Daily Archives: 16, February 2024

Continental Launches VikingContact 8: The Ultimate Winter Tire for Nordic Conditions

(IN BRIEF) Continental is proud to introduce the VikingContact 8, the latest innovation in winter tire technology designed specifically for the demanding conditions of Nordic winters. Engineered with a focus on safety, comfort, and sustainability, the VikingContact 8 sets a … Read the full press release

Achmea Reaches €85 Million Settlement Agreement for Unit-Linked Insurance Policies

(IN BRIEF) Achmea has reached a final settlement agreement with interest groups Consumentenclaim, Woekerpolis.nl, Woekerpolisproces, Wakkerpolis, and the Consumentenbond regarding unit-linked insurance policies sold through various brands in the Netherlands. The agreement, totaling €85 million, aims to provide clarity and … Read the full press release

Norsk Hydro ASA Secures USD 1 Billion Credit Facility for General Corporate Purposes

(IN BRIEF) Norsk Hydro ASA announced the signing of a USD 1,000 million revolving multi-currency credit facility on February 15, 2024. The facility, with a two-year tenor and a one-year extension option, replaces the company’s previous undrawn USD 1,300 million … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Reports Strong Financial Performance and Plans for Growth in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re has announced impressive financial results for 2023, reporting a net income of USD 3.2 billion and a return on equity of 22.3%. The company’s Property & Casualty Reinsurance (P&C Re), Life & Health Reinsurance (L&H Re), … Read the full press release

Experienced Professional Hanna Maula Joins Neste as VP of Communications

(IN BRIEF) Hanna Maula, an experienced professional in communications and brand management, has been appointed as Vice President of Communications and Brand at Neste, effective no later than June 1, 2024. She will report directly to Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson, Executive Vice … Read the full press release

TenneT Advances Plans for New High-Voltage Connections Across Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) TenneT, the Dutch transmission system operator, is moving forward with plans to extend the national 380 kV grid, with a focus on three key connections: Vierverlaten-Ens, Ens-Diemen, and Geertruidenberg-Krimpen aan den IJssel or Crayestein. The Ministry of Economic … Read the full press release

Ericsson Authorizes Transfer of Own Shares to Cover Compensation Program Costs

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has announced that it will be exercising its authorization granted at the annual general meeting on March 29, 2023, to transfer the company’s own shares. This decision allows Ericsson to retain and sell up to 60% … Read the full press release

ING to Redeem $1.25 Billion Perpetual Additional Tier 1 Contingent Convertible Capital Securities

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

(IN BRIEF) ING has announced its decision to redeem US$ 1,250 million of 6.750% Perpetual Additional Tier 1 Contingent Convertible Capital Securities on April 16, 2024, aligning with the bank’s ongoing efforts to optimize its capital structure. The securities will … Read the full press release

NatWest Group Names Paul Thwaite as CEO, Aims for Future Growth

(IN BRIEF) NatWest Group plc has announced the appointment of Paul Thwaite as Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, effective immediately. Thwaite, who initially took on the role on a 12-month basis in July 2023, has been recognized for … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Steel Launches Tender for Hydrogen Supply in Decarbonization Drive

(IN BRIEF) thyssenkrupp Steel has initiated a call for tenders to supply hydrogen to its first direct reduction plant as part of the tkH2Steel decarbonization project. The project aims to transition to 100% hydrogen operation by 2029, with hydrogen use … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Revolutionizes Telephony with Cloud Migration Success

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom has achieved a groundbreaking transition by migrating its IP-based voice telephony platform to the cloud, centralizing landline connections through cloud data centers in Germany and migrating over seventeen million customer connections. Facilitated by the NIMS platform … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Mahindra Strike Major Deal for Electric Mobility Advancement

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move towards advancing their joint vision for e-mobility, Volkswagen Group and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) have signed a landmark supply agreement for components of Volkswagen’s MEB platform to be integrated into Mahindra’s purpose-built electric … Read the full press release

EIB Group Expands Baltic Presence with New Offices in Riga and Tallinn

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has announced plans to establish local offices in Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia, aiming to bolster its support for regional projects and investments. This move signifies a deeper commitment to the Latvian … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Oyj repurchased 80,325 own shares as Part of EUR 50 Million Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu finalized its share repurchase program on February 15, 2024, purchasing shares on two trading venues. The total cost amounted to EUR 330,701.62 for 80,325 shares. This action is in line with the company’s previously announced buyback program … Read the full press release

AI in Museums: Enhancing Storytelling with Responsible Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Richard Carter, a University of York academic, is leading a project exploring the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the museum and heritage sector to revolutionize storytelling and enrich visitor experiences. The project, funded by the … Read the full press release

Unveiling Prehistoric Life: Star Carr Exhibition at Yorkshire Museum Showcases Mesolithic Artefacts

(IN BRIEF) A remarkable exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum, titled “Star Carr: Life after the ice,” unveils a treasure trove of artefacts discovered during excavations led by a University of York researcher at the renowned Middle Stone Age site of … Read the full press release

Henkel Expands Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Solutions with Acquisition of Seal for Life Industries LLC

(IN BRIEF) Henkel, a global leader in adhesive technologies, has announced the acquisition of Seal for Life Industries LLC, a US-based provider of protective coating and sealing solutions, from Arsenal Capital Partners. With Seal for Life’s expertise in infrastructure markets … Read the full press release

Empa Researcher Awarded Entrepreneur Fellowship to Harness Industrial Waste Heat with Innovative Technology

(IN BRIEF) Empa researcher Andyn Omanovic, in collaboration with etavalve GmbH, a spin-off of Empa and ETH Zurich, is poised to revolutionize the utilization of industrial waste heat. Omanovic’s innovative piston machine, equipped with an electro-hydraulically actuated valve control system, … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom Earns Top Marks in Carbon Disclosure Project for Second Consecutive Year

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom secures the third-highest grade in the annual Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the second year running, showcasing its commitment to climate action and sustainability. Surpassing competitors in the electrical and electronic equipment sector, Kapsch TrafficCom’s exemplary … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall’s Joint Venture Secures Major Healthcare Sector Order for Innovative Fatigue Detection System

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall Dermalog SensorTec GmbH, a joint venture between Rheinmetall AG and DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, has clinched a significant order from a leading healthcare company for a cutting-edge system designed to detect distraction and fatigue during final quality … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Releases Updated Pump Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Pump Selection and Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval has unveiled the latest edition of its esteemed Pump Handbook, a 375-page resource offering detailed insights into pump functionality, selection, and efficiency optimization. Originally introduced 25 years ago, the handbook has become a staple in engineering … Read the full press release

Veolia Foundation Launches 2024 Student Solidarity Prize: Fostering Innovation and Social Impact

(IN BRIEF) Veolia Foundation’s annual Student Solidarity Prize 2024 has been announced, inviting student associations to submit their projects aimed at addressing social, environmental, and developmental challenges. Until April 30, 2024, student-led initiatives can vie for recognition and support, with … Read the full press release

Moldova’s Diaspora Returns to Drive Reform: A Strategic Initiative for European Integration

(IN BRIEF) Moldova’s aspiration for EU membership is met with the recognition of significant challenges in key sectors like energy, trade, and banking. In response, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) formulated the Reform Support Team (RST) program, … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Showcases Commitment to Sustainability in New Museum Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto’s latest exhibition at the Škoda Museum in Mladá Boleslav highlights the company’s dedication to electrification and sustainability, running until June 16th. Featuring historical and current environmental projects, the exhibit details Škoda’s strategies to reduce emissions throughout … Read the full press release