxide erupting from an unplugged oil exploration well drilled in 1936 into a natural CO2 reservoir in Utah.

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CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Study of natural-occurring 100,000 year-old CO2 reservoirs shows no significant corroding of ‘cap rock’, suggesting the greenhouse gas hasn’t leaked back out – one of the main concerns with greenhouse gas reduction proposal of carbon capture and … Read the full press release

New research: Acquisitions, buybacks and shareholder-driven manoeuvre threaten public access to breakthrough drugs

New research: Acquisitions, buybacks and shareholder-driven manoeuvre threaten public access to breakthrough drugs

CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — An analysis of a new drug’s journey to market, published today in the BMJ, shines a light on financial practices that see some major pharmaceutical companies relying on a cycle of acquisitions, profits from high … Read the full press release

Study: 60 to 75 minutes of physical activity a day sufficient to eliminate health risks associated with sitting for over 8 hours per day

Study: 60 to 75 minutes of physical activity a day sufficient to eliminate health risks associated with sitting for over 8 hours per day

CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day – whether at work, home or commuting – can be eliminated with an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to … Read the full press release

Shell’s new exploration discovery: initial estimated recoverable resources for the Fort Sumter well are more than 125 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe)

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Discovery further enhances Shell’s deep water position LONDON, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell today announced a new exploration discovery in the deep water U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The initial estimated recoverable resources for the Fort Sumter well are more than 125 … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell plc announced 2Q2016 interim dividend of US$0.47 per A and B ordinary shares

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THE HAGUE, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS”) today announced an interim dividend in respect of the second quarter of 2016 of US$0.47 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B … Read the full press release

Aprovechamiento óptimo de los espacios ferroviarios: Adif y el Ayuntamiento de Santander firman un convenio para la remodelación de la plaza de las Estaciones

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• En el acuerdo se estipulan los compromisos de cesión en uso, utilización y gestión de los 6.200 metros cuadrados de la plaza para favorecer la intermodalidad del transporte en la capital SANTANDER, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — El presidente de Adif, … Read the full press release

European Commission: Spain aid granted to railway operator ADIF for high-speed train test centre in Andalusia not in line with EU state aid rules

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BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has concluded that aid granted by Spain to railway operator ADIF for the construction of a high-speed train test centre in Andalusia does not meet a genuine objective of common interest. In particular, … Read the full press release

EU Commission: Paramount commitments on cross-border pay-TV services now legally bound under EU antitrust rules

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BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has made commitments offered by Paramount legally binding under EU antitrust rules. These address the Commission’s concerns regarding certain clauses in film licensing contracts for pay-TV between Paramount and Sky UK. These clauses … Read the full press release

EU Commission released E.ON from commitments to reduce long-term bookings on the German gas grid

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BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has released German energy firm E.ON from commitments to reduce long-term bookings on the German gas grid almost five years ahead of schedule. This is because, thanks to the successful implementation of the … Read the full press release

Maciej Gwozdz appointed Head of Operations Europe and member of the Outokumpu Leadership Team

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CHELSINKI, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu appoints Maciej Gwozdz as Head of Operations Europe and member of the Outokumpu Leadership Team as of January 1, 2017 at the latest. Maciej Gwozdz joins Outokumpu from ZF Group/TRW, one of the largest automotive … Read the full press release

OUTOKUMPU OYJ 1H2016: Record deliveries in Americas, applied vigorous cost control, released net working capital, generated positive cash flow, and further reduced our net debt

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HELSINKI, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Highlights in the second quarter 2016 Outokumpu’s underlying EBIT was EUR -5 million, compared to EUR -20 million in the first quarter. The improved earnings were mainly the result of higher delivery volumes and decreased production … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to deliver the complete waste paper processing plant and approach system for Pro-Gest Group’s new paper machine in Mantova, Italy

The ANDRITZ FibreGuard LC pulping and detrashing system will be installed in both recycled paper lines.

GRAZ, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Italian Pro-Gest Group to deliver the complete waste paper processing plant and approach system for its new paper machine in Mantova, Italy. ANDRITZ will deliver the … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow partners with Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology Innovation City Economic Development Co. Ltd over optoelectronics

University of Glasgow partners with Shanghai Lingang Science and Technology Innovation City Economic Development Co. Ltd over optoelectronics

GLASGOW, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Glasgow has signed a partnership agreement with one of the most important state-owned enterprise companies in China to develop an international optoelectronics industry base in the Lingang area of Shanghai. A Memorandum of … Read the full press release

Beiersdorf: Hansaplast and the German Red Cross commit to teach first aid to 50,000 children

Beiersdorf: Hansaplast and the German Red Cross commit to teach first aid to 50,000 children

Hansaplast and the German Red Cross commit themselves to providing first-aid training to 50,000 children The new Plaster Mix from Hansaplast includes first-aid tips and an informative family book about the causes of accidents in daily life and ways to … Read the full press release

University of Tübingen archaeologist discovered 40,000 years old rope making tool from mammoth ivory in Germany

Rope making tool from mammoth ivory from Hohle Fels Cave in southwestern Germany, ca. 40,000 years old. Photo: Copyright University of Tübingen

Archaeologist from the University of Tübingen present a sophisticated tool carved from mammoth ivory that was used to make rope TÜBINGEN, 27-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Prof. Nicholas Conard and members of his team, present the discovery of a tool used to … Read the full press release