Monthly Archives: May 2014

SGS: 2,583 employees to receive pedometer to track their daily steps in this year’s employee wellness initiative “Global Corporate Challenge”

Geneva, Switzerland, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Last year, 1,715 SGS employees walked over 2.7 billion steps – or 43 times around the world – as part of our Global Corporate Challenge. This year, 2,583 employees in 369 teams, representing 34 countries, have signed … Read the full press release

Henkel Adhesives Technologies signs joint-development agreement with US-based Vitriflex, Inc.

Investment in display technology start-up Vitriflex Düsseldorf, Germany,  30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel Adhesives Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide, is further driving its innovation capabilities and leadership forward. As part of its innovation strategy, the company … Read the full press release

PwC Mobile Innovations Forecast report: Evolution of Contextual Intelligence Expected to Lead to New Contextual Mobile Ecosystem

New York, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Mobile is driving innovation that links a user’s contextual situation to the ability to act on that information, according to the latest Mobile Innovations Forecastreport from PwC.  How well a mobile device adapts its content and … Read the full press release

Terna appointed Matteo Del Fante as CEO and General Director

Rome, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — At today’s (27/05/2014) meeting in Rome, for the first time under the chairmanship of Catia Bastioli, the new Board of Directors of TERNA S.p.A. was elected at today’s Shareholders’ General Meeting. The Board unanimously appointed Matteo Del … Read the full press release

Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting: 2013 financial statements approved; Appointed Luciano Barsotti standing auditor and Giandomenico Genta alternate auditor

Rome,  30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa (CDP) announces that the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting today approved the 2013 financial statements. The 2013 consolidated financial statements were also presented during the meeting. The Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting also appointed new … Read the full press release

Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa announces the resignation of its general manager Matteo Del Fante following his nomination as Terna Spa CEO

Rome, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa (CDP) announces that general manager Matteo Del Fante resigned his position following his nomination as Terna Spa chief executive officer and general manager. CDP’s top management, in the name of the … Read the full press release

EQT Expansion Capital II sells entire equity stake in German leisure restaurant chains Sausalitos Holding GmbH to Ergon Capital Partners III

EQT Expansion Capital II exits the investment in Sausalitos Holding GmbH by selling its 47% equity stake and being repaid the outstanding Expansion Capital Facility Sausalitos expanded its store network by 9 new stores, introduced various sales initiatives and substantially … Read the full press release

Carphone Warehouse to start accepting pre-order for LG G3 smartphone from 3rd June

London, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Carphone Warehouse has confirmed it is stocking the brand new LG G3. Customers looking to get their hands on the latest LG smartphone can pre-register on the Carphone Warehouse website from today and will be able … Read the full press release

TomTom and its partner AutoNavi to integrate its real-time traffic information in vehicles of Audi in China

Shanghai, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) and its partner AutoNavi today announced a partnership with Audi in China, integrating its award winning real-time traffic information in vehicles of the German premium manufacturer. TomTom Traffic provides precise and up-to-date traffic information … Read the full press release

Seadrill reports US$3,094 million net income on its First Quarter 2014 Results

Hamilton, Bermuda, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Seadrill reports US$3,094 million net income on its First Quarter 2014 Results Highlights From the effect of January 2, 2014, the financial results of Seadrill Partners LLC has been deconsolidated from the financial results of Seadrill. … Read the full press release

Helaba reports EUR150m group earnings before tax in its 2014 first quarter results

Quarterly results, as expected, slightly below previous year Further growth in customer business and in net interest income CET-1-Capital ratio at the end of March, 12.4 percent;  total capital ratio 17.2 percent Frankfurt, Germany, 30-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In the financial year 2014, Helaba … Read the full press release

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) the first major retail bank to introduce “bubbles” for short customer meetings of between 10 to 15 minutes

In light of changing customer expectations and steady developments in the area of electronic means of payment, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) is continuing to invest in its branch network to further enhance customer service and support, while expanding the … Read the full press release

Brisa, NedMobiel and Egis formed new partnership targeting leadership in innovative mobility services and mobility management

Breda, Netherlands, 29-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Brisa, Egis and NedMobiel have formed a new partnership targeting leadership in innovative mobility services and mobility management. Brisa and NedMobiel, founding shareholders of BNV Mobility, will now be joined by Egis, a worldwide leader … Read the full press release

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank provided €40 million loan to the French Department of Gard for the construction of schools and the Nîmes-Montpellier railway bypass project

Munich/Paris, 29-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, the public investment finance specialist, has provided a € 40 million loan to the French Department of Gard. The funds will be used for the construction of schools and the Nîmes-Montpellier railway bypass … Read the full press release

BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. delivered its training program to assist Port Engineers (PEs) in the repair and sustainment of their maritime assets

Teddington, UK, 29-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has delivered its unique training program to assist Port Engineers (PEs) with maximizing investments in … Read the full press release

BMT Oceanica appointed Lead Consultant for the Western Australia Department of Fisheries (DoF) project to establish aquaculture development zone

Teddington, UK, 29-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine and coastal environment specialists, BMT Oceanica (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, announced today its appointment as Lead Consultant for the Western Australia Department of Fisheries (DoF) in a project to establish an aquaculture development zone. BMT Oceanica, … Read the full press release

Mobily Saudi Arabia first to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s virtualized radio access network

Mobily is the first customer to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s new virtualized RAN aimed at helping mobile operators become more efficient, responsive and innovative Paris, 29-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Mobily Saudi Arabia today announced the first deployment … Read the full press release

Alcatel-Lucent to supply end-to-end triple-play solution to Bolt Fiber Optic Services for delivering 1 Gbps broadband connectivity in rural northeastern Oklahoma

Alcatel-Lucent ultra-broadband technology and integration expertise enables Bolt Fiber Optic Services to bring high-speed Internet access and IPTV to rural areas of the United States Paris, 29-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Bolt Fiber Optic Services, the fiber-to-the-home subsidiary of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative … Read the full press release

NORMA Group received large orders for the 2nd generation of its NORMAFLEX fluid pipes from European auto manufacturers

Maintal, Germany, 29-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market and technology leader for engineered joining technology, has obtained large orders for the second-generation of NORMAFLEX fluid pipes from European manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. NORMA Group will … Read the full press release

Inmarsat plc sold US$1,000,000,000 of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2022 through its wholly-owned subsidiary Inmarsat Finance plc

London, UK, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat plc announces the completion of an offering of debt securities through Inmarsat Finance plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary company. Inmarsat sold US$1,000,000,000 of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2022. The offering was completed at a price of … Read the full press release

Sika strengthens position in the Swiss interior finishing sector with the acquisition of Swiss adhesives manufacturer Klebag Chemie AG

Baar, Switzerland, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika is acquiring the business of Klebag Chemie AG, a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding and flooring markets. The takeover strengthens Sika’s position in the Swiss interior finishing sector. Last financial year, Klebag generated … Read the full press release

EY’s annual European Attractiveness Survey: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Europe reached all-time high last year

London/Paris, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Europe reached an all-time high last year, according to EY’s annual European Attractiveness Survey. The report, now in its 12th year, combines an analysis of international investment into Europe over the last year with a … Read the full press release

Stephan Dixmier joins Natixis Intertitres as CEO and Natixis Interépargne as deputy CEO

PARIS, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Stephan Dixmier was appointed Chief Executive officer of Natixis Intertitres and deputy Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Interépargne. Stephan Dixmier began his career in 1991 at Caisse Centrale des Banques Populaires in the securities information systems. … Read the full press release

Natixis to provide long-term project financing for the design, construction, and operation of the Gemini offshore wind project in the Netherlands

PARIS, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis will provide long-term project financing for the design, construction, and operation of the Gemini offshore wind project in the Netherlands, the largest ever project financed transaction to close in the offshore wind sector. Project Gemini … Read the full press release

Nokia launched dedicated Security unit for security processes, partnerships and guidance for product development

Opens Security unit as central office for security processes, partnerships and guidance for product development Espoo, Finland, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Nokia today announced the launch of a dedicated Security unit to ensure new products have security baked in, enhance the … Read the full press release

Eurex Exchange further expands interest rate derivatives segment with the availability of physically deliverable Euro-Swap Futures

Eschborn, Germany, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange is further expanding its interest rate derivatives segment. Effective 1 September, physically deliverable Euro-Swap Futures will be available. The new Euro-Swap Futures contracts are based on euro-denominated interest rate … Read the full press release

Clearstream’s monitoring report supports depositary banks manage new obligations stipulated by regulations such as the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD)

New report on Clearstream’s network links to help depositary banks meet asset monitoring and due diligence requirements under AIFMD and UCITS V/Under AIFMD, depositary banks will be required to provide oversight of the fund’s investment activities to keep custody risk … Read the full press release

Eurex Exchange to introduce foreign exchange (FX) derivatives as a new asset class

Eschborn, Germany, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives market of Deutsche Börse Group, is to extend its product range by introducing foreign exchange (FX) derivatives as a new asset class. Effective 7 July 2014, exchange-traded currency futures and options … Read the full press release

Loughborough University students designed and developed unmanned aerial vehicles for search and rescue mission

Leicestershire, UK, 28-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A group of Loughborough University students have devised a unique ‘swarm’ system using smart unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could be the future for mountain search and rescue. The 13 undergraduates were challenged to design and … Read the full press release

CACEIS to provide depository services for real estate and other physical assets in Sal. Oppenheim’s open- and closed-ended funds in Germany

PARIS, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — CACEIS provides depository services for real estate and other physical assets in Sal. Oppenheim’s open- and closed-ended funds in Germany. Sal. Oppenheim and CACEIS are working closely together to ensure all concerned funds will be migrated … Read the full press release