Monthly Archives: September 2013

Helaba, Crédit Agricole and Société Genérale provided €87.5M loan for Metro Cash&Carry stores in France

26-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Helaba is providing a loan of EUR 87.5 million for a commercial property portfolio in France together with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Société Genérale. Helaba manages the consortium, acting in the role of agent, … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology’s administrative headquarters the European Heart House (EHH) celebrated its 20th anniversary in Sophia Antipolis

Sophia Antipolis, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Heart House celebrated its 20th anniversary this week in style. Founded in 1950, the European Society of Cardiology inaugurated its offices in Sophia Antipolis in 1993. “Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular … Read the full press release

Burberry announced it used all-new iSight® camera on iPhone 5s to capture spring / summer 2014 runway show in London

Burberry & Apple Collaborate to Share Runway Show Experience CUPERTINO, California and LONDON, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Apple® and Burberry today announced that iPhone® 5s is being used to capture and share beautiful photos and video before, during and after the … Read the full press release

Global Cardiovascular Disease Taskforce calls to world leaders to continue the progress made on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and CVD

Leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and control publish follow up paper applauding action and calling for the CVD community to continue its leadership to reduce premature mortality by 25 percent by 2025 Geneva, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In celebration of the … Read the full press release

The oldest private bank in Luxembourg Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) announced H1-2013 financial results

Clear return to profitability after only one year under the new shareholders Sustained growth of commercial activities Strong net income growth from 18 to 67 million euros as at June 30, 2013 A 5% increase in the customer deposit balance … Read the full press release

The European Union to fully open its market for wines from Moldova

25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission proposes to fully open the European Union’s market to wine imports from the Republic of Moldova, in advance of the envisaged provisional application of the EU – Republic of Moldova Association Agreement and the … Read the full press release

Alcatel-Lucent introduced ETSI-optimized 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) long-haul system to help service providers meet the capacity crunch

Enhanced Microwave Packet Radio portfolio offers an eight-fold increase in capacity in one-third of the footprint over long-distances, enabling operators to deliver high bandwidth services with lower costs Düsseldorf, Germany, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is … Read the full press release

Engineered joining technology leader NORMA Group launched manufacturing site in Atibaia nearby São Paulo in Brazil

Maintal, Germany/Atibaia, Brazil, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, an international market and technology leader for engineered joining technology, establishes a manufacturing site in Atibaia nearby São Paulo in Brazil. The new facility provides the capacities to manufacture a broad range of NORMA Group … Read the full press release

La start-up informatique CardWise, installée à Malines, et Belfius Banque collaborent dans le cadre du projet “Xpenditure by Belfius”

25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Les notes frais : conserver et copier des dizaines de tickets de caisse et souches T.V.A., redemander des reçus égarés, compléter ou contrôler des tableaux et formulaires, … Autant de tâches fastidieuses et de pertes de temps, … Read the full press release

CapMan announced it sold medical imaging services company Curato AS to Altor Fund III

Funds managed by CapMan have signed an agreement to sell Curato AS, a leading provider of medical imaging services in Norway, to Altor Fund III. 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Curato provides medical imaging (radiology) services in Norway and its main customers … Read the full press release

Alcatel-Lucent to deploy IP-based mobile backhaul network in support of LTE-Advancedservices for Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom

SK Telecom’s new IP/MPLS mobile backhaul network offers ultra-broadband to its customers throughout South Korea Paris, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it will deploy an IP-based mobile backhaul network to support LTE-Advancedservices for … Read the full press release

NORMA Group introduced multifunctional pipe connector NORMACONNECT VARIO PIPE

Maintal, Germany, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, an international market and technology leader for engineered joining technology, has added the multifunctional pipe connector NORMACONNECT VARIO PIPE to its Infrastructure product offering. VARIO PIPE can be used to join drainage pipes of … Read the full press release

Silvio Napoli appointed CEO at Schindler Group

Ebikon, Switzerland, 25-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Silvio Napoli is to be appointed CEO of the Schindler Group as of January 1, 2014. Jürgen Tinggren is to be proposed for election to the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding AG at the Annual … Read the full press release

International derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 6.6 million contracts in August 2013

Eschborn, 24-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In August 2013, the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 6.6 million contracts (August 2012: 7.2 million). Of those, 4.5 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (August 2012: 5.1 million), … Read the full press release

Dexia et New York Life Investments entrent en négociations exclusives pour la cession de Dexia Asset Management

Bruxelles, Paris, 23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Ce jeudi 19 septembre 2013, Dexia a décidé d’entrer en négociations exclusives avec New York Life Investments en vue de la cession de la totalité de ses actions dans Dexia Asset Management, faisant suite à la remise d’une offre … Read the full press release

CapMan managed funds sold their holdings in Nice Entertainment Group (Nice) to Swedish Modern Times Group MTG AB

Funds managed by CapMan have signed an agreement on 23 September 2013 to sell 100% of their holdings in Nice Entertainment Group (Nice), a pan-Nordic TV content production group, to Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ) (MTG), a leading Swedish … Read the full press release

Roland Berger’s Global Executive Committee member Charles-Edouard Bouée presented his book “Light Footprint Management” at the Harvard Business School

Today’s business world is “VUCA”: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous Companies need new approaches to succeed on global markets In his book “Light Footprint Management”, presented at the Harvard Business School, Charles-Edouard Bouée, member of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants’ Global … Read the full press release

EC presented its first comprehensive report on the progress of the European Research Area (ERA)

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has today presented a first comprehensive analysis of the state of the ‘single market’ for research, or the European Research Area (ERA). The report provides a factual base for assessing progress in target areas like open and … Read the full press release

Thomas Hasler appointed Chief Technology Officer and Member of Group Management at Sika AG

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has appointed Thomas Hasler as its new Chief Technology Officer and a Member of Group Management effective January 1, 2014. He succeeds Urs Mäder, who has decided to step down from the role.  Thomas Hasler joined Sika … Read the full press release

Vice-President Viviane Reding to debate Future of Europe with citizens in Helsinki on 24 September, 2013

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding will be in Helsinki with Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Sirpa Pietikäinen tomorrow to hold a debate on the future of Europe with about 300 citizens. The debate will take place on 24 September between 10:00 and 12:00 (9:00 and 11:00 … Read the full press release

Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking named EY the world’s most attractive professional services employer

London, 23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — EY is the world’s most attractive professional services employer – and second most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking. Based on the preferences of almost 94,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions … Read the full press release

European Court of Auditors finds no tangible results in EU support for private forests

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The situation in the forestry sector in the EU was not specifically analysed so as to justify specific financial support aimed at improving the economic value of forests, according to a report issued by the European Court of … Read the full press release

Russell Group’s Director General Dr Wendy Piatt comments on QS World University Rankings

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the publication of the QS World University Rankings for 2013, Dr Wendy Piatt, Director General of the Russell Group, said: “Russell Group universities continue to be ranked amongst the best in the world, with four in the … Read the full press release

EP’s special committee on organised crime report reveals there are 3,600 international criminal organisations operating in the EU

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EP’s special committee on organised crime approved its final report on 17 September after 18 months of work, setting out how the EU could tackle the problem more effectively. We spoke to report author Salvatore Iacolino, an … Read the full press release

EY acquired strategy consulting firm Greenwich Consulting

Paris and London, 23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — EY is pleased to announce the acquisition of Greenwich Consulting, a move that will consolidate its service range worldwide notably in growth strategy, marketing, digital and data-analysis. The 130 Greenwich Consulting employees – 80 of whom … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti discussed Asian investments in EBRD regions with senior Singapore business executives

Sir Suma Chakrabarti discusses opportunities at Global Conversation hosted by International Enterprise Singapore 23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti discussed the opportunities of investing in the EBRD regions with senior Singapore business executives at a conference in Singapore today. … Read the full press release

Natixis and Team One Asia to present the NatixisRugby Cup Hong Kong 2013, the first ever professional French league rugby match in Asia

Rugby giants Toulouse and Racing Metro92 become first French professional clubs to play exhibition match in Asia Hong Kong, 23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis and Team One Asia,supported by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, are proud to present the NatixisRugby Cup … Read the full press release

EBRD and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore signed Memorandum of Understanding to deepen strategic partnership

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — IE Global Conversation with Sir Suma Chakrabarti: The EBRD’s medium to long-term outlook for emerging countries in Europe and central Asia remains positive The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) medium to long-term outlook for emerging countries … Read the full press release

Natixis appointed Christopher Lovgren as Global Head of Loan Syndication

Christopher Lovgren has been appointed Global Head of Loan Syndication, reporting to Alain Gallois, Global Head of the Debt Platform and Fixed-Income and Treasury Sales, and locally to Olivier Allard, Head of Capital Markets at Natixis in London. 23-9-2013 — … Read the full press release

The European Investment Bank provides €230M for the redevelopment of VU University Amsterdam campus, EIB’s largest ever loan for a university

23-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide EUR 230 million, for construction of new buildings and development of the VU University Amsterdam campus. This is the EIB’s largest ever loan … Read the full press release