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Amerikaanse Customer Data Platform authoriteit David M. Raab leidt eerste CDP Workshop in Nederland

AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de … Read the full press release

AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q3 2018: 63% of Irish SMEs believed Brexit would have a negative impact on their business

22% of businesses who had plans to invest in or expand their business have postponed/cancelled those plans, with 20% reviewing their plans (ROI) 7% of ROI SMEs have postponed bank borrowing for capital investment, while 18% say their working capital … Read the full press release

EBRD lends €15 million to Turkish chemicals maker to increase production of a key component in energy-efficient tyres

EBRD €15 million loan will fund building of new production facility New plant will increase capacity by 40,000 tonnes by 2020 Expansion supports fast-growing demand for silica used in energy-efficient tyres LONDON, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In support of greener business … Read the full press release

NIB to finance investments in water supply and wastewater treatment in Tanum, Sweden

NIB and the municipality of Tanum have signed a 25-year loan facility of SEK 150 million (EUR 14.65 million) to finance investments in water supply and wastewater treatment. HELSINKI, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The long-term loan from NIB will co-finance projects … Read the full press release

SNCF group partners with Natixis Payments for the development of its Personal Mobility Assistant app

A new strategic move for SNCF in the development of a Personal Mobility Assistant for Spring 2019 PARIS, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The SNCF group is joining forces with Natixis Payments for the development of its Personal Mobility Assistant app aimed … Read the full press release

EBRD and Green Energy Special Fund provide €11 million joint loan to modernise street lighting in the Romanian city of Bacau

EBRD and Green Energy Special Fund providing €11 million joint loan to city of Bacau Energy efficient lighting will reduce energy usage and CO2 emissions by 50 per cent Investment will target key areas in the city and help make them … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank raised over £150,000 for charities supporting vulnerable women at Frieze London art fair

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank Wealth Management helped to raise over £150,000 for charities supporting vulnerable women at this month’s Frieze London art fair, with a ‘secret postcard sale’ organised by British artist Tracey Emin and her … Read the full press release

Mandatum Life to launch new online trading service based on Saxo Bank’s investment and trading technology

Mandatum Life will launch a new online trading service based on the Saxo Bank Group’s (Saxo Bank) state of the art investment and trading technology in the first half of 2019. COPENHAGEN, 26-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The service opens up … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank to offer CFD Options on a range of option roots covering puts and calls on 15 of the world’s largest stock indices

New product provides clients with access to 15 CFD options on the world’s largest stock indices COPENHAGEN, 26-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saxo Bank, the online trading and multi-asset specialist, has today announced that it will begin to offer CFD Options on … Read the full press release

Erste Group and ASFINAG conducted the first end-to-end digital issuance of a debt financing instrument in Europe via blockchain

Newly developed permissioned blockchain platform used for the issuance of a Schuldscheindarlehen Transaction marks the first time such an instrument has been issued without a traditional paper-based process occurring in parallel Blockchain-based platform offers improved speed, lower operational risk and … Read the full press release

Groupe BPCE credit rating raised to A+ by S&P

PARIS, 23-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a similar move by Moody’s this June, the rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) announced a one-notch upgrade to its long-term credit rating on Groupe BPCE from A to A+, coupled with a stable outlook. … Read the full press release

UniCredit successfully completed seven of nine IPOs on Italian main market since the beginning of 2017 for a total market value of more than EUR 3.7bn

MILAN, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (19 October 2018), Piovan, a leading automation solutions provider, started trading on the Milan Stock Exchange following the successful completion of its IPO. UniCredit acted as a Joint Global Coordinator in the transaction. The bank’s … Read the full press release

UniCredit’s internal digital collaboration platform winner at Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards 2018

The prestigious award was given in the “Workforce Experience” category MILAN, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit MarketPlace won the Silver award in the Workforce Experience category at the prestigious Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards2018. The awards ceremony took place yesterday in Lisbon.  The MarketPlace is … Read the full press release

KfW IPEX-Bank finances Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE SA’s new plant in Ireland

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW IPEX-Bank is financing the construction of a new plant in Ireland for the Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE SA. The new production plant is to be built in cooperation with the Irish company … Read the full press release

KfW Entrepreneurs’ Award 2018 winners announced

The 16 regional winners have been selected Awards presented to successful entrepreneurs who have expanded their business Awards ceremony held at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin on 11 October 2018 Total prize fund of … Read the full press release

KfW new subsidiary KfW Capital to develop the VC and VD funding landscape in Germany

Joint press release from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, KfW and KfW Capital Joint initiative between Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Federal Ministry of Finance and KfW to expand the markets for venture … Read the full press release

Paul de Leusse to succeed André Coisne as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Bank

PARIS, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange Bank’s Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Paul de Leusse, who succeeds André Coisne as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Bank, a role he will occupy alongside his role as the Orange … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas announces the appointment of Yann Gérardin as Deputy Chief Operating Officer in charge of CIB

PARIS, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Yann Gérardin, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) since 2014, is appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer in charge of CIB with effect from 1 October 2018. Alain Papiasse is appointed Chairman of CIB. As … Read the full press release

The EBRD supports FT Climate Finance Summit in London

The EBRD’s message to governments: renewables are now cheapest source of energy The Bank’s renewable energy investments top €6 billion LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  The EBRD is urging a step change in levels of investment in renewable sources of … Read the full press release

EBRD launched its new strategy for the agribusiness sector

Responsible, sustainable and innovative approach for the next five years EBRD the most active multilateral institution in agribusiness in its regions EBRD investment in the agribusiness sector to date exceeds €6.7 billion LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Addressing the growing challenges … Read the full press release

EBRD invests €40 million under the EBRD Slovak Covered Bonds Framework

EBRD invests in covered bonds by local lender Slovenská sporiteľňa EBRD supports drafting of new legislation for bonds in cooperation with Slovak authorities Rating agency Moody’s rates programme Aaa LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The development of the capital market in … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking launches Global Markets Incubator for market-dedicated Fintechs

PARIS, 02-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With this launch, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) adopts a pioneering approach in incubation for start-ups specialising in market activities, while strengthening its support to the Fintech ecosystem. The selected Fintechs will … Read the full press release

Societe Generale classed as Best French Bank in RobecoSAM’s CSR ranking

PARIS, 02-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time, Societe Generale has been classed Best French Bank in RobecoSAM’s CSR* ranking. The Group was ranked eighth out of the 133 European banks included in the study, and remained in the top … Read the full press release

FMO closes USD 15 million loan for Bancop to support job creation by productive SMEs in Paraguay

The HAGUE, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FMO has closed a USD 15 million loan for Banco Para la Comercialización y la Producción, Bancop S.A. (“Bancop”) in Paraguay, to support job creation by productive SMEs. Bancop is a member of the … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo and Fondazione Cariplo inaugurate the first Italian Circular Economy lab in Milan

The research Hub dedicated to the circular economy based in Milan at Cariplo Factory, was inaugurated in the presence of Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, of which Intesa Sanpaolo is the only Financial Services Global Partner Intesa … Read the full press release

Andrea Orcel to succeed José Antonio Álvarez as CEO of Banco Santander Group

Ana Botín: “We are committed to continue executing on the loyalty strategy we announced in October 2015, and accelerating on the digitalization of our businesses as we build an integrated, global and open financial services platform for our customers across … Read the full press release

Barclays launches new digital platform to boost its Corporate Banking operations in Western Europe

European footprint improved through increased investment Digital Corporate Banking platform developed to support multi-country banking More complete range of services available to institutional clients and global corporates Enhanced offering boosted by new hires in Europe LONDON, 26-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU support first Moroccan business under Value Chain and Competitiveness Programme in Morocco

EBRD and EU support first Moroccan business under Value Chain and Competitiveness Programme in Morocco FINTECC programme to optimise the resources of Multisac Company to receive technical assistance through Blue Ribbon programme. LONDON, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting the development of the packaging … Read the full press release

SEB’s IT Young Professional Programme celebrates a decade of having over 100 skilled and engaged IT professionals joining the bank

STOCKHOLM, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The IT Young Professional Programme, ITYPP, started 2008 to attract new competences to SEB. Today the program is still going strong and can proudly celebrate a decade of having over 100 skilled and engaged IT professionals … Read the full press release

Banco Santander to sell portfolio of residential properties to Cerberus affiliate for 1.535 billion euros

Portfolio comprises 35,700 residential properties, including parking and storage. MADRID, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco Santander has reached an agreement with an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”) for the sale of a portfolio of residential properties for 1.535 billion … Read the full press release