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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Posts Tagged ‘eastern europe’

Paolo Lioy nominato area leader Eastern Europe e South Eastern Europe di Whirlpool

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 agosto 2013

Paolo Lioy, nato a Vicenza nel 1968, laureato in Giurisprudenza, sposato e con due figli, è il nuovo Area leader Eastern Europe e South Eastern Europe Whirlpool EMEA. Per Lioy, dal 2011 Area Leader Eastern Europe, si tratta di un ampliamento dell’area di competenza, che ora, oltre a Russia, Ucraina e CSI, comprende anche Romania, Bulgaria e Paesi dell’ex Jugoslavia. Lioy, dopo esperienze nei settori marketing e vendite di Nestlè e Bolton Group, è entrato in Whirlpool nel 2004 come direttore marketing Italia, quindi direttore built in Italia sino al trasferimento a Mosca nel 2011 per sovrintendere a tutte le attività commerciali nel ruolo di Area Leader. «In questi due anni mi sono confrontato con un mercato, quello russo, che sta conoscendo una crescita a doppia cifra per il consolidarsi di una classe media che acquista beni strumentali -riferisce Lioy-; nei Paesi di cui mi occuperò per la mia nuova delega, la Romania rappresenta il mercato in cui Whirlpool è meglio posizionata. Bulgaria e Paesi dell’ex Jugoslavia stanno conoscendo quelle difficoltà di mercato che sono comuni all’ambito UE».Lioy riporterà al vicepresidente market operations l’Europa Centrale, dell’Est, Medio Oriente e Africa Paolo Conte.
Whirlpool EMEA e Whirlpool Corporation Con circa 10.400 dipendenti, una presenza sui mercati di oltre 30 paesi europei e siti produttivi in sette paesi, Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), n. 1 al mondo nella vendita di grandi elettrodomestici*, è una società interamente controllata da Whirlpool Corporation. L’azienda leader a livello mondiale nella produzione e commercializzazione di grandi elettrodomestici ha avuto nel 2012 un fatturato annuale di 18,1 miliardi di dollari, 68.000 dipendenti e 65 centri di produzione e di ricerca tecnologica in tutto il mondo. L’azienda commercializza i marchi Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht e altri importanti brand quasi in ogni paese del mondo. Il Centro Operativo Europeo di Whirlpool si trova in Italia, a Comerio (VA). Per ulteriori informazioni sull’azienda, http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com o http://www.whirlpool.it ;
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Gust and Russian National Business Angels Association Announce Strategic Relationship Agreement

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 maggio 2012

New York, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Gust, the investor relations platform connecting high-growth entrepreneurs and active early-stage investors, and the Russian National Business Angels Association, a not-for-profit organization representing the organized business angels, seed funds, and other early-stage venture capitalist communities across Russia, have signed a strategic relationship agreement to shape the landscape of early-stage investments in leading entrepreneurship opportunities across global industries. The partnership will allow Russian early-stage investors to access Gust’s multifaceted platform to standardize and manage their deal flow and collaborate with entrepreneurs. The biggest regional Russian angel networks such as RUSSBA and BAUR (www.baural.ru), a new investor group Angels Ontime (www.angelsontime.com), the first Russian state sponsored angel co-investment fund (www.arip.ru) as well as a few incubators across the country, are among the new users.
Gust’s proprietary data indicates that early-stage investment deal growth in Eastern Europe is leading global trends across industry boards, with substantial opportunities for the first quarter of 2012 in healthcare services, consumer product services, internet web services, and clean technology:
Healthcare services investment grew by 162.5%, compared with 23.54% globally. Consumer product services investment grew by 207.69%, compared with 51.33% globally. Internet web services investment grew by 45.33%; compared with 16.27% growth globally. Clean technology investment grew by 263.64%, compared with 46.62% globally. Currently, the top ten leading industries in Eastern Europe are internet web services, consumer product services, software, media entertainment, clean technology, industrial energy, healthcare services, mobile, and medical devices equipment. Gust estimates that the 2011 value of Russian early-stage investment has increased by $300 million USD with projected annual growth of 20% to 25% over the next 3 to 5 years.
Within the international early-stage investment and entrepreneurship arena, Gust is the official platform for leading angel organizations across the world, including those in Ireland, Scotland, France, Portugal, Turkey, New Zealand, and Australia, among others. Gust’s platform is currently available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese and now Russian, and is continuing to expand its presence abroad, focused on providing access to its platform for all members of the early-stage global economy.
Gust provides the global platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage investments, enabling skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit. Gust is endorsed by the world’s leading business angel and venture capital associations, and powers over 750 investment organizations in 65 countries. More than 150,000 start-ups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 35,000 individual accredited investors. Gust is based in New York, NY, with a development center in Vancouver, British Columbia, and European office in Paris, France. Please visit http://www.gust.com for more information.
NBAA is a Russia-wide trade association for business-angels, seed funds, and other early stage VC market players. NBAA was created in 2009 by 4 major national angel groups. By now its membership base consists of 8 full and 4 associated members, representing some 75% of the organized part of the Russian early stage VC market. NBAA is officially supported by a number of key private and state organizations, including RUSNANO (www.rusnano.com), Russian State Venture Company (www.rusventure.ru), and Russian Venture Capital Association (www.rvca.ru). In early 2011 NBAA joined The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players – EBAN as a Russian member federation of business-angels, seed funds, and other early stage market players.

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Increased revenues at Columbus IT

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 agosto 2011

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Copenhagen. Despite an increase in revenues of 3 % to DKK 455.4 million for the first six-month period of 2011 compared to 2010’s first six-month period revenues of DKK 441.8 million, the overall result for Columbus IT has dropped for the first six-month period of 2011. The result before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) has decreased from DKK 16.1 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 8.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011, caused by the restructuring in France, which is taking longer than expected. As a consequence, Columbus IT has revised its 2011 result forecast to DKK 40 million, while maintaining the DKK 930 million revenues forecast.
In the first six months of 2011, Columbus IT made progress in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the USA. Every country in Western Europe reports significant bottom-line progress. Revenues in Western Europe have increased by 10 % compared to the first six-month period of 2010 – from DKK 80.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 89.1 million in the first six-month period of 2011, and EBITDA has increased by 286 %, from DKK 2.1 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 6.0 million in the first six-month period of 2011.
Revenues in Eastern Europe have increased by 12 %, from DKK 80.8 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 90.4 million in the first six-month period of 2011. EBITDA for the period has increased by 308% from DKK 1.2 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 4.9 million in the first six-month period of 2011. The Lithuanian company has experienced positive progress in 2011 compared to a loss in 2010, and the Russian company has also significantly boosted growth in Eastern Europe.
Revenues in North America have increased by 6 %, from DKK 57.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 61.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011. EBITDA for the period has dropped by 56 % from DKK 5.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 2.5 million in the first six-month period of 2011. Investments in new staff, increased marketing activities related to the new strategic initiatives and increased loss on debts have all contributed to the decrease in EBITDA.
Revenues in the Nordic countries dropped by 5 %, from DKK 204.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 195.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011. EBITDA for the period has decreased by 10 % from DKK 15.7 million in the first six-month period of 2010 to DKK 14.2 million in the first six-month period of 2011. The drop in revenues was due to loss of market share in the Danish NAV business, however, to some degree this has been counterbalanced by progress in the Norwegian company. http://www.columbusit.com

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International Tourism: First results of 2011

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 maggio 2011

Asia and the Pacific, the region with one of the fastest growth rates in 2010, saw its pace of growth slow down (+6%), although from a very strong performance the previous year. Results were better than expected for Europe (+6%), boosted by the recovery of Central and Eastern Europe, and the temporary redistribution of travel to destinations in Southern and Mediterranean Europe due to developments in North Africa (-9%) and the Middle East (-10%). The Americas (+5%) was in line with the world average, with strong results for South America and the Caribbean, but rather weaker growth in North and Central America. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals surpassed 124 million in the first two months of 2011, up from 119 million in the same period of 2010, with emerging economies (+6%) continuing to grow at a faster pace than advanced ones (+4%). According to the forecast prepared by UNWTO at the beginning of the year, international tourist arrivals are projected to increase by some 4% to 5% in 2011. The impact of recent developments in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March, are not expected to substantially affect this projected growth. Results for North East Asia, North Africa and the Middle East are below initial forecasts, but destinations in Europe and South America are so far performing better than anticipated. On the whole, and as in previous similar situations, a temporary redistribution of traffic, together with an increase in intra-regional travel as opposed to interregional, is likely to occur.

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