Tag Archives: COVID-19

Rolls-Royce 1H 2020: historic shock in civil aviation due to COVID-19 which will take several years to recover

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69) has announced its trading update on the first half 2020. According to the company’s CEO Warren East the COVID-19 pandemic has created a historic shock in civil aviation … Read the full press release

Atos opens HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence at Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader Atos has announced it will launch global HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence in agreement with Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK. The Centre will provide … Read the full press release

SGS opens new commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana. Capable of processing 50,000 to 60,000 samples per month, it is … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom adds individual digital solutions for the hotel and restaurant industry to its portfolio

Minimize contacts, control visitor flows – from restaurant to reception Fast WLAN and smart devices for digital communication with guests Hygienic alternative: Digital magazine formats for smartphone, tablet and TV sets (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 29-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Now that … Read the full press release

SGS selected to review and verify Belmond’s enhanced cleaning protocols

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces global partnership with leading luxury travel company Belmond. The collaboration will reinforce Belmond’s commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its guests … Read the full press release

DerbySoft Expands Metasearch Coverage for Hotels Around the World

(PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS, Texas, U.S.A., 24-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DerbySoft, the leader in high-performance digital marketing and distribution services for the hotel industry, today announced the launch of DSCP, a new solution for hotels and agencies to reach missing or … Read the full press release

Savills survey reveals physical office space remains a necessity but is set to change

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 24-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International real estate advisor Savills has undertaken a survey which explores how people have responded to working from home and what the future impacts on office space might be. The survey reveals that … Read the full press release

Co-op Health: Brits aged 55 and over more likely to move offline as retailers open across the UK

Brits aged 55 and over are least likely to continue using online services as often as they have during lockdown Study shows that 70% of UK adults prefer conducting their daily activities in person Despite this, health services such as … Read the full press release

Covid-19 impact on venture capital market: InnMind VC report 2020

InnMind, #1 platform in Europe for startups & investors, released a report based on the personal interviews with 100+ VC firms and investors from Silicon Valley & Europe regarding the covid-19 impact on the venture capital market and investment sentiments. … Read the full press release

Hydro to donate thousands of food baskets to people near its operations in the state of Pará in northern Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Hydro has announced it is making its second donation in Brazil since the country was severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will donate 11,000 food … Read the full press release

Ericsson Mobility Report 2020: 5G subscriptions to reach 190 million by end of 2020

190 million 5G subscriptions forecast by end of 2020; 2.8 billion by the end of 2025 Digital infrastructure critical to meeting communication needs in times of crisis Fixed wireless access (FWA) connections forecast to reach close to 160 million, and … Read the full press release

BAE Systems supports UK’s economic recovery by getting people back to work and creating new jobs

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, BAE Systems goes on with its plans of recruiting a record number of apprentices, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. In February, more than 9,000 people across the … Read the full press release

The ‘new normal’: Deutsche Telekom traffic light system helps retail shops and eateries control access

Traffic signal controls access to retail shops and eateries System counts visitors and sounds an alarm in the event of unauthorized access Easy to install and configure (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 9-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Retailers are now finally allowed to … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Freight specialist DHL Global Forwarding safeguards the supply of test kits, protective equipment, and medical products

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 4-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading freight specialist DHL Global Forwarding, part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has announced that despite the strained situation in air and ocean freight, urgently-needed protective equipment, medicine, and SARS-CoV-2 test kits in … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group: UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to test policy wordings in the UK High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 1-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss global general and life insurer Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced it is welcoming the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority decision to test policy wordings from across the UK insurance industry in the UK … Read the full press release

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, Switzerland, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus, the Swiss-based cyber-security firm, announced today that SecurLine, its flagship secure communications application, has been formally certified by Portugal’s Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (National Security Office) to protect classified communications. Deploying … Read the full press release

Audi rolls out expanded digital offerings for purchasing new and used cars in European markets

A range of digital offerings make it easier to access new and used cars Rollout of online reservation system in European markets In Germany: online platform for purchasing new cars from dealer stock (PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Decarbonisation: Leading energy stakeholders in Europe launch “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European stakeholders active in the entire spectrum of the energy sector as EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, Vestas, among others, have announced they are launching new major initiative called “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” aimed at … Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: Iberdrola Spain Foundation to cook 90,000 meals for charity in Madrid and Biscay

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola through its foundation (Iberdrola Spain Foundation) is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis by going to cook 90,000 meals for charity. The initiative … Read the full press release

First Tokio Marine Kiln forecasts to reflect Covid-19 effects released

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance and reinsurance syndicates firm Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Ltd. (TMK) has announced it released forecasts for the 2018 and 2019 years of account for its two non-aligned syndicates. TMK’s forecast ranges have … Read the full press release

Ricoh webinar to help Print Service Providers (PSPs) coup with the new normal

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading Japanese imaging and electronics company Ricoh has announced it will collaborate with printing industry TV-channel Inkish TV to help Print Service Providers (PSPs) plan their new normal. Ricoh Business Booster programme will … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca expects to begin first deliveries of the University of Oxford’s vaccine in September 2020

The company received support of more than $1bn from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad and equitable supply of the vaccine throughout the world at no profit during the pandemic First agreements for at least 400 … Read the full press release

Leading UK universities release set of measures to protect Britain’s hard won reputation as a global leader in higher education

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — 24 leading UK universities represented by Russell Group released today a set of proposals and measures aimed at defending Britain’s hard-won leading position on the international higher education market. Among others are fast-tracking … Read the full press release

RB pledges £1 million to the IRC’s COVID-19 response in refugee and vulnerable communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

(PRESS RELEASE) SLOUGH, UK, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in hygiene, health & nutrition, RB is providing lifesaving programmes for the world’s most vulnerable communities by pledging £1 million to the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) response to the … Read the full press release

Continental successfully placed two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion to further strengthen its overall liquidity

Two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion successfully placed on the capital market as part of a dual-tranche issue Interest rates are 2.125 and 2.5 percent, terms are 3.5 and 6.25 years; both issues were significantly oversubscribed Bonds … Read the full press release

Accor guests worldwide to benefit from AXA’s expert medical solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurance leader, AXA announces an innovative strategic partnership with Accor, a global hospitality leader, to provide medical support to guests across the 5000 Accor hotels worldwide. As soon as July 2020, this … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered’s sustainable deposit product that helps finance UN’s SDGs activities reached $2bn

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading international banking group Standard Chartered announced that its sustainable deposit product, helping finance UN’s SDGs activities, has just reached the $2 billion milestone with a significant deposit made by the French integrated … Read the full press release

Hygiene products manufacturer Vinda Household Paper (China) Limited the first company in Asia to make a drawdown under Standard Chartered’s US$1 billion financing commitment to fight Covid-19

(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading international banking group Standard Chartered has announced that Vinda International Holdings Ltd (3331.HK)’s subsidiary Vinda Household Paper (China) Limited is Asia’s first company to take an advantage of the bank’s US$1 … Read the full press release

Fujirebio Europe: Atila Biosystems’ iAMP COVID-19 Detection Kit has just been CE marked

(PRESS RELEASE) GHENT, 12-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fujirebio Europe, part of Japanese in vitro diagnostics (IVD) testing leader Fujirebio, has just announced the product it distributes across Europe the iAMP® COVID-19 Detection kit from its partner Atila Biosystems, Inc. of … Read the full press release

The ‘Germ Defence’ site adapted for COVID-19 to help the public shift behaviours

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 11-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The ‘Germ Defence’, which is an evidence-based, behaviour change website, that has proved quite successful in reducing infection transmissions for seasonal and swine flu originally developed by researchers from Bristol, Bath and Southampton … Read the full press release