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Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

International Hockey Federation and NAGRA bring greater visibility and growth to hockey

(PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, CHESEAUX-SUR LAUSANNE / PHOENIX, AZ, U.S.A., 27-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — NAGRA and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announce the launch of the website version of Watch.Hockey: https://Watch.Hockey. Just in time with the continuing return of the FIH … Read the full press release

Flu vaccination campaign by the CERN Medical Service will begin on 2 November until 4 December 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN Medical Service, CERN’s unit responsible for the Organization’s occupational health & safety, has announced the dates of its flu vaccination campaign for 2020. As part of the flu vaccination campaign organised by … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse clients now with access to The Conduit Connect’s impact investment opportunities

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 23-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced a new partnership with The Conduit Connect, a London-based club focused on driving positive social change, aimed at matching … Read the full press release

19th Wright Colloquium for Science: The Art of Maths, 2-6 Nov 2020 at the University of Geneva

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 14-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Geneva, a public research university, has announced it will host the 19th Wright Colloquium for Science entitled “The Art of Maths” from 2 to 6 November on the Dufour Campus. … Read the full press release

Aimmune Therapeutics now a Nestlé Health Science company

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, 14-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé has successfully closed the acquisition of biopharmaceutical company, Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIMT). The company which specializes in developing and bringing new treatments to people with potentially life-threatening food allergies joins Nestlé … Read the full press release

Swiss Canton Zug cuts its corporate taxes and returns on top of 2020’s Credit Suisse Locational Quality Indicator

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 13-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced the release of its Locational Quality Indicator annual study for 2020 that looks into the locational quality of Swiss … 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

UZH: leather balls discovered in northwest China now the oldest known balls in Eurasia

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 12-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Zurich, together with German and Chinese peers have announced they have investigated ancient leather balls discovered in the graves of horse riders in northwest China, near the city … Read the full press release

China mortar market: Sika opens new production facility in Chengdu

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika (SWX: SIKA), a Swiss multinational leading specialty chemicals company, has announced it is opening a new production facility in Chengdu, China. With the new production facility, Sika has further expanded its capacity … Read the full press release

Wet Macular Degeneration: Promising data for Novartis’ Beovu unveiled at EURETINA

In a post-hoc analysis of HAWK and HARRIER, fewer Beovu (brolucizumab) patients had early persistent fluid (12.5% vs. 20.4% of aflibercept patients), defined as the presence of intra-retinal fluid and/or sub-retinal fluid through week 12 of treatment1 Patients with early persistent fluid treated with Beovu experienced greater … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse Group: Qontigo’s STOXX launches market consultation as part of a reform of the DAX Selection Indices

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 5-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse Group (ETR: DB1), an international exchange organisation and innovative market infrastructure provider, has announced that STOXX Ltd, Qontigo’s global index provider, launched a market consultation as part of the reform of … Read the full press release

Infront to provide broadest ever coverage of Premier League in sub-Saharan Africa

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 30-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront, a Wanda Sports Group company, has secured a 30 percent increase in broadcasters for one of the world’s top football leagues. With over 25 broadcasters to provide broadest free-to-air reach of the … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse study: pension situation in Switzerland likely to deteriorate considerably in the future without far-reaching reforms

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 22-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN), a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has released its study on retirement provision in Switzerland showing that the path to early retirement is becoming more difficult. … Read the full press release

Zurich to plant 1 million trees to restore biodiversity at Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announces an exclusive reforestation sponsorship in The Atlantic Forest initiative in Brazil. The targeted, sustainable reforestation project will see 1 million trees planted to transform a barren farmland back … 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

Oral, hair and beauty care leader TRISA AG to deploy ZEISS’s Manufacturing Execution System platform

(PRESS RELEASE) ULM/ OBERKOCHEN, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS, optical and optoelectronic technology leader, has announced that its ZEISS GUARDUS Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) has been selected, following a rigorous selection process, by the Swiss leader in the oral care, … Read the full press release

Wanda Sports Group Company Infront extends Vierschanzentournee partnership until 2025/26

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront, a sports marketing company part of Wanda Sports Group, has announced it prolonged the exclusive marketing partnership for the annual Vierschanzentournee with the German Ski Association (DSV) and the Austrian Ski Association … Read the full press release

CERN underlines strong commitment to environmental protection in its first public Environment Report

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 9-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN presents current status of its environmental footprint, along with objectives for the coming years in its first public Environment Report released today. Prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards, … 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

SGS and Sintali expand partnership to offer simple and transparent path to EDGE certification

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 3-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announces an expanded collaboration with Sintali with the aim to grow IFC’s green building standard, EDGE. Both companies will deliver certification and audit services in over 170 countries around the world, acting … Read the full press release

Zurich launches Global Business Platforms unit to expand digital services worldwide

Zurich accelerates development of digital services, creating a new unit to attract additional customers and meet their rapidly changing needs Jack Howell, CEO Asia Pacific (APAC), to lead the new Global Business Platforms unit focusing on digital services Ericson Chan, … Read the full press release

Microsoft Azure now available at Swisscom cloud portfolio for SMEs

(PRESS RELEASE) BERN, 31-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom (SWX: SCMN), a major telecommunications provider in Switzerland majority owned by the Swiss Government, has announced it has added Microsoft Azure to its cloud portfolio for SMEs. The addition will be particularly … Read the full press release

Infront and the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) extend exclusive media rights partnership for FIS World Cup events

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 27-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront, a Wanda Sports Group company, announces the extension of its partnership with the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI). The contract includes exclusive media rights partnership for all FIS World Cup events taking … Read the full press release

Stadler to supply 24 TRAMLINK streetcars plus option for 19 more to Jenaer Nahverkehr as part of 24 years contract

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler, a Swiss train maker with over 75 years of experience, has announced it will deliver 24 streetcars of the TRAMLINK type with an option for up to 19 additional vehicles to Jenaer … Read the full press release

SGS introduces new service that allows international consumer goods buyers to inspect suppliers remotely

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 25-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, announces the launch of Buying Assistance Program to fill the inspection gap in global consumer goods supply chain. The COVID-19 pandemic has had … Read the full press release

SGS’ AI powered compliance intelligence platform for the CPCH industry expands to add Canada, GCC, UAE and the ASEAN markets

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 18-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has announced that its SGS Digicomply, a ground-breaking compliance intelligence platform for the cosmetic, personal care and household care (CPCH) industry, has added … Read the full press release

South African leading R&D seeds company Sensako now part of Syngenta Seeds

Sensako is a leading South African R&D seeds company with a strong wheat market position Acquisition will accelerate Syngenta Seeds’ entry into South African seeds market Allows Syngenta Seeds to accelerate introduction of Viptera trait technology to address fall armyworm … 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

Enel X adds 20,000 charging points to the JuicePass network reaching more than 50,000 charging points across Europe

JuicePass users are now enabled to access a network of over 50,000 charging points across Europe, mainly made accessible under the Hubject platform (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X‘s electric vehicle (EV) charging network reaches more than … Read the full press release

Siemens helps Genoa’s urban mobility to become more energy-efficient and sustainable

Compact, space-saving design of the depot charging infrastructure Smart charging with power of up to 100 kilowatts (kW) per bus Rampini electric buses equipped with 200 kWh battery pack (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 29-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens announces that Genoa’s … Read the full press release