A.M. Best Rating Services upgraded Generali’s Long–Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a+” from “a”

TRIESTE, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AM Best announced today that it has upgraded Generali’s Long–Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long–Term ICR) to “a+” from “a” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent). The outlook of the Long-Term ICR … Read the full press release

Short stories on successful energy transition technologies to educate EU citizens about the European energy system of the future

BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) is launching a series of short stories on successful energy transition technologies to inform citizens and facilitate their involvement in the European energy system of the … Read the full press release

Innovators shaping Europe’s future power network can present projects in front of 400+ TSO-DSO professionals at the InnoGrid 2019 conference

BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Today large-scale innovation is required to prepare networks for the digital age and high shares of renewables, while safeguarding secure supply to consumers at the lowest possible cost. Did you create or contribute to a pioneering … Read the full press release

Clients can get involved in the assembly of their own e-Golf at Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden

Follow your own vehicle during production Four stations at which the driver can assemble the car (with instructions) Arnd Meyer-Clasen, Head of Sales: “With us, not only are customers able to be there during the production of their car, but … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank recognised for its CommunITy Hackathons initiative with the #FinTechforGood Award at the Banking Technology Awards in London

Bank staff joined coding competitions to create apps for UK charities Cure Leaukemia and Autistica FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank’s innovative global hackathons recently won the #FinTechforGood Award at the Banking Technology Awards in London. The bank … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management’s CIO: 6 themes to watch in 2019 based on macroeconomic outlook, market conditions and the major asset classes

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The themes for 2019 are based around the macroeconomic outlook, market conditions and the major asset classes: 1) Growth deceleration. Global growth is slowing and becoming less synchronised. As the US upswing matures, Europe … Read the full press release

CIB Capital Markets Strategist Tom Joyce comments on US-China Policy Escalation & Markets in the January issue of C-SPACE

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The United States and China are at a crossroad in what has become the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st Century, CIB Capital Markets Strategist Tom Joyce said in the January issue of … Read the full press release

Setra TopClass and ComfortClass touring coach models were on show at the stand of the American sales partner REV Coach LLC at United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale

STUTTGART, Germany/ Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale will be held between 6 and 10 January 2019 and the brand will be exhibiting its current product portfolio (see photo) … Read the full press release

Study by Forrester on behalf of SAP finds 87 percent of retailers understand the importance of software that integrates across an end-to-end value chain in the cloud

WALLDORF, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced findings from “Emerging Opportunities to Deploy Industry Processes in the Cloud,” a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of SAP. Technologies Driving the Transformation Innovative retailers are currently leveraging … Read the full press release

Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company selects Abengoa for the design, construction, operation and maintenance for 10 years of two wastewater treatment plants in Central India

They have the capacity to treat almost 10,000 m3/d of wastewater. The total value of both projects is around 10 M€. SEVILLE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the … Read the full press release

World’s second-largest airline Delta Air Lines orders 15 additional Airbus A220 aircraft

Increases Delta’s A220 commitment to 90 aircraft, including first for -300 TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total number of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s … Read the full press release

Manufacturing jobs available at Airbus newest assembly line at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama, USA, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, in conjunction with its hiring partner AIDT, is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions for its newest assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The positions are the first wave of production jobs … Read the full press release

Airbus SE delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, 11 percent more than in 2017

Deliveries total 800 aircraft, 11 percent higher than in 2017 Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 aircraft TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its … Read the full press release

MacGregor to supply deck machinery equipment for a US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATSX-class vessel

HELSINKI, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply deck machinery equipment for a US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATSX-class vessel under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards, in Houma, Louisiana, US. The US Navy will … Read the full press release

YIT started major apartment building projects in Finland with total value of nearly EUR 60 million

HELSINKI, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT started several apartment building projects in Finland in October–December 2018. The largest of these projects are Tampereen Kanavamestari, Helsingin Tanhua and Vantaan Hortensia. The total value of these projects is nearly EUR 60 million. The … Read the full press release

Newcastle University honorary degree awardee Martin Luther King shortlisted in BBC’s Icons history programme

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Civil rights leader Martin Luther King and famed diplomat and archaeologist Gertrude Bell are featured in a new BBC series where members of the public vote for the 20th century’s greatest icon. Towering figures … Read the full press release

Newcastle University to create an online archive of all the headstones, plaques, statues and other memorials dedicated to animals

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Historical memorials The Victorian era is often regarded as a pivotal moment in British society’s attitudes towards animals. It was during this period that the RSPCA was established and several new institutions introduced … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group and Hof University of Applied Sciences in Saale to utilize a new spunlacing line for nonwoven applications

Cooperation with Hof University of Applied Sciences enables new product developments and tests Intensified collaboration with brands and private labels in the cosmetics and hygiene sectors New wound care products extend the offering for medical applications Products made of LENZING™ … Read the full press release

Swiss National Bank (SNB) will report a loss in the order of CHF 15 billion for the 2018 financial year

Confederation and cantons to receive distribution of CHF 2 billion ZURICH, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to provisional calculations, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) will report a loss in the order of CHF 15 billion for the 2018 financial year. The … Read the full press release

Dementia research: Defects in the geneTREM2 linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Defects in the geneTREM2 are linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The gene is required to activate immune cells called microglia in the brain, which help to eliminate the neurotoxic deposits that are typical of … Read the full press release

Bayer: Strong harvest results for farmers using Climate Corporation’s new predictive seed selection and placement technology for corn

MONHEIM, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and the industry leader in bringing digital innovation to farmers, today announced strong harvest results for farmers using Seed Advisor, its new predictive seed selection and placement technology … Read the full press release

Henkel to invest 5 million pounds in Circularity European Growth Fund I LP managed by Circularity Capital

Henkel invests into specialist circular economy fund DÜSSELDORF, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting Henkel’s progress in sustainability, the company closed the investment into Circularity European Growth Fund I LP, an impact fund managed by Circularity Capital. With the investment of … Read the full press release

London Economics Report: University of York monetary and social value for the UK economy is £1.8 billion

YORK, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The report demonstrates the monetary and social value of the University of York locally, nationally and internationally. It addresses the economic impact of teaching and learning; research and knowledge exchange; international students; and University and student … Read the full press release

CLH Aviación’s subsidiary CLH Panamá starts its operations at the Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport in Panama

In 2017 the subsidiary of CLH Aviación was awarded the operation of five other airports in the country, specifically Tocumen, Panamá Pacífico, Río Hato-Scarlett Martinez, Enrique Jiménez de Colón and Enrique Malek CLH Panamá has started operation, maintenance and into-plane … Read the full press release

Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations as part of new eight-year contract

As part of the eight-year contract Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations New bus services in Warsaw reinforce Arriva’s position as one of the leading private bus operators in Poland 34 new buses feature air … Read the full press release

Study: social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape

BRISTOL, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new analysis of the 2011 census has revealed that social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape. Researchers hope that their insights could help councils to make better planning decisions. As reported … Read the full press release

Jan Häglund appointed new CEO of Enea

STOCKHOLM, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enea today announces the recruitment of Jan Häglund as new CEO of Enea. Jan Häglund will assume the position as new CEO of Enea in connection with the Enea’s annual general meeting May 6, 2019. As … Read the full press release

Leading manufacturing ERP software company IQMS acquired by Dassault Systèmes for $425 million

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the completion of the acquisition of IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software company, for $425 million.  With the acquisition of the California-based IQMS, Dassault Systèmes extends the 3DEXPERIENCE platform … Read the full press release

Telenor partners with Google to make it easier for its subscribers to manage their mobile data usage and price plans directly from Android

FORNEBU, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Group is working closely with Google to make it easier for Telenor’s subscribers to manage their mobile data usage and price plans. Through the new Mobile Data Plan functionality in Android, Telenor subscribers can manage … Read the full press release

KfW Research: there are currently 154,000 ‘young’ social entrepreneurs in Germany at the helm of 108,000 businesses

KfW Research presents first study about young social entrepreneurs For 154,000 social entrepreneurs, social contribution matters more than earning an income Social entrepreneurs start up more often with new-to-market and technological innovations than the average They are more likely to … Read the full press release