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Modern British Art Evening and Day Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 26 maggio 2019

London. Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 17 June 2019 will launch ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of auctions that will take place in London from 17 to 26 June 2019. The sale will be led by Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man (Figure 8, The Bride) (1970, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000) which explores the complexity of the human figure, and Henry Moore’s Working Model for Standing Figure: Knife Edge (1961, estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000), one of the most successful compositions of this period for Moore. The sale also includes works by British painters such as L. S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer, David Bomberg and William Roberts, as well as works from the Scottish Colourists Samuel John Peploe and John Duncan Fergusson. Paintings by Ben Nicholson and Roderic O’Conor also feature, offered from the collection of Drue Heinz.
The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 18 June. Highlights of the sale include 20 works offered from the estate of L. S. Lowry, a group of Elisabeth Frink sculptures from the collection of Mary Carswell, paintings by Franciszka Themerson, and an important group of early paintings by Frank Bowling from the collection of David Methuen Campbell. The third edition of Sculpture in the Square, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, London, is on view now until 17 June. It features 10 works that will be offered in the Modern British Art Evening Sale by Barbara Hepworth, Barry Flanagan, Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Emily Young. Included are four works from a Private North American Collection, that have adorned an East Coast garden for decades. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £3,000 to £2,000,000, offering collectors of every level an opportunity to acquire pieces by the celebrated masters of the 20th century.

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Peaks Breaks Through GEICO’s 17 Millionth Policy Sales Goal

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 aprile 2019

The odds of GEICO selling its 17 millionth policy were far better than the one in 302,575,350 shot of winning the Mega Millions lottery. Even so, when Iowa City GEICO sales associate Ty’Shaye Peaks learned she had sold GEICO’s record-breaking 17 millionth policy, she was shocked. “It was like hitting the lottery, everyone in the company has been ecstatic about the sale, and knowing that I contributed to such a milestone has been overwhelming.” Peaks recently sold the policy during a conversation with a caller from Laredo, Texas. “She told me that she had compared all the options and chose to go with GEICO, not only because of the savings but because our process was quick and easy,” Peaks recalled.
“The entire Iowa office is excited about the 17 millionth policy being sold by one of our own,” said Iowa sales/service director Pete Rizzo. “Not only is this an accomplishment for Iowa, but also for all of GEICO. I’m looking forward to the great growth the company has ahead.”Peaks joined GEICO two years ago, starting just months before the company’s 16 millionth policy was sold. Complete customer satisfaction is the goal Peaks set for herself, one that GEICO associates strive to achieve each day. The role Peaks has played in GEICO history has served to reinforce that mission.“I love being a part of the sales team. Every day, we are letting customers know about all the good things about GEICO, and they are listening,” she said. “I’m excited about the opportunities that GEICO has for me in the future.”

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FSD Pharma Receives Cannabis Sales License from Health Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 aprile 2019

FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE:HUGE) (OTCQB:FSDDF) (FRA:0K9) (“FSD” or the “Company”), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary FV Pharma Inc. has received its Sale for Medical Purposes license to sell cannabis under the Cannabis Act (Canada). The license went into effect on April 18, 2019.The license allows the current FSD facility to supply and sell cannabis products. The company anticipates receiving the amended sales license that will include the sale of dried and fresh cannabis flower in the near future.Dr. Raza Bokhari, Executive Co-Chairman and CEO congratulated the FSD Pharma team, shareholders and stakeholders on this much anticipated achievement. Dr. Bokhari stated, “Our sales license is a key development for FSD Pharma and a huge success and step forward for our Cobourg Facility.” “We have achieved this milestone thanks to the efforts of our dedicated team. We are exceptionally proud of this achievement and look forward to accelerating our efforts,” commented Dr. Sara May, President of FV Pharma Inc.Zeeshan Saeed, President and Founder, added, “The granting of our sales license allows FSD to serve the growing medicinal use markets in Canada. We intend to quickly scale up production at our current facility, while continuing to build out the plant to add additional grow capacity. In addition, our sales license opens the door for our partner Canntab Therapeutics to commence sales of its suite of novel cannabis oral dose delivery platforms, including CBD and THC capsules, in Canada and global markets. We expect that this will provide an immediate benefit to both parties, since FSD is entitled to a share of Canntab’s revenue from sales as a result of the collaboration and profit sharing agreement that we entered into this past fall.” Anthony Durkacz, Founder and Executive Co-Chairman of the board speaking on behalf of the FSD Pharma Board of Directors stated, “We are proud of the leadership at FSD Pharma. This industry is transforming very rapidly and the leadership has positioned the company well to generate top tier revenue from our medicinal grade cannabis production.”

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Christie’s: The Collector London Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 ottobre 2018

London London – Christie’s will present the autumn edition of The Collector sales on 13 and 14 November in London; an array of decorative arts and furniture ranging across: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art; European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics, and Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art.In celebration of the diverse styles and origins of the pieces within the auctions, Christie’s has partnered with avid collector and aesthete Mark-Francis Vandelli, a television personality known for his eccentric and exacting taste, to curate his selection of the sales within The Collector preview, open to the public from 9 to 12 November at the London King Street Galleries.Bringing theatricality and flair to Christie’s sale rooms, Mark-Francis has designed a series of film set-style vignettes; a Manhattan penthouse, a Parisian hôtel particulier and a Roman palazzo. Selected not only in recognition of their status as centres of cultural enlightenment, the recreation of interiors from the three iconic cities reflect the formative locations in which Mark-Francis developed his own aesthetic and appreciation for decorative arts.Orlando Rock, Christie’s UK Chairman and Co-Chairman of Decorative Arts: “Mark-Francis has an eye for the exquisite – and a natural flair that allows him to pick and choose objects across genres, freeing them from their historical shackles of period and place to combine them with panache and style. Mark-Francis’s playfulness and sense of fun dominate in creating very personal, liveable and fresh interiors that are characteristically international. His lifelong love affair with works of art began with auction viewings throughout his childhood – and as a regular visitor to Christie’s and admirer of ‘The Collector’ auctions of decorative arts, we were thrilled when Mark-Francis agreed to work with us to curate three innovative rooms which are representative of the diverse range of styles and periods of objects available in this series of sales. We look forward to welcoming the public to view and enjoy Mark-Francis’s creations in person during the pre-sale exhibition from 9 to 12 November.” Mark-Francis Vandelli: “This collaboration with Christie’s presented a unique opportunity for me to do something entirely different. By creating a series of imposing film sets based on three different cities, we are able to present typically 18th and 19th century works against diverse and unexpected backdrops. These playful, temporary structures allude to the many chapters in these decorative objects’ lives, which will often see them travelling across cultures and continents to new homes, adopted and interpreted each time in a new fashion.”

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InsideSales.com Debuts Next Generation AI Sales Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 settembre 2018

InsideSales.com, the No. 1 AI platform for sales and business growth, today unveiled a new version of its product featuring Collective Intelligence (CI) insights into 200 million global buyer profiles and billions of sales interactions. The new platform delivers predictive and prescriptive insights that optimize all five major phases of the sales process, helping sales professionals build a larger pipeline and close more deals. It also features the all new NeuralMap™, an Amazon-like feature that discovers net new contacts with intelligence from other vendors that sold complementary products into the same target companies. Unlike legacy CRM Systems of Engagement, InsideSales.com delivers a true System of Growth that exclusively combines AI with Collective Intelligence to inform better buying experiences, increase sales efficiency, and drive predictable growth for companies of every size.Suaad Sait, President of Growth and Products at InsideSales explains, “We believe sales is only effective and efficient when it is informed by the behavior of like-minded buyers. Just like Amazon provides ‘People Who Viewed This, Also Viewed That’ insights, we help sales professionals find the most likely buyers for their products. By leveraging our exclusive Collective Intelligence into more than 120 billion global buyer interactions, we are the only company providing accurate and actionable insights to prioritize and close more deals.”

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BMW Group U.S. Reports August 2018 Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 settembre 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased one percent in August 2018 for a total of 23,789, compared to 23,553 vehicles sold in August 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 2.3 percent on sales of 199,157 vehicles compared to 194,604 sold in the first eight months of 2017.“Such a contrast from last August when we were sending relief to Texas and Louisiana as they struggled in the aftermath of the hurricane. This time, a calmer August was again a strong month for our X models which accounted for almost 54% of BMW sales in the U.S.,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “With more than 100,000 X models sold in the first eight months of the year we expect the BMW Sports Activity Vehicles to continue leading the way, especially once the all-new, fourth generation X5 goes on sale later this fall.” BMW’s lineup of Sports Activity Vehicles accounted for 53.6 percent of BMW brand sales in August 2018. For the fifth consecutive month, the BMW X3 was the top-selling BMW model in the U.S.

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Online Sales to Drive Half of Retail Growth in Western Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 agosto 2018

Over the next five years, online sales will drive almost half of retail growth in Western Europe. Italy and Spain will see the fastest online sales growth.By 2023, 21% of non-grocery retail sales will be online, up from 13% in 2017. Grocery will be one of the fastest-growing online retail categories.This promising outlook emerges from a new forecast released today by Forrester. The analysis details growth for 22 product categories across 17 countries in Western Europe, with historical online category sales going back to 2002.“We are seeing an increasing consumer confidence that is driving retail sales growth,” says Principal Analyst Michael O’Grady. “In 2017, the European Union economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade. Western European retail sales will grow by 2.8% in 2018. In addition to the consumer confidence, employment rates haven’t been seen so high since the 2008 banking crisis. As expected, online is playing an ever-increasing role in the mix.”Online-only retailers grew their sales faster than the online retail market as they drive much of their sales from marketplaces.“Marketplaces help consumers to research and buy products but also provide payment and fulfilment services to retailers to allow them to expand both domestically and internationally,” explains Mr O’Grady. “Amazon continues to grow faster that the online retail markets across much of Western Europe. We are also seeing AliExpress grow its presence in Europe, most notably in Spain and Italy.”
Forrester expects that more and more retailers will partner with and sell through marketplaces in the future as the boundaries between physical retail stores and marketplaces start to blur.
Meanwhile, many brick-and-mortar retailers, notably in the UK, saw online sales grow and offline sales contract. One-third of UK non-grocery retailing will be online by 2023.To talk to our analysts to understand where the retail market is going, and which strategies companies should put in place to drive revenue growth, please contact Chiara Carella, Public Relations Europe,

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Omeros Corporation Initiates Sales of OMIDRIA® in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 luglio 2018

Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced initial sales of OMIDRIA® (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1%/0.3% in Europe. OMIDRIA, approved and commercially available in the U.S., is also approved in the European Union (EU) for use in cataract and lens replacement surgery to maintain mydriasis (pupil dilation), prevent miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative eye pain. These sales satisfy the “sunset clause” provision in the EU and maintain the ongoing validity of the European marketing authorization for OMIDRIA, allowing Omeros continued flexibility in its partnering, sales and pricing strategies for OMIDRIA throughout Europe.The “sunset clause” requires a medicinal product to be placed on the market in at least one European country within three years of the European Commission granting the product marketing authorization; otherwise, that authorization is no longer valid. Following successful completion of required testing, labeling, packaging and release for its European use, OMIDRIA has been made available on a limited basis in the EU, satisfying the clause and preserving the company’s options for European commercialization while Omeros continues building utilization and value for OMIDRIA in the U.S. Pass-through status and separate payment for OMIDRIA by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are scheduled to re-initiate in the U.S. on October 1.

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Christie’s Classic Week sales in July

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

London Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, British Impressionist, 19th Century European and Orientalist Art, to important decorative arts including sculpture, furniture, portrait miniatures and gold boxes, to inspiring books, manuscripts, illustrations, prints, science and natural history. Highlights include a poignant work by Rubens, Thomas Chippendale furniture marking the 300th anniversary year of his birth, Pre-Raphaelite works, two bronzes from ‘the Court of the Sun King’ Louis XIV of France, illustrations by Quentin Blake and Ancient Greek pottery. Works will be on public view at Christie’s King Street from 30 June to 12 July.

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Carolon Capital Appoints Daniel Khan to its European Fund Sales Team

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 aprile 2018

Carolon Capital Ltd (“Carolon”), a global financial services firm, has named Daniel Khan as a member of its European Fund Sales team.Mr. Khan will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of Carolon’s UCITS funds which include the THB U.S. Opportunities fund, the Victory Sophus Emerging Market fund and the Victory Sophus Emerging Market Small Cap fund. In addition, Mr. Khan will work closely with Carolon’s third party fund managers on the distribution of their global fund products. Mr. Khan will initially focus his marketing efforts in the United Kingdom and Ireland.“We are excited to have Dan join the Carolon team as he brings a wealth of experience that matches well with Carolon’s current mandates,” commented Roger Brookes, Global Head of Sales & Marketing. “We have recently expanded our fund offerings and Dan’s background with institutional sales and his prior focus in emerging markets and US equities will be a valuable addition for Carolon’s clients.”Prior to joining Carolon, Mr. Khan was Vice-President and Client Relationship Manager at T. Rowe Price in London. At T. Rowe Price, Mr. Khan worked with a full range of long only and absolute return strategies including emerging markets, fixed income and US focused funds. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Mr. Khan held several positions within HSBC Global Asset Management with a focus on institutional sales and client management. Mr. Khan holds a degree from the University of Edinburgh.

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Christie’s Leads 20th Century Art Market with Sales in London

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 marzo 2018

London – ‘20th Century at Christie’s’ concluded in London on 8 March, with a combined total across five sale platforms of Impressionist and Modern, Surreal and Post-War and Contemporary Art, reaching £341.6 million / $474.5 million / €384.2 million. These results confirmed Christie’s leadership in the 20th Century art market, and were a 24% increase on the equivalent season last year. A passion for collecting and exceptional quality underpinned the private collections offered throughout ‘20th Century at Christie’s’ this season: ‘The Eye of the Architect’, ‘The Collection of Antoni Tàpies’, ‘Abstraction Beyond Borders’, ‘The Triton Collection Foundation’, ‘Property from the Collection of Wilhelm Reinold’ and ‘A Private European Collection: Fontana, Burri, Schütte, Flavin, Kiefer and Richter’. The success they achieved throughout the auction series gives rise to the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, the most significant philanthropic auction, which will take place in New York in May 2018. Icons of the 20th Century including Degas, Monet, Magritte, Kandinsky, Bacon, Warhol, and Basquiat were presented alongside those at the forefront of contemporary art such as Peter Doig, Kristin Baker, Kelley Walker and Cecily Brown, as well as artists who have never appeared at auction in London before: Shafic Abboud, Huguette Caland and Marwan. Collectors from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East participated in the sales, representing 73 different countries across 6 continents.

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25 Years Of Swiss Art Sales At Christie’s

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 maggio 2016

christiesZurich 30 May 2016 Over the past 25 years, Christie’s has held 36 dedicated Swiss Art sales, a category which offers our clients around the globe a glimpse into the alpine world of Switzerland. Today, important works by one of Switzerland’s most renowned artists, Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918), such as Der Traum des Hirten or Der Holzfäller, are part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, respectively. Both paintings were bought at Christie’s Zurich in the past 10 years and are part of the 6,200 Swiss works of art which have been offered at Christie’s Zurich over the past 25 years.
Over the past decades, a significant development in Swiss artist gallery shows and museum retrospectives has taken place around the globe, including Félix Vallotton at the Grand Palais in Paris, Fischli /Weiss at the Salomon Guggenheim Museum in New York or Ferdinand Hodler at the Neue Galerie, also in New York. This has ignited the interest of international collectors and strong examples of Swiss art can be found from The Pushkin Museum in Moscow to a private collection in Dallas, Texas.
The auction will offer 96 lots covering the art making of all three parts of Switzerland. From the French speaking part of Switzerland comes Coucher de soleil à Grâce, ciel orangé et vert, painted by Felix Vallotton, from the Italian part emanates Il pittore (Alberto Giacometti) painted by Giovanni Giacometti in 1921 and from the German part derives a stunning sculpture made by one of the co-founders of the Dada movement Hans Arp, Dackelpuppe, a white marble sculpture made in 1965. (photos: Christie)

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VW sales figures do not reflect the doom and gloom predicted

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 aprile 2016

Christian Stadlercomment on the news the Volkswagen Europe quarterly market share has hit a five-year low. Christian Stadler is a Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick_Business_School_Scarman_road_viewwho has researched the car industry, has made the following statement.
Professor Christian Stadler said: “While the numbers are down, it is actually a far cry from what one would have expected. Of course, that the VW brand has been hit more than others is no surprise, but, considering the furore of ‘dieselgate’ we have definitely not witnessed the demise of the Volkswagen Group that some expected.”There has been a downturn, but it is not a massive one. In fact, as past history of scandals has shown, people are often quick to move on and forget.”What I would say is the numbers do reflect a bigger concern for Volkswagen over its product mix, for example, it does not have new products in the SUV section. This is a bigger problem in China and far more worrying than ‘dieselgate’. Volkswagen has been outpaced by Toyota. Over in China it does not really have a cheap mid-range SUV that the market is after. This is a problem it has been aware of for years, but when challenged about it, things always seem to be another year away.”Volkswagen really need to get this right moving forward as this is perhaps a much bigger issue than the decline in European sales.”

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20th Century At Christie’s: Strongest Sell Through-Rate of the Season

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 febbraio 2016

ChriestesLondon – 20th Century at Christie’s concluded on 12 February with a strong total of £190,230,950/ $274,646,341/ €233,022,370 across seven sales. With a robust sell-through rate of 86% of works sold by value and 84% of works sold by lot, Christie’s demonstrated its expertise at reading the art market with accurate estimates and precision selling. Registered bidders from 71 countries across six continents, gave a strong indication that a ‘globalisation’ of taste continues to drive the evolution of collecting today.
The Impressionist, Modern and Surreal Evening Sale on 2 February built on the strength of Impressionist, Modern and Surreal Art in 2015 and sold all of the top ten lots, achieving a total of £117,788,500/ $169,546,690/ €139,991,921, within the pre-sale estimate. A highlight of the season includes the highest ever total for a various owner sale for Impressionist & Modern Art and Picasso Ceramics Sale, at Christie’s South Kensington, with exceptional sell through rates of 95% by value and 90% by lot and Christie’s LIVE™ accounting for 46% of lots either sold or directly underbid online; the Picasso Ceramics portion of the sales was 100% sold. Please click here for more information on Impressionist, Modern and Surreal sales.Continuing an assuring start to 2016, the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 11 February achieved £58,099,000/$84,301,649, €74,599,116, seeing sell-through rates of 89% of works sold by lot and 84% sold by value. British painting led the results with three decades of work by Peter Doig, David Hockney, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud achieving stand out results – six of the top ten results were for British artists. Records established on the evening included top prices for Joseph Beuys and Robert Mangold. Another highlight, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley donated sculptures that generated £539,000/ $782,089/ €692,076 to benefit redevelopment of the South London Gallery (for further information please click here). The following Day Auction results were similarly buoyant achieving £14,343,450/ $20,798,002/ €18,431,333, with sell-through rates of 90% by value and 85% by lot and establishing records for Aaron Garber-Maikovska and Alan Charlton.
20th Century at Christie’s took place from 29 January to 12 February and provided the opportunity for both new and established buyers at every level of the market. (photos: Chrieste’s)

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Nuova strategia e organizzazione per Europ Assistance Group

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 novembre 2015

tassi interesseEurop Assistance, Compagnia del Gruppo Generali, lancia “We Connect” un modo del tutto nuovo di approcciarsi al mercato dell’assistenza dove opera da oltre 40 anni, per migliorare la vita delle persone offrendo servizi e soluzioni a situazioni difficili e stressanti.
Tre sono i punti chiave di questa strategia: i clienti, le nuove tecnologie e l’internazionalizzazione dell’offerta per diventare un Gruppo sempre più globale e efficace a livello internazionale. Si parte dalla centralità del cliente, perché essere collegati con i clienti vuol dire offrire nuove soluzioni costantemente in linea con i bisogni, innovative e di semplice accesso per migliorare la customer satisfaction e dar vita ad una nuova esperienza di acquisto e fruizione di prodotti e servizi. Per essere al passo con l’internazionalizzazione dei clienti e offrire loro soluzioni rilevanti e coerenti, nasce il nuovo Sales and Marketing Department affidato a Pierre Brigadeau che sarà diviso in 5 business line: Automotive (45% del business mix a livello globale), Travel (30%), Health (13%), Home&Family (11%) e Premium services and CRM divisione che avrà il ruolo di migliorare la relazione tra cliente e compagnia, digitalizzando tutte le comunicazioni e interazioni. Questa unità internazionale avrà il compito di estendere a tutto il Gruppo le migliori esperienze realizzate a livello locale.Per realizzare questo obiettivo sarà indispensabile anche un alto tasso di innovazione garantito da uno sforzo tecnologico senza precedenti. Quindi “We Connect” vuol dire tecnologia nel contatto tanto con il cliente finale che con il business partner. Lo sviluppo tecnologico sarà applicato alle due aree che caratterizzano maggiormente l’assistenza: il call center e il coordinamento e la gestione del network dei fornitori. Il nuovo Global Operations Department affidato a Pascal Baumgarten si occuperà infatti di implementare programmi di Lean Management per dare maggiore indipendenza e capacità di decision making ai team, e migliorare la qualità del servizio. Altro obiettivo della nuova unità internazionale sarà la digitalizzazione di tutti i processi legati dall’esperienza dei clienti a partire dal programma dedicato al soccorso stradale Roadside Assistance.La strategia “We Connect” vuole rendere Europ Assistance un Gruppo sempre più unito grazie alla condivisione di knowhow ed expertise dei 34 Paesi in cui opera. Questa è l’ottica nella quale lavorerà il nuovo Group Management Committee che si occuperà di semplificare la corporate governance e velocizzare e rendere più trasparenti i processi decisionali. Oltre al CEO di Europ Assistance Group Antoine Parisi faranno parte del Group Management Committee i manager di Europ Assistance Group e quelli delle principali regioni.

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Michael Pooley nuovo presidente di Chep Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 ottobre 2015

HEP annuncia oggi un passaggio di leadership per le attività europee: James McCarthy, attuale Presidente di CHEP Europe, è in procinto di lasciare la società dopo sette anni e mezzo. Il suo successore sarà Michael Pooley, in precedenza responsabile di CHEP UK & Ireland, nonché del team Sales & Customer Operations negli Stati Uniti. Peter Mackie, Presidente per il gruppo delle operazioni Pallet di CHEP a livello mondiale, ha dichiarato: “James McCarthy ha svolto un ottimo lavoro a capo di CHEP Europe, riuscendo a creare un rapporto ancora più stretto tra l’azienda e i clienti, a dirigere il lancio di una serie di nuove soluzioni per pallet e a sviluppare la nostra strategia di assistenza ai clienti nell’ambito delle loro iniziative per la sostenibilità. Siamo lieti di nominare un valido successore come Mike Pooley. Durante il suo mandato di responsabile del team Sales & Customer Operations per CHEP USA, Mike si è rivelato determinante nei processi di rafforzamento delle relazioni con i principali clienti e di incoraggiamento dei nostri team. La sua nomina è allo stesso tempo garanzia di continuità e di nuovo slancio per CHEP in Europa, mentre continuiamo a collaborare con i nostri clienti per rendere le loro supply chain più efficienti e sostenibili.”McCarthy resterà in CHEP fino a dicembre 2015 per affiancare Pooley al fine di agevolare l’avvicendamento al vertice. Dal suo ingresso in azienda nel 2008, McCarthy ha ricoperto i ruoli di Presidente di CHEP Western Europe e di Chief Financial Officer di CHEP Europe, Middle East & Africa per poi diventare responsabile di CHEP Europe da marzo [2013]. McCarthy ha affermato: “Lavoro per CHEP da sette anni e mezzo, un periodo che ricorderò sempre come una bellissima esperienza, ma è ora arrivato per me il momento di voltare pagina. Ho il piacere di riaccogliere Mike in azienda e sono sicuro che CHEP Europe e i suoi clienti prospereranno sotto la sua guida.”L’ingresso di Pooley in CHEP è previsto per il 1° novembre 2015; arriverà direttamente da Exova Europe, l’azienda di prove sui materiali presso cui dall’aprile 2013 ha ricoperto il ruolo di Managing Director. Pooley ha lavorato in CHEP dal 2002 al 2013 occupando posizioni dirigenziali, tra cui: Senior Vice President, Sales & Customer Operations per CHEP USA; Managing Director, CHEP UK & Ireland; e Vice President di European Key Accounts. Prima di entrare a far parte di CHEP nel 2002, aveva lavorato 12 anni presso BOC, società operante nel settore dei gas industriali, ricoprendo numerosi ruoli in ambito di sviluppo aziendale, progettazione, ingegneria di produzione e sviluppo. Mike è Chartered Mechanical Engineer e ha ottenuto un MBA presso l’Henley Management College.
Pooley ha dichiarato: “Sono felice di poter rientrare nella grande famiglia CHEP in un momento caratterizzato dall’opportunità di collaborare con i clienti europei allo sviluppo di soluzioni per ottimizzare la supply chain. Mi entusiasma l’idea di poter lavorare di nuovo con un portafoglio clienti così ricco e con i nostri team di esperti in supply chain.”
CHEP è un leader globale in soluzioni di packaging riciclabili, restituibili e gestite, e serve molte delle più grandi aziende del mondo in settori quali quello dei beni di consumo, dei prodotti ortofrutticoli, delle bevande e del comparto automobilistico. Il servizio CHEP è sostenibile dal punto di vista ambientale e incrementa l’efficienza dei clienti riducendo al contempo i rischi operativi e i danni ai prodotti. Gli oltre 7500 dipendenti e i 300 milioni di pallet e contenitori di CHEP offrono una copertura imbattibile e un valore eccezionale a supporto degli oltre 500.000 punti di contatto dislocati in 50 paesi. Il nostro portafoglio clienti include aziende e marchi di livello mondiale quali Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford e GM. CHEP è parte di Brambles Limited.

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Miami-Dade County Residential Sales Rise in August

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 settembre 2015

miamiMiami-Dade County residential sales rose nearly three percent year-over-year in August while median sales prices for single-family and condominium properties continued their upward trend, according to a new report by the 38,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.Total existing Miami-Dade County residential sales, including single-family and condo markets, rose 2.9 percent to 2,479 last month compared to 2,409 a year ago. Single-family home transactions decreased a negligible 1.0 percent year-over-year in August 2015, from 1,157 to 1,145. Existing condominium sales increased 6.5 percent, from 1,252 to 1,334.“After several record-breaking months of sales, Miami real estate continued its positive momentum in August,” said Christopher Zoller, a 27-year Miami-based Realtor and the 2015 Residential President of MIAMI. “Single-family transactions, which only declined one percent in August, remain on pace to finish as one of the top sales years on record in Miami history. And despite continued competition from South Florida’s strong pre-construction market, existing condos registered 6.5 percent sales growth year-over-year.”Today’s mortgage rates, which remain at historically-low levels, continue to encourage more home-buying activity. According to Freddie Mac, the interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91 percent in August 2015, down from the 4.12 percent average recorded during the same month a year earlier.Despite the rise in sales of existing Miami-Dade County condominiums in August, access to mortgage loans for existing condominium buyers remains limited.The lack of Federal Housing Administration loans for a large number of existing Miami condominium buildings is preventing further market strengthening. Of the 8,523 condominium buildings in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, only 29 are approved for FHA loans, according to statistics released earlier this year from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and FHA. Just .0034 percent of local condo buildings are approved for FHA loans. The U.S. average is 30 percent.“The MIAMI Association of REALTORS continues to work on ways and programs to increase the number of local condo buildings that are approved for FHA loans,” said Danielle Blake, MIAMI’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Housing.Like other places around the nation, the South Florida region has benefited from the return of portfolio lending. With the rise in national and local median prices, many lenders have opted to hold the loans they originate rather than selling them.
Single-family home prices, which again increased in August, remain at 2004 levels despite four years of consistent year-over-year increases. Condo prices also increased in August 2015, marking growth in 50 of the last 51 months. The median sales price for single-family homes rose 4.2 percent, up to $260,500 in August 2015 from $250,000 in August 2014. The median sales price for condominiums increased 12.1 percent in August to $204,000 from $182,000 a year ago.Despite the increase in median prices, Miami’s residential properties are still a bargain in the world market. A 120-square meter condo in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach cost $149,900 on average, according to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. The price for the same condo in London ($960,840), Hong Kong ($776,280), and New York ($1.6 million) were at least five times higher, according to NAR.
Miami properties continue to sell close to asking price, reflecting strong consumer demand. The median number of days on the market for Miami single-family homes dropped 19.1 percent to 38 days in August 2015 from 47 days in August 2014. The average percent of original list price received was 96.1 percent, an increase of 0.7 percent from a year earlier.The median number of days on the market for condominiums sold in August 2015 was 64 days, a 20.8 percent increase from 53 days in August 2014. The average percent of original list price received was 93.2 percent, a 1.6 percent year-over-year decrease.Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops fell 4.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.31 million in August from a slight downward revision of 5.58 million in July, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). National sales, however, have risen year–over–year for 11 consecutive months and are 6.2 percent above a year ago (5.00 million).Statewide, closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 23,605 last month, up 8.6 percent over August 2014, according to Florida Realtors. Florida’s condominium sales jumped to a total of 9,262 transactions, up 4.1 percent compared to August 2014.The national median existing-home price for all housing types in August was $228,700, which is 4.7 percent above August 2014 ($218,400), according to NAR. August’s price increase marks the 42nd consecutive month of year–over–year gains.The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes last month was $199,900, up 11.1 percent from the previous year, according to Florida Realtors. The statewide median price for townhouse-condo properties was $150,000, up 10.3 percent over the year-ago figure.Miami’s Cash Buyers Represent More than Twice the National Average
Cash deals represented 49.6 percent of Miami’s total closed sales in August 2015. That is more than double the national average as just 22 percent of all U.S. housing sales were made in cash in August, according to NAR. Cash transactions represented 54.4 percent of total Miami deals in August 2014. Miami’s high percentage of cash sales reflects South Florida’s ability to attract a diverse number of international home buyers, who tend to purchase properties in all cash.Condominiums comprise a large portion of Miami’s cash purchases as 63.1 percent of condo closings were made in cash in August compared to 33.8 percent of single-family home sales.Distressed property transactions declined in Miami. Only 25.7 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami were distressed last month, including REO (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 34.3 percent in August 2014.Short sales and REOs accounted for 5.6 percent and 20.1 percent, respectively, of total Miami sales in August. Short sale transactions decreased 39.6 percent year-over-year while REOs decreased 16.4 percent.Nationally, distressed sales were 7 percent of sales in August, down from 8 percent a year ago.Active listings at the end of August increased 2.6 percent year-over-year, from 17,244 to 17,699. Active listings remain about 60 percent below 2008 levels when sales bottomed.August data details a seller’s market for Miami single-family homes as active listings continued to decrease in the sector. The supply of existing condominiums, meanwhile, reflects a balanced market. Inventory of single-family homes decreased 6.4 percent from 6,284 active listings last year to 5,880 last month. Condominium inventory increased 7.8 percent to 11,819 from 10,960 listings during the same period in 2014.At the current sales pace, there is a 5.0-month supply of Miami single-family homes, a decrease of 12.8 percent from 5.7 months in August 2014. There is an 8.7-month supply of condominium inventory, up from 8.0 months in August 2014, an increase of 8.5 percent. A balanced market between buyers and sellers offers between six and nine months supply of inventory.New listings of Miami single-family homes decreased 5.2 percent from 2,140 in August of last year to 2,028 last month. New listings of condominiums decreased 3.3 percent to 2,699 last month, compared to 2,791 during the same time period in 2014.Nationally, total housing inventory at the end of August rose 1.3 percent to 2.29 million existing homes available for sale, but is 1.7 percent lower than a year ago (2.33 million). Unsold inventory is at a 5.2–month supply at the current sales pace, up from 4.9 months in July.Strong sales in the preconstruction condominium Miami market east of Interstate 95 continue to reflect significant demand for new properties, according to the latest New Construction Market Status Report released from the preconstruction condo projects website Cranespotters.com and MIAMI.
Twenty-six towers with 570 floors and 3,098 units have been completed in Miami-Dade County east of I-95 in the four years since 2011, according to the Sept. 14 report. There are 71 towers with 1,515 floors and 8,900 units under construction in Miami east of I-95. About 70 towers with 1,613 floors and 10,771 units are planned, but have not begun development. There are also 66 towers with 1,642 floors and 9,626 units that have been proposed in Miami east of I-95.As of May 2015, developers in Miami-Dade County have announced 215 towers with 5,160 floors and 31,530 units since 2011. Of the above projects:
▪103 projects with 119 towers comprising 17,199 units are selling.
▪71 percent of units have been sold.
▪The mean minimum price per square foot of these units is $949, compared to $952 last month.

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Study clears traders failing to deliver for collapse of Lehman Brothers in financial crash

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 aprile 2015

university buffalo managementTraders who ‘failed to deliver’ on stock market trades during the 2007-08 financial crash have been cleared of causing the collapse of major financial firms such as AIG, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, according to a new study.After the crash the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought in rules to stop aggressive naked short-selling, which can produce many ‘fails to deliver’ (FTDs), as they were blamed in part for the demise of Lehman Brothers – the fourth largest investment bank in the US. A former Under Secretary of Commerce claimed that naked short selling cost investors $1 billion and drove 1,000 companies into the ground.But research from Vikas Raman, of Warwick Business School, Veljko Fotak, of the University of Buffalo School of Management, and Pradeep Yadav, of the University of Oklahoma, found no evidence that FTDs caused the failure of financial firms and found the spikes in the number of FTDs came after the Lehman Brothers and other firms had announced they were in trouble.FTDs occur when the position on a stock can’t be covered, either the short seller can’t afford the shares or they are not available three days after the sale. Naked short-selling – where the short seller bets that a stock’s price will fall without even borrowing the shares before selling them and then looks to cover their positions immediately after the sale – is seen as the main cause of FTDs.Dr Raman said: “Our research found that the spikes in FTD activity came after news about the firms’ financial problems had been announced.“There was an abnormal amount of FTDs during the crash, which you would expect. When there is negative news traders want to short-sell so there would be an increase in FTDs, but when we analysed the data we found they did not precipitate the announcements of the financial firms being in difficulty and the subsequent falls in stock prices.Also, contrary to what has been suggested in the media and by regulators the study found FTDs do not have a detrimental effect on stock markets. It found no evidence that FTDs caused price distortions. In fact the study showed the ability to fail has a beneficial impact on liquidity and the pricing efficiency of equity markets.For samples of both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ, increases in FTDs lead to a reduction in pricing errors, intraday volatility, spreads, and order imbalances.The paper, Fails-to-Deliver-Short Selling, and Market Quality, published in the Journal of Financial Economics saw the researchers analyse 1,492 NYSE stocks over a 42-month period from January 2005 to June 2008. For robustness they also looked at 2,381 NASDAQ ordinary common-share issues over the same period.The researchers’ analysis found that large FTD changes are followed by next day improvements in market liquidity and pricing efficiency. According to the research, FTDs affected about 95 per cent of NYSE securities.Significantly, the research found that despite a strong regulatory focus by the SEC on reducing FTDs this did not have the intended effect and had a detrimental effect on liquidity. While the SEC order banning FTDs arising from naked short sales did lead to a drastic reduction in FTDs, it also led to a significant increase in absolute pricing errors, relative bid-ask spreads, and intraday volatility.Dr Raman added: “FTDs are not really any different in terms of impact on the market, than short-sells that eventually get covered, they bring liquidity and price efficiency, FTDs are doing the same thing.“Yet after the crash FTDs were more or less banned in the US. Our study shows that this regulation is not supported by research, instead a mechanism that helped liquidity and price efficiency has been taken out of the market.”Dr Raman added: “The removal of the ability to fail by the SEC and in other European countries since the crash for all public traders is somewhat debatable. They help liquidity and regulators most important role is to focus on how best to maintain liquidity and transparency in the stock borrowing market. Instead of a virtual ban on FTDs regulators could consider progressive fines for any delays in settling a trade.”

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Miami Home Sales, Prices Rise in January

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 febbraio 2015

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMiami – Miami single-family home sales increased in January and all residential median sale prices continued their more than three years of consistent growth, according to the 36,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
Miami single-family home sales, which set an all-time annual record in 2014, increased 6.5 percent relative to January 2014, from 904 to 963. Condominium sales — which posted the second best year in Miami history last year despite increased supply of new condo construction — decreased 15 percent from 1,270 in January of last year to 1,080 last month. Combined, residential real estate sales decreased 6 percent to 2,043 last month compared to 2,174 during the same time period in 2014.“Miami is seeing a consistent and steady increase in single-family home sales while condo buyers are trending to the new coastal units becoming available,” said Christopher Zoller, the 2015 Residential President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®. “More houses are coming on the market, which means sellers are feeling confident about the housing market and strong sales show that buyers are also feeling confident.”Single-family home prices, which again increased in January year-over-year, remain at affordable 2004 levels despite more than three years of consistent year-over-year increases. Condo prices also increased in January 2015, marking 43 months of growth in the last 44 months. The median sale price for single-family homes increased 5.6 percent, up to $237,500 in January 2015 from $225,000 in January 2014. The average sale price for single-family homes decreased 4 percent to $392,172 last month from $408,626 during the same time period last year.Compared to January 2014, the median sale price for condominiums increased 1.3 percent to $188,500 from $186,000 a year prior. The average sale for condominiums increased 3.2 percent to $372,978 from $361,282 in January 2014.Miami single-family homes and condominiums continue to sell close to asking price, reflecting a strong consumer demand. The median number of days on the market for single-family homes sold in January 2015 was just 51 days, an increase of 10.9 percent compared to the same period in 2014. The average percent of original list price received was 94.3 percent, down a negligible 1.2 percent from a year earlier.The median number of days on the market for condominiums sold in January 2015 was 66 days, an increase of 17.9 percent compared to the same period in 2014. The average percent of original list price received was 93 percent, a 3.2-percent decrease.
Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops posted a year-over-year increase in January. All national existing housing sales decreased 4.9 percent from December, but were up 3.2 percent from January 2014, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Statewide closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 16,087 last month, up 10 percent compared to the year-ago figure, according to Florida Realtors. Statewide sales of condominiums totaled 7,294, down 1.7 percent compared to January 2014.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 95 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 36,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with more than 125 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.

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Rapid Sales Growth Spurs New Auckland Office For Global ERP Software Firm

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 febbraio 2015

THE Woodlands-TX, TX, Global Shop Solutions, a global leader in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software industry, announces the opening of its new office in Auckland, New Zealand. Although part of Global Shop Solutions’ overall Asian Pacific operations, which includes offices in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, the Auckland office will focus exclusively on providing sales, technical and customer support for New Zealand customers.
“Sales in New Zealand have doubled in each of the past two years,” says Dusty Alexander, CEO of Global Shop Solutions. “In order to keep up with this growth and provide the personal touch that our other Asian Pacific customers expect and value from us, we decided to open an office in Auckland office to serve the local market.”Veteran Global Shop Solutions employee William William has been selected to oversee the office. A native of Pekanbaru, Indonesia, William has more than 10 years’ experience working with companies to implement ERP software, and has held engineering and management positions in several U.S. and Asian manufacturing companies. He also manages the Global Shop Solutions Singapore, Indonesia and Australian offices.“Our software is designed by manufacturing people for manufacturing people,” adds Alexander. “William’s cross-cultural background and extensive experience with manufacturing ERP implementations make him ideally suited to leading our Asian Pacific operations.”
Global Shop Solutions, the only provider of One-System ERP Solutions™ designed to streamline operations, has helped thousands of discrete manufacturers increase sales, improve quality and on-time delivery, and lower costs. Global Shop Solutions is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, with offices in major cities throughout the United States, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, serving customers in a variety of industries throughout the world. Global Shop Solutions’ unique combination of manufacturing knowledge, software expertise and commitment to customer service has produced more successful implementations than any of its competitors in the industry. For manufacturing companies that want to provide better and faster service to their customers, gain more control over their business and accelerate growth and profitability, Global Shop

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