Monthly Archives: December 2023

Historic 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Transatlantic Flight Supported by Kuehne+Nagel

(IN BRIEF) On November 28, 2023, a groundbreaking achievement took place as the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) transatlantic flight by a commercial airline successfully landed at New York JFK after departing from London Heathrow. Kuehne+Nagel, a key … Read the full press release

Barco NV Completes Share Buyback Program with 24.55% of Shares Repurchased

(IN BRIEF) Barco NV has disclosed details of its share buyback program, which started on December 19, 2023. Between December 27 and December 29, 2023, the company repurchased a total of 58,000 shares at an average price of €16.4721 per … Read the full press release

Skanska Commits SEK 2 Billion Investment to Lindhagen’s Olivin Office Building

(IN BRIEF) Skanska is set to invest SEK 2 billion in Olivin, an office building that marks the initial phase of development in the Lindhagen neighborhood. This substantial investment also includes a construction contract valued at approximately SEK 1 billion, … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Completes Share Repurchases, Holds 25.9 Million Treasury Shares

(IN BRIEF) On December 28, 2023, Outokumpu concluded its share repurchase program, acquiring a total of 169,699 of its own shares across various trading venues. The buyback program, which had a maximum limit of 11 million shares and was authorized … Read the full press release

EQT AB Increases Total Shares to 1.25 Billion in December 2023

(IN BRIEF) EQT AB (publ) (“EQT”) has reported that as of December 29, 2023, the total number of shares amounts to 1,245,929,967, with 1,244,700,306 being ordinary shares and 1,229,661 being class C shares, resulting in a total of 1,244,823,272.10 votes. … Read the full press release

Vienna Stock Exchange in 2023: Resilience Amid Economic Challenges and Record Bond Listings

(IN BRIEF) The Vienna Stock Exchange faced a challenging year in 2023, marked by high interest rates, persistent inflation, and geopolitical tensions that impacted European stock markets. Despite these unfavorable conditions affecting trading activity, the exchange achieved a record year … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Introduces AI-Powered App Security Service to Safeguard Business Cell Phones

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom has launched the APPVISORY Secure App Check service, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology to enhance the security of business cell phones and tablets. This service automatically scans applications for security and data protection vulnerabilities, offering real-time … Read the full press release

EBRD Grants $10 Million Loan to Atameken-Agro for Agricultural Modernization and Environmental Enhancement in Kazakhstan

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a $10 million loan to Atameken-Agro, a leading agricultural holding in Kazakhstan, to support the modernization and environmental improvement of its agricultural machinery. This initiative aims to enhance … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank and Bank of Georgia Partner to Boost Green Investments and SME Growth with €50 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has inked a €50 million loan agreement with the Bank of Georgia, aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-cap companies, while also promoting sustainable economic recovery and growth. Notably, a … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Completes Share Repurchase, Adding 158,885 Treasury Shares

(IN BRIEF) On December 27, 2023, Outokumpu finalized its share repurchase program, acquiring its own shares as per the following breakdown: 58,492 shares on CEUX at a weighted average price of EUR 4.5323 per share, 99,377 shares on XHEL at … Read the full press release

Terna Gains Approval for €8 Million Underground Power Line to Boost Energy Security in La Spezia

(IN BRIEF) The Minister of Environment and Energy Security has granted authorization for Terna’s new electricity connection project linking La Spezia and Arcola (SP). With an investment of 8 million euros, the project will involve the construction of a 4.3 … Read the full press release

Nordic Investment Bank and Wellbeing Services County Collaborate on €70 Million Hospital Expansion in Finland

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has entered into a 20-year EUR 70 million loan agreement with the Wellbeing Services County (WSC) of North Savo, Finland, to fund the expansion and renovation of the “Uusi Sydän” central hospital and … Read the full press release

ORLEN Group Embraces Virtual Power Plant Technology for Enhanced Energy Management

(IN BRIEF) The ORLEN Group is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to introduce Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology, which will centralize the coordination of power generation sources throughout the country via a central control system. This innovative project aims to … Read the full press release

ING Repurchases Nearly 15 Million Shares in €2.5 Billion Buyback Program

ING Repurchases Nearly 1.7 Million Shares, Demonstrating Progress in Buyback Initiative

(IN BRIEF) ING has announced that it has successfully repurchased 14,925,745 shares during the week of December 18 to December 22, 2023, as part of its €2.5 billion share buyback program initiated on November 2, 2023. These shares were acquired … Read the full press release

Eni Achieves Record Gas Introduction Milestone at Congo LNG Project

(IN BRIEF) Eni has announced a significant achievement in its Congo LNG project, with the successful introduction of gas into the Tango Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility moored in Congolese waters, just twelve months after the final investment decision. … Read the full press release

Elli Expands European E-Mobility Network to Over 600,000 Charging Points

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move to boost electric mobility in Europe, Elli (Volkswagen Group Charging) has expanded its charging network to offer access to more than 600,000 charge points across 27 European countries. This expansion is part of Elli’s … Read the full press release

Kosovo Family’s Sustainable Heating Journey: A Green Investment with EBRD’s Support

(IN BRIEF) In central Kosovo’s village of Koshare, the Sopa family, like many others, used to spend a significant amount on wood for heating their home during harsh winters. Seeking a more sustainable and cost-effective solution, Florim Sopa invested nearly … Read the full press release

EBRD Partners with Bank Eskhata to Bolster Tajik Businesses with $5 Million Loans

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is collaborating with Tajikistan’s largest private lender, Bank Eskhata, to enhance the sustainability of Tajik businesses. Under their risk-sharing agreement, EBRD will share half the risk on two loans totaling … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU Partner with ProCredit Bank to Boost Georgian MSMEs with $10 Million Loan for Green Investments

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are intensifying their support for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Georgia through a partnership with ProCredit Bank. ProCredit Bank, a trusted EBRD partner … Read the full press release

EU’s €3 Million Injection Powers Energy Efficiency in Ukrainian Public Buildings

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated €3 million to the Ukrainian government as part of the EIB Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response package. The funds will be used to implement energy-saving renovations in 18 public healthcare and educational … Read the full press release

BBVA Colombia Grants University Scholarships to Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Children in Need

(IN BRIEF) BBVA in Colombia has awarded university scholarships to the children of micro-entrepreneur clients of Bancamía across the country. These scholarships are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and determination exhibited by the parents of these students. Mario Pardo … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Commitment to Rewarding Its 750,000 Retail Shareholders

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, with over 750,000 retail shareholders, places a strong emphasis on creating value for its individual investors who collectively hold 39.3 percent of the bank’s shares. The remaining shares are owned by institutional investors, including investment and pension … Read the full press release

Fincantieri Set to Acquire Remazel Engineering in Subsea and Marine Energy Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Fincantieri S.p.A. is advancing its strategic development project within the Subsea and Marine Energy sectors through an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Remazel Engineering S.p.A. from Advanced Technology Industrial Group S.A. The key details and … Read the full press release

UniCredit S.p.A. Completes First Tranche of Share Buy-Back Program

(IN BRIEF) UniCredit S.p.A. has successfully concluded the First Tranche of its share buy-back program, which was initiated on October 30, 2023, following authorization from the Shareholders’ Meeting on October 27, 2023. The buy-back program aimed to purchase UniCredit’s ordinary … Read the full press release

Enea AB Repurchases 22,505 Shares as Part of Capital Structure Adjustment Plan

(IN BRIEF) Between December 18 and 22, 2023, Enea AB (publ) has repurchased a total of 22,505 of its own shares (ISIN: SE0009697220) as part of the share buyback program initiated with authorization from the Annual General Meeting in 2023. … Read the full press release

SSAB AB Repurchases 1.8 Million Shares as Part of Capital Structure Adjustment

(IN BRIEF) Between December 18 and 22, 2023, SSAB AB (publ) has repurchased a total of 1,848,850 of its own shares, consisting of 466,854 shares of series A and 1,381,996 shares of series B. This buyback is part of a … Read the full press release

Yokohama Port Collaborates with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical and Maersk to Develop Green Methanol Bunkering Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The City of Yokohama, in partnership with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Maersk, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance the creation of green methanol bunkering infrastructure at the Port of Yokohama in Japan, which houses … Read the full press release

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) Adopts Adjusted Capital Policy to Address Expected Losses

(IN BRIEF) De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has come to an agreement with the Dutch State regarding its anticipated temporary but significant losses in the upcoming years. These losses are a result of increases in key policy rates aimed at combating … Read the full press release

RWE Foundation Supports Socially Disadvantaged Youth with €125 Million Endowment

(IN BRIEF) In celebration of its 125th anniversary, RWE established the RWE Foundation with a substantial starting capital of 125 million euros, dedicated to fostering equal opportunities for children and young people across Europe. The foundation recently unveiled two of … Read the full press release

Airbus Delivers First A321neo from Cutting-Edge Toulouse Assembly Line

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has celebrated the successful delivery of its inaugural Airbus A321neo from its advanced A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. This milestone marks the start of the production ramp-up at the new facility, emphasizing Airbus’ commitment … Read the full press release

Maersk Joins Forces with Yokohama and Mitsubishi for Green Methanol Bunkering in Japan

(IN BRIEF) A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has signed an MoU with the City of Yokohama and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) to collaborate on establishing green methanol bunkering infrastructure in Yokohama, Japan. This partnership aligns with Maersk’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions … Read the full press release

Vestas Secures 254 MW Wind Turbine Order for Confidential Australian Project

(IN BRIEF) Vestas, the global wind turbine manufacturer, has clinched a significant order for 254 MW to power an undisclosed wind project in Australia. The order encompasses 41 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines sourced from Vestas’ EnVentus platform. In addition to … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Completes Repurchase of 156,771 Own Shares as Part of EUR 50 Million Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) On December 22, 2023, Outokumpu successfully concluded the repurchase of its own shares in accordance with its share buyback program, as previously announced on November 29, 2023. The program, authorized by the Annual General Meeting, allows for the … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures $81 Million Contract for Renovation of Historic War Memorial Building in Nashville

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has entered into a contract with the State of Tennessee for the extensive renovation of the iconic War Memorial Building in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Valued at USD 81 million (approximately SEK 860 million), this project will be … Read the full press release

Skanska Invests CZK 1 Billion in Eco-Friendly Residential Project in Prague

(IN BRIEF) Skanska is committing CZK 1 billion (approximately SEK 480 million) to fund the second phase of the Modransky cukrovar residential development project in Prague, Czech Republic. This phase will encompass 126 apartments and six commercial units, and it … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Receives Environmental Approval for Spain’s First Hybrid Photovoltaic and Hydroelectric Plant

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola has achieved a significant environmental milestone with the approval of Spain’s inaugural hybrid photovoltaic and hydroelectric plant, known as HIDRO Cedillo. The project, located in Extremadura’s municipality of Cedillo, is set to boast an impressive capacity of … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca Advances in Cell Therapy with Acquisition of Gracell Biotechnologies

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca has announced its definitive agreement to acquire Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GRCL), a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in cell therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases. This strategic move aims to bolster AstraZeneca’s presence in the field of … Read the full press release

Terna Achieves Milestones in Governance and Tax Transparency, Gains Admission to Italian Tax Scheme

(IN BRIEF) Terna, Italy’s national power grid operator, has achieved noteworthy milestones by securing the “UNI Pdr 104 2021” certification for robust administrative and tax governance and being admitted to the Italian Revenue Agency’s Collaborative Compliance tax scheme. The certification, … Read the full press release

Norsk Hydro ASA’s Share Buyback Program Doubles Owned Shares, Now Holds 1.42% of the Company’s Total

(IN BRIEF) Norsk Hydro ASA has provided an update on its share buyback program, which commenced on September 22, 2023, and is scheduled to conclude on February 29, 2024. The program’s recent transactions include the purchase of 75,309 shares on … Read the full press release

Aviva Expects £80 Million Boost in Singlife Sale Proceeds Due to Sumitomo Deal

(IN BRIEF) Aviva plc has announced its anticipation of an additional £80 million in proceeds from the sale of its stake in Singapore Life Holdings Pte Ltd (Singlife) to Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, as Sumitomo Life agreed to acquire TPG’s … Read the full press release