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2013-05-01 15:42:59

The American Thoracic Society has released new official clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), the acute airway narrowing that occurs as a result of exercise. The guidelines appear in the May 1, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "While a large proportion of asthma patients experience exercise-induced respiratory symptoms, EIB also occurs frequently in subjects without asthma," said Jonathan...

Space For Mediterranean Countries Initiative Launched By ESA And European Investment Bank
2012-09-10 08:44:26

ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and EIB Vice President Philippe de Fontaine Vive Curtaz today signed the Space for Mediterranean Countries Initiative agreement. The two organizations will work together towards satellite-based services bridging the digital divide and aiming at bringing economic growth to the Mediterranean region. The European Investment Bank (EIB) assists the economic and social development of partner countries in the South and East Mediterranean. It has...

2010-02-25 09:30:00

The European Investment Bank has an annual lending portfolio of around 75 billion euros (approximately $101 billion USD), operating globally in more than 130 countries. The Bank has been increasingly mainstreaming environmental considerations into its lending portfolio, boosting the need to monitor the impact of the projects it funds. As its environmental commitments have increased, so too has the demand for geospatial information. Earth observation (EO) from space can provide consistent,...

2009-11-20 02:00:00

STOCKHOLM, November 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Karolinska Development AB today announced that the European Investment Fund (EIF) has entered into a co-investment agreement with the company. The co-investment fund will be managed by Karolinska Development and used to invest in the company's portfolio of early-stage pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. EIF has agreed to invest 26.7 M Euros in the co-investment fund. The agreement represents EIF's largest single investment in the Nordic...

2009-07-22 12:40:00

PARIS, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The European Investment Bank (EIB) will grant financing of up to 300 million euros to Valeo for its current research projects aiming to reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of cars and improve active safety. The total research investment of Valeo for these projects is 645 million euros over four years and the EIB loan will come with competitive terms in two installments, the first one of 225 million euros to be drawn by the end of July....

2009-07-16 11:52:23

Dodging tax laws costs African countries five times what they are given in aid in the course of a year, a group of seven economic watchdogs said Thursday. A study released by a collection of non-government groups called Counter Balance said loans supporting projects in Africa often go to companies that set up subsidiaries in Mauritius, an island nation off the coast of East Africa. The companies then do business in countries that have tax agreements with Mauritius, the EUobserver reported...

2009-06-12 12:28:34

The European Investment Bank and the Serbian government have signed agreements on two loans totalling $104.5 million to finance infrastructure projects. The EIB will provide $34.4 million for financing the state-run national electric grid and $70.1 million for building facilities in the municipality and regional infrastructure, the Serbian Finance Ministry said Friday. The 20-year loans will have a grace period of five years. The loan to Serbia's national grid will be used to build,...

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