Archive for November, 2014

EU supports Decentralisation and Regional Policy reforms in Ukraine with €55 millions

Comments Off | 11-29-2014

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Valery Pyatnitsky, Acting Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, signed today a Financing Agreement to launch a new programme “Support to Ukraine’s Regional Policy”. The programme will support Ukraine’s Decentralisation and Regional Policy reforms with 55 million euros. The EU funds will [...]

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TeliaSonera AB issues a bond of SEK 4 billion

Comments Off | 11-29-2014

“We are pleased to again see an opportunity to fund ourselves in the Swedish bond market at attractive levels”, says Christian Luiga, CFO of TeliaSonera.
The Joint Bookrunners mandated by TeliaSonera for this transaction were SEB and Handelsbanken.
For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office 46 771 77 58 30, +cerff@gryvnfbaren.pbz or visit TeliaSonera Newsroom. [...]

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Washington Trust Donates $8,500 to Local Food Pantries in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts

Comments Off | 11-28-2014

Westerly, Rhode Island… The holiday season is a time for giving and Washington Trust’s Charitable Foundation has donated a total of $8,500 to assist local food pantries in the Southern New England communities the Bank serves.
“Washington Trust is committed to helping our neighbors in the communities in which we live and work,” said Joseph J. [...]

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Successful Go live for Capgemini’s €43 million Business Process Outsourcing Contract Expansion with Algar

Comments Off | 11-28-2014

Capgemini originally won a €31million contract with Algar back in 2011 for a duration of 13 years2 – one of the longest BPO contracts in the industry. The updated contract expands the scope of Capgemini’s work for Algar to include telecommunications and technology business units as well as its holding entities. Algar has consolidated its [...]

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The Dallas Morning News launches two new programs to engage audiences and serve diverse local communities with $250,000 from Knight Foundation

Comments Off | 11-26-2014

DALLAS—Nov. 25, 2014— The Dallas Morning News today announced two new initiatives that will help propel audience engagement: One, will introduce new digital tools to empower community residents to create content and connect over issues important to them; the second will provide Hispanic parents with media training so they can help inform their communities about [...]

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ECHO provides additional €4 million to keep Syrian children healthy

Comments Off | 11-26-2014

AMMAN, Jordan, 25 November 2014 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has contributed an additional €4 million (approximately $5 million USD) to UNICEF’s emergency response supporting children affected by the on-going conflict inside Syria, and in neighboring Jordan.
ECHO has provided $51.8 million USD to UNICEF’s response to the Syria crisis [...]

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Grant Kardachi awarded Honorary Life Membership of Asthma Foundation SA

Comments Off | 11-25-2014

The National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Grant Kardachi, has been honoured by being awarded Honorary Life Membership of Asthma Foundation SA.
This category of membership is awarded to those individuals who, under the Asthma SA Constitution, “have rendered specially valuable services to the Foundation”.
Asthma Foundation SA said the Board of Directors was pleased [...]

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British public want better business behaviour from financial services companies

Comments Off | 11-25-2014

British consumers want better business behaviours in financial services and would be willing to switch provider to get it, according to exclusive polling in a new report from think tank the Social Market Foundation (SMF).
Good Culture: Does the model matter in Financial Services? explores consumer views of company behaviour by financial services firms and how [...]

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Three Real Estate Developers Convicted in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Comments Off | 11-22-2014

A federal jury convicted three Miami real estate developers today for their roles in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme involving the sale of condominium units in the Miami area.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in [...]

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Solomon Islands Reform Efforts Get $5 Million Grant from World Bank

Comments Off | 11-22-2014

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$5 million for the Economic Reform and Recovery Development Policy Operation which will support continued economic and financial reform and provide rapid financing to deal with the impacts of the severe flooding which hit the nation in April 2014.
The operation supports a program [...]

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