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Zalando Lounge plant gemeinsam mit Projektentwickler Hillwood den Bau eines 130.000 Quadratmeter großen Logistikzentrums in Olsztynek

BERLIN, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Zalando Lounge, der erfolgreiche Shopping-Club von Zalando, plant gemeinsam mit Projektentwickler Hillwood den Bau eines 130.000 Quadratmeter großen Logistikzentrums. Mit dem neuen Standort wird die Zalando Lounge ihre Logistikkapazitäten erhöhen und operative Prozesse noch flexibler gestalten. … Read the full press release

UniCredit and Alibaba.com launch a series of marketing initiatives promoting Alibaba.com international website to Italian exporters

UniCredit launches Easy Export to provide clients with a tailor-made offering including banking, logistics and online marketing services UniCredit collaborates with Alibaba.com to enhance international export opportunities for Italian businesses through various marketing initiatives MILAN, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit and … Read the full press release

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Bixby Land Company form joint venture to acquire up to €320 million of logistics properties in the Western U.S

PARIS, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets (“AXA IM – Real Assets”), a global leader in real asset investments and the largest(1) real estate investment manager in Europe, and Bixby Land Company (“Bixby”), a leading Western U.S. commercial … Read the full press release

UK Gov: Chinese New Year reception at Downing Street to celebrate a ‘Golden Era’ for UK-China relations

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed guests to Number 10 to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog. LONDON, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Theresa May has hosted a Chinese New Year reception at Downing Street to celebrate the enormous contribution of … Read the full press release

Iberdrola agreed to convene the company’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 13th of April

Shareholders will vote on the execution of two new capital increases. This means they may choose between receiving their dividend in cash or as fully paid-up shares through the new ‘Iberdrola Flexible Remuneration’ Programme Bilbao, Spain, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — During today’s … Read the full press release

Iberdrola’s plans for 2018-2022: Ebitda will be between €11.5 billion and €12 billion at the end of the period

Bilbao, Spain, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ignacio Galán, the group’s Chairman, said: “Overall, the plan we are presenting today is fully consistent with our strategy over recent years, while seizing the opportunities provided by the new digital environment. In essence, it is … Read the full press release

MTG to sell its 95% stake in Nova Broadcasting Group Jsc. in Bulgaria to PPF Group

STOCKHOLM, 21-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has signed an agreement to sell its 95% shareholding in Nova Broadcasting Group Jsc. (“Nova”) in Bulgaria to PPF Group, the investment company controlled by Petr Kellner. The transaction values 100% of the business at … Read the full press release

UK monitoring and evaluation firm ABDI partners with SGS

GENEVA, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is delighted to announce that it has formed a strategic alliance with ABDI, the UK monitoring and evaluation firm. Through this alliance, SGS will scale up ABDI’s human capital investment courses, designed to train government … Read the full press release

ABP’s Hull Container Terminal to increase capacity to more than 400,000 units per year

LONDON, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The arrival of two state-of-the-art cranes worth £10.5 million will enable ABP’s Hull Container Terminal to handle double the volume of trade by increasing capacity to more than 400,000 units per year. The giant 600 tonne … Read the full press release

New American Bidet Beats French Bidet: So-Kleen Innovations Inc. Launches The American Bidet — A Huge Improvement Over The European French Bidet

An Affordable, Convenient Toilet Enhancement For Superior Cleansing, Comfort & Toilet Hygiene VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “It’s time to always be clean,” say the founders of So-Kleen Innovations, and the American Bidet is set to make attaining that … Read the full press release

Le nouveau bidet américain bat le bidet français : So-Kleen Innovations Inc. lance l’American Bidet – Une amélioration énorme par rapport à la Bidet française européenne

Une plus abordable et pratique des toilettes pour une hygiène, un confort et un nettoyage supérieur VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — « Il est temps d’être toujours propre », affirment les fondateurs de So-Kleen Innovations, et les membres de l’American Bidet … Read the full press release

Burberry strengthens its e-commerce presence with new global partnership with Farfetch

Global inventory available for first time on Farfetch.com Expands Burberry’s reach to over 150 countries, reinforcing omnichannel leadership LONDON, 19-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Burberry today announces a new global partnership with Farfetch, the leading global technology platform for the fashion industry, to further … Read the full press release

ONE Broadband to deploy Nokia’s Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) technology

ONE Broadband’s Home and Enterprise Customers will be able to enjoy seamless high-bandwidth services Nokia will replace legacy Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) -based network with new fiber network to serve the ultra-broadband needs of the customer New … Read the full press release

Nokia launches new service to target security challenges across mobile, IP and fixed networks in the digital transformation era

New Security Risk Index analyzes security gaps across mobile, IP and fixed networks and suggests performance improvements for communication service providers Managed Security Service ensures networks are adequately protected against all threats and provides attack prevention, detection, response and recovery … Read the full press release

Nokia to review the strategic options for its Digital Health business

ESPOO, 19-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nokia today announces that it has initiated a review of strategic options for its Digital Health business, which is part of Nokia Technologies. Digital Health’s business portfolio includes consumer and enterprise products, and it manufactures and … Read the full press release

BEWi Group AB to acquire Synbra Holding B.V. from a consortium led by Gilde Buy Out Partners

Etten-Leur, the Netherlands and Solna, Sweden, 19-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BEWi Group AB (“BEWi”) today announced that it has submitted a binding offer to acquire Synbra Holding B.V. (“Synbra”), a leading manufacturer of particle foam products for thermal (building and construction) and … Read the full press release

Co-op to open a record number of 30 new food stores in London

MANCHESTER, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op is ramping up its investment in London this year, as it prepares to open a record number of 30 new food stores and refresh seven from its current portfolio in the region. The £28million investment forms … Read the full press release

Centrica plc rolls out its distributed energy and power proposition in North America

We’re launching our distributed energy and power proposition in North America under the new Centrica Business Solutions banner. WINDSOR, 15-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today launched its distributed energy and power proposition in North America under the new Centrica Business … Read the full press release

Centrica launches online-only electricity service for SMEs

Centrica ramps up competition by launching its first low cost, online-only electricity product for SMEs WINDSOR, 15-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica has launched British Gas Lite – a new electricity service that supplies smart meters and is entirely online. Centrica identified … Read the full press release

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) cooperate on big data to boost industrial productivity and innovation

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — American and British business is expected to benefit from a new collaboration agreement signed today between leading US and UK research laboratories. The deal focuses on translating high performance computing techniques widely used in academia into … Read the full press release

Changes at the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

WOLFSBURG, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is to receive a competent addition in the person of manager Marianne Heiß (45). A corresponding proposal will be submitted to the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in Berlin … Read the full press release

German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA): In 2018 the Indian passenger car market will overtake the German market in terms of volume for the first time

Statement delivered by Klaus Bräunig, Managing Director of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the press conference at the German pavilion in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 11.30 h local time New Delhi, … Read the full press release

DNV GL selected as technical advisor to a group of institutional lenders with Walney Extension wind farm investment

Technical advisor’s due diligence enabled lenders to gain an understanding of the technical risk profile of the offshore wind project LONDON, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, secured a leading role as … Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd strengthens presence in Ghana with the opening of its own new office in Tema

Presence in West Africa expanded / Investments in growing markets HAMBURG, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On February 1, 2018, Hapag-Lloyd moved into its own new office in Tema, the most important port city in Ghana. Effective immediately, the company will be … Read the full press release

Inflexion Private Equity: Ocorian to acquire ABAX Holding Limited based in Mauritius

LONDON, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inflexion Private Equity is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Ocorian, a leading global financial services firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire ABAX Holding Limited (“ABAX”), an integrated advisory, corporate and business services provider … Read the full press release

Ferrovial subsidiary in Australia Broadspectrum appoints Nick Miller as CEO

MADRID, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Broadspectrum, the Australian subsidiary of Ferrovial Services, has appointed Nick Miller to the position of Chief Executive Officer; he will fully assume these functions in May. Since 2010, Miller has been Managing Director of Fulton Hogan, a construction and services … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce signs contracts with Singapore Airlines for Trent 1000 and Trent 700 engines

Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce today signed contracts with Singapore Airlines at the Singapore Airshow covering Trent 1000 and Trent 700 engines. Singapore Airlines formally confirmed a $1.7bn order for Trent 1000 engines to power 19 Boeing … Read the full press release

CurveGlobal secures additional £20 million in financing

£20 million raised in platform’s latest funding round Demonstrates customer commitment to CurveGlobal Secures platform’s long-term growth and product development, supporting modernisation of the futures market Open access model contributes to over 300% rise in open interest on platform in … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group’s SME support programme ELITE launches in Saudi Arabia

ELITE and Monsha’at (Saudi Small & Medium Enterprises Authority) partner to launch business support & capital raising programme in Saudi Arabia   First ELITE partnership in the Middle East, following launches in Brazil and China in 2017 Kingdom unveils first group … Read the full press release

ZEISS and Deutsche Telekom expand their partnership for Smart Glasses

The two partners each hold a 50 percent stake in the joint venture that will drive the development of Smart Glasses technology in the areas of optics and connectivity. The goal of the joint venture is to evolve the components … Read the full press release