Monthly Archives: April 2014

The World Economic Forum released new report on the long-term growth of the digital economy and the viability of the infrastructure that supports it

Delivering Digital Infrastructure: Advancing the Internet Economy, a World Economic Forum report, examines the technological, commercial and policy challenges associated with digital infrastructure Recommendations address spectrum availability, IP interconnection disputes, and policies and regulations For more information on the report … Read the full press release

Portugal Telecom turns its phone booth into community mini-library

Lisbon, Portugal, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Do you like reading? So the next time you pass by Praça de Londres in Lisbon, go to PT’s old phone booth, take a book and give it back when finished reading. At first sight this is … Read the full press release

Niklas Johansson succeeds Magnus Skåninger as the Swedish state’s representative and Chair of TeliaSonera’s nomination committee

Stockholm, Sweden, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Niklas Johansson replaces Magnus Skåninger as the Swedish state’s representative and Chair of TeliaSonera’s nomination committee. Niklas is currently director-general and head of the department of municipalities and government ownership at the Swedish Ministry of Finance. … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland joins the IP500 Alliance as partner for the worldwide certification of IP500 products

Cologne / Berlin, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland, a worldwide leader in Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting & Certification and IP500 Alliance announced that TÜV Rheinland has joined the IP500 Alliance as a partner for the worldwide certification of IP500 products. IP500 … Read the full press release

European Heritage Congress 2014 to be held in Vienna, 2-6 May 2014

Vienna, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Hundreds of heritage professionals, volunteers and supporters will gather in the Austrian capital from 2-6 May for the European Heritage Congress 2014. During this major event, Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, will celebrate this … Read the full press release

Telenor Norway and Tele2 sign roaming agreement on Telenor’s network for Tele2’s customers in the Norwegian market

Tele2 enters into a national roaming agreement with Telenor Norway for all brands within the Tele2 Group. The agreement includes 2G, 3G, and 4G coverage. Fornebu, Norway, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Norway’s CEO Berit Svendsen and Tele2 Norway’s CEO Arild Hustad today … Read the full press release

Vivendi to propose the appointment of Katie Jacobs Stanton as a member of its Supervisory Board

Paris, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Vivendi will also propose the appointment of Katie Jacobs Stanton as a member of its Supervisory Board to the Shareholders’ Meeting on June 24. Katie Jacobs Stanton has been Vice President of International Market Development for … Read the full press release

VimpelCom to publish its operating and financial results for the first quarter of 2014 on May 14, 2014

Amsterdam, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “VimpelCom Ltd.” (“VimpelCom”, “Company” or “Group”) (NASDAQ:VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, today announces that it plans, in line with the Company’s Financial Calendar 2014 which was released on January 16, 2014, to publish its operating … Read the full press release

VimpelCom appoints Hamid Akhavan and Andrei Gusev as representatives on the Supervisory Board

Amsterdam, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “VimpelCom Ltd.” (“VimpelCom”, “Company” or “Group”) (NASDAQ: VIP) announced today that its Supervisory Board has recently approved the appointment of Hamid Akhavan and Andrei Gusev as representatives on the Supervisory Board, in place of Sergei Tesliuk and … Read the full press release

SGL Group to supply 12kt of graphitized cathodes to Hangzhou Jinjiang Group in China

Major graphitized cathode supply contract concluded between Hangzhou Jinjiang Group and SGL Group Order volume: 12kt Serving a landmark smelter project in Inner-Mongolia, China Hangzhou / Wiesbaden, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Hangzhou Jinjiang Group and SGL Group concluded a contract for … Read the full press release

SGL Group’s Dr. Hubert Jäger appointed Chair of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology at Technische Universität Dresden

• Dr. Hubert Jäger succeeds Prof. Werner Hufenbach at the ILK • Appointment will strengthen the strategic research area of lightweight engineering Wiesbaden / Dresden, 30-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Hubert Jäger, head of SGL Group’s R&D organization, has been appointed … Read the full press release

Holcim reports significant increase in operating profit in its first quarter 2014 results

Strong momentum of Holcim Leadership Journey Significant increase in operating profit Operating margins increase further Like-for-like higher volumes and net sales Discipline in working capital management Negative foreign exchange effects impact results Jona, Switzerland, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Bernard Fontana, CEO, comments on … Read the full press release

Linde Group’s AGA to build new hydrogen production unit at the Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery in Finland

Espoo, Finland, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste Oil and AGA, part of the Linde Group, have signed a long-term hydrogen supply agreement covering Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery, under which AGA will invest to build a new hydrogen production unit at the refinery. … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline and Medicines for Malaria Venture start phase III global programme of tafenoquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria

London, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced the start of a phase III global programme to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tafenoquine, an investigational medicine which is being developed for the treatment and … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline’s Incruse® (umeclidinium) gets European Commission marketing authorisation as maintenance bronchodilator treatment of COPD

London, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Incruse® (umeclidinium) as a once-daily, maintenance bronchodilator treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now licensed across … Read the full press release

Voith marks the 500th sale of its NipcoFlex shoe press technology

The NipcoFlex shoe press technology from Voith is a worldwide market success. Voith has now, for the 500th time, been able to support its customers with this press concept. Brenz, Germany, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The 500th press is part of a Tandem NipcoFlex … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina to use paper and wood types of packaging material from sustainably managed forests

Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — From now on, FrieslandCampina intends, wherever possible, to use packaging material for its products worldwide that is made from paper and wood types that are demonstrably derived from sustainably managed forests. FrieslandCampina contributes in this … Read the full press release

Roche’s cobas HPV Test for first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer gets FDA approval

Expanded indication makes cobas HPV Test the only test approved in U.S. that can be used instead of Pap in first-line primary screening in women 25 and older Basel, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that … Read the full press release

Roche subcutaneous formulation of RoACTEMRA received European Commission approval for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis treatment

First anti IL-6 receptor biologic now available for subcutaneous and intravenous administration for both monotherapy and combination therapy Basel, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the subcutaneous formulation of RoACTEMRA (tocilizumab) has received approval from … Read the full press release

ENTEGA-Kundenservice und Kundenorientierung sind ausgezeichnet – Aktuelle Studien bestätigen erneut hohe Qualität

DARMSTADT, Deutschland, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Aktuelle Studien haben erneut die hohe Servicequalität und Kundenorientierung von ENTEGA bestätigt: Der Darmstädter Energiedienstleister belegte in der Vergleichsstudie 2014 des Deutschen Instituts für Service-Qualität (DISQ) in der Kategorie „Kundenservice Ökostromanbieter überregional“ den ersten Platz. Zudem … Read the full press release

NILE ASSIST, la filial de MAPFRE ASISTENCIA amplía sus oficinas y prevé un importante crecimiento en Egipto para los próximos 3 años

La filial de MAPFRE ASISTENCIA en Egipto y líder en asistencia en carretera y asistencia en viaje, reforzará su actividad comercial con el lanzamiento de nuevos productos de asistencia y riesgos especiales MADRID, Spain, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — NILE ASSIST, la filial … Read the full press release

German university graduates named Audi preferred employer for students in Germany

Top-ranked once again by German university graduates Audi Board of Management Member for Human Resources Thomas Sigi: “We offer innovative concepts and development opportunities at sites worldwide” Approximately 2,000 persons recruited for competence areas of electric mobility, lightweight construction and … Read the full press release

Finnvera, Finpro and Tekes launch Team Finland LetsGrow financing programme for SMEs seeking international growth

Under the Team Finland LetsGrow financing programme, companies can receive loans from Finnvera for investments and working capital, grants from Tekes for innovation services and advice from Finpro for international growth. Helsinki, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The programme is intended for growth-seeking … Read the full press release

CACEIS awarded 24 new depository service mandates in Germany in the closed-ended fund sector

PARIS, 28-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Over the past 12 months, CACEIS was awarded some 24 new depository service (Verwahrstelle) mandates in Germany in the closed-ended fund sector. In addition to those mentioned in previous press releases, these wins include well-known asset management … Read the full press release

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc divests its 55% stake in Monaco Telecom for €322 million

LONDON, 28-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC” or the “Company”) today announces that it has agreed the sale of Compagnie Monégasque de Communication S.A.M. (“CMC”), the holding company for CWC’s 55% stake in Monaco Telecom S.A.M. (“Monaco Telecom”), … Read the full press release

Stadler Rail to supply 8 GTW-trains to San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

Bussnang, Switzerland, 28-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has awarded a contract to Stadler Rail for the supply of 8 GTW-trains. The order is valued at USD $58 million. The diesel multiple units (2/6 articulated power … Read the full press release

Freight One to provide transportation services for the export of RUSAL’s aluminium produced in Russia

Moscow, 28-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUALR/RUALRS), a leading, global aluminium producer, announces the signing of an exclusive three-year service contract with OJSC Freight One for the export of finished products in covered wagons. … Read the full press release

Sapa: Norwegian Minister of Trade & Industry Monica Mæland opened the world’s most environmentally friendly office building in Norway – Powerhouse Kjørbo

Oslo, Norway, 28-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian Minister of Trade & Industry Monica Mæland today opened the door to the world’s most environmentally friendly office building, Powerhouse Kjørbo outside Oslo. Sapa is one of the partners in Powerhouse. “Buildings account for 40 percent … Read the full press release

Michelin becomes first official sponsor and official tire of the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park

Michelin announced that it has become the first official sponsor and the official tire of the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park. Clermont-Ferrand, France, 28-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ —  Located on Interstate 65 across from the National Corvette Museum, the NCM Motorsports Park will … Read the full press release

EE announced Rhyl in North Wales is the 200th town in the UK to benefit from 4GEE

This week, Rhyl has become the 200th town to receive 4G from EE Customers in 12 other towns now also covered by 4GEE EE was recently ranked number one for mobile internet, call, text and reliability across the UK following rigorous … Read the full press release