Daily Archives: 29, December 2014

BMW with more than 50 national and international awards in 2014

Prizes and awards attest the quality and sustainability of BMW products as well as the company’s innovation leadership. Munich, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW has concluded the year 2014, in every respect a successful one, with more than 50 national and international … Read the full press release

Destatis: total of 36,900 accidents occurred under the influence of alcohol during 2013 in Germany

WIESBADEN, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Following Ascension Day (Father’s Day), New Year’s Day 2013 was the day of the year when most alcohol-related road traffic accidents occurred. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that, on the first day of the new year, … Read the full press release

Airbus statement on AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore

Toulouse, France, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus regrets to confirm that an A320-200 operated by AirAsia Indonesia lost contact with air traffic control this morning, 28th December 2014. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight QZ 8501, from Surabaya to … Read the full press release

BMW ConnectedDrive Store will also be available in the USA from spring 2015

München/Las Vegas, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — At BMW, connectivity between driver, vehicle and environment is about to get even simpler, even more personalised and even more flexible. The extensive range of digital services and features available under the umbrella of BMW … Read the full press release

Aviva’s bi-annual Family Finances Report: working parents in UK are being hamstrung by childcare costs with thousands effectively working for nothing

Parents of 0-5s juggle earnings with childcare expenses 1 in 10 families using childcare for 0-5s say lower earner takes home nothing after childcare / work costs are paid Lower earner typically brings home just £243 after childcare / work … Read the full press release

Aviva Family Finance Report: incomes and debts have risen in tandem for UK families over the last 6 months

Typical household income is up by four percent since July 2014 But household debt more than doubles in same period to more than £16,000 More families are saving regularly, but the size of savings pots has shrunk More families protect … Read the full press release

American affiliate of Lone Star Funds to acquire HeidelbergCement’s Hanson Building Products for US$ 1.4 billion

Heidelberg, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — HeidelbergCement announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an American affiliate of Lone Star Funds to sell its North American (excluding Western Canada) and United Kingdom building products business (collectively “Hanson Building Products”), … Read the full press release

Audi to invest €24 billion between 2015 and 2019, 70 percent of which to go into new models and technologies

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “We are strengthening our innovative areas and expanding the global production network” Axel Strotbek, CFO: “70 percent of all investments flow into new models and innovative technologies” Audi Chief Technical Officer Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Focus on … Read the full press release

NATO completes its combat mission in Afghanistan and opens new chapter in the relationship with Afghanistan

At the end of this year, we complete our combat mission in Afghanistan and open a new chapter in our relationship with Afghanistan. BRUSSELS, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The security of Afghanistan will be fully in the hands of the … Read the full press release