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Libya becomes first north African country to regulate arms trade


The Arms Trade Treaty regulates the international trade of conventional weapons - which includes widely used weapons ranging from handguns to tanks. The major intent of the treaty is to curb the illicit trade of weapons, particular small arms, which endanger civilians in many parts of the worlds. Small arms are weapons capable of being transported and used by a single individual without support, such as hand guns and submachine guns. With the fall of the Gaddafi regime in Libya in 2011, weapons stockpiles formerly used by forces loyal to Gad... Read More »

SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE proposes to its merchants the payment service of Unionpay Card


This new agreement reinforces the cooperation between the two groups since March 2010, when Société Générale opened its 4 600 ATMs to UnionPay cards. The merchants, clients of Société Générale, in France and in Monaco, frequented by Asian tourists, will be able to propose to their clients to pay with their UnionPay card. The Chinese tourists in France represent a client category with strong purchasing power. They are more and more used to coming to visit France, especially in touristic areas like Paris, Loire Valley, Côte d’Azur, Bordeaux... Read More »

Orange and Total have signed a partnership to distribute Orange Money at TOTAL service stations in Africa and the Middle-East


Orange Money is Orange’s payment and money transfer service for Africa and the Middle-East. It enables Orange customers to transfer money from mobile to mobile, to pay bills and even withdraw and deposit money through a network of certified distributors. This partnership will extend Orange Money’s distribution network to all TOTAL service stations in the 13 countries where the service is available, further improving the service provided to customers of Orange and Total, both in terms of proximity and ease of use. Customers will benefit from ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia: AREVA and EDF sign an agreement with the National Institute of Technology to develop nuclear skills in the country


This cooperation with a leading technical institute demonstrates the willingness of the French nuclear industry to contribute to the training of saudi technicians in the various nuclear specialties (welding, electrical installation, mechanics and electro-mechanics). Localizing skills lies at the heart of the international development strategy implemented by AREVA and EDF, who intend to rely on local partners for the shared industrial projects they export. The two companies have thus welcomed recently representatives from several Saudi hig... Read More »

GDF SUEZ and EDP Renewables join forces to respond to the call for tenders for wind sea in France


The consortium signed an industrial partnership with AREVA for the design and manufacture of offshore wind AREVA has a return unique experience in this field through the use of turbines on the marine field Alpha Ventus ( North Sea) since 2009 and the current installation of 600 MW of wind projects at sea. With this ambitious partnership, GDF SUEZ and EDP Renewables want to achieve with the stakeholders performing projects and practices. The new offshore wind farms will include actively contributing to the re-industrialization and participate... Read More »

EDF and French Red Cross join forces to combat fuel poverty


Concluded for a three-year term, the partnership provides for : Training for Red Cross personnel: in each département of France, EDF will train members of the Red Cross in energy savings and the energy-related aid that is already in place. EDF will also provide them with a dedicated telephone line so that they can quickly contact EDF's social responsibility advisors. The development of an information system: more than just providing material assistance, the French Red Cross will be able to provide people in difficulty with information abo... Read More »

Capgemini signs an extensive infrastructure outsourcing agreement with Kadaster in the Netherlands


Kadaster wants to outsource the management of its generic infrastructure components to a service provider whose core competencies include infrastructure services. Kadaster expects to be able to better guarantee the continuity of its own service delivery. Moreover, outsourcing enables Kadaster to increase its innovative powers by making use of the expertise of Capgemini, where technology is at the heart of business. Both parties have agreed that specific employees of Kadaster’s own data centre can transfer to Capgemini on a voluntary basis. T... Read More »

Newest Sames technologies at HONDA Yorii Plant


Accubell 709 Evo is able to paint the complete car, including the highly sensitive door edges. This bell atomizer is the only one in the world that can spray the carried paint, which enables improved dosing accuracy and reduces the quantity of paint used. According to Honda experts, such a reduction in paint materials and processes will decrease CO2 emissions by 40%. Honda writes a new page in the story of Sames Accubell 709 Evo in Eastern countries. Larger investments by PSA Peugeot Citroën were recently made in China with its partners Dong... Read More »

Syria crisis: “Doing nothing is not an option”


According to Handicap International’s teams in the field, these developments have made it even more difficult for refugees to survive. Olivia Biernacki has been working in Jordan since the end of 2012 to help improve access to humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people. Olivia is part of a 250-strong emergency team formed by Handicap International in response to the crisis in Syria. Based in Jordan, her aim is to ensure that the most vulnerable people are able to access the services they need. “My role is to build bridges between the mo... Read More »

Starbucks stores to open in Galeries Lafayette


This announcement celebrates Starbucks continued support and commitment to bringing great coffee to the French market, adding to its existing portfolio of 83 stores across the country. Through significant licensed partnerships, Starbucks is opening in new locations across Europe, from airports to drive-thru sites, providing customers with great coffee wherever they are. Doug Satzman, SVP, Business Development & Channel Operations, Starbucks EMEA: “We are developing partnerships with leading retailers across Europe, of which Galeries Lafa... Read More »

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