Monthly Archives: May 2014

GRAHAM Facilities Management awarded £2 million worth 3-year contract by George Best Belfast City Airport

Belfast, United Kingdom, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — George Best Belfast City Airport has awarded GRAHAM Facilities Management a £2 million contract which will last for three years. The contract will see a team of 22 GRAHAM staff provide a mix of services … Read the full press release

Total and Lukoil to explore and develop the tight oil potential of the Bazhenov play in Western Siberia

Paris, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Total signed today an agreement with Lukoil creating a joint venture (JV) to explore and develop the tight oil potential of the Bazhenov play in Western Siberia. Total will hold 49% of the JV and Lukoil … Read the full press release

E.ON honored with “European Cleantech Corporation of the Year” award at the 10th European Cleantech Forum in Stockholm

Düsseldorf, Germany, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — E.ON received the “European Cleantech Corporation of the Year” award yesterday at the 10th European Cleantech Forum in Stockholm (Sweden), organized by Cleantech Group, developer of the i3 market intelligence platform. Every year, one company … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce installs innovative Promas Lite propulsion system on Star Cruises’ largest Asian fleet cruise ship SuperStar Virgo

London, UK, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has installed the innovative Promas Lite propulsion system on SuperStar Virgo, the first vessel in South East Asia to be equipped with this efficient and fuel saving system. Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system … Read the full press release

Airbus delivers Asiana Airlines’ first A380

11th operator of world’s largest and most efficient aircraft Blagnac, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, becoming the eleventh operator of the type in the world. The A380 was handed over to … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space in Mexico: four times in a row Number 1 company to work for with less than 500 employees

Annual ranking of CNN Expansion Magazine and the consulting “TOP Companies” for companies with fewer than 500 employees. Mexico D.F., 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space in Mexico has been recognized for the fourth consecutive time in the “Top Companies” … Read the full press release

Orange opens first start-up incubator in Niger, CIPMEN

PARIS, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — After the CTIC incubator in Senegal and the Ebène project in Mauritius, Orange announces the opening of the first start-up incubator in Niger. Orange Niger and its local partners* have helped to set-up CIPMEN, a small- and … Read the full press release

Orange to provide 4G for Roland Garros for 3 more years

PARIS, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange is an official supplier to Roland Garros for the 10th year in a row, and will be making the very best of 4G technology available for tennis fans during the event, which is scheduled to run … Read the full press release

Orange African Social Venture Prize’s 4th edition kicks off on its entertainment portal in Africa starafrica.com

PARIS, 27-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange is launching the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange … Read the full press release

RBS awarded Durham University students trip to India as part of initiative to increase employee diversity

“Tenacious” students from Durham University have won a trip to India as part of an initiative to increase employee diversity at RBS and raise money for The Prince’s Trust. Edinburgh, Scotland, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The initiative, called An Indian Summer, starts with … Read the full press release

M-Sport Bentley scores maiden victory at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone

M-Sport Bentley scores maiden victory at home race Historic win for British brand in first UK race for 84 years Continental GT3 proves outright pace in only second competition race Silverstone, UK, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — M-Sport Bentley writes a new piece … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding assisted in giraffe relocation from Liege, Belgium, to Ramat Gan Safari in Tel Aviv, Israel

16 months old “Jengo” makes 3,100 km journey from Liege to Tel Aviv It will join breeding program at Ramat Gan Safari BONN, Germany, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Global Forwarding today assisted in the relocation of a giraffe from Liege, … Read the full press release

Vodafone commissioned report: European consumers to be affected by mobile market competition unless operators can access fibre backhaul at reasonable prices

Newbury, England, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — European consumers will be affected by a deterioration of competition in the mobile market over the next three to five years unless mobile operators can access fibre backhaul owned by incumbent operators at reasonable prices, a new … Read the full press release

Aviva UK enhances its equity release lifetime mortgages to provide customers with flexible features

LONDON, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva has gone live with enhancements to its equity release lifetime mortgages to provide customers with flexible features that allow them to repay or reduce their loans, free of early repayment charges. The enhancements reflect the … Read the full press release

Halifax research: Average house price in seaside towns rose by 42% since 2004

The annual Halifax Seaside Town Review tracks house price movements in 196 seaside towns in Great Britain. The review is based on house price data from the Land Registry and the Registrar of Scotland. Average house price in seaside towns … Read the full press release

Enel SpA appointed Francesco Starace to serve as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Company

Rome, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Enel SpA, elected by the Shareholders’ Meeting on May 22nd, met today for the first time in Rome under the chairmanship of Patrizia Grieco. The Board appointed Francesco Starace to serve … Read the full press release

Enel Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting approved 2013 financial statements and appointed new board of directors

Financial statements as of December 31st, 2013 approved; dividend of 0.13 euro per share resolved New Board of Directors appointed for 2014-2016 term Rome, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Enel S.p.A. met today in Rome under … Read the full press release

GDF SUEZ strengthens its balance sheet with second €2 billion hybrid bond issue

PARIS, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — GDF SUEZ today issued a second hybrid bond issue following its hybrid issue of July 2013, for an amount of €2 billion, taking advantage of exceptional market conditions for this type of financing. The Group was … Read the full press release

Generali appoints Isabelle Conner as the new Group Chief Marketing Officer

Trieste, Italy, 26-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Generali announces the appointment of Isabelle Conner as the new Group Chief Marketing Officer. Mrs. Conner is responsible for developing and coordinating the Generali brand and the customer relationship management strategy across the Group. Mario Greco, … Read the full press release

Porsche Financial Services, Inc. issues new ABS bond in the USA worth approximately 490 million US dollars

Once again, high investor demand in refinancing Stuttgart, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Porsche Financial Services, Inc. headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has issued a new ABS bond in the USA worth approximately 490 million US dollars. Porsche Financial Services is an indirect, wholly … Read the full press release

Volkswagen launches exclusive World Cup edition football app “Onefootball”

Exclusive app for 2014 football mega-event now available to download Wolfsburg, Germany, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is presenting the World Cup edition of the world’s most successful football app “Onefootball”. The Onefootball Brasil app is now available for free download. The … Read the full press release

Volkswagen do Brasil names Ralf Berckhan VP for Sales and Marketing

Wolfsburg, Germany, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Ralf Berckhan, currently Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Polska, has been named the new Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen do Brasil. In a move that has been planned for some time, he … Read the full press release

ŠKODA apprentices’ dream car the sporty city cabriolet ŠKODA CitiJet to be presented for the first time at this year’s GTI event at Wörthersee

– ŠKODA CitiJet design concept is presented to the public at the GTI event  for the first time – ŠKODA ‘Apprentice Car’: two-seater sports convertible based on the ŠKODA Citigo – Vehicle project of 16 ŠKODA Vocational School apprentices working closely … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell plc sells its 100 percent interest in approximately 106,000 net acres in Dimmit, LaSalle, and Webb Counties, Texas to Sanchez Energy Corporation

The Hague, Netherlands, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) announced today it has agreed to sell its 100 percent working interest in approximately 106,000 net acres in Dimmit, LaSalle, and Webb Counties, Texas to Sanchez Energy Corporation for … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell plc cancels its Scrip Dividend Programme with effect from the second quarter 2014 Interim Dividend onwards

The Hague, Netherlands, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) announces the cancellation of its Scrip Dividend Programme (“the Programme”) with effect from the second quarter 2014 Interim Dividend onwards. The cancellation means that the second quarter 2014 Interim Dividend … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank AG placed undated Additional Tier 1 Notes with an equivalent value of Euro 3.5 billion

Frankfurt am Main, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (May 20, 2014), Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) placed undated Additional Tier 1 Notes with an equivalent value of Euro 3.5 billion. The offering consisted of three tranches: EUR 1.75 billion … Read the full press release

Eni announced it successfully appraised the Agulha discovery located in Area 4 offshore Mozambique

The Agulha 2 well, which is the twelfth well successfully drilled in Area 4, proved about 25 meters of gas column in good quality Paleocene reservoir sandstones and confirmed the southern extension of the field. San Donato Milanese, Milan, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi signed agreement to revise the terms of gas supply contracts

The agreement involves a reduction in supply prices and an important change in the price indexation to fully align it with the market. In addition, in 2014 Eni’s ability to recover gas pre-paid under “take or pay” clauses will be … Read the full press release

Repsol finaliza la venta de sus activos en Argentina por 6.309 millones de dólares

MADRID, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Repsol ha finalizado el proceso de desinversión de sus activos en Argentina con la venta a JP Morgan Securities de los títulos BODEN 2015 que aún mantenía, por valor nominal de 117,36 millones de dólares, y … Read the full press release

European Central Bank’s annual report shows TARGET2, Europe’s leading large-value payment system, processed 2.1% more payments in 2013

TARGET2 processed 91% of the total value settled by large-value euro payment systems Value of transactions decreased by 22.2% on account of new data collection methodology Almost 57,000 credit institutions across the world can be addressed via the system Frankfurt … Read the full press release