Monthly Archives: January 2017

Additional state-of-the-art instruments installed in SGS Fairfield, New Jersey lab; hiring underway for additional analysts

GENEVA, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical, analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced that it has made additional investments at its laboratory in Fairfield, New Jersey, to increase services and capacity in support of extractables and leachables … Read the full press release

UKTV to design bespoke integrated creative and media service following a hugely successful year

Broadcaster to bring creative in-house, with new roles introduced Eight-figure media buying and planning account to be tendered LONDON, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, has initiated a comprehensive creative and media transformation that will ready it for … Read the full press release

Kährs Group to supply wood flooring to Sweden and Norway in the next four years

Malmö, Sweden, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kährs Group, a Triton Fund III company, has signed an agreement with JM AB to supply wood flooring in Sweden and Norway. The agreement involves the delivery of wood flooring to JM’s new construction of … Read the full press release

DONG Energy joins Macquarie, Swancor to accelerate Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project

FREDERICIA, Denma, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DONG Energy has signed an agreement to acquire a 35% ownership interest in the Taiwanese offshore wind project Formosa I from local developer Swancor Renewable. Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions … Read the full press release

IVECO develops revolutionary gas truck for sustainable transport; bags award

The European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 have been assigned during the European Gas Conference, held in Vienna, Austria from 23 to 25 January 2017. IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial, was in a short list of five companies in … Read the full press release

Mappy increases access to TomTom traffic data to the whole of Europe

Amsterdam and Paris, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) and Mappy today announced that they have extended their long-term relationship. Through this new agreement, Mappy has increased its access to TomTom traffic data from 10 countries to now the whole of … Read the full press release

Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland announces new board members

FRANKFURT, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At its meeting on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland elected a new chairman as well as the vice chairman for a period of three years. Carola Gräfin von Schmettow, chairman … Read the full press release

Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange announces board members for the next three-year term

Lars Hille, member of DZ Bank Executive Board, replaces Lutz Raettig FRANKFURT, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange was reconstituted today. The members of the Exchange Council unanimously elected Lars Hille, member of the Executive … Read the full press release

New equity index fund issued by BNP Paribas Easy to allow investment in companies that belong to the US equity market’s large-cap segment

ETF offers access to US S&P 500 companies FRANKFURT, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new equity index fund issued by BNP Paribas Easy has been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday. The BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETF … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse’s new XTF segment to enable investors’ participation in fixed-rate corporate bonds with investment grade rating

ETF provides access to euro area corporate bonds focused on sustainability FRANKFURT, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new UBS Global Asset Management bond index ETF has been tradable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday. ETF name: UBS ETF – Barclays … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse: New SME segment to improve access to investors and growth capital to be launched in March

FRANKFURT, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse published further details today on its new segment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to be launched in March, replacing the Entry Standard in the exchange-regulated market. Accordingly, Edison Investment Research and Morningstar … Read the full press release

Vote for long term future of the UHF frequencies puts Europe in the lead in harmonized spectrum for mobile

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBU welcomes today’s (26 January) vote by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee on the long term future of the UHF frequencies. The vote validates an EU interinstitutional agreement on access to UHF spectrum … Read the full press release

EU pays tribute to series favorites and address key Digital Single Market policy issues

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Parliament witnessed the power of Nordic drama series during a fascinating event organized by the EBU’s Nordic Members on Tuesday 24 January. EU deciders paid tribute to some of their favorite series … Read the full press release

Rosnedra to release formal auction results for Sukhoi Log in February 2017

This deposit is one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in the world MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On January 26, the Russian Federal Agency for Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) held an auction for a licence for Sukhoi Log, one of the largest gold deposit in … Read the full press release

Parachute system developed by Universal Moscow Design and Production Complex used for humanitarian operation

P-7 parachute platforms supplied by the Technodinamika group proved to be 100% efficient during a humanitarian operation in Syria MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This was discussed at an extended session of the Russian Defence Ministry Board on the results of the Armed … Read the full press release

Made in Moscow expo to showcase medical equipment from Shvabe and water treatment plant developed by the Polyus Research Institute

The Middle East accounts for 10% of medical equipment exported by the Holding MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Russian company is going to show its developments in neonatology: intensive care incubator, phototherapeutic irradiator and heater. In addition, Shvabe will be … Read the full press release

Bank grants 20M euro loan to Irkut Corporation to promote high-tech products in the global market

The funds allocated for the Irkut Corporation amount to 20 million euro MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The base bank for the Russian industry, Novikombank, has granted a loan to the Irkut Corporation (a member of the United Aircraft Corporation) amounting to 20 million euro … Read the full press release

Splav Research and Production Association launches new rockets

“Tornado S marks a new era in the industry,” says the general director of Splav Research and Production Association Vladimir Lepin MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Splav Research and Production Association was established in 1945.  Since late 1950s the enterprise has developed new multiple … Read the full press release

14 objects and artefacts reimagined in Nottingham Castle Museum exhibition

Leicestershire, UK, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — British artist Matthew Darbyshire is working alongside University Professor Daniel Watt, to launch a new arts exhibition based on Polish theatre marker Tadeusz Kantor. Tadeusz Kantor was an artist, painter and theatre director, renowned for … Read the full press release

Sight Loss and Minimum Income Standards report cites 73% additional costs for pensioners with severe sight loss

Leicestershire, UK, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73% more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study by Loughborough University … Read the full press release

NORMA Group announces major contract for Urea Transport Systems from Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer

Qingdao, China, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has received a major contract for Urea Transport Systems (UTS) from a Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer. From 2017 to at least 2025, NORMA Group … Read the full press release

DEGIRO and Eurex to jointly educate retail investors

ESCHBORN, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DEGIRO, one of Europe’s largest retail brokers and Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange team up to jointly educate retail investors: A new section on DEGIRO’s website explains the products listed on Eurex with input coming … Read the full press release

Risk presented ‘Exchange of the Year’ award to Eurex

ESCHBORN, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurex takes home the prestigious award ‘Exchange of the Year’ at this year’s award gala, hosted by ‘Risk’ at the Brewery in London. Lee Bartholomew, Head of Fixed Income & FX Product R&D accepted the award … Read the full press release

Carola Gräfin von Schmettow elected chairman, Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland

ESCHBORN, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At its meeting on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland elected a new chairman as well as the vice chairman for a period of three years. Carola Gräfin von Schmettow, chairman … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank the first financial services company to trial Signly – a British Sign Language (BSL) translation tool

New technology provides innovative way of interacting with Bank literature LONDON, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyds Bank has become the first financial services company to undertake a trial with Signly – a British Sign Language (BSL) translation tool. Lloyds Banking Group’s … Read the full press release

NIB issues its first public benchmark of 2017 — a new 5-year global USD 1.25 billion bond

On 24 January, NIB priced a new 5-year global USD 1.25 billion bond, the Bank’s first public benchmark of 2017. HELSINKI, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The issue has a final maturity of 1 February 2022, pays a semi-annual coupon of 2.125% and has an issue … Read the full press release

2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award presented to EY’s Beth Brooke-Marciniak at the NCAA Honors Celebration

LONDON, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) presented Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, with its highest honor, the 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award, for her tireless commitment championing diversity and inclusion. Beth accepted the … Read the full press release

Researchers work with select Leicestershire schools to incorporate ‘physically active learning’ in daily lessons

Leicestershire, UK, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out. Researchers at Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, … Read the full press release

Loughborough University receives 95% satisfaction rating in independent student survey

Leicestershire, UK, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University has once again been ranked first for overall student satisfaction in the UK and globally in an independent survey. The Student Barometer and International Student Barometer allow students to give universities feedback on … Read the full press release

AXA, SUEZ to provide global service offer and solutions against flooding to communities

PARIS, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA and SUEZ agreed on a partnership to improve resilience of cities and territories against flood risks. By joining their competencies, the two groups will propose solutions to communities and industries to help them improve resilience1 … Read the full press release