Daily Archives: 26, March 2024

CEB Approves €1.3 Billion in Loans Across Europe for Social Sector Investments

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved 11 new loans totaling €1.3 billion across various countries and sectors. These loans aim to address critical social issues such as microfinance, healthcare, education, and post-disaster reconstruction. Among the … Read the full press release

Sony Study Reveals Persisting Mental Health Challenges Among European Surgeons and Oncologists

(IN BRIEF) A recent survey conducted by Sony Healthcare Europe indicates that 95% of surgeons and oncologists across Europe experienced negative mental health issues in 2023, a level comparable to the aftermath of the pandemic in 2021. The survey of … Read the full press release

BT and Zscaler Strengthen Partnership to Deliver Enhanced Managed Security Services

(IN BRIEF) Zscaler, Inc. and BT have announced an expanded partnership to offer a comprehensive suite of managed security services based on the Zscaler AI-driven Zero Trust Exchange™ cloud security platform. BT will become the first global service provider to … Read the full press release

Hachette Livre Partners with Gallmeister, Expanding Distribution Reach

(IN BRIEF) Hachette Livre announces a strategic partnership with Gallmeister, an esteemed independent publisher known for its commitment to quality literature worldwide. As part of the collaboration, Hachette Livre will acquire a minority stake in Sequoia, Gallmeister’s distribution arm, and … Read the full press release

Merck Expands M LabTM Collaboration Center in Shanghai, Enhancing Biopharmaceutical Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Merck, a prominent science and technology company, announces a €14 million expansion of its M LabTM Collaboration Center in Shanghai, bolstering its support for the biopharmaceutical industry in China. The expansion includes new facilities such as a biology … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures USD 211M Contract Amendment for Beaverton High School Rebuild Project

(IN BRIEF) Skanska announces a contract amendment worth USD 211 million with Beaverton School District for the Beaverton High School Rebuild Project in Oregon, USA. The project involves constructing a new three-story high school building spanning approximately 28,000 square meters … Read the full press release

GfK Consumer Climate Report: German Sentiment Improves Slowly

(IN BRIEF) The latest GfK Consumer Climate Report reveals a gradual improvement in consumer sentiment in Germany, with slight increases in economic expectations and income optimism. However, the willingness to buy remains low despite rising income, reflecting persistent consumer uncertainty … Read the full press release

Husqvarna Launches New Models of Robotic Lawn Mowers for Medium-Sized Gardens

(IN BRIEF) Husqvarna Group, a leader in robotic lawn care, unveils two new models of Husqvarna Automower® designed specifically for medium-sized gardens. The Automower 310E NERA and 410XE NERA integrate seamlessly with Husqvarna’s EPOS satellite navigation system and introduce the … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Collaborates with DGTL Festival for Interactive Art Installation Promoting Cultural Equality

(IN BRIEF) ABN AMRO has partnered with DGTL festival for its 2024 edition in Amsterdam, featuring the DGTL Dome interactive art installation. Initiated in collaboration with the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and DGTL, the DGTL Dome serves as a platform for … Read the full press release

OMV Releases Comprehensive Sustainability Report 2023, Demonstrating Progress and Commitment

(IN BRIEF) OMV has unveiled its Sustainability Report 2023, providing insights into the company’s management and performance across key Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects. Aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and OMV Strategy 2030, the report … Read the full press release

UN Adopts International Day of Play to Champion Children’s Rights

(IN BRIEF) In a landmark decision, the United Nations has adopted an International Day of Play, slated for June 11th, to underscore the significance of play in children’s development. Backed by global partners and research highlighting the crucial role of … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Higher Prevalence of Lewy Body Disease in Middle-Aged Population

(IN BRIEF) A recent study by the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere suggests that Lewy body disease, the second most common brain degenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, may be more prevalent in middle-aged individuals than previously believed. Utilizing … Read the full press release

Hiab Unveils Next-Generation Emission-Free Hybrid Crane Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Hiab, a part of Cargotec, introduces a new lineup of emission-free electric hybrid crane solutions, known as HIAB wspr, offering versatility and sustainability for various segments. These cranes, powered by both truck engines and electric power take-off (ePTO), … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and SINOPEC Forge Partnership for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in China

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies and SINOPEC have inked a Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly establish a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production unit at a SINOPEC refinery in China. This collaboration aims to address the aviation industry’s need for sustainable solutions, … Read the full press release

Nordea Enhances Internal Allocation Framework for Improved Decision-Making

(IN BRIEF) Nordea announces the update of its internal allocation framework at the onset of 2024, aimed at bolstering transparency, accountability, and decision-making efficacy in capital deployment and resource allocation. The revised framework aligns business area profitability metrics with the … Read the full press release

Yrsa Daley-Ward Joins Sainsbury’s and Comic Relief to Amplify Voices of Food Club Members

(IN BRIEF) Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward collaborates with Sainsbury’s and Comic Relief to illuminate the untold struggles of individuals facing food insecurity in the UK. Through “Unspoken Words,” a collection of poems inspired by real-life stories from the Bonny Downs food … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer Showcases AI-Based Healthcare Innovations at DMEA 2024

(IN BRIEF) Fraunhofer experts are at the forefront of developing AI-driven systems to revolutionize healthcare, presenting their latest advancements at the DMEA 2024 trade show. These innovations span various areas, including diagnostics, surgery planning, telemedicine, and data management. From AI-based … Read the full press release

March 26, 2024: Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 255,145 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize announces the repurchase of 255,145 common shares between March 18 and March 22, 2024, at an average price of €27.18 per share, totaling €6.9 million. This transaction is part of the €1 billion share buyback program … Read the full press release

Symrise Unveils Trendscope™ 2024+: Decoding Food and Beverage Trends for Innovative Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Symrise introduces the latest edition of its proprietary trend tool, Trendscope™ 2024+, aimed at deciphering consumer trends shaping the food and beverage industry. The tool amalgamates qualitative and quantitative research methods to identify key drivers such as naturalness, … Read the full press release

Hannover Re Unveils Dedicated Cyber and Digital Business Unit for Enhanced Reinsurance Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Hannover Re announces the establishment of a new specialty reinsurance business unit, effective April 1, 2024, aimed at consolidating its global operations in cyber and digital domains to bolster underwriting proficiency. Led by Stefan Sperlich, the unit will … Read the full press release

Saab’s Arexis Sensor Suite Selected for German Air Force’s Eurofighter EW Variant

(IN BRIEF) The German defense procurement office has chosen Saab’s Arexis sensor suite to equip the Eurofighter EK, an electronic warfare variant of the German Air Force’s Eurofighter aircraft. The contract, initiated in June 2023, marks the beginning of Saab’s … Read the full press release

Telia Denmark Maintains Network Excellence with Nokia’s Advanced Managed Services

(IN BRIEF) Telia Denmark has once again clinched the top spot for customer-perceived network quality in the country, thanks to Nokia’s advanced managed services. Umlaut, a renowned advisory firm, bestowed this recognition for the second consecutive year, underscoring Telia’s commitment … Read the full press release

NIB Partners with SCA to Fund Fasikan Wind Farm in Northern Sweden

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has inked a 10-year loan agreement with Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (Publ) to co-finance the Fasikan Wind Farm in Jämtland county, northern Sweden. Valued at SEK 1 billion, this loan will bolster the … Read the full press release

Sustainable Monopile Covers Revolutionize Offshore Wind Farm Construction

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm marks a significant shift in offshore wind turbine construction with the introduction of reusable monopile covers. Traditionally, covers were disposed of after use, but this innovative solution, developed by CCM B.V., … Read the full press release

ABP Champions Environmental Stewardship in Great British Spring Cleanup 2024

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) actively participated in the Great British Spring Clean 2024, an extensive environmental campaign organized by Keep Britain Tidy. ABP employees volunteered to collect litter at Ports of Immingham, Grimsby, and Hull, amassing over 40 … Read the full press release

Italian Energy Giants Forge Alliance for Maritime Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) Eni, Fincantieri, and RINA, prominent Italian entities in energy, shipbuilding, and engineering consultancy respectively, have solidified an agreement to spearhead initiatives targeting the decarbonization of the maritime sector. Their collaborative efforts aim to develop sustainable alternatives, explore new … Read the full press release