Monthly Archives: October 2014

ŠKODA launches ŠKODA Octavia 4×4 hatchback

An all-rounder with plenty of space, high functionality and a dynamic design State-of-the-art 4×4 technology based on the Haldex 5 clutch Four engines: 1.6 TDI/77 kW, 2.0 TDI/110 kW, 2.0 TDI/135 kW and 1.8 TSI/132 kW ŠKODA Octavia is a … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank secures additional USD 12 million financing from private sector investors for the Microfinance Enhancement Facility

Frankfurt am Main / Luxembourg, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has successfully secured additional USD 12 million financing from private sector investors for the Microfinance Enhancement Facility (MEF). This will enable MEF to grant up to 3,300 additional loans to micro … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank appoints Bryan Kraft as Director and lead U.S. media, cable and satellite research analyst

NEW YORK, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank today announced that Bryan Kraft has joined as a Director and lead research analyst covering the United States media, cable and satellite sectors within the Bank’s Markets division. He is based in … Read the full press release

Repsol e IBM han alcanzado un acuerdo para desarrollar por primera vez tecnología cognitiva aplicable a la industria del petróleo

Posibilitará que los ordenadores razonen y aprendan sobre la exploración y producción de petróleo, lo que supondrá un salto tecnológico en la industria Repsol e IBM han alcanzado un acuerdo para desarrollar por primera vez  tecnología cognitiva aplicable a la … Read the full press release

Allianz Center for Technology study reveals that traffic accidents is the leading cause of death for youths

One-third of all traffic deaths are youths Annual: 18 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants worldwide Germany ranks 5th in traffic death rates in the EU MUNICH, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study released by the Allianz Center for Technology … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management honoured at the 2014 Global Private Banking Awards and at the 24th Private Banker International Global Wealth Summit & Awards

PARIS, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been given high distinction at the 2014 Global Private Banking Awards organised by the Financial Times Group (Professional Wealth Management /The Banker magazine) in Geneva and at the 24th Private … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas announces the appointment of Claudia Belli-Jeanteur as Head of Social Business and Microfinance

Claudia Belli-Jeanteur has been appointed Head of Social Business (Social Entrepreneurship) and Microfinance at BNP Paribas. PARIS, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — As Head of Social Business and Microfinance, Claudia Belli-Jeanteur will be in charge of meeting the rapidly-expanding needs of … Read the full press release

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains Brixworth awarded the Dewar Trophy for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit

Brixworth, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz is proud to announce that Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Brixworth, has been awarded the coveted Dewar Trophy – renowned as the most prestigious award in British engineering – for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz and FUSO presented the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to Japanese politicians, administrative officials, and media representatives in Japan

Customers, government agencies, and media representatives receive information about sustainable transportation concept for mass transit Daimler Buses has global expertise with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) An example of successful global cooperation at Daimler Trucks and Buses 2020 Olympics in Tokyo … Read the full press release

Eni and Petroleos Mexicanos sign MoU for cooperation and knowledge sharing in the upstream, midstream and downstream areas

The MoU will also include cooperation and best practice exchanges in Health, Safety & Environment as well as Human Capital management and training London, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Petroleos Mexicanos’ CEO, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, signed today … Read the full press release

Eni makes new important oil discovery in the Minsala Marine exploration prospect in offshore Congo

Eni preliminary estimates the potential of Minsala Marine discovery in about 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in place, of which 80% oil. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni has made a new important  oil  discovery in the … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell plc announces the appointment of Charles O. Holliday as its new Chairman

The Hague, Netherlands, 31-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc (the ‘Company’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles O. Holliday as Chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group reports a robust performance in the first nine months of 2014, despite ongoing uncertain market environment

Sales revenue rises to EUR 147.7 billion (EUR 145.7 billion) Operating profit improves to EUR 9.4 billion (EUR 8.6 billion) in ongoing difficult market environment Profit before tax up EUR 2.1 billion year-on-year at EUR 11.5 billion High net liquidity … Read the full press release

More than 600 experts attended the Volkswagen Group’s PhD Day in Wolfsburg

600 experts visit the PhD Day at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg WOLFSBURG, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, more than 600 experts attended the Volkswagen Group’s PhD Day, when 95 young scientists presented their research findings at the MobileLifeCampus in Wolfsburg. Their … Read the full press release

ECB: Credit standards for all loan categories eased in the third quarter of 2014 according to the October bank lending survey (BLS)

Net easing of credit standards continued for all loan categories in Q3 2014, although risk concerns re-emerged. Demand for loans increased across all loan categories but the contribution of firms’ financing needs related to fixed investment returned to negative territory. … Read the full press release

The European Medicines Agency gives scientific advice to GSK on its development plan for an Ebola vaccine

Developers encouraged to request accelerated procedure for scientific advice LONDON, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given scientific advice to GSK on its development plan for an Ebola vaccine. This is the first time in the … Read the full press release

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović calls on OSCE participating States to take real steps to end Impunity

VIENNA, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In the run-up to the International Day to End Impunity, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today called on OSCE participating States to take real steps to track down and prosecute those … Read the full press release

OSCE/ODIHR assessment report: The legislative process in the Republic of Armenia should be made more flexible and participatory

Yerevan, Armenia, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The legislative process in the Republic of Armenia should be made more flexible and participatory, says an assessment report presented by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Yerevan on … Read the full press release

The European Central Bank publishes the ECB Regulation on supervisory fees; will take over as supervisor of banks on 4 November 2014 part of the Single Supervisory Mechanism

Regulation on supervisory fees sets out how the ECB recovers its expenditures for supervising the banking sector covered by the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) ECB to fully assume its supervisory tasks on 4 November 2014 Frankfurt am Main, 30-10-2014 — … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency publishes its revised overarching guideline on biosimilars; possibility for medicines developers to use non-EEA authorised comparator in clinical studies

EMA to allow use of non-EEA authorised comparator in clinical studies; new guidance applicable as of today LONDON, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published its revised overarching guideline on biosimilars. The main change brought by this … Read the full press release

Moldova to modernise district heating in its second largest city Bălți with the help of EBRD and partners

EBRD and partners help reduce gas consumption, increase energy efficiency and improve heating services BALTI, Moldova, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Moldova has received a €7 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to modernise district heating … Read the full press release

EBRD takes part in the upgrade of Komani hydro power plant in Albania

Komani, Albania’s most important hydropower power plant, undergoes a safety makeover with EBRD funding LONDON, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The most important source of electricity in Albania is the Komani hydro power plant in the mountains of the Puka region. … Read the full press release

French Banking Federation: The French banks successfully completed the asset quality review (AQR) and stress tests organized by the European Central Bank

PARIS, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The French banks have successfully completed the asset quality review (AQR) and stress tests organized by the European Central Bank (ECB). The satisfactory results of this joint exercise demonstrate the strength of French banks in … Read the full press release

Loughborough University performance psychologist Dr. David Fletcher receives fellowship from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology

Dr. David Fletcher, a senior lecturer in performance psychology and management in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has received a fellowship from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Leicestershire, UK, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Association is … Read the full press release

Australian international Jamie Dwyer visits Loughborough University to work with the performance hockey squads based on campus

Australian international Jamie Dwyer has visited Loughborough University to work with the performance hockey squads based on campus. Leicestershire, UK, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Jamie is a legend of the sport, winning the FIH World Player of the Year award … Read the full press release

Loughborough University report: Expanding an airport without a clear plan for surface access will deliver only half the solution

A report – Surface Connectivity: assessing the merits of the Airports – undertaken by Loughborough University for the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) is released today (Wednesday 29 October). Leicestershire, UK, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The report, by Dr Tim Ryley … Read the full press release

GRAHAM Construction starts transformation of the historic Piece Hall

GRAHAM Construction to transform the historic Piece Hall. HALIFAX, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Halifax is one step closer to being a world-class cultural destination following confirmation to transform the historic Piece Hall and create a new, £22m state-of-the-art Central Library … Read the full press release

Rostec Corporation: Aviation Equipment and United Engine Corporation to participate in WorldSkills Hi-Tech competition

Aviation Equipment and ODK have presented their representatives for the Russian national competition MOSCOW, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Teams from Aviation Equipment and United Engine Corporation (ODK) holding companies, which are part of Rostec Corporation, are participating in the largest … Read the full press release

Rostec subsidiary Shvabe Holding Company delivers mirrors for high-tech automatic telescope in an astronomic observatory in the Alps

A new set of optics has been installed at the Wendelstein Observatory in the Bavarian Alps MOSCOW, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Shvabe Holding Company has delivered a set of three mirrors for a high-tech automatic telescope in an astronomic observatory … Read the full press release

GE, Inter RAO and United Engine Corporation joint venture Russian Gas Turbines LLC opens gas turbine manufacturing facility in Rybinsk, Russia

The first two turbines will be assembled as early as in 2015 MOSCOW, 29-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Russian Gas Turbines LLC, a joint venture of GE (NYSE: GE), Inter RAO and  United Engine Corporation (UEC, a Rostec subsidiary), opened a … Read the full press release