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Thierry Vanlancker to succeed Ton Büchner as AkzoNobel CEO

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel announces today that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined AkzoNobel in 2012 and has been … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

Bavaria N.V. to cooperate with the oldest beer brand of Spain Moritz

Breweries will distribute each other’s beers in home markets LIESHOUT, Netherlands, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bavaria N.V. is taking another step in its international expansion strategy and is announcing its cooperation with Moritz, the oldest beer brand of Spain and … Read the full press release

Pearson 2016 Sustainability Report: continued vision for driving alignment between business and sustainability strategies

2016 report shows progress in first year of implementing Pearson’s 2020 Sustainability Plan to transform the company’s social, environmental, and economic impact LONDON, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s learning company, today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which highlights the … Read the full press release

Data Security Confidence Index: companies under invest in technology that adequately protects their business

94% of IT professionals feel perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their networks However, 65% are not extremely confident their data would be secure if perimeter defences were breached and 68% say unauthorized users can access … Read the full press release

Tesco and Barratt Developments Chair John Allan will join the CBI Board

LONDON, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — John Allan, Chair of Tesco and Barratt Developments, will join the CBI Board on 1 October 2017 and take up the role of Vice-President of the CBI on that date. Paul Drechsler CBE, CBI President, said: … Read the full press release

Vivendi acquired the 59.2% stake in Havas held by the Bolloré Group

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Risk Frontiers 2017: Euler Hermes latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance

PARIS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Euler Hermes, the global leader in trade credit insurance recently presented its latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance at a ‘Risk Frontiers 2017’ conference in London. Highlights of the speech by Stéphane Colliac, chief economist for … Read the full press release

ABP sees 16% increase in the number of leisure passengers at Ipswich

LONDON, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business at Ipswich’s Wet Dock is booming as ABP announces a tremendous start to 2017, seeing an 16% increase in the number of passengers enjoying a river trip from the Waterfront in comparison to the same … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Bradesco Seguros officially started the joint venture operation in Brazil

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd and Bradesco Seguros S.A. have closed the transaction announced in October 2016; the joint venture has officially commenced operations in Brazil The commercial large-risk portfolio of Bradesco Seguros S.A. has been integrated into Swiss Re Corporate … Read the full press release

Nestlé moves forward with its comprehensive value creation model

Company advancing value creation model based on profitable growth, margin improvement and capital efficiency VEVEY, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé today announced another step forward in the implementation of its comprehensive value creation model. Early in 2017, the company’s management, together … Read the full press release

Forms-2-Go – Complete Set of Business Forms for Smartphones, Tablets and PCs

Forms-2-Go app puts business forms (invoices, work orders, time sheets, HVAC, etc.) right into customers’ hands and works on iPad, iPhone Android, PCs. Dublin, OH, USA, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MaximumSoft Corp. announced release of Forms-2-Go app new version. This … Read the full press release

BookingPal annonce un nouveau partenariat avec Arkiane

BookingPal, l’un des leaders internationaux des réseaux de distribution de la location de vacances, annonce un nouveau partenariat avec Arkiane. Santa Ana, California. USA, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BookingPal, l’un des leaders internationaux des réseaux de distribution de la location … Read the full press release

Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) integrated into BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership

Kortrijk, Belgium, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bekaert and ArcelorMittal have closed the transaction to integrate Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) into the BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership. In line with the shareholding structure of the … Read the full press release

Private jet MRO industry: new generation aircraft, cabin modifications the hot topics in 1H 2017

VILNIUS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With half of the year 2017 almost gone, experts in the private jet MRO industry tend to look back at the trends that developed through the year. This year, new generation aircraft as well as cabin … Read the full press release

Stora Enso shuts down its paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden

HELSINKI, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe. Co-determination negotiations with employees … Read the full press release

Amey Investments Managing Director Asif Ghafoor joins the Executive team

OXFORD, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading public service provider Amey today announced that Investments Managing Director Asif Ghafoor is joining the Executive team. Asif joined Amey in 2006 as Finance and Commercial Director, and since then has developed its investments … Read the full press release

Safran Shareholders Approve Dividend Payment of €1.52 At 2017 General Meeting

PARIS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The combined Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) met today at the Grande Arche, Paris La Défense , under the chairmanship of Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Safran. The … Read the full press release

Virgin Media Business: the ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity now availble in Sheffield and Leeds

Ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity for hundreds of businesses in Sheffield and Leeds HOOK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Virgin Media Business today announced it is powering up hundreds of businesses in Sheffield and Leeds by bringing its ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity, which … Read the full press release

Q&A teleconference with Outotec CEO Markku Teräsvasara on Thursday, June 22, 2017

ESPOO, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Q&A teleconference with CEO Markku Teräsvasara will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM (Finnish time). JOINING THE TELECONFERENCE AND PRESENTING QUESTIONS Dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time using … Read the full press release

Roland Berger study: energy storage set to become a critical element of the energy system

Roland Berger study demonstrates the need for energy storage systems to ensure reliable power supplies from renewable energy sources Dramatic increase in storage capacity anticipated: Total storage costs will fall substantially by 2030 Companies should try out new business models … Read the full press release

EY report on mining and metals companies: Does cutting debt have to mean reducing your ambitions?

Top 50 miners reduce debt by 25% since 2014; and by 17% year-on-year in 2016 Debt-to-equity ratio down to 34% among leading mining companies Caution over balance sheet management could risk compromising future returns LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global mining … Read the full press release

EY to expand the use of drones in inventory observations as part of its digital audit capabilities

EY to use pioneering industry software to improve inventory counts Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be built into the drones to extend capability Information to feed directly into EY Canvas, the EY Assurance global audit digital platform LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

British Gas Business Survey: Political uncertainty and difficulties gaining boardroom approval major barriers to making energy investments

Nearly half of large energy users (48%) believe political and regulatory uncertainty will hinder energy technology investment More than a third (35%) are struggling to convince leadership team to let them invest in new energy technology. The majority (56%) state … Read the full press release

Airbus Global Market Forecast 2017-2036: 34,170 passenger and 730 freighter aircraft worth a combined total of US$5.3 trillion will be needed

Additional need for 530,000 pilots and 550,000 technicians with services set to grow TOULOUSE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes … Read the full press release

G4S completes sale of its UK children’s homes business ‘homes2inspire’ to the Prospects Group for £11.4 million

G4S, the leading global security company, announces that it has completed the sale of its UK children’s homes business ‘homes2inspire’. LONDON, 08-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — G4S, the leading global security company, announces that it has completed the sale of its UK children’s … Read the full press release

District Court of Maribor registers the merger by acquisition of KBS banka by Nova KBM

Maribor, Slovenia, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, the District Court of Maribor issued a decision on entering into the court register the merger by acquisition of KBS banka by Nova KBM. Consequently, KBS banka ceased to exist as an independent legal … Read the full press release

K+S completes 30% share purchase of Al Biariq for Fertilizer Plant Co., Ltd in Saudi Arabia

KASSEL, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (1 June 2017), K+S successfully completed the 30% share purchase of Al Biariq for Fertilizer Plant Co., Ltd (Al Biariq) in Saudi Arabia announced on December 19, 2016. With this purchase, K+S intends to participate in … Read the full press release

Airbus COO Fabrice Brégier and Chairman of NDRC of China sign MoU on aviation and aerospace

Memorandum of Understanding signals new chapter in partnership BERLIN, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation and aerospace, further enhancing a spirit of cooperation. The MoU was signed in Berlin by Fabrice … Read the full press release

Shell completes sale of all its in-situ and undeveloped oil sands interests in Canada

Calgary, Canada, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc today announces the completion of two previously announced agreements by Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Limited and Shell Canada Resources (“Shell”) that will see Shell sell all its in-situ and undeveloped … Read the full press release