Monthly Archives: October 2016

Lloyds Bank’s UK housebuilding sector analyses: housebuilders forecast increased growth and investment in the sector

Sector’s confidence reflected in average 5 year investment plans, increasing 17 per cent year on year Average growth over five years of 28 per cent predicted, up from 25 per cent in last year’s survey  Over a third say that … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX now available on all Dassault Aviation aircraft

LONDON, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (ISAT.L) has announced that global data plans for its advanced new business aviation in-flight broadband service, Jet ConneX, is now available on all Dassault Aviation aircraft. The milestone was achieved after existing radomes for Dassault … Read the full press release

China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai visits the offices of CACEIS in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — During an official visit to Luxembourg on 20th October 2016, China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai led a delegation to visit the offices of CACEIS. CACEIS CEO, Jean-François Abadie commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity … Read the full press release

Catella Real Estate AG engaged CACEIS as depository for two additional mutual funds

PARIS, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Munich-based Catella Real Estate AG has engaged CACEIS as depository for two additional mutual funds. These two real estate funds were launched this year which attract combined assets of over one billion Euros. The funds invest … Read the full press release

Interxion will be the data centre provider for Rubicon Project on the European market

AMSTERDAM, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, announced today that it has been selected by Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI), which operates one of the largest … Read the full press release

Centrica identified as a global leader for action and disclosure on climate change by CDP

CDP has recognised Centrica for leading the change towards a lower carbon future LONDON, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica has been identified as a global leader for action and disclosure on climate change by CDP, an international NGO reporting to … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: Ricardo Rail led consortium to develop the first installation of a radical new track switch product

Leicestershire, UK, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University’s Control Systems Group has today announced that a consortium led by Ricardo Rail Ltd will develop the first installation of a radical new track switch product. Repoint is a patented ultra-high availability/maintainability track … Read the full press release

LLW Repository Ltd and partner GRAHAM Construction sign the second half of their four year Engineering, Design and Construction Framework

  Contract for second half of four year framework. HILLSBOROUGH, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — LLW Repository Ltd and partner GRAHAM Construction have signed the second half of their major four year Engineering, Design and Construction Framework contract. The contract was split … Read the full press release

Russian Helicopters to build helicopter training center for the Land Forces of Peru

The agreement with the Peruvian side specifies plans to complete construction of the center during the second half of 2017 MOSCOW, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Russian Helicopters will build and equip a helicopter training center for the Land Forces of Peru. … Read the full press release

Jean-François Claver and Thierry Materne appointed to the Imerys Group Executive Committee

PARIS, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Imerys, the leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, announces the appointment of Jean-François Claver and Thierry Materne to the Imerys Group Executive Committee. Jean-François Claver is appointed Chief Industrial Officer. He graduated as Industrial Engineer … Read the full press release

Researchers: Hsp70 protein can protect folded proteins by mechanically stabilizing them with moveable lid

New insight into how the chaperone protein Hsp70 works. AMSTERDAM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On October 26th Nature will publish a study that overturns the decades-old textbook model of action for a protein that is central for many processes in … Read the full press release

Saab and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) sign MoU

STOCKHOLM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), the biggest defence company in Poland. The document foresees the development of close cooperation between Saab and … Read the full press release

Saab and Chalmers University of Technology award Master’s Scholarship to an Indonesian student

STOCKHOLM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab will award a Master’s Scholarship to an Indonesian student as a part of the continuing drive to build a future engineering talent base for the nation. A new scholarship opportunity has been … Read the full press release

Saab signs with Navantia for the delivery of an integrated combat system for the two new Royal Australian Navy replenishment ships

STOCKHOLM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for the delivery of an integrated combat system for the two new Royal Australian Navy replenishment ships. The contract value is SEK 226 … Read the full press release

Saab: successful live firing of the RBS15 surface-to-surface missile system by the Croatian Navy

STOCKHOLM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab announces another successful customer live firing of the RBS15 surface-to-surface missile system. On 19 October the Croatian Navy fired an RBS15 missile from the RTOP-42 Dubrovnik fast attack craft during the … Read the full press release

Research: Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) could potentially address a number of challenges in the flat-lining European aquaculture industry

Oban, Scotland, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A developing form of aquaculture that sees seaweed and filter-feeding shellfish grown next to traditional fish farms can help deliver greater productivity and reduce environmental impact, say a research group led by SAMS researchers. The … Read the full press release

PostNord 9M-2016: Results dominated by sharply falling mail volumes and tough competition in the logistics market

Solna, Sweden, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — July-September 2016 Net sales SEK 8,895m (9,218). Operating income SEK -101m (33). Adjusted operating income SEK -41m (81). Items affecting comparability, net, SEK -60m (-48). Net income for the period SEK -145m (22). Earnings … Read the full press release

Novozymes ranks among the top of CDP’s ‘A List’

By implementing 40 different energy-saving and process optimization projects, and reducing its own emissions by 7% in 2015, Novozymes ranks among the top of CDP’s ‘A List’. Bagsvaerd, Denmark, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Against the backdrop of a historic Paris Agreement … Read the full press release

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016: Prospects for Workplace Gender Equality Slip to 2186

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 finds economic parity between the sexes could take 170 years after a dramatic slowdown in progress Slowdown partly down to chronic imbalances in salaries and labour force participation, despite the fact … Read the full press release

WEF launches new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) to promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues facing South-East Asia

The World Economic Forum together with its business members will launch a new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) The RBC will promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues in South-East Asia The council will be launched at the World … Read the full press release

Investor AB: Ericsson’s Board of Directors to appoint Börje Ekholm as new CEO

STOCKHOLM, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As announced today, Ericsson’s Board of Directors has appointed Börje Ekholm as new CEO, effective January 16, 2017. As a main owner of Ericsson, Investor fully supports this appointment. In order to further align the CEO’s … Read the full press release

Pieter Polman to succeed Erik Schmit as a director of Wereldhave Netherlands

SCHIPHOL, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Erik Schmit will step down as a director of Wereldhave Netherlands with effect from November 1, 2016. He joined Wereldhave in March 2016 and has decided to pursue his career elsewhere. The Board of management respectfully … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval first nine months: Order intake down by 14 percent; Net sales decreased by 9 percent

LUND, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — “Order intake for the third quarter was sequen­tially somewhat weaker.  The development origi­nated from a low activity level within the marine sector and generally longer decision processes for larger investment projects among our custom­ers. We estimate … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval CEO Tom Erixon: We must adjust the size of our organization to existing market conditions

LUND, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – today announces a restructuring programme, as a result of the strategic review. The new organizational structure, in combination with prevailing market … Read the full press release

Luxembourg Institute of Health: researchers identified a circular RNA that can predict patient outcome after heart attack

Researchers from LIH’s Cardiovascular Research Unit and international collaborators published an article in the number one cardiology journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, in September 2016. They identified a circular RNA that can predict patient outcome after heart … Read the full press release

ENGIE included in the “A list” of the British rating agency CDP for its climate commitment

For the first time, ENGIE is included in the “A list” of the British rating agency CDP (formerly “Carbon Disclosure Project”). CDP rates leading companies based on their climate change strategies and actions. The “A list” comprises companies receiving the … Read the full press release

Kai Könecke to become Emmi Group Chief Supply Chain Officer

LUCERNE, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Kai Könecke will become Emmi Group Chief Supply Chain Officer and a member of Emmi Group Management with effect from 1. April 2017. His long-standing experience will enable him, together with his team, to tap additional … Read the full press release

Medtronic: launch of the largest sized transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system available in the U.S.

Launch of 34 mm Self-Expanding Evolut R Device Expands TAVR Treatment to Patients Who Could Not be Treated Previously DUBLIN, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of … Read the full press release

Medtronic: U.S. FDA approval for HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD)

New Technology Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease Both Above and Below the Knee DUBLIN, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the HawkOne(TM) Directional Atherectomy … Read the full press release

Medtronic announced U.S. commercial availability of its MiniMed Connect mobile accessory for Android

MiniMed Connect Mobile Accessory Provides Easier and Better Access to Pump and CGM Data, Helping Optimize Therapy for Improved Glycemic Patterns DUBLIN, 27-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced U.S. commercial availability of … Read the full press release