Tag Archives: COVID-19

Social distancing: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) assists the railway manager ProRail with the analysis of crowds behavior and dynamics

(PRESS RELEASE) EINDHOVEN, 24-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Eindhoven University of Technology, a research university specialized in engineering science & technology, has announced it is collaborating with the authority that runs the Dutch rail infrastructure ProRail to anonymously measure crowd dynamics … Read the full press release

An initiative in Brazil to promote income generation and training of seamstresses in the community where Hydro’s alumina refinery and aluminium plant work

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norsk Hydro ASA (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company, has announced it is part of “Travessia Barcarena” initiative, which aims at promoting income generation and training of seamstresses in the … Read the full press release

Schindler ahead of CTBUH 2020​: post-crisis city will be driven by smart technology, connectivity, and sustainability

(PRESS RELEASE) EBIKON, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Schindler Group (SWX: SCHP), a Swiss multinational company active in the escalators, moving walkways, and elevators markets worldwide, has shared its views on the post-crisis city ahead of CTBUH (the Council on Tall … Read the full press release

Vodafone in H1 FY21: increased confidence in our full year outlook on resilient first half performance

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 16-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Group Plc (LON: VOD), a British multinational leader in technology communications through mobile, fixed, broadband and TV, has released its H1 FY21 results (ended 30 September 2020) delivering on its strategic priorities … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s Passenger Confidence Tracker: Over 80 percent of airline passengers unlikely to return to their previous travel routines post COVID-19

Inmarsat’s ‘Passenger Confidence Tracker’ is the largest global survey since the pandemic began, revealing attitudes of almost 10,000 airline passengers Eight in ten air passengers say their travel habits will change as a result of COVID-19, with 41 per cent … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa in FY20: record order intake despite Covid-19

In the fourth quarter, the company reported EBIT pre PPA and before Integration and Restructuring costs of €31m, a margin of 1.1% Fiscal year 2020 reflects the impact of Covid-19 and the challenges in the Onshore business, with EBIT pre … Read the full press release

Savills: European hotel occupancy rates grew to 38.6% in Q3 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills (LON: SVS), a global real estate services provider, has released its insight on to the European hotel occupancy during the third quarter of 2020. According to the research, pricing shifts in Europe’s … Read the full press release

Economic recovery: Massive €75 billion investment plan announced by Iberdrola

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola (BME: IBE), a Spanish multinational electric utility company, has announced a historical €75 billion investment plan to 2025 as a firm commitment to economic recovery. The pledge represents the largest investment programme … Read the full press release

Large-scale study by University of Cambridge: globalisation may be decreasing the security of global supply chains

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 26-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Cambridge researchers have just released their large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources finding that globalisation may be decreasing, rather than increasing, … Read the full press release

China’s manufacturing industry continues to expand according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index figures, with Haizol at the forefront of the growth

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Caixin China General Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) measures the performance within the manufacturing sector, and is based on over 400 private industrial companies in China. The PMI shows a steady figure … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool leads new global project on understanding the effects of COVID-19 on the brain

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 16-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A new global project has been established to better understand how and why COVID-19 affects the brain. The COVID-Neuro Global programme, led by the University of Liverpool in cooperation with five leading research … Read the full press release

UK, US, Ireland, Mexico and Spain study finds correlation between COVID-19 conspiracies and hesitancy towards vaccination

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 14-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Cambridge, the 2nd-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university, has announced the release of an international study on popular COVID-19 conspiracies and how they are linked … Read the full press release

Landis+Gyr in 1H2020: improved cash generation and very solid balance sheet despite unprecedented times

Net revenue for FY 2020 expected to be between USD 1.3 billion and USD 1.4 billion (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 12-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW), Swiss multinational maker of meters and related software for electricity and gas utilities, has announced … Read the full press release

World Payments Report 2020: compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% expected for global non-cash transactions for 2019-2023

A recipe of increased payment volume consumer behavior shifts, and greater risk create a new landscape for payments (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini (EPA: CAP), a French multinational global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, has … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank’s UK Recovery Tracker: Tourism and recreation sectors in UK outperforming their international counterparts in August 2020

13 of the 14 UK sectors tracked by Lloyds Bank’s UK Recovery Tracker were ahead of the global recovery benchmark in August. Transport was the only UK sector to report a decline in output in August, with automotive, healthcare, chemicals … Read the full press release

The COVID-19 vaccine based on Sanofi’s recombinant protein-based technology and GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system secures 300 million doses order from the European Commission (EC)

Agreement signed today supports scale-up of manufacturing capabilities in several European countries Vaccine candidate uses Sanofi’s recombinant protein-based technology combined with GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EPA: SAN), a global biopharmaceutical company focused … Read the full press release

Roche unveils new Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test to quantitatively measure antibodies in people exposed to SARS-CoV-2

The new Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S test can quantitatively measure the level of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in patients who have been exposed to the virus. The test  targets antibodies against the spike protein. This is the focus of vaccines in development … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s ConsumerLab study “Augmenting the daily commute”: 80 percent likely to return to their usual commute post COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has released the latest study from its ConsumerLab titled “Augmenting the daily commute”. The report uncovers consumer behavior both before and during the COVID-19 … Read the full press release

Global survey: COVID-19 will accelerate the shift to a cashless world

Survey results also supported by Standard Chartered’s ATM withdrawals data (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered (LON: STAN), a British multinational banking and financial services company, has released its latest global survey that looks into how COVID-19 … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank’s Investment Bank in Asia racks in three house awards at this year’s Risk.Net’s Asia Risk awards

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 11-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK), a Frankfurt based multinational investment bank and financial services company, has announced its Investment Bank in Asia has topped UK trade publication Risk.Net’s Asia Risk awards this year with … Read the full press release

Vodafone now UK’s top contributor to The World Community Grid helping academics and scientists fight against COVID-19

Plans in place to become a top 10 global contributor (PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 11-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone (LON: VOD) has announced it has become UK’s top daily contributor of computer processing power to the World … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank launches digital enhancements to its educational projects

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 8-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank responds to the increased inequalities in the education system caused by the coronavirus pandemic by launching more digital education projects. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the education system has … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut paves way for Japanese chocolate industry’s sustainable future

Artisans continue to lead the way forward through Belgian chocolate brand Callebaut®, which now ensures 100% farmer group traceability in all its products Sustainability is more important than ever; research shows more than 70% of Japanese consumers believe sustainable chocolate … Read the full press release

Centre for Economics and Business Research: return to full operation in UK schools could raise GDP by 3.3%, roughly £70 billion a year

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 31-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), one of UK’s leading economics consultancies, has announced that UK’s GDP could stand £70 billion higher when the schools reopen, but part of the swing will … Read the full press release

Screwfix continues expansion despite challenges of Covid-19

30 new stores planned for the UK, creating around 300 jobs More than 10 new stores planned in Republic of Ireland (PRESS RELEASE) YEOVIL, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Screwfix, United Kingdom’s largest multi channel retailer of trade tools, accessories and … Read the full press release

New EU / AstraZeneca deal to help EU member states access the AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine at no profit during the pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 14-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global science-led biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) has announced it signed an agreement with the European Commission (EC) for the supply of up to 400 million doses of the AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine. Building … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Wind energy key for Europe’s recovery from COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 14-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope, Brussels based association active on promoting the use of wind power across Europe, has announced it has analysed the National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs) and compiled the most important findings for … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp CEO Martina Merz on first 9 months 2019/2020: business came through the crisis slightly better than initially feared in Q3 overall

Weeks of stoppages and slump in auto sector impact in particular materials and components businesses Structural challenges continue to weigh on steel business Sales of continuing operations after 9 months down 15 percent year-on-year Adjusted EBIT in Q3 significantly negative … Read the full press release

Climate change experts and scientists will meet virtually to advance work on the Second Order Draft of IPCC’s Working Group II Assessment Report

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 11-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN body for assessing the science related to climate change the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced it will have its virtual meeting held from 17 to 28 August 2020 … Read the full press release

Interview: BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team Principal Roger Griffiths

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 4-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW’s motorsport division BMW Motorsport has released an interview with Roger Griffiths, Team Principal of BMW i Andretti Motorsport, ahead of the grand finale of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship which … Read the full press release