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Georgette Fijneman succeeds Norbert Hoogers as Divisional Chair of the health insurer Zilveren Kruis

Zeist, Netherlands, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Georgette Fijneman has been appointed Divisional Chair of the health insurer, Zilveren Kruis, with effect from 1 August 2017. She succeeds Norbert Hoogers, who has decided to leave Achmea. Georgette Fijneman joined Achmea in March 2016 as … Read the full press release

CEB Governor Rolf Wenzel and Vice-Governor Carlo Monticelli at the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy

TRIESTE, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Rolf Wenzel, and Vice-Governor for Financial Strategy, Carlo Monticelli, participated in the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy.  The 2017 Summit, which was organised by … Read the full press release

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): first time major bank requested RSPO investigation into one of its clients

Thousands of hectares of rainforest saved after HSBC triggers investigation into its own client LONDON, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Action taken by HSBC, which triggered an investigation into the subsidiary of one of its own clients in the palm oil sector, has … Read the full press release

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

UniCredit recognised by Euromoney in several categories in this years’ Awards for Excellence

UniCredit received Five Awards for Excellence by Euromoney MILAN/LONDON, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit has been recognised by Euromoney, the leading global financial publication, in several categories in this years’ prestigious Awards for Excellence which was announced at a gala dinner … Read the full press release

Invest Europe: European venture capital fundraising at €6.4 billion in 2016

Global institutional investors looking to Europe’s experienced fund managers A-Z of start-up hubs across the continent leading innovation Developed ecosystem producing global VC-backed success stories BRUSSELS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — European venture capital fundraising last year hit €6.4 billion — the … Read the full press release

Die Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen beteiligt sich in Höhe von 5 Mio. EUR am Capnamic Ventures Fonds II

Die Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen beteiligt sich in Höhe von 5 Mio. EUR am Capnamic Ventures Fonds II, der insgesamt ein Volumen von 115 Mio. Euro hat. FRANKFURT, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Fonds investiert in Unternehmen, deren Geschäftsmodell sich durch … Read the full press release

Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) lists the first ever Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF)

LUXEMBOURG, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New unregulated fund structure will enable asset managers to list funds much faster than previously possible. The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) lists the first ever Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF). The new RAIF was brought to … Read the full press release

EIB celebrated the 10th anniversary of the world’s first “Climate Awareness Bond” at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

LUXEMBOURG 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB), the world’s largest multilateral public bank and largest issuer of green bonds, today (05/07/2017) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the world’s first “Climate Awareness Bond” at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, … Read the full press release

Eurex the only exchange to offer futures and options on all major MSCI indexes

FRANKFURT, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s largest derivatives exchange has reached another important strategic milestone. Following the launch of futures and options on the popular MSCI EAFE index that represents the developed markets of Europe, Australasia and the Far East, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse’s order book turnover on its cash markets at €127.4 billion in June 2017

FRANKFURT, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Order book turnover on Deutsche Börse cash markets totalled €127.4 billion in June (June 2016: €134.9 billion). Of the €127.4 billion, €116.9 billion were attributable to Xetra (June 2016: €123.9 billion). A turnover of €3.7 billion … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse’s T7 trading technology goes live for Xetra trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

FRANKFURT, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse’s T7 trading technology went live today for Xetra trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, thereby putting both Xetra and Eurex derivatives trading on the same system. Eurex Exchange, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) … Read the full press release

NIB signs loan to fund Danish bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holdings’ 2017–2018 R&D programme

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nordic Investment Bank and the Danish bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holdings A/S have signed a EUR 50 million loan for the company’s 2017–2018 R&D programme. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S’s research and development programme in 2017–2018 will focus … Read the full press release

Defence and security company Saab to present its Junuary – June 2017 interim report on Thursday July 20

STOCKHOLM, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab is pleased to invite press, investors and financial analysts to a press and analyst meeting where CEO Håkan Buskhe and CFO Magnus Örnberg present the Saab interim report for January – … Read the full press release

Bouygues: financing of the fixed investment programme finalised for the concession company Ravinala Airports

28-year concession for the two airports at Antananarivo and Nosy Be Design and construction of a new international terminal at Ivato airport in Antananarivo, the country’s capital Refurbishment of one runway and one terminal at each airport Technical and environmental … Read the full press release

Félix Giorgetti and AG Real Estate to develop Goodyear’s future global innovation center and office buildings in Luxembourg

BRUSSELS, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Félix Giorgetti and AG Real Estate have signed a partnership in the form of a 30-year Design, Build, Finance and Maintain agreement (DBFM) to develop Goodyear’s future global innovation center and office buildings located at the new Luxembourg … Read the full press release

Andrew Mainwaring and Andrew Priest promoted to partners at Inflexion

LONDON, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inflexion is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Mainwaring and Andrew Priest to Partner with immediate effect. A further five promotions also took place across the team. Andrew Mainwaring is a Partner within Inflexion’s Enterprise Fund team. The Fund … Read the full press release

Peter Coleman appointed Financial Planning and Strategy Director at Prudential Financial Planning

LONDON, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Prudential Financial Planning announces today the appointment of Peter Coleman to its executive management team as Financial Planning and Strategy Director. Peter, latterly CFO at life and protection specialist Lifesearch, will have responsibility for developing and … Read the full press release

Prudential: World Bank Group’s IFC to raise $500 million Eastspring Investments for infrastructure projects in emerging markets

Hong Kong SAR, China, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement with Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, to raise $500 million for an innovative IFC program that … Read the full press release

Munich Re joins the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF)

Munich Re is a partner to PEF, a World Bank initiative to contain pandemic outbreaks in developing countries MUNICH, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Munich Re has joined forces with the World Bank, the World Health Organization and other financial sector companies … Read the full press release

KfW to substantially expand its activities in the field of equity finance

Move is to strengthen Germany as a location for start-ups and fast-growing innovative technology firms Planned investment volume of EUR 2 billion over the next 10 years Subsidiary is scheduled to be founded in early 2018 and commence operations in … Read the full press release

Barclays survey: efforts by hoteliers to lure customers to book directly through their websites are paying off

Almost two fifths (37%) of UK holidaymakers plan to book their holiday accommodation directly with hoteliers this year, more than double on ten years ago when 17% booked direct Online travel agents are the preferred booking method (52%) for international … Read the full press release

Filippo Zorzoli appointed Barclays Head of Macro Distribution for EMEA and APAC

LONDON, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays today announces the appointment of Filippo Zorzoli as Head of Macro Distribution for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In addition, Filippo will also be Head of Solutions Sales globally.Barclays’ Macro business is … Read the full press release

HSBC’s new report in The Value of Education series: Higher and higher

LONDON, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Parents can spend anything from just under USD8,000 to just over USD200,000 depending on location and whether provision is state or privately funded 87% of parents around the world are helping to fund their child’s education … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management announces the appointment of Michael Morley to lead and build its UK business

LONDON, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank Wealth Management announced today that it has appointed Michael Morley, the former Chief Executive of Coutts & Co, to lead and build its UK business, one of the first of around 100 front-office … Read the full press release

Daimler AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) jointly used blockchain technology to execute a financial transaction

Launch of a 1 year corporate Schuldschein with a volume of €100 million as a pilot project for capital market transactions and financial processes Bodo Uebber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Finance & Controlling … Read the full press release

EBRD launches €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility to help Romanian households invest in energy efficiency

Banca Transilvania first partner bank to start lending under Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting Romanian households to save energy and money, the EBRD is launching the €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) for … Read the full press release

EBRD joins forces with all other shareholders of Azerbaijan’s Unibank to strengthen its capital

LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is joining forces with all other shareholders of Azerbaijan’s Unibank to strengthen its capital. Unibank’s share capital will increase by AZN 49 million and will enable it to … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield ASA ordinary shares approved to trade on the OTCQX Best Market

LYSAKER, Norway, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA (“Ocean Yield” or the “Company”), a ship owning company with investments in vessels on long-term charters, announced today that the Company’s ordinary shares have been approved to trade on the OTCQX … Read the full press release

S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices May 2017

Bank Card Default Rate Rises Seven Straight Months NEW YORK, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian released today data through May 2017 for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. The indices represent a comprehensive measure of changes in … Read the full press release