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Aviva to sell its stake in Spanish joint venture CxG Aviva for €287 million
9/19/2014 11:04:14 AM
Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces the sale of its holding in its joint venture CxG Aviva to Novacaixagalicia Banco (“NCG Banco”)1, for €287 million (£226 million) in cash. The transaction results from a decision by the Arbitration Tribunal in Madrid issued today, which concludes legal proceedings between Aviva and NCG Banco. The Tribunal has determined a breach by NCG Banco of …
France welcomes its first Hotel Indigo® to Paris’ operatic heart
France welcomes its first Hotel Indigo® to Paris’ operatic heart
9/19/2014 9:43:11 AM
InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the debut of its boutique brand, Hotel Indigo®, in France, with the opening of Hotel Indigo® Paris – Opera at the heart of the capital’s entertainment district. The new hotel marks a milestone for the brand as the 60th Hotel Indigo hotel globally, opening in the brand’s 10th …
Allianz repositions its commercial P&C business in the United States
Allianz repositions its commercial P&C business in the United States
9/18/2014 1:23:47 PM
The Fireman’s Fund commercial property and casualty (P&C) business will be integrated into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the global corporate insurance company of Allianz. The integration further strengthens the Allianz brand in its US commercial P&C business. This move follows the 2009 transfer of the Fireman’s Fund Marine business to AGCS, …
Carlson Rezidor partners with Aeroflot
Carlson Rezidor partners with Aeroflot
9/17/2014 6:35:16 PM
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group , the leading international hotel operator in Russia, CIS and Baltics, and Aeroflot, the leading Russian air carrier, are proud to announce a partnership for the Aeroflot Bonus frequent flyer programme. Members of Aeroflot Bonus can now earn bonus miles at Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels around the globe. The new partnership …
Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo
Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo
9/17/2014 6:31:33 PM
Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that SWISS, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft. “Our decision to go with the …
Canada Post marks 100th anniversary of the Royal Montreal Regiment with commemorative envelope
Canada Post marks 100th anniversary of the Royal Montreal Regiment with commemorative envelope
9/17/2014 3:09:39 PM
Today, Canada Post is unveiling a new commemorative envelope to celebrate the 100 years of service of the Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR). The envelope, available in select post offices and online, illustrates soldiers charging forward during a training exercise in England in 1915. The Royal Montreal Regiment is a Primary Reserve Infantry regiment of the Canadian Army, part of …
FedEx Corp. Earnings Surge in the First Quarter
9/17/2014 11:22:04 AM
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today reported earnings of $2.10 per diluted share for the first quarter ended August 31, up 37% from last year’s $1.53 per share. “FedEx Corp. is off to an outstanding start in fiscal 2015, thanks to very strong performance at FedEx Ground, solid volume and revenue increases at FedEx Freight and healthy growth in U.S. domestic volume at FedEx Express,” …
Shurgard improves disaster recovery capabilities with Colt’s colocation services
9/17/2014 9:51:34 AM
Colt, the leading information delivery platform, has helped Shurgard to reduce its data centre footprint and improve its disaster recovery capabilities by migrating its infrastructure to Colt’s highly secure and advanced carrier neutral data centre in Roosendaal, the Netherlands. With the upgrade of its secondary colocation site, the self-storage market leader has reduced the …
News Brief: World Passenger Symposium to Address Needs of Travelers in Next Century of Air Travel
9/16/2014 9:04:52 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will host the fourth annual World Passenger Symposium ( WPS 2014 ), 15-17 October in San Diego, California. More than 700 high-level delegates from airlines, global distribution systems and travel technology providers, airports and travel management companies are expected to attend the event.  “2014 marks a century of …
Canada: Privacy breaches can affect any business. Are you protected?
9/15/2014 11:11:39 AM
With recent headlines announcing privacy breaches at some of the world’s largest financial and consumer-facing companies, Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of home, auto, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance, is emphasizing the need for businesses of all scopes and sizes to ensure they are protected against the legal ramifications of a privacy …
Maxus welcomes Havas duo as managing partners
Maxus welcomes Havas duo as managing partners
9/12/2014 12:29:46 PM
Maxus London today announces the appointments of Jonathan Wilson and Clare Chapman as managing partners. Both are seasoned client services specialists, joining directly from client director roles at Havas Media. As client director at Havas Media for almost three years, Chapman worked with clients including Pernod Ricard, Penguin/Random House and East Coast Trains. At …
Santander and American Express Announce Partnership to Issue Credit Cards in Mexico
9/12/2014 12:26:16 PM
Santander and American Express today announced a partnership to launch the Santander American Express® Credit Card in Mexico. This card offers an innovative way for Card Members to quickly earn rewards on their daily purchases. The new Santander American Express Credit Card, issued by Santander, focuses on rewarding Card Members for their daily spending in department stores …
Adecco amongst Sustainability Leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability World & Europe Indices for the fourth consecutive year
9/11/2014 5:06:27 PM
Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of HR solutions, today received confirmation of its continued inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and Europe Indices for the fourth consecutive year. The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. Adecco was …
National Conference Center in East Windsor Wins 2014 Pinnacle Award
National Conference Center in East Windsor Wins 2014 Pinnacle Award
9/11/2014 4:11:58 PM
The National Conference Center at the Holiday Inn East Windsor has been named one of the best conference centers as selected by meeting professionals nationwide, and has received a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings . The meeting venue is proud to be one of only two conference centers in New Jersey honored with the award this year, and one of only three …
BCG Global Challengers: Bigger and More Ambitious Than Ever
9/11/2014 10:45:10 AM
A group of 100 companies from emerging economies are growing larger and growing up so rapidly that they now are leaders in many key global markets. In a report published today, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) identifies 100 “global challengers” that are vying for leadership of key industries and driving global economic growth. This year’s list of BCG global challengers …
McMurray Stern at COPSWEST, Booth #509
9/10/2014 5:52:51 PM
McMurray Stern, Southern California’s leader in innovative storage development and records management solutions, announces its exhibit at COPSWEST Training & Expo this year. The event takes place on October 6-9 at the Long Beach Convention Center. McMurray Stern will be located at booth #509.   COPSWEST gathers all public safety and law enforcement professionals in the …
IHG Announces the Upcoming Opening of a Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites for Mont-Tremblant in Quebec
9/10/2014 1:02:40 PM
InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG ), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the upcoming opening of a new Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites in Tremblant in time for the 2015 winter ski season. Expected to open early 2015 and following a $3.2 million investment by the ownership, this property is located in the heart of the Tremblant pedestrian village, …
Keep clean and stay safe: WSS promotes best practice for shipboard hygiene
9/9/2014 12:07:08 PM
The focus of shipboard safety is rightly on the prevention of accidents among seafarers, through regulation, training and promotion of safety culture. But despite the attention given to such incidents, the majority of medical consultations and treatments onboard are due to medical conditions, rather than injuries. Data on infection and illness rates among seafarers are …
Swiss Economy 2015: Super-Cycle Coming to an End
9/9/2014 11:36:42 AM
Credit Suisse economists have cut their gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecasts for Switzerland to 1.4% for 2014 and 1.6% for 2015 (previously 2.0% and 1.8%). The "super-cycle" – consisting of low interest rates, a real estate price boom and high immigration rates – is coming to an end and the domestic economy is slowing down. The recovery in Switzerland’s export sector …
DVTEL Adds Advanced 4K Ultra HD Cameras To Its “4K Certified Solutions Suite”
DVTEL Adds Advanced 4K Ultra HD Cameras To Its “4K Certified Solutions Suite”
9/9/2014 10:14:18 AM
DVTEL, INC., the video surveillance solutions provider, announced today its new Quasar 4K Ultra HD Camera line, a core component of the “ DVTEL 4K Certified Solutions .” The camera line will consist of advanced mini-dome and bullet form factors. Bringing the latest 4K technology to DVTEL’s value-added resellers and end users, the DVTEL Quasar 4K Ultra HD Cameras …