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European Medicines agency will bring jobs, generate millions of euros

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The 890 workers will have an estimated €45m in net salaries to spend and much of that will benefit local shops, service providers, bars and restaurants, ING says. In addition, housing the EMA workers will bring in €10m to €15m while the 30,000 overnight stays which EMA visitors will book will generate €4m for the hotel sector. The Financieele Dagblad says experts suggest the EU agency will provide work for 1,500 people working in catering, cleaning, security, childcare and teaching. In addition, some 200 of the agency’s 890 staff are not exp... Read More »

Europe’s Unibail-Rodamco bids $16 billion for Westfield in global shift

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The sector is grappling with challenges from online retailers led by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and the deal, which Westfield said was “highly compelling” for shareholders, follows world No. 2 retail real estate investment trust GGP’s (GGP.N) rejection of Brookfield Property’s (BPY.O) bid. “Unibail-Rodamco’s track record makes it the natural home for the legacy of Westfield’s brand and business,” said Westfield chairman Frank Lowy, a holocaust survivor who has become a billionaire since he co-founded the group in 1960. The deal gives the Eur... Read More »

Shopping centres sold in £3.4bn deal

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The deal will create the UK's biggest property company, worth £21bn. Intu owns the Lakeside shopping centre, in Essex. and the Trafford Centre, in Manchester, while Hammerson owns Bicester Village designer outlet and London's Brent Cross shopping centre. Shares in Intu jumped by nearly 19% on the news, while Hammerson's fell by 3%. The combined group plans to target fast growing markets in Spain and Ireland. John Strachan, chairman of Intu, said: "Intu offers high-quality retail and leisure destinations in the UK and Spain, which, w... Read More »

Burton Mills: UK Housing Price Growth Accelerates

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1888 PressRelease - Burton Mills: Strong growth in UK property prices may indicate that the dip caused by the Brexit vote has bottomed out. In the 3 months to October, UK property prices rose at the most rapid pace since February of this year and economists at Taipei, Taiwan based wealth management firm Burton Mills believe that last week’s interest rate hike by the Bank of England is not likely to counter the effect on prices caused by a lack of property on the market. Property prices rose by a yearly 4.5 percent in the period from Augus... Read More »

AWS Announces General Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced general availability for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. Amazon Aurora is a cloud-optimized relational database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Now, customers who use PostgreSQL databases can get up to several times better performance with scalability, durability, availability, and security as good as or better than commercial databases—all at... Read More »

Unilever to acquire Mãe Terra

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Mãe Terra is a fast-growing and well-loved brand in Brazil, providing health-conscious consumers with organic and nutritious food products since it was set up in 1979. The company’s vision is to democratise natural and organic food by taking care of people and planet. Mãe Terra operates in several categories with a portfolio that includes organic cereals, cookies, snacks and culinary products. The main Mãe Terra categories represent a Brazilian market worth more than €8 billion (Euromonitor).Growing at over 30% per year, Mãe Terra has a strong ... Read More »

LEADING IN SMART, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

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For companies, sustainability is all about minimizing the risks and maximizing the opportunities for business to have a long-term positive economic, environmental and social impact. This delivers results for investors, consumers, communities and the many people we serve, while strengthening our business as well. At Abbott, our approach to sustainability is driven by our mission: helping people around the world lead the best lives they can through good health. This starts with our products and innovations, and extends to everything we do acro... Read More »

Sapporo International: Bank of Japan Faces Growing Concern

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Sapporo International: BoJ remains confident that target inflation will be reached by end of 2020 fiscal year. Sapporo International: According to the minutes of a meeting held by the central bank on Tuesday, the Bank of Japan’s policymakers stated that they plan to adhere to their existing policy and that there was ample reason to be confident about consumer prices given that gauges of inflation forecasts are no longer decreasing. In a previous meeting in July, the BoJ did not discuss monetary policy but adjusted the timing of its inflat... Read More »

Jewelry As Wearable Art In “Symbiosis”

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Alexandra Hart’s Solo Show Combines Metalsmithing With Biology. San Diego, CA - Sparks Gallery is pleased to present the opening of San Diego artist Alexandra Hart's solo show ("Alexandra Hart: symbiosis / A Solo Show") on September 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition is a manifestation of the artist's interpretation of jewelry as wearable art, and will feature collaborative talks and demonstrations throughout the duration of the show. Alexandra Hart presents an original collection of works heavily informed by biology, the rich histor... Read More »

Sterling Style Academy Offers Image Consultant and Personal Stylist Training Programs

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Many people dream of working in the fashion industry, but do not have the time or resources to make it happen. For those people, Sterling Style Academy can make it possible. The Sterling Style Academy is recognized internationally as a reputable institute for certifying and preparing men and women for success and careers as animage consultant, personal stylist, or a personal shopper. Sterling Style Academy(http://sterlingstyleacademy.com/) is committed to providing the best fashion and style consultant training worldwide. They offer training... Read More »

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