Daily Archives: 3, November 2023

Vestas Secures Order for Seven Wind Turbines in Germany’s Bosau Project

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received a firm order from Strom 2020 GmbH & Co. KG for the Bosau wind project in Germany. The order includes the supply, delivery, and commissioning of seven V150-6.0 MW wind … Read the full press release

CapMan Hotels Fund Partners with Lapland Hotels for Expansion in Oulu, Finland

(IN BRIEF) CapMan Hotels II fund has entered into an agreement to acquire “KOY Oulun Kuvernööri,” a five-story office property in Oulu city center, Finland. The plan is to transform the building into an extension of Lapland Hotels Oulu, increasing … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Reports Robust Earnings of $2.5 Billion in First Nine Months of 2023

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has announced strong financial results for the first nine months of 2023, posting a net income of USD 2.5 billion. In the third quarter alone, the company recorded a profit of USD … Read the full press release

Borealis Successfully Completes Acquisition of Rialti to Strengthen Recyclate-Based Polypropylene Compounding Business

(IN BRIEF) Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the plastics industry, has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Rialti S.p.A., a prominent European polypropylene (PP) compounder specializing in sustainable PP compounds made from mechanically recycled feedstock. … Read the full press release

Indra to Upgrade Spanish Port Maritime Single Window for European Compliance and Improved Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Indra has secured a contract with Puertos del Estado to enhance and adapt the Spanish Port Maritime Single Window to European standards, aiming to boost the competitiveness of Spain’s ports and foreign trade. The project involves aligning the … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Mobile Site Achieves ISCC PLUS Certification for Renewable Isophorone Production

(IN BRIEF) Evonik’s Mobile, Alabama site has earned the prestigious ISCC PLUS sustainability certificate for its pioneering use of renewable acetone in the production of isophorone-based products, allowing Evonik to introduce its VESTA eCO series to the U.S. market. By … Read the full press release

STARK Group Strengthens Its Presence in Northern Finland with New Rovaniemi Branch

(IN BRIEF) STARK Group, a leading provider of building materials and solutions, is extending its reach in Northern Finland by inaugurating a new branch in Rovaniemi. This expansion adds to the company’s existing network of 27 branches throughout Finland. Rovaniemi, … Read the full press release

Maersk Navigates Stormy Seas: Q3 2023 Results Reflect Industry Challenges

(IN BRIEF) In the third quarter of 2023, global shipping and logistics giant Maersk reported financial results that mirrored expectations but reflected the harsh realities of a challenging market environment. With revenues of USD 12.1 billion, down significantly from the … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland Introduces 5-Star Certification for Eye Comfort in Displays

(IN BRIEF) TÜV Rheinland has unveiled a new “Eye Comfort” star-rating certification designed to assess and classify displays based on their eye comfort features using a transparent 5-star rating system. The certification evaluates three technical dimensions related to eye comfort: … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank to Advise Bulgaria on Strengthening Development Financial Institutions

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide advisory assistance to the Bulgarian Ministry of Innovation and Growth to enhance the effectiveness of the development financial institutions it supervises, with the aim of better supporting the Bulgarian economy. The … Read the full press release

In Ovo Secures €40 Million Loan from European Investment Bank to Scale Up Ella® Technology for Ethical Poultry Egg Production

(IN BRIEF) Dutch AgriTech company In Ovo has entered into a €40 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to advance its proprietary Ella® technology. The technology enables the early identification of the sex of eggs through high-throughput … Read the full press release

Allianz X Invests in NEXT Insurance to Advance Small Business Insurance Innovation

Allianz Trade Study Reveals Gap Between Perceived and Actual Inflation, with Germany Experiencing Significant Disparity

(IN BRIEF) Allianz X, the digital investments division of global insurer Allianz Group, has announced a strategic investment in NEXT Insurance, a leading technology-focused small business insurer in the United States. Allstate is also participating in this investment round, bringing … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Elli Launches Elli Fleet Charging Across Europe to Streamline Electric Vehicle Fleet Management

(IN BRIEF) Elli, a brand under the Volkswagen Group, has introduced Elli Fleet Charging, an intelligent solution for managing and optimizing electric vehicle (EV) fleets across Europe. Initially available in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria, the platform allows companies to … Read the full press release

BASF and 3Helix Partner to Commercialize Innovative Anti-Aging Technology

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a global chemical company, has entered into an innovation partnership with 3Helix Inc., a U.S.-based technology start-up, to leverage 3Helix’s proprietary CHP (Collagen Hybrid Peptides) technology. This collaboration involves an equity investment and licensing agreement, granting BASF … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom’s Subsidiary Joins Aleph Zero’s Privacy-Enhancing Blockchain Network

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Deutsche Telekom MMS, has announced its participation in the Aleph Zero network as a validator. The subsidiary has established validator nodes on both the mainnet and testnet of Aleph Zero’s privacy-enhancing layer 1 blockchain. … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Plans Dividend Increase and €2 Billion Share Buyback for 2024

(IN BRIEF) The Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom has announced its plans for shareholder remuneration in the upcoming year. The company intends to increase the dividend for the 2023 financial year to €0.77 per dividend-bearing share, up from €0.70 … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US Launch T Challenge for AI-Driven Network and Customer Experience Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US have announced the launch of the fourth edition of the T Challenge, an international competition focused on harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance network management and customer experiences. Participants are invited to submit … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Launches Heartwarming Christmas Campaign Celebrating Genuine Connections

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom is set to kick off its international Christmas campaign, starting on November 4, with an advertisement titled “Questions that matter connect us more.” The ad revolves around a family’s Christmas gathering, highlighting the joy of reuniting … Read the full press release

Lombard, Rigby Capital, and SCC Collaborate to Tackle Electronic Waste and Promote Sustainable Tech Solutions

NatWest Survey: UK Regional Business Activity Slows in July 2023, Employment Holds Steady while Inflation Trends Vary

(IN BRIEF) Lombard, the asset finance arm of NatWest Group, has joined forces with Rigby Capital and SCC to address the growing problem of electronic waste (e-waste). The collaboration aims to provide businesses with an end-to-end technology solution that improves … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Forms Strategic Alliance with Kotak Mahindra Bank in Indian Insurance Market

(IN BRIEF) Zurich Insurance Group has announced a significant strategic alliance with Kotak Mahindra Bank in India, with plans to acquire a 51% stake in Kotak Mahindra General Insurance Company for $488 million. This investment marks one of the largest … Read the full press release