Tag Archives: COVID-19

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

Siemens AG on Varian acquisition by Siemens Healthineers: a transformational step of this kind wouldn’t have been possible in Siemens AG’s old conglomerate structure

Transformational milestone in execution of Siemens’ Vision 2020+ strategy Siemens Healthineers intends to acquire 100 percent stake in U.S. healthcare company at a purchase price of around $16.4 billion Acquisition to create global leader in cancer research and therapeutics and … Read the full press release

New Customer Data Platform Options Emerge During Pandemic Slowdown: CDP Institute Report

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(PRESS RELEASE) SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 28-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Customer Data Platform industry continued to grow in the first half of 2020, but at a slower pace as cautious buyers absorbed pandemic-related budget cuts and assessed new entries from … Read the full press release

Heathrow 2020 summer getaway season: extended short-haul, low-cost destinations network; anti-viral and contactless technologies to ensure flying remains safe despite COVID-19

25 new sunny and low-cost destinations can be reached from Heathrow Routes offered as UK holidaymakers are finally able to travel between low-risk countries without the need to quarantine on return Heathrow has led the way and deployed industry-leading anti-viral … Read the full press release

Euler Hermes on Norwegian government’s NOK 20 billion (~ EUR 1.9 billion) support of the intercompany trade credit market

Landmark NOK 20bn support scheme agreed between government and private sector insurers Norwegian businesses will continue to benefit from extensive credit cover as economy emerges from lockdown (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 24-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world leader in trade credit … Read the full press release

Sika in 1H2020: Despite COVID-19 growth in local currencies; focus on cash flow and liquidity; more favorable market conditions expected in 2H2020

Sales growth of 2.9% in local currencies to CHF 3,614.6 million (–3.2% in CHF) High negative currency effect of –6.1% (impact of minus CHF 225 million in sales and CHF 29 million in EBIT) Maintained high EBITDA margin of over … Read the full press release

Unilever 1H-2020: business demonstrates resilience; cash flow up; dividend maintained

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company Unilever has announced its results for the first half of 2020, which show that overall underlying sales declined 0.1%, with developed markets up 2.4% and emerging markets down … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto Diamonds: despite unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic the company safeguards the livelihoods of many in the industry

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading global metals and mining corporation Rio Tinto has announced it continued to produce and market its diamonds throughout the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rio Tinto, 100 per cent owner of … Read the full press release

Iberdrola 1H-2020: €1.84 billion net profit; reaffirms its guidance for the end of the year

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 22-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola has announced its first half of 2020 results including guidance for the entire 2020. Commenting on the results, Ignacio Galán, CEO of Iberdrola, said that the company … Read the full press release

TABS Score™ Expands its European Footprint; Begins Partnership Discussions Amongst Key Players in EU Venture Ecosystem

TABS Score™ Expands its European Footprint; Begins Partnership Discussions Amongst Key Players in EU Venture Ecosystem

The TABS Suite has added an EU-focused assessment that will more accurately be able to conduct diligence on companies based and operating in the European Union (PRESS RELEASE) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., United States, 20-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — TABS Score™ has … Read the full press release

CUPRA’s new touring racecar the CUPRA Leon Competición to debut this coming weekend at the 2020 TCR Italy

CUPRA completes construction of the first CUPRA Leon Competición units The new model makes its debut this coming weekend at the 2020 TCR Italy Defending champion Salvatore Tavano will be at the wheel of the CUPRA touring racecar (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

COVID-19: preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy – researchers

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — An international team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Bern, BRAC University and the National Heart Foundation in Bangladesh have found that strategies for the safe reopening of low … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank to address growing popularity of subscription services with new feature in its mobile banking app

Subscriptions to popular services including streaming services have quadrupled during the UK lockdown New Lloyds Bank feature makes managing subscriptions easier for customers The service is currently being piloted and will be available soon to customers across the UK (PRESS … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jul-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