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Cyprus 84.64 -0.22 -0.26% 31July
France 5,721.46 -67.37 -1.16% 31July
Greece 884.60 +17.70 +2.04% 31July
Israel 1,094.06 +0.90 +0.08% 31July
Italy 17,503.70 -56.17 -0.32% 31July
Norway 330.47 +0.38 +0.12% 27Feb
Spain 8,433.40 -23.10 -0.27% 31July


Top Regional Business and Finance News

BRVM Investment Days: West Africa's financial centre comes closer to the London Stock Exchange

African Press Organization - APO - 29 April, 2015

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 29, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On the occasion of the second edition of the BRVM Investment days (, the regional stock exchange for the eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and many West-African companies have met investors from the London Stock Exchange.


European telecoms could realize "39 billion by re-imagining the network

African Press Organization - APO - 08 June, 2015

PARIS, France, June 8, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Challenged by anticipated growth in fixed, mobile and IoT traffic, European operators are devising new technology designs and standards, drawing inspiration from highly optimized technology and business design of their Cloud peers. A new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) ( and Bell Labs Consulting, the industrial research and advisory arm of Alcatel-Lucent, Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN, predicts that the shift to becoming a Cloud Carrier has the potential to significantly re-define how the industry competes in the cloud era.


Alcatel-Lucent Reports Q1 2015 Results

African Press Organization - APO - 08 June, 2015

PARIS, France, June 8, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ --


Orange Business Services and Gemalto join forces to provide customers with highly secure access to cloud-based applications

African Press Organization - APO - 16 June, 2015

AMSTERDAM, Netherland, June 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (, the world leader in digital security and Orange Business Services (, a global communications solutions operator and integrator, today announced the integration of Gemalto's market-leading SafeNet Authentication Service with Business VPN Galerie, the Orange Business Services secured cloud hub. Orange Business Services customers benefit from Gemalto's solution through Flexible Identity, which uses the SafeNet Authentication Service.


CDC-backed businesses in Africa and Asia create nearly 1.3 million new jobs

African Press Organization - APO - 26 June, 2015

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 26, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- CDC Group plc (, the UK's government-owned development finance institution, has today announced its 2014 annual results. The organisation, which invests to support the growth of businesses and create jobs in developing countries in Africa and South Asia, made 19 new investment commitments totalling £296.5m and reported a total return after tax of £420.2m (2013: £117.3m). New analysis also showed that CDC-backed businesses contributed to the creation of nearly 1.3 million new direct and indirect jobs in 2014.


Novartis malaria treatment Coartem® 80/480mg receives WHO prequalification, enabling greater access for patients

African Press Organization - APO - 16 July, 2015

BALE, Switzerland July 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ --


Orange and Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV ("Airtel") enter an exclusive agreement concerning four Airtel subsidiaries in Africa

African Press Organization - APO - 20 July, 2015

PARIS, France, July 20, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Orange and Airtel have entered into an exclusive agreement to explore the possible acquisition by Orange of Airtel's subsidiaries in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.


Sinai plane crash: UK flights from Sharm el-Sheikh

African Press Organization - APO - 05 Nov, 2015

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Sharm el-Sheikh: Flights to the UK from Egypt resume on Friday

African Press Organization - APO - 06 Nov, 2015

A Downing Street spokesperson said:


Sharm el-Sheikh: government statement 7 November 2015

African Press Organization - APO - 09 Nov, 2015

A government spokesperson said:


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BASF Increases Sales and Income From Operations in 2012

MARKETWIRE - 26 Feb, 2013

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --


Google Glass Glasses Soon in Germany at Store

MARKETWIRE - 27 Feb, 2013

HALLE, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- The BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG newspaper recently discovered that Mike Mahlow, the founder of the internet portal, is aiming at a far-reaching campaign in the online sector where the negotiations on this side are just about to arrive at a successful conclusion.


Volkswagen Is Germany's Most Attractive Employer

MARKETWIRE - 12 Mar, 2013

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Volkswagen is Germany's most attractive employer. This is a result of a survey of about 13,000 people working in 17 sectors conducted by Focus news magazine and the Xing professional and career network.


Creating Shared Value Prize - final call for nominations

African Press Organization - APO - 10 Feb, 2015

VEVEY, Switzerland, February 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Creating Shared Value Prize - final call for nominations


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Volkswagen Group to Reduce CO2 Emissions to 95 g/km by 2020

MARKETWIRE - 05 Mar, 2013

GENEVA and WOLFSBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 --


Soaring Demand for Metals Calls for Rethink of Recycling Practices, Says International Resource Panel

African Press Organization - APO - 24 April, 2013

BERLIN, Germany, April 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The growth in demand for metals, which could see needs rise by almost ten times current levels, calls for a rethink of recycling practices in order to address negative environmental impacts, according to two reports released today by the UNEP-hosted International Resource Panel.


Sweden increases its efforts to stop Ebola epidemic in West Africa

African Press Organization - APO - 07 Oct, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, October 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Sweden today allocated an additional SEK 105 million in humanitarian support to efforts aimed at stopping the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Following a decision by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the funds will primarily be given to UN bodies (UNICEF, WHO and WFP) in their joint efforts to fight the epidemic. This means that Sweden's total contribution to fight the epidemic amounts to some SEK 145 million.


IPU calls for urgent resource mobilization to tackle Ebola crisis

African Press Organization - APO - 15 Oct, 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today called on governments and international donors to urgently mobilize increased financial, medical, and logistical assistance to Ebola-affected areas in a resolution adopted today at the Organization's 131st Assembly in Geneva.


Sweden contributes medical care efforts in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

African Press Organization - APO - 16 Oct, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, October 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Government has decided to contribute an additional SEK 100 million in humanitarian support to efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Ten million childhood disabilities prevented in campaign to end polio " UNICEF

African Press Organization - APO - 23 Oct, 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Every day, a thousand or so children have been protected from disability during a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio. The worldwide campaign has immunised millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, UNICEF said on the eve of World Polio Day.


Didier Reynders delighted about end of Ebola epidemic in the RDC

African Press Organization - APO - 24 Nov, 2014

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, November 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is delighted about the the end of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), as announced by the government of the RDC and confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Polio vaccination as a doorway to adequate health care

African Press Organization - APO - 30 April, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The eradication of polio remains one of the most pressing health challenges in Africa, stresses an advocacy report released today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at the closing of the World Immunization Week.


President Tusk appoints Pierre Vimont as personal envoy for the Valletta Conference

African Press Organization - APO - 16 June, 2015

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In cooperation with President Juncker and High Representative Mogherini, I have decided to appoint Ambassador Pierre Vimont as my personal envoy to lead preparations for the Valetta Conference between EU and African countries, called for by the special European Council of last April. His role will in particular be to ensuring coherence in the EU's preparatory process in order to tackle the causes of illegal migration and combat the smuggling and trafficking of human beings.


Statement by Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel and Kofi Annan Foundation, in support of the encyclical on climate change by His Holiness Pope Francis

African Press Organization - APO - 18 June, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 18, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Statement by Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel and Kofi Annan Foundation, in support of the encyclical on climate change by His Holiness Pope Francis: