BII and FMO Join Forces to Propel BECIS’ Clean Energy Expansion in South and South-East Asia

(IN BRIEF) British International Investment (BII) and FMO have collaborated to provide a joint loan commitment of US$50 million to BECIS, a leading Energy as a Service (EaaS) provider in South-East Asia. This financing will support BECIS’ ambitious plans to … Read the full press release

Schroders Capital Expands PDCA Business with Key Senior Appointments

(IN BRIEF) Schroders Capital’s Private Debt and Credit Alternatives (PDCA) division has announced the addition of two senior professionals to its team, signaling the firm’s commitment to meeting the growing client demand for income and income alternatives. Jason Kezelman joins … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall’s MS Motorservice Implements State-of-the-Art High-Bay Storage System in Neuenstadt

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall’s subsidiary, MS Motorservice International GmbH, is set to construct a cutting-edge high-bay storage facility at its Neuenstadt plant, aimed at automating the storage of Euro-pallets. The investment, equipped with advanced conveyor technology and connected to various warehouse … Read the full press release

Hydro Energi AS Secures Long-Term Power Deal with Swiss Provider Alpiq

(IN BRIEF) Hydro Energi AS recently finalized a significant long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Swiss energy provider Alpiq, spanning from 2025 to 2033. The agreement entails the delivery of 0.54 TWh of power, contributing to Hydro’s Nordic power portfolio, … Read the full press release

BBVA Launches Miami Office for Latin American Wealth Management

(IN BRIEF) BBVA Global Wealth Advisors (GWA) recently inaugurated its Miami office, marking a strategic move to cater to high-net-worth Latin American clients seeking investment advisory services. With over 30 professionals, the Miami-based unit aims to provide tailored solutions to … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Completes Groundbreaking Paperless Trade Deal Using eBL and dPN

(IN BRIEF) In a significant milestone for digital trade, Lloyds Bank has executed its first transaction employing an electronic Bill of Lading (eBL) on the WaveBL platform, marking a move towards entirely paperless exchanges in international trade. Partnering with Somerset-based … Read the full press release

Heathrow Whisky Festival Takes Off, Celebrating Spirit of Travel

(IN BRIEF) Heathrow Airport launches its annual Whisky Festival, running from April 15 to May 14, offering travellers a month-long celebration of whisky culture. The festival boasts expert-led masterclasses, exclusive product launches, and whisky-infused menu items across the airport’s terminals. … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca’s IMPACT CKD Model Forecasts Alarming Rise in Chronic Kidney Disease by 2032

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca’s IMPACT CKD model predicts a significant increase in chronic kidney disease (CKD) across eight countries, with up to 16.5% of the population affected by 2032, including a substantial rise in advanced-stage cases. Presented at the 2024 ISN … Read the full press release

Claudia Arney Appointed Chair of Kingfisher plc Board, Succeeding Andrew Cosslett

(IN BRIEF) After seven years as Chair of the Board, Andrew Cosslett will step down from Kingfisher plc’s Board of Directors at the conclusion of the Company’s AGM on June 20, 2024. Claudia Arney, an Independent Non-Executive Director since November … Read the full press release

Vinci Invests €50 Million in NatPower SA, Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) VINCI, a leading infrastructure and construction company, has completed a €50 million investment in NatPower SA, a renewable energy platform operating in Italy, Great Britain, and the United States. This investment involves acquiring 10% of NatPower SA’s share … Read the full press release

Chicony Power Recognizes Infineon as GaN Strategic Partner of the Year

(IN BRIEF) Chicony Power Technology has awarded Infineon Technologies AG the prestigious title of “GaN Strategic Partner of the Year” for 2023. This recognition highlights Infineon’s outstanding contributions as a top partner in gallium nitride (GaN)-based power supplies, particularly in … Read the full press release

Citycon Launches Incentive Plans to Align CEO Objectives with Shareholder Value

(IN BRIEF) Citycon Oyj’s Board of Directors has approved the launch of a new stock option plan and restricted share unit plan aimed at the Chief Executive Officer, aiming to enhance alignment between shareholder objectives and CEO incentives while bolstering … Read the full press release

Citycon Illuminates Retailers with Innovative Spotlight Solutions Across Nordic Centres

(IN BRIEF) Citycon introduces Spotlight, a dynamic suite of flexible solutions designed to enhance retailer visibility in its Nordic region centres, catering to the evolving retail landscape. Spotlight extends beyond traditional leasing, offering retailers prime exposure in high-traffic areas through … Read the full press release

AFRY’s Technical Advisory Fuels EnfraGen’s Acquisition Success in Latin America

(IN BRIEF) AFRY played a pivotal role as the technical advisor to EnfraGen in its acquisition of a 188 MW renewable energy portfolio in Panama and Costa Rica, earning the esteemed “Acquisition Deal of the Year” award. EnfraGen, a key … Read the full press release

FLSmidth Secures Major Service Contract for HPGRs in Chilean Iron Ore Mines

(IN BRIEF) A leading Chilean iron ore miner has entrusted FLSmidth with a multi-year contract to service its five High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGRs) across three mines in Chile, aiming to boost productivity and extend equipment lifespan. Despite the HPGRs … Read the full press release

EU Initiative Boosts Resilience for Western Balkans SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Union’s Western Balkans Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) launches the Guarantee for SME Resilience Initiative, injecting €60 million to enhance access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region. Through partnerships … Read the full press release

Unveiling Genetic Responses: Study Illuminates Boron Deficiency Impact on Oilseed Rape Plants

(IN BRIEF) A collaborative study involving researchers from the Technical University of Munich, Bielefeld University, and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research sheds light on the genetic mechanisms underlying the detrimental effects of boron deficiency on … Read the full press release

RWE Embarks on Wind Farm Construction in Inden, Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Rhenish Lignite Area

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a key player in renewable energy, has commenced the construction of a new wind farm in the Rhenish lignite region, marking another milestone in the area’s energy transition. Set on recultivated land in the Inden opencast mine, … Read the full press release

Claus Valentin Hemmingsen Assumes Leadership as Chair of Ramboll Group’s Board of Directors

(IN BRIEF) Claus Valentin Hemmingsen, a prominent figure in the Danish business realm, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Directors at Ramboll Group, succeeding Jeff Gravenhorst. Hemmingsen brings a wealth of experience, including his tenure … Read the full press release

Unlocking the Future of Tissue Production: ANDRITZ Webinar Explores Digitalization and AI Integration

(IN BRIEF) On April 24, 2024, ANDRITZ, a global leader in technology solutions, will host a webinar titled “Competitive Edge in Tissue: Utilizing Digitalization and AI.” The event promises to delve into the transformative potential of digital trends in tissue … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces share transaction made by an Executive Director of the Company with class B shares

Digi Communications N.V. announces the amendment of the Company’s 2023 financial calendar

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. CEO, Mr. Serghei Bulgac, sold 35,000 class B shares of the company’s share capital on April 11 and 12, 2024. He notified both the company and regulatory authorities about the transaction, fulfilling all notification requirements. … Read the full press release

Holcim Prepares for 2024 AGM: Dividend Increase and Board Nominations

(IN BRIEF) Holcim has announced the agenda for its 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled for May 8th at Bossard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. The Board of Directors proposes a dividend increase of 12% to CHF 2.80 per registered share … Read the full press release

Dr. Ivano Malavolta Receives Dutch ICT Research Prize 2024 for Advancing Energy-Efficient Robotics Software

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Ivano Malavolta, associate professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has been awarded the prestigious Dutch Prize for ICT Research 2024 for his groundbreaking work in energy-efficient robotics software. Presented during NWO ICT.OPEN2024 by Professor Ad Ijzerman and Professor … Read the full press release

Norsk Hydro ASA Announces Hybrid Annual General Meeting for May 7, 2024

(IN BRIEF) Norsk Hydro ASA has scheduled its Annual General Meeting for May 7, 2024, at 10:00 CEST, offering a hybrid format allowing shareholders to attend either in person or digitally, with options for advance voting or proxy participation. While … Read the full press release

Saab’s CEO and CFO to Present Q1 2024 Interim Report

(IN BRIEF) Saab’s CEO Micael Johansson and CFO Christian Luiga are set to present the company’s interim report for January-March 2024 on April 26th at 10:00 a.m. CET. The report will be published at 07:30 a.m. CET on the same … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Group Signs Divestment Deal with Saham Group, Eyes Strategic Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Societe Generale Group has finalized agreements with Saham Group to sell its shares in Société Générale Marocaine de Banques and La Marocaine Vie, pending regulatory approval. This divestment, aligned with Societe Generale’s strategic roadmap, aims to streamline operations … Read the full press release

VARTA AG Evaluates Restructuring Amid Economic Challenges and Cyberattack Fallout

(IN BRIEF) VARTA AG, amidst economic challenges exacerbated by a cyberattack on its IT systems, is reassessing its restructuring program agreed upon in July 2023. The current economic situation, marked by volatile customer purchase volumes, decreased demand for energy storage … Read the full press release

RWE Launches US$2 Billion Green Bond, Eyes Expansion in Renewable Energy Market

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a leading renewable energy company, has successfully issued its first green US dollar bond, totaling US$2 billion, with maturities of 10 and 30 years and yields ranging from 5.926% to 6.261%. The bond, oversubscribed 3.8 times, signifies … Read the full press release

Estonia Accelerates Green and Digital Initiatives with €400 Million EIB Financing

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €400 million loan tranche to Estonia, marking the second installment of a larger €700 million loan aimed at bolstering the Estonian economy. This financing, focused on green and digital investments, … Read the full press release

Barclays Strengthens Energy Transition Focus with New Co-Heads Appointment

(IN BRIEF) Barclays reinforces its commitment to supporting clients in transitioning to a low-carbon economy by appointing Rafael Abati as Co-Head of the Energy Transition Group (ETG) in EMEA, alongside Marie Freier. With almost two decades of experience from UBS … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Expands Intelligence Capabilities with Topaz Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has bolstered its Modeling & Simulation Solutions (M&SS) portfolio by integrating Topaz Intelligence, LLC, acquired as part of the Ball Aerospace acquisition earlier this year. This move enhances BAE Systems’ ability to provide intelligence-as-a-service, driving agile … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ WSF-M Satellite Launches, Enhancing Military Environmental Monitoring

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems’ Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M) satellite has been successfully launched, aiming to bridge critical gaps in current space-based environmental monitoring capabilities and advance military operations. The satellite, launched by the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems … Read the full press release

East German States Lead Heating Transition, Setting Example for National Green Goals

(IN BRIEF) A survey conducted by E.ON reveals that the eastern German states are at the forefront of the heating transition, with almost three-quarters of homes renovated or partially renovated, largely due to post-reunification subsidies for building modernization. Brandenburg leads … Read the full press release

Matteo Patrone Appointed Vice President, Banking at EBRD

(IN BRIEF) Matteo Patrone has been appointed as Vice President, Banking at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), effective May 1st, 2024. In his new role, Patrone will oversee the effective delivery of the bank’s investment and advisory … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Avis Greece’s Green Fleet Transition with €108.3 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a €108.3 million loan to Avis Greece to aid in the electrification of its car fleet. This investment is part of Avis Greece’s initiative to replace internal-combustion-engine vehicles … Read the full press release

EIF Commits €40 Million to Boost Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is allocating €40 million to support the European Agri Transition Fund, aimed at fostering a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable food system in Europe. Managed by INOKS Capital, the fund targets SMEs and … Read the full press release

EIB and Maspex Group Seal €42 Million Deal for Sustainable Production Upgrades

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €42 million agreement with Maspex Group, a major food and beverage producer in central and southeastern Europe, to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability across their production plants in Poland and … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding Partners with Prada Group to Reduce Emissions Through Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(IN BRIEF) DHL Global Forwarding announces its collaboration with the Prada Group, marking the fashion giant’s first investment in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) credits through DHL’s GoGreen Plus service. This strategic partnership allows Prada Group to significantly reduce its transport … Read the full press release

Vodafone Intelligent Solutions’ CSR Program: Transforming Lives Through Education and Technology

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Intelligent Solutions (VOIS) is making significant strides in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, particularly through its Brighter Futures program. Since 2018, VOIS has impacted over 375,000 individuals, focusing on community engagement, education, and digital skills development. … Read the full press release

BASF Initiates Change Negotiations Amid Regulatory Uncertainty at Harjavalta Plant

(IN BRIEF) BASF announces the commencement of change negotiations at its precursor cathode active materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland, due to prolonged permitting processes and regulatory uncertainty. The decision, prompted by the suspension of the environmental permit’s immediate enforcement by … Read the full press release