Monthly Archives: August 2015

UK Chancellor Osborne announced £500m of funding for the Royal Navy’s flagship submarine base HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane

LONDON, 31-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Chancellor George Osborne today (Monday 31 August) announced over £500 million of funding for the Royal Navy’s flagship submarine base, HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane, securing 6700 jobs and creating thousands more. The work, … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca to present scientific abstracts from its cardiovascular and metabolic disease portfolio at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015 in London

LONDON, 31-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Over 20 scientific abstracts from AstraZeneca’s cardiovascular and metabolic disease portfolio will be presented at this year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015 in London, including five oral presentations. Data being presented will focus … Read the full press release

NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg to visit Luxembourg on 2nd September 2015

The NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit Luxembourg on Wednesday 2nd September 2015. BRUSSELS, 31-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr. Stoltenberg will have an audience with His Royal Highness Henri Grand Duke of Luxembourg. He will meet with Prime … Read the full press release

Hyundai Heavy Industries placed two important contracts with Wärtsilä for seawater/propane based regasification modules

HELSINKI, 31-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has placed two important contracts with Wärtsilä for seawater/propane based regasification modules. The systems are to be installed on FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) vessels owned by … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to supply three of Finnlines vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems

HELSINKI, 31-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Finnlines, a leading Ro-Ro and passenger vessel operator with services in the North and Baltic Seas, has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three of its vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems. Finnlines is part of the … Read the full press release

Norwegian Competition Authority approved Orkla’s acquisition of Cederroth

The Norwegian Competition Authority has now approved Orkla’s acquisition of Cederroth, which means the agreement has been approved by all the relevant competition authorities. OSLO, 31-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 January this year, Orkla Home & Personal entered into … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods settled their Cocoa Ingredients Division dispute

Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods settled their dispute regarding the purchase price for the Cocoa Ingredients Division, which Barry Callebaut acquired from Petra Foods in 2013. The settlement consists of a one-time lump sum payment of Petra Foods to Barry … Read the full press release

European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association: private equity and venture capital investment in Central and Eastern Europe increased by 66% in 2014

BRUSSELS, 28-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A record 290 companies in Central and Eastern Europe received private equity and venture capital investment in 2014 as capital invested by funds across the region increased by 66% on previous year to €1.3bn, according … Read the full press release

ThyssenKrupp Elevator increased its share to 51% in Chinese joint-venture Marohn ThyssenKrupp Elevator Co., Ltd.

ESSEN, 28-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ThyssenKrupp Elevator increased its share in the joint-venture previously known as Marohn Elevator Co., Ltd. from 25% (since March 2011) to 51% effective August 11, 2015. ThyssenKrupp holding the majority, the joint-venture will be renamed … Read the full press release

HSH Nordbank first half of 2015: € 222 m pre-tax profit; Cost-income ratio improved to 44%

Total income of € 652 (646) million New business up to € 4.9 (4.5) billion Cost-income ratio improved to 44% (48%) No new debt waiver in Q2; bank levy a burden Like 2014, figures for 2015 forecast to be in … Read the full press release

Axis Communications: Öffentliche Sicherheit bei Großveranstaltungen

Die Bundesliga-Saison ist gerade erst gestartet. Dank des beherzten Einsatzes von Sicherheitskräften und der Polizei verliefen die Spiele für die Zuschauer bisher reibungslos. Doch das ist leider nicht immer so: Gerade im Vorfeld zum Bundesliga-Start gab es viele Bedenken hinsichtlich … Read the full press release

Surveillance: Axis Communications launches four new entry-level HDTV camera models

AXIS P5514/-E and AXIS P5515/-E Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Dome Network Cameras offer HDTV image quality, improved light sensitivity and increased video analytics performance. Chelmsford, Mass., US, 28-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, strengthens its successful … Read the full press release

Rencontrez Axis sur APS, le salon professionnel de la sécurité Hall 5.1 – Stand D11 Du 29 septembre au 1er octobre 2015 Paris

PARIS, 28-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Comme tous les deux ans, le Salon Professionnel dédié à la Sécurité rassemble les principaux acteurs impliqués dans la mise en œuvre de solutions contre les actes de malveillance : offreurs, prescripteurs, acheteurs et utilisateurs. … Read the full press release

Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit Awarded to the CEO of Hungarian Gas Storage László Fritsch

BUDAPEST, 28-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In relation to the national holiday celebrating the foundation of the Hungarian state, Dr Miklós Seszták, Minister of National Development awarded orders of merit on behalf of the President of the Republic, Dr János Áder … Read the full press release

National Grid volunteers went back to school to give disused facilities a new lease of life

• National Grid volunteers restore disused area at High Halstow Primary School • Activities included painting, planting and removing and repairing fences • Event was latest in a long line of National Grid Community Action Days in the Medway area … Read the full press release

Markus Sontheimer appointed new Chief Information Office on the Board of Schenker AG in Essen

Supervisory Board appoints IT expert effective January 1, 2016 ESSEN, 28-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Markus Sontheimer, 47, is to be the new “Chief Information Officer” on the Board of Schenker AG in Essen. In this role, he will be responsible … Read the full press release

An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Australian study finds Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective

LONDON, 28-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, finds an Australian study published today (26 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Chlamydia is one of … Read the full press release

ALECTIA and architect SLA to embellish and climate-adapt two areas in Copenhagen district Østerbro for Copenhagen Municipality and HOFOR

COPENHAGEN, 27-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of Copenhagen Municipality’s vision to create new “Climate Resilient Neighbourhoods”, Skt. Kjelds Plads and Bryggervangen in the Copenhagen district Østerbro will be transformed into a climate-adapted green neighbourhood, and the area will set … Read the full press release

WPP: J. Walter Thompson Australia acquired majority stake in Sydney based digital agency Webling Interactive

LONDON, 27-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — WPP announces that J. Walter Thompson Australia has acquired a majority stake in Webling Interactive (“Webling”), an award-winning independent digital agency based in Sydney. Webling offers an end-to-end service covering strategy, ideation, design and development … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL) encourages Londoners to consider swapping their regular commute and cycle to work on National Cycle to Work Day, 3 September

LONDON, 27-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL) is encouraging Londoners to consider swapping their regular commute for a journey on two wheels and cycle to work on Thursday 3 September. To celebrate National Cycle to Work Day, TfL … Read the full press release

Den Haag: TBI-onderneming ERA Contour realiseert in de wijk Morgenstond-West 30 ‘beterBASIShuizen’

Donderdag 20 augustus is de eerste paal geslagen voor nieuwbouwproject Lieverley in Den Haag Zuidwest. TBI-onderneming ERA Contour realiseert in de wijk Morgenstond-West 30 ‘beterBASIShuizen’. Na twee succesvolle beterBASIShuis-projecten in Utrecht en Maassluis, volgt nu Den Haag. Daarnaast krijgen onder … Read the full press release

Vallourec S.A. to certify SGS as a preferred inspection company for validating the quality of VAM® connections and drilling products

Hamburg, 27-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vallourec S.A. is in the process of certifying SGS as a preferred inspection company for validating the quality of VAM® connections and drilling products. Vallourec is a world leader in solutions for the energy and industrial … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval to supply its Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler modules for an FPSO vessel to be built in China

Lund, Sweden, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply its Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler modules for an FPSO vessel to be built in … Read the full press release

SEB’s Nordic Outlook August 2015: Strong disinflationary forces, despite rising resource utilisation

Gentle Fed hikes, Chinese soft landing, persistent Grexit risk STOCKHOLM, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The world economy is hesitating. Looking back at developments this spring and summer, the lingering impression is that global growth is not really willing to take … Read the full press release

Kaspersky Lab released its first ‘citizenship report’ that profiles the company’s corporate social responsibilities program

MOSCOW, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Kaspersky Lab, the largest privately–owned IT security vendor, has released its first ‘citizenship report’. This report profiles the company’s corporate social responsibilities program achievements towards people, technology and knowledge. Each part of the report is … Read the full press release

WPP: John Deschner appointed CEO Ogilvy Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Ogilvy Malaysia has appointed John Deschner as its Chief Executive Officer, effective today. He will be based in Kuala Lumpur and will report directly to Kent Wertime, COO of Ogilvy Asia-Pacific. Deschner comes to Ogilvy … Read the full press release

WPP reports billings up 5.0% and revenue up 6.8% in its Interim Results 2015

LONDON, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — WPP reports billings up 5.0% and revenue up 6.8% in its Interim Results 2015 Reported billings up 5.0% at £23.156 billion, up 5.0% in constant currency Reported revenue up 6.8% at £5.839 billion in sterling, … Read the full press release

Changes at SGS Operations Council

GENEVA, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS today (AUGUST 24, 2015) announces changes to its Operations Council. François Marti, currently EVP Systems and Services Certification Services, moves to Industrial Services. Jeffrey McDonald, currently COO North America, moves to Systems and Services Certification … Read the full press release

Henkel’s “Laundry & Home Care Research Award 2015” goes to Dr. Leonardo Chiappisi for his outstanding research work at the Technical University of Berlin

Düsseldorf, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel today presented its “Laundry & Home Care Research Award 2015” to Dr. Leonardo Chiappisi for his outstanding research work at the Technical University of Berlin. The award also carries a prize of 3,000 euros. … Read the full press release

Denmark’s most skilled economics students compete in a case covering DONG Energy’s strategy

During three intensive days from 24 to 26 August 2015, some of Denmark’s most skilled economics students from University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, CBS and DTU meet in a competition to see who is the best to convert theoretical knowledge … Read the full press release