Monthly Archives: January 2015

BG Group enhances its capacity to deliver commercially attractive oil and gas projects around the world with KBR partnership

BG Group has signed a global alliance with KBR enhancing the company’s capacity to deliver commercially attractive oil and gas projects around the world. READING, UK, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The single-partner alliance, which has been signed for six years … Read the full press release

Kering Foundation François-Henri Pinault and Women’s Aid Polly Neate sign new Charter to combat domestic violence against women in UK

The Kering Corporate Foundation partners with charity Women’s Aid to prevent and combat violence against women Following similar charters signed in France and Italy, the Kering Foundation now commits to roll out training programmes across all Kering brands in the … Read the full press release

TomTom map updates: Now covers over 44 million kilometres and 4.2 billion people worldwide and features full navigable coverage for 126 countries

Amsterdam, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announces map updates around the globe, increasing coverage and improving features for all business customers.  TomTom’s global map database now covers over 44 million kilometres and 4.2 billion people worldwide, and features full … Read the full press release

Fincantieri forms new company to strengthen its presence in the field of electric and electronic systems – Fincantieri SI

The new company will strengthen the presence of Fincantieri worldwide in the field of electric and electronic systems Trieste, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri has set up Fincantieri SI, a company based in Trieste, to design, manufacture and supply “INTEGRATED INNOVATIVE … Read the full press release

Visa Europe reported its strongest annual financial performance to date with revenue 9% up YoY

Revenue rises 9% and profits increase 30% year-on-year 2015 will be a defining year for digital payments Visa calls on retailers to use savings from regulation on improving consumer payments experience LONDON, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Visa Europe has reported its … Read the full press release

BMT Asia Pacific and McConaghy Boats announce the development of the Tri60® power boat

Teddington, UK, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT Asia Pacific and McConaghy Boats are pleased to announce the development of the Tri60®.  Short-listed for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015 in the Yacht Concept up to 40m category, this exciting new 60’ … Read the full press release

BMT WBM: AQUIS Great Barrier Reef Resort Project in Cairns approved by the Queensland Government

Queensland, Australia, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The AQUIS resort Environmental Impact Study (EIS) which contains considerable input from BMT WBM, has been approved by the Queensland Government. This paves the way for development of the A$ 8.15 billion AQUIS Great Barrier Reef … Read the full press release

Alcatel-Lucent and Vodafone Spain successfully transported data at speeds of up to 400G between Madrid and Zaragoza using existing optical infrastructure

Test using Alcatel-Lucent 400G technology over existing network between Madrid and Zaragoza demonstrates significant increase in ultra-broadband access capacity Paris, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Vodafone Spain have successfully carried out a trial of transporting … Read the full press release

Inmarsat announced that Dr. Hamadoun Touré will join the Board on 1 March 2015 as a non-executive director

Dr. Hamadoun Touré to join in March 2015 LONDON, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) today announced that Dr. Hamadoun Touré will join the Board on 1 March 2015 as a non-executive director. Dr. Touré was Secretary General of the … Read the full press release

Hiab to supply five models of folding loader crane plus service and maintenance package to Travis Perkins plc.

HELSINKI, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Hiab, part of Cargotec, has won an extensive order to supply loader cranes to Travis Perkins plc. Hiab will supply five models of folding loader crane, ranging from versatile 4-ton cranes to powerful 14-ton cranes, … Read the full press release

Snam, GIC, and EDF Invest entered into an agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances for its 10% stake entry into TIGF’s share capital

Paris/San Donato Milanese, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Snam, GIC, and EDF Invest entered into an agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances for its entry into the share capital of TIGF with a 10% stake. Upon completion of the transaction, Snam, … Read the full press release

Hempel: HEMPADUR 15600 is changing the game for newbuild tank coatings

Lyngby, Denmark, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Anticipating industry changes and responding to customer demands, international coatings manufacturer Hempel today announces the launch of two new pure epoxy coatings. HEMPADUR 15600 – changing the game for newbuild tank coatings A much-awaited addition … Read the full press release

Société Foncière Lyonnaise appointed Nicolas Reynaud as CEO and Dimitri Boulte as Managing Director

PARIS, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of the Société Foncière Lyonnaise met today and appointed Nicolas Reynaud as Chief Executive Officer of the company. He will exercise his functions alongside Juan-José Brugera, who retains his position as … Read the full press release

MAYKOR named among the leading providers in the “Breakthrough 10 Sourcing Standouts” category for the EMEA by ISG Outsourcing Index 2014

MAYKOR, a leading Russian provider of IT and Business Process Outsourcing services, today announced it has been named a Top 10 Outsourcing Service Provider by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company. MOSCOW, … Read the full press release

Tate Film will present the UK premiere of Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air as part of a new programme

Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air 18 February 2015, 18:30 – 21:00 Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern £5, concessions available – book tickets LONDON, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Tate Film will present the UK premiere of Ming of Harlem: … Read the full press release

BBVA’s executive director José Manuel González-Páramo becomes the new Europe chair of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue

BBVA’s executive director José Manuel González-Páramo is the new Europe chair of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD). The TABD, of which BBVA is a longstanding member, gathers more than 60 major U.S. and European companies. The organization’s goal is to … Read the full press release

Bharti Airtel commissioned Nokia Networks to expand its 4G presence to six new circles of India’s telecom market using Nokia Networks’ radio network

Deal marks India’s first FDD-LTE deployment across 6 circles World’s smallest, high-capacity Nokia Flexi Zone LTE Small Cells and professional services will improve capacity and coverage in dense areas New Delhi / Gurgaon, India, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Bharti Airtel, a leading … Read the full press release

The Bank of England appointed Alex Brazier and Sam Woods to its Executive Team

The Bank of England today announced two new appointments to its Executive Team. LONDON, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Court of the Bank of England today approved the appointment of Alex Brazier as Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and … Read the full press release

New exchange-listed equity index fund issued by Amundi launched on Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment

Frankfurt am Main, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Xetra/Börse Frankfurt: A new exchange-listed equity index fund issued by Amundi has been tradable in Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment since Tuesday. Name: Amundi ETF JPX-Nikkei 400 UCITS ETF (EUR) Asset class: equity ETF ISIN: … Read the full press release

Groupe BPCE’s Natixis Becomes First French bank to join Eurex Clearing’s Securities Lending CCP

Frankfurt am Main, 29-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurex Clearing: Eurex Clearing, Europe’s leading clearing house and part of Deutsche Börse Group, has announced that Natixis, the corporate, investment management and financial arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest bank in France, has … Read the full press release

First generation immigrants’ culture and diversity highlighted in new art exhibition part of pilot project developed by Loughborough and Sunderland universities

The culture and diversity of first generation immigrants is highlighted in a new art exhibition launched today (Monday 26 January) Leicestershire, UK, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The exhibition – Cultural Rivers – is collection of art, animation and film produced … Read the full press release

Loughborough University study: People with sight loss can face at least 25% higher costs for everyday living

People with sight loss can face at least 25% higher costs for everyday living than those who are fully sighted, according to a new study by Loughborough University for the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust. Leicestershire, UK, 28-1-2015 — … Read the full press release

Maintpartner’s new MP IN concept designed to improve customers’ profitability

Espoo, Finland, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Maintpartner has successfully developed services and tools, like the MP Value Elements and the MP Flow, that form a unique concept in our industry. Presently we are developing a maintenance concept that is designed to … Read the full press release

Symplmed Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA approval of Prestalia® for the treatment of hypertension licensed from Servier

Cincinnati, OH, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Symplmed Pharmaceuticals today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Prestalia® (perindopril arginine and amlodipine) tablets for the treatment of hypertension licensed from Servier (Suresnes, France). Prestalia® is the first fixed-dose combination of … Read the full press release

Servier and Hybrigenics extend partnership to discover new drugs which inhibit Ubiquitin-Specific Proteases (USPs)

PARIS, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Hybrigenics (ALHYG), a bio-pharmaceutical company listed on the Alternext market of Euronext Paris, with a focus on research and development of new treatments for proliferative diseases, today announces the extension of its partnership with Servier to … Read the full press release

EBU Member Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) marked 80 years of broadcasting with a stunning concert featuring Bulgaria’s rich tradition of musical culture

A stunning concert featuring Bulgaria’s rich tradition of musical culture was the centerpiece of weekend celebrations (25 to 26 January) marking 80 years of broadcasting by EBU Member Bulgaria National Radio (BNR). SOFIA, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The performance by … Read the full press release

Carrefour expands its cultural platform Nolim.fr to include virtual video library Nolim Films

MASSY, France, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting on 27 January, Carrefour will be expanding Nolim.fr – its cultural platform – to include Nolim Films, a virtual video library. This will make it the first retailer to break into this market. … Read the full press release

Destatis: The index of import prices fell by 2.2% on an annual average in 2014 compared with 2013

WIESBADEN, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The index of import prices fell by 2.2% on an annual average in 2014 compared with 2013, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In December it decreased by 3.7% compared with the corresponding month … Read the full press release

Barclays makes purchasing Buy-To-Let property more accessible

LONDON, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — From today (26 January), purchasing a Buy-To-Let property with Barclays is made more accessible for many would-be landlords thanks to the introduction of a new approach that allows personal income to be accepted when assessing … Read the full press release

La Fondation d’entreprise Banque Populaire sera présente sur le salon Musicora du 6 au 8 février 2015

PARIS, 28-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — La Fondation d’entreprise Banque Populaire sera présente sur le salon Musicora du 6 au 8 février 2015 et vous donne rendez-vous autour de ses lauréats qui seront représentés dans les trois domaines dans lesquels, elle … Read the full press release