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DEG to pool activities in the West African countries with new representative office in Lagos

COLOGNE, 8-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft opens a representative office in Lagos. The new office in Nigeria’s economic hub will pool DEG’s activities in the West African countries. Nigeria is one of the largest economies … Read the full press release

Santander takes over the majority stake in UK based Ebury for EUR 400 million 

Santander takes over the majority stake in UK based Ebury for EUR 400 million 

MADRID, 5-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UK based Ebury, which is the best-in-class trade and foreign exchange facilitator for small and medium-sized companies has received €400 million (~£350 million) strategic investment from Banco Santander. Santander’s investment in Ebury will help the … Read the full press release

NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank to improve access to financing for SMEs in western Sweden with new loan programme

HELSINKI, 31-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank sign seven-year loan programme of SEK 300 million (EUR 27.8 million) to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and environmental projects in western Sweden. This will improve access to … Read the full press release

Khersonelectrotrans to modernise its bus fleet in southern Ukraine with an EBRD loan and a grant from the EU

KHERSON, Ukraine, 29-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announces it is providing up to €10 million to the city of Kherson in Ukraine for replacement of their old fleet of trolley buses. The EBRD’s loan will be coupled with an investment grant … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo provides better support to the internationalisation of Italian companies with the creation of Exetra

MILAN, 11-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Intesa Sanpaolo announces the establishment of a trading company specialising in the purchase and sale of Italian products abroad. Exetra aims to accelerate the internationalisation process of Italian companies by promoting ‘Made in Italy’ on … Read the full press release

Finalyse welcomes Dublin as a new entity to the Group

DUBLIN, 3-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the achievement of €10M of consolidated income and 30th-anniversary last year, Finalyse has announced the opening of a new entity in Dublin as part of the group’s EMEA expansion strategy. Being a European-wide leading … Read the full press release

Prof. Dr Jochen Kluve will succeed Prof. Dr Eva Terberger as head of KfW Development Bank’s Financial Cooperation’s (FC) evaluation department

Prof. Dr Jochen Kluve will succeed Prof. Dr Eva Terberger as head of KfW Development Bank's Financial Cooperation's (FC) evaluation department

FRANKFURT, 30-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW Development Bank has just announced it has appointed Prof. Dr Jochen Kluve (47) as head of its Financial Cooperation’s (FC) evaluation department. Prof. Kluve is an economics professor at Humboldt University of Berlin with … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank on joining JPMorgan’s IIN: ancillary payment processes will become safer and more efficient

Deutsche Bank on joining JPMorgan's IIN: ancillary payment processes will become safer and more efficient

Deutsche Bank joins JPMorgan’s Interbank Information Network FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 17-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank announced it is joining JPMorgan operated Interbank Information Network (IIN). The blockchain based network allows its member banks to exchange information on cross-border payments … Read the full press release

EBRD supports Romanian MSMEs through €20 million loan to Crédit Agricole Romania

LONDON, 11-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD and Crédit Agricole Romania sign €20 million loan, in Romanian lei equivalent, to help support local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), a vital sector of Romania’s economy in terms of wealth and job … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank China fully licenced as foreign lead underwriter in the China interbank bond market

Deutsche Bank China fully licenced as foreign lead underwriter in the China interbank bond market

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 3-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has announced it has received the Type-A Lead Underwriting Licence (Foreign Banks) by the China’s National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII). This type of license is the most comprehensive … Read the full press release

Capgemini recognised as a Leader in Everest Group’s inaugural Enterprise Platform IT Services in BFS PEAK Matrix Assessment

Capgemini named a Leader in Enterprise Platform IT Services in Banking and Financial Services by Everest Group PARIS, 27-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini‘s ability to provide client-specific business transformation, innovation, and operational excellence has been honored by Everest Group’s inaugural … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank continues sponsorship of the Berliner Philharmoniker

BERLIN, 23-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker extend cooperation agreement for a further five years until 2025. The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the orchestra’s season in Berlin. Their partnership started in 1989 … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank part of major initiative aimed at creating a common basis for sustainability to be accepted by capital markets

The initiative aims at transforming the way companies are valued FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 22-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has announced it is joining the value balancing alliance e.V.. Established as a non-profit organization the alliance was founded in 2019 … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at The Central Bank of Ireland

DUBLIN, 16-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Central Bank of Ireland appoints Louise Dennehy as the new Chief Information Officer and Domhnall Cullinan as the new Director of Insurance Supervision. Both appointments  with effect from 1 September 2019. The CIO and … Read the full press release

Customer Data Platform Industry Grew 71% in One Year; Will Reach $1 Billion Revenue in 2019

SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Customer Data Platform Industry continued its rapid growth in the first half of 2019, according to the CDP Institute’s semi-annual Industry Update. The industry added nineteen vendors and raised $317 million in … Read the full press release

NIB funds Maxima Grupe’s investment in energy efficiency solutions at its stores in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

HELSINKI, 7-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Maxima LT, UAB sign ten-year EUR 52 million loan agreement to finance Maxima’s investments in its retail network renewal in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Lithuanian retail company will upgrade 31 of its … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces Syndicated facility agreement concluded between the Digi Group and a syndicate of banks

BUCHAREST, Romania, 31-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company would like to inform its investors and the market that, on 30 July 2019, RCS & RDS S.A. (the Company’s subsidiary in Romania – „RCS&RDS”), as borrower and original guarantor, Digi Távközlési … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management becomes the privileged banking partner of FrenchFounders’ network of French-speaking decision makers around the world

PARIS, 29-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas Wealth Management has formed a strategic partnership with FrenchFounders to support their members and all decision makers in their international mobility in managing their assets. As part of the new partnership, FrenchFounders’ members … Read the full press release

Theodore Gnardellis will be Piraeus Bank’s new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Theodore Gnardellis will be Piraeus Bank's new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

ATHENS, 26-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Theodore Gnardellis has just been promoted to the role of Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Piraeus Bank. Gnardellis will also join Piraeus Bank Executive Committee. The appointment will be in effect from July 25, … Read the full press release

Rabobank and KKR Infra in a consortium for the acquisition of energy company Eneco

Rabobank and KKR Infra in a consortium for the acquisition of energy company Eneco

UTRECHT, 19-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank has always been interested in projects that contribute to the acceleration of the energy transition in the Netherlands. Such a project is the sale of the energy company Eneco (Eneco Holding N.V.). For the … Read the full press release

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to continue as an independent company backed by Equistone; expands its proprietary suite of automation tools

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to continue as an independent company backed by Equistone; expands its proprietary suite of automation tools

Equistone takes over Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services from Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) LONDON, 17-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading provider of research, analytics and automation technology to the financial services sector, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services has been acquired by Europe’s … Read the full press release

10 year long CHF 3 million grant from Credit Suisse backs an existing professorship at the University of Zurich

10 year long CHF 3 million grant from Credit Suisse backs an existing professorship at the University of Zurich

ZURICH, 1-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Professorship of the Economics of Corporate Culture, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of Zurich is getting financial backing from Credit Suisse. The bank has just signed an agreement with the university, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank further strengthens APAC team following its positive momentum in the region

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 24-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank announces the appointment of Kevin Burke as Head of Institutional and Treasury Coverage, Asia Pacific. In 2018 the business was created to consolidate and strengthen multiple interfaces between the bank and … Read the full press release

Barclays to offer its U.S. clients alternative liquidity pool in euro interest rate swap clearing via EurexOTC Clear

Barclays to offer its U.S. clients alternative liquidity pool in euro interest rate swap clearing via EurexOTC Clear

Barclays to offer the Eurex’s OTC clearing services through its U.S. registered FCM FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 14-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EurexOTC Clear has just announced that the transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank Barclays has joined its OTC clearing services in … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Portugal and ABANCA deal now completed

Deutsche Bank Portugal and ABANCA deal now completed

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 13-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE/NYSE: DB) announced it completed the sale of its Private & Commercial Business in Portugal to ABANCA Corporación Bancaria S.A. (ABANCA) on June 9, 2019. The deal was originally announced … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo and Rubicon Capital Advisors to jointly develop opportunities within the global infrastructure and energy markets

MILAN / DUBLIN, 11-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Intesa Sanpaolo Group to jointly develop opportunities within the global infrastructure and energy markets with a leading independent global investment banking advisory firm, Rubicon Capital Advisors. The partnership is part of a … Read the full press release

200 SMEs in Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania to benefit from the joint EBRD and EU programme

LONDON, 4-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Investment in research and innovation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania will now have support from new financing programme launched by the EBRD and the EU. The new financing programme … Read the full press release

B2B Marketers Catching Up with Consumer Marketers in Customer Data Platform Deployment

SWARTHMORE, PA, 30-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Business marketers are catching up with consumer marketers in Customer Data Platform deployments, according to a global member survey released today by the Customer Data Platform Institute. The survey found that 41% of companies … Read the full press release

Generali to present to the financial community in London

LONDON, 24-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Generali will host an event for the financial community today in London. At the event Exploring Generali, a new financial market stress scenario which confirms the solidity of the Group capital position will be presented. … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered and IBM automate retrieval of key information from text within scanned trade documents

Standard Chartered and IBM automate retrieval of key information from text within scanned trade documents

SINGAPORE, 23-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New Augmented Intelligence (AI) engine aims at transforming the traditional Trade Documentary System. The Trade AI Engine, a joint development of Standard Chartered and IBM, has just been officially launched. It will enhance the client … Read the full press release