Monthly Archives: September 2017

EBRD invests in green economy in the Western Balkans

Meat and dairy by-products could make regional economies greener LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach commits the Bank to raising its investment in the green economy to 40 per cent of annual business volume by 2020. This … Read the full press release

EBRD First VP Bennet meets with Mongolian president, officials

LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD First Vice President Phil Bennett will visit Mongolia next week to meet President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, the interim government and the business community. It will be the first visit of a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee since the adoption … Read the full press release

EBRD expands operations in Morrocco, Bank VP leads ribbon-cutting ceremony

LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD’s Vice President of Banking, Alain Pilloux, is to visit Morocco from 25 to 29 September for meetings with government officials, businesses and project signings. Mr Pilloux’s visit also marks the expansion of the EBRD’s activities in the … Read the full press release

EBRD receives Choice Covered Bond Award 2017 from Global Capital

More recognition for Bank’s work on developing local capital markets LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has been awarded GlobalCapital’s The Cover’s Editor’s Choice Covered Bond Award 2017, the biggest industry award in this area. Bill Thornhill, Editor of The … Read the full press release

Chengdu Metro line to receive traction system from Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been awarded a contract by Chengdu Metro Corp. Ltd. to supply the traction systems for 496 metro cars to circulate on Line 5, the city’s new metro line. The contract is worth approximately … Read the full press release

Julien Naudy takes lead of EKZ JV in Astana

Saint-Ouen, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ. Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an … Read the full press release

French and Indian Aerospace communities enhance ties to encourage and support French SMEs in India

St Cloud, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rafale International consisting of Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales have met more than 100 French SMEs in two-days Business to Business events. These events held  with Indian officials took place in Paris on the 19th … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and Volvo Ocean Race innovates Race Boat Experience

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Visitors to the race villages in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race will be able to explore a life-size replica of the competing Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) yachts as part of a major attraction being presented in … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel explores opportunities in building a world-class facility for the buildings and construction industries

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll® business, which supplies essential ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. The study – expected to be completed by … Read the full press release

Records of 90,000 British convicts uncovered in free history website

BRIGHTON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource. The Digital Panopticon website draws on over four million … Read the full press release

KfW and KfW IPEX-Bank acknowledge importance of work-caregiving balance in Hessen

Voluntary acknowledgement to honour caregiving performed by employees Diverse support services related to ‘work and caregiving’ Frankfurt am Main, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-09-20), KfW and its subsidiary KfW IPEX-Bank signed the charter on balancing work and caregiving in the … Read the full press release

US FDA gives Actamax go signal to conduct trial on Actamax Adhesion Barrier

Parsippany NJ, US, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Actamax Surgical Materials LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of DSM, focused on design of bioresorbable medical devices to reduce the burden of post-operative complications for patients undergoing surgery, announced it has received conditional approval … Read the full press release

SecBI and Innovery Announce Partnership to Promote SecBI’s “Autonomous Investigation” Cybersecurity Solution to the Italian and Spanish Markets

Tel Aviv, Israel and Rome, Italy, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SecBI, a leading developer of advanced cybersecurity threat detection solutions, and Innovery, a leading ICT services provider and software developer, today announced a partnership for distributing SecBI products in Italy … Read the full press release

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Max Planck Society grants funding for study on bird hormones

The Max Planck Society has granted €1.52 million in funding to a project for studying hormones in birds FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Max Planck Society has approved the application to develop a small, autonomously operating analytical system for testing … Read the full press release

Scientists discover new findings on the evolution and movement of traps in carnivorous plants

New findings on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bladderworts (Utricularia spp. Lentibulariaceae) are plants with many superlatives: They belong to the most recently evolved and also the largest genus of carnivorous … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg awarded with 12 new tenure-track professorships

Successful application for the “Federal and State Program for the Advancement of Young Scientists” FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Freiburg received twelve new tenure-track professorships from the “Federal and State Program for the Advancement of Young Scientists”. They … Read the full press release

ABLV introduces innovative products and services for improved customer convenience this autumn

RIGA, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Payment card offer optimization, financing of goods exported from Ukraine, letter of credit financing, LEI for legal entities to make financial instruments transactions, New Hanza Capital bond issue, new issues of ABLV Bank bonds, management of … Read the full press release

Arburg unveils traditional sculpture, presents “Customer Awards” for its silver anniversary in Malaysia

Major anniversary celebrations with around 150 guests Managing Partner Juliane Hehl presents anniversary sculpture Arburg has had its own subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur for 25 years Lossburg, Germany/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 September 2017, the … Read the full press release

MegaFon rated high by ACRA for its creditworthiness

MOSCOW, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that it has been rated AA(RU) with a “Stable” outlook by Analytical Credit Rating Agency, a major Russian rating agency (“ACRA” or the “Agency”). … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz expands operations in the US with a $1.2-B investment

Investment announcement made during the Tuscaloosa based plant’s 20th anniversary celebration. Strategic move of Mercedes-Benz to start production of electric passenger cars in the U.S. as part of its worldwide electric initiative. Tuscaloosa plant will manufacture SUV models for the company’s … Read the full press release

Top model mother and son drive the final chapter of leading vehicle brand’s fashion story

STUTTGART/MILAN, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Top model Amber Valletta, her son Auden McCaw and the Concept EQ are the focus of the third and last chapter of the #mbcollective Fashion Story from Mercedes-Benz. Director and filmmaker Luke Gilford’s photos and film … Read the full press release

Minister President Bouffier tours the Werra Verbund Plant, learns about the potash district’s economic situation

KASSEL, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 September 2017) Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse, visited the Werra Verbund plant to get informed about the current economic situation of the potash district and, at the same time, praised the efforts … Read the full press release

EnBW orders further 117 rapid-charging stations from ABB

Major order from energy supplier EnBW for a further 117 charging stations in 2017 ZURICH, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways. By … Read the full press release

Nova KBM completes the acquisition of Summit Leasing Slovenija (SLS)

MARIBOR, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (18. September 2017), Nova KBM (NKBM or the Bank) completed the acquisition of Summit Leasing Slovenija (SLS), one of the leading leasing companies in Slovenia. The transaction marks an important step towards realizing NKBM’s strategic goal of … Read the full press release

Bristol Medical School: The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process®(LP) published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process® (LP) is published today [Thursday 21 September] in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In this trial, the effectiveness of LP in addition to specialist medical care was … Read the full press release

University of Bristol recipients of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Five early-career researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded over €7M in European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants in recognition of their ‘excellent science’ and potentially ground-breaking research. Five early-career researchers from the University … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study shows that expressive faces on photos can cause identity confusions

Photos of the same person can look substantially different. For example, your passport photo may look quite different from your driving licence, or your face in holiday photos. BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In fact, these differences can mean you look … Read the full press release

Sanofi Genzyme, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals: APOLLO Phase 3 study of patisiran met its primary efficacy endpoint and all secondary endpoints

Investigational RNAi Therapeutic Patisiran Meets Primary and All Secondary Endpoints, with Highly Significant Reduction In Neuropathy Progression and Improvement in Quality of Life at 18 Months Relative to Placebo Alnylam Intends to File New Drug Application (NDA) in Late 2017 … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO launches new initiative for SMEs looking for a loan entirely online

AMSTERDAM, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting today, SMEs looking for a loan online can go to New10, an initiative of ABN AMRO. New10 lets them know within 15 minutes whether they qualify for a loan and under what terms and conditions. … Read the full press release

The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) fined ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for not complying with transaction-related reporting requirements

AMSTERDAMy, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has fined ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for not completely complying with transaction-related reporting requirements. Under MiFID regulations, banks are required to submit … Read the full press release