Month: December 2017

Husqvarna Group to acquire the Light Compaction & Concrete Equipment business from Atlas Copco

Huskvarna, Sweden, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Atlas Copco’s Light Compaction & Concrete Equipment business fits well into Husqvarna Construction’s strategy for expanding deeper into the market segment of Concrete Surfaces and Floors” says Kai Wärn, President and CEO of Husqvarna Group. “This step will further reinforce our leadership position in this segment and complement

Royal Philips installs world’s first and only fully digital PET/CT system in the Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland

Royal Philips installs world’s first and only fully digital PET/CT system in the Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Genolier, Switzerland, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the successful installation of its Vereos digital PET/CT system, the world’s first and

Filtration media: Ahlstrom-Munksjö to expand capacity at its Louveira plant in Brazil

Filtration media: Ahlstrom-Munksjö to expand capacity at its Louveira plant in Brazil HELSINKI, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö taking the first step towards a potential capacity expansion plan at its Louveira plant in Brazil. “Demand for filtration media in South America is expected to continue to grow in the coming years and we clearly

Leonardo: AW109 Trekker helicopter receives type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Leonardo: AW109 Trekker helicopter receives type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Newest type in the light twin-engine segment strengthening Leonardo’s position in this market for public services and utility duties   EASA Certification allows deliveries to start in the first quarter of 2018  Over 40 aircraft ordered by customers worldwide to

Leonardo milestone: The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet reaches two million flight hours

Leonardo milestone: The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet reaches two million flight hours Of the total, one million flight hours were achieved in the last three years, demonstrating impressive reliability, effectiveness, safety and supportability  The most successful helicopter programme in 15 years benefits from strong partnership between the Company and its

Thales: The 4th batch of Iridium NEXT satellites launched by Space X from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

Thales: The 4th batch of Iridium NEXT satellites launched by Space X from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California The Iridium NEXT Constellation now has 40 communications satellites in orbit. CANNES, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The fourth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites, built by Thales Alenia Space, has been successfully launched by Space

ECB’s SREP: Groupe BPCE is positioned well above the prudential capital requirements applicable in 2018

THE ECB HAS COMMUNICATED TO GROUPE BPCE ITS PRUDENTIAL CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018: PILLAR 2 “REQUIREMENT” REMAINS UNCHANGED PARIS, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Groupe BPCE has received notification from the European Central Bank concerning the results of the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) for 2017, setting the level of prudential capital requirements for

Rio Tinto dividends and share buy-backs cash returns to shareholders reaches $8.2 billion in 2017

LONDON, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rio Tinto has successfully completed its $1.5 billion buy-back of Rio Tinto plc shares, comprised of the $500 million and $1 billion on-market share buy-back programmes announced on 8 February 2017 and 2 August 2017 respectively. Rio Tinto will today (27 December 2017) commence a further $1.925 billion1 on-market

Roche to fully acquire Ignyta for US$ 1.7 billion in an all-cash transaction

Roche to acquire Ignyta for US$ 27.00 per share Ignyta’s investigational medicine entrectinib, a selective CNS-active tyrosine-kinase inhibitor being developed for tumours that harbor ROS1 or NTRK fusions, to expand Roche’s portfolio of oncology medicines BASEL, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Ignyta, Inc. (NASDAQ: RXDX) today announced

Geniaxes awarded first prize in the second Saint-Gobain Business Challenge in France

Geniaxes awarded first prize in the second Saint-Gobain Business Challenge in France Courbevoie, France, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain presented the awards for the second Saint-Gobain Business Challenge in France following the final round, held in Paris (France), chaired by Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain. This event also provided