Monthly Archives: November 2014

BMT awarded a contract to provide design expertise for advanced bulk-material handling system for the emerging port of Samalaju in East Malaysia

Sarawak, Malaysia, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region have been awarded a contract to provide design expertise for an advanced bulk-material handling system for the emerging port of Samalaju in East Malaysia. BMT is a leading international … Read the full press release

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg’s CIO Yves Kuhn named Investment Manager of the Year at the Finance Management Awards

Luxembourg, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Banque Internationale à Luxembourg’s Chief Investment Officer Yves Kuhn was named Investment Manager of the Year during the Finance Management Awards’ gala ceremony on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. This was part of the Luxembourg Finance Management Summit, … Read the full press release

Alcatel-Lucent announces the transfer of the R&D activity for optical multi-service node and related network management systems to Italy-based SIAE MICROELETTRONICA subsidiary SM Optics

R&D in Italy and China for optical multi-service node technologies, plus related network management systems to move to SIAE MICROELETTRONICA subsidiary Vimercate and Cologno Monzese, Italy, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and SM Optics have announced the … Read the full press release

EY’s 11th bi-annual Global Capital Confidence Barometer reveals the desire for M&A by consumer products companies rebounded after a dip earlier in 2014

LONDON, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of consumer products (CP) companies focused on growth increased to 52% (up from 38% six months ago) according to EY’s 11th bi-annual Global Capital Confidence Barometer, a survey of more than 1,600 senior … Read the full press release

The Nordic Investment Bank sign EUR 34.8 million loan agreement with Klaipedos Nafta AB to finance liquefied natural gas terminal in Lithuania

HELSINKI, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a EUR 34.8 million loan agreement with Klaipedos Nafta AB to finance a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The project will increase … Read the full press release

Czech National Award for Quality’s highest award in the EXCELLENCE category was won by the Albert food retail chain

On Tuesday, November 25, the awards ceremony for the Czech National Award for Quality took place in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle. PRAGUE, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, the highest award in the EXCELLENCE category was won by … Read the full press release

Halifax research reveals Black Friday is set to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year

EDINBURGH, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Black Friday is set to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year, as retailers adopt the American tradition of offering discounts to entice shoppers in the run up to the festive season, research … Read the full press release

Inmarsat: SwiftBroadband Safety will play integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure

LONDON, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, has today announced that SwiftBroadband Safety will play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. The announcement follows the signing of a contract between Inmarsat and the European Space Agency … Read the full press release

Nokia Networks to provide its GSM-Railway mobile infrastructure for the 110-kilometer route linking Warsaw with the central city of Lodz

Safer, faster travel on popular rail line thanks to latest rail communications system Turnkey project is part of comprehensive Polish rail network modernization Nokia’s third major GSM-Railway project in Poland Warsaw, Poland,  28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Nokia Networks will provide its … Read the full press release

FESE and EuropeanIssuers announce the winners of the 2nd European Small and Mid-cap Awards

BRUSSELS, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On the evening of 26th November, FESE and EuropeanIssuers co-hosted a prestigious awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the 2nd European Small and Mid-cap Awards. The ceremony was presided over by the European Commission: Daniel … Read the full press release

Seven Capital Management selects CACEIS as centralising agent for its Seven Lux SICAV SIF being admitted to Euroclear France

PARIS, 28-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Seven Capital Management has selected CACEIS as centralising agent for its Seven Lux SICAV SIF within the framework of the BlackSnake sub-fund being admitted to Euroclear France on 24th November. Seven Capital Management is the first alternative … Read the full press release

Loughborough University announces the appointment of John Steele as the new Executive Director of Sport

Loughborough University has today announced the appointment of John Steele as the new Executive Director of Sport. Leicestershire, UK, 27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Described by former Loughborough student Lord Coe, as ‘an exceptional sports leader’, John is one of the biggest … Read the full press release

Loughborough University invited to work with some of the world’s leading companies to deliver new Degree Apprenticeships

Loughborough is one of eight UK universities that has been invited to work with some of the world’s leading companies to deliver new Degree Apprenticeships, due to be announced today by the Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey. Leicestershire, UK, 27-11-2014 — … Read the full press release

Loughborough University to host world record attempt to break the winter woolly world record on 10 December part of the national Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser

If you’re starting to get into the festive spirit, why not don your Christmas jumper and come along to Loughborough University on 10 December to join the hundreds who’ll be gathering to break the winter woolly world record? Leicestershire, UK, 27-11-2014 … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s Dr Karen Lumsden co-edited new book exploring criminals and deviants

Research with criminals and deviants is explored in a new book co-edited by Dr Karen Lumsden from the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. Leicestershire, UK, 27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The book: Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful … Read the full press release

Arkema Fluorochemicals announces 20 % increase in selling prices for packaged and bulk grades for all Forane® HFC products in Europe

Colombes, France, 27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Over the last few years, the European HFC business has been heavily affected by a continuous price decrease trend which has led to an unsustainable level of profitability for the whole value chain. The Chemical … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes renewed its partnership with Solar Impulse SA and committed itself to the next phases of the record-breaking, solar-powered, round the world airplane project

Technology, Vision, and Innovation Show the Possibilities of Clean Flight VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock-up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today … Read the full press release

SA Peugeot Citroën to significantly intensify the use of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA digital manufacturing applications to help simplify the innovation process of its body-in-white division

Body-in-White Division to Boost Efficiencies by Leveraging DELMIA Applications VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY‎, France, 27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, 3D design software and 3D Digital Mock Up, announced … Read the full press release

Scania sold additional 200 luxury coaches in Taiwan

Södertälje, Sweden, 27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania has sold an additional 200 luxury coaches in Taiwan. Deliveries to the Boshen bus bodybuilder will start in January 2015. This deal further strengthens Scania’s top position in the Taiwanese coach market. Scania … Read the full press release

ING to invest EUR 200 million to further simplify and automate IT systems and processes

Omni-channel approach to create consistent customer service Investment of EUR 200 million to further simplify and automate IT systems and processes Measures to result in reduction of ING’s Dutch workforce by 1,700 FTEs over a three-year period and a pre-tax … Read the full press release

E.ON launched new retail brand aimed at Turkish families and businesses in Germany

New retail brand aimed at Turkish families and businesses in Germany Düsseldorf,  27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — E.ON has launched Enerji Almanya, a new retail brand under which it will market power to Turkish families and businesses in Germany. The Essen-based … Read the full press release

Destatis: the index of import prices decreased by 1.2% in October 2014 YoY

WIESBADEN, Germany, 27-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the index of import prices decreased by 1.2% in October 2014 compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In September 2014 and in August 2014 the … Read the full press release

The German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports the number of people in atypical employment in 2013 decreased by 71,000 to 7.64 million vs. year earlier

WIESBADEN, Germany, 26-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2013, the number of people in atypical employment decreased by 71,000 to 7.64 million compared with a year earlier. Based on results of the microcensus, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the number … Read the full press release

Destatis: 2.7 million students enrolled at German institutions of higher education in 2014/2015 winter semester, more than ever before

WIESBADEN, Germany, 26-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In the winter semester of 2014/2015, the number of students who enrolled at German institutions of higher education has been higher than ever before. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports on the basis of first … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets

LONODN, 26-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs. The … Read the full press release

Orange reaffirms its intention to make health and safety a core component of its Human Resources policy with new agreement signed on 21 November 2014

An agreement in the health and safety field was signed at Orange on 21 November 2014 by Bruno Mettling, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of the Group’s Human Resources, Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union, William Coker, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom AG and Orange SA evaluate various strategic options to strengthen the market position of EE; having exploratory discussions with British Telecom

PARIS,  26-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom AG and Orange SA, the joint shareholders of EE Ltd, regularly analyse the development of the market in which EE operates, evaluating various strategic options which have the potential to create value for … Read the full press release

Bosch saved 395 million euros thanks to suggestions for improvement made by its associates

The company suggestions scheme turns 90 From a “suggestions book” to global ideas management Company founder Robert Bosch introduced the suggestions book in 1924 Two associates at Bosch foundry have received the highest possible cash reward of 150,000 euros Christoph … Read the full press release

Barclays announces the appointment of Michael Gapen as Chief US Economist

Mr. Gapen will head the US Economics Research team LONDON, 26-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays today announced the appointment of Michael Gapen as Chief US Economist. Based in New York, Mr. Gapen will lead the US Economics Research team and … Read the full press release

Zurich 2014 SME survey: Most SMEs concerned about the risks of high competition and the associated impact of dumping on sales margins and weak consumer demand/overstocking

Zurich, 26-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — While SMEs globally are generally optimistic about the future, they remain concerned about the risks of high competition and the associated impact of dumping on sales margins, and weak consumer demand/overstocking. The Zurich 2014 SME survey … Read the full press release