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2014-06-10 04:20:51

SINGAPORE, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power [http://www.aggreko.com/products-and-services/power-generation-rental ] and temperature control [http://www.aggreko.com/products-and-services/temperature-control-rental ] solutions, today announced the opening of a new depot in Songkhla, Thailand, to enhance service standards for both existing and potential customers throughout Southeast Asia. The announcement comes as...

2014-06-04 12:23:36

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.14R, Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) (the "Company") confirms that Simon Henry, a Director of the Company, has been appointed a Non-executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc with effect from June 26, 2014. Mark Edwards Deputy Company Secretary ENQUIRIES: MEDIA International: +44(0)20-7934-5550 USA: +1-713-241-4544 INVESTOR...

2014-06-03 08:40:38

BT's global network will help the world's leading diamond company connect generations of people with the Earth's natural treasures IRVING, Texas, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BT has won a significant new contract with The De Beers Group of Companies. The six-year agreement, worth US $37m, sees BT orchestrate a wide range of IT services across 70 De Beers Group sites, including exploration and mining locations across the world. Established in 1888, De Beers is the world's leading...

2014-06-03 08:39:15

TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Vodafone and Rogers Communications ("Rogers") - a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company - today jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement. Under the non-equity agreement, Rogers becomes Vodafone's exclusive partner in Canada and the two companies will explore new business opportunities as well as offer customers a range of products and services, including 4G roaming services. Multinational customers of Vodafone Global...

2014-06-03 04:20:36

ABERDEEN, Scotland, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has been awarded a £36 million call-off contract, for 2014, with BP Azerbaijan under their 2007 Global Agreement. The contract will cover engineering and project management services for the Shah Deniz 2 Subsea Execute phase. WGK has worked with BP on the Shah Deniz project since 2008 to provide engineering support through the Appraise, Select and Define phases of this major project. The award of this...

2014-06-02 08:33:08

LONDON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, is pleased to announce that it will partner with Facilities Show 2014, the world's largest dedicated facilities management event, for the second year running. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/629764-a ) Taking place at London's ExCel from 17 - 19 June, Facilities Show 2014 is celebrating 15 years at the heart of the FM industry, providing a platform for...

2014-05-29 04:20:32

LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of power generation [http://www.aggreko.com/products-and-services/power-generation-rental ] and temperature control [http://www.aggreko.com/products-and-services/temperature-control-rental ] services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Weston as Chief Executive Officer. Chris has extensive experience in senior leadership roles in world-class businesses. He is currently Managing...

2014-05-22 08:26:07

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilever announced today the launch of The Unilever Foundry, a platform that will provide a single entry-point for innovative start-ups seeking to partner with Unilever. The Unilever Foundry will enable the company's global brands to experiment with and pilot new technologies more efficiently, effectively and speedily. It will also provide start-ups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and work on global projects,...

2014-05-19 12:29:48

LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Thermal Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profileshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/electricity/thermal_power_uk_market_outlook_2025_2013_update_capacity_generation_power_plants_regulations_company_profiles.htmlThermal Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation, Power...

2014-05-19 08:23:42

LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Total household debt up 314% from GBP347bn in 1990 to GBP1,437bn in 2013 - Recovery fragile: bank base rate of 3% would tip UK back into recession - 0.5% increase in base rate would spark a GBP4.8bn reduction in spending A new report on consumer credit by independent research company Verum Financial Research says the UK economy is risking a major downturn due to unsustainable levels of household debt....


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