Press Releases

  • Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    OSAKA, Japan& PALO ALTO, Calif.---- Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory.

  • RDS Announces Executive Committee Change Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell plc today announces the appointment of Harry Brekelmans as Projects& Technology Director with effect from October 1, 2014. Harry graduated from Delft Technical University, Netherlands in 1990 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. SOURCE Royal Dutch Shell plc.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 31, 2014/ PRNewswire/--. Royal Dutch Shell's second quarter 2014 earnings, on a current cost of supplies basis, were $5.1 billion compared with $2.4 billion for the same quarter a year ago. Earnings included an identified net charge of $1.0 billion after tax, mainly reflecting impairments which were partly offset by divestment gains.

  • HAIFA, Israel, July 31, 2014-- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapies, announced today that it has completed the approval process and received final clearance from a fifth regulatory agency for its 3 D cell therapy manufacturing processes in use at its new facility in Haifa.

  • Husqvarna AB: Conversion of shares Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    Conversion reduces the total number of votes in Husqvarna AB. In July 2014, at the request of shareholders, 353,733 Class A shares were converted to Class B shares. Husqvarna Group Husqvarna Group is the world’ s largest producer of outdoor power products including robotic lawn mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and trimmers.

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 31, 2014/ PRNewswire/--. Continued year-on-year improvement in quarterly performance Usutu and Nijmegen Mill transactions completed Specialised Cellulose business remains sold out EPS 3 US cents EBITDA excluding special items US $140 million Net debt US $2,286 million.

  • With more than 1 billion auctions per day, SpotXchange is one of the largest global marketplaces for digital video advertising RTL Group ensures an early entry into the rapidly growing market for programmatic online video advertising Investment significantly strengthens RTL Group’ s global scale across the entire online video advertising market and adds new technology- and data-based competencies.

  • PARIS, July 31, 2014/ PRNewswire/--. Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, reports results for the first-half of 2014. Paul Hermelin, Chairman& CEO of Capgemini, comments on results and outlook. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion.

  • Lyxumia (r) royalty revenue to Zealand increased to DKK 8.2 million in H1 2014. Excluding Germany, this is an increase of 125% over H2 2013 Continued roll-out of Lyxumia (r) by Sanofi in Europe, Emerging Markets and Rest of the World with several new launches in Q2 2014 and further expected for the rest of 2014 In the US, resubmission of a New Drug Application is planned for Summer 2015 after completion of the ELIXA cardiovascular outcome study in H1 2015.

  • CNP Assurances: First-Half 2014 Results Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    CNP Assurances, the leading personal insurer in France with operations in the rest of Europe and in Latin America, has announced its revenue and results for the first half of 2014. The results were approved for publication by the Board of Directors on 30 July 2014.

  • KYOTO, Japan, July 31, 2014-- Nidec Corporation today announced that one of its consolidated subsidiaries, Nidec Tosok Corporation, has completed the purchase of land in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, for a planned construction of NIDEC TOSOK de MEXICO, S.A. de C.V. established in May 2014.

  • Always find your way with the new TomTom START Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM---- TomTom today launches the all new TomTom START range. The redesigned START brings TomTom innovation, world-class navigation and Lifetime Maps* to leisure travellers. TomTom today launches the all new TomTom START range.

  • Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, reports results for the first half of 2014. Chris Viehbacher, CEO of Sanofi, comments on results and outlook.

  • The combined entity will have enhanced scale, reach and profitability with 2013 pro-forma revenue and EBITDA of SEK 18 billion and SEK 5 billion respectively Acquisition for SEK 21.2 billion including net debt of SEK 2.8 billion implying an equity value of SEK 18.4 billion Increases revenue profile, driven by the addition of a portfolio of strong consumer healthcare brands Expands presence in Emerging Markets by around 50% to SEK 3 billion in sales Cost synergies estimated to be approximately SEK 900 million per annum, with full effect in 2016 EPS and Cash EPS accretion expected to be in excess of 20% after full integration 2016 Strong combined cash flow generation which will lead to rapid deleveraging back to current Net debt/ EBITDA level in 2016 and therefore enables further organic and inorganic investments in the future Completion expected in Q4 2014 following customary antitrust approvals.

  • RDS Q2 2014 Quarterly Dividend Announcement Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, July 31, 2014/ PRNewswire/--. Royal Dutch Shell plc Second Quarter 2014 Interim Dividend. The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced an interim dividend in respect of the second quarter of 2014 of US $0.47 per A ordinary share and B ordinary share, an increase of US$ 0.02 on the equivalent US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year.

  • The companies have entered into i) a foundry services agreement under which Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor, and ii) a definitive agreement pursuant to which ON Semiconductor will become a minority shareholder of Fujitsu’ s 8- inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan.

  • KYOTO, Japan---- Kyocera Corporation today announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, as summarized below. Digital consumer equipment, including the components required therein, represents the principal market for Kyocera Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.

  • Brazil hosts OCEARCH Shark Expedition Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    PARK CITY, Utah, July 31, 2014-- OCEARCH is bringing its unique research vessel to Brazilian waters to study great sharks with Brazil's top shark scientists, along with a team of collaborative researchers and crew aboard the M/V, OCEARCH's laboratory ship with a length of 126 feet, to find answers to questions surrounding the unusually high rate of fatal shark attacks in the area of Recife and other coastal regions of Brazil.

  • Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs& Co., Jefferies and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint bookrunning managers for the offering. Blackstone Capital Markets, Piper Jaffray, Raymond James, Wells Fargo Securities, William Blair and Evercore are acting as co-managers for the offering.

  • HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 31, 2014-- Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today Adam Wood has been elected vice president of Industrial Europe and a Corporate Officer by the Company's Board of Directors.