Velcro Companies to Acquire Belgium-Based Specialty Weaving Manufacturers Alfatex and Gevaert

Velcro Companies, a global leader in fastening solutions, today announced that it has acquired Alfatex, a leading manufacturer of hook and loop fasteners in the medical, automotive and industrial sectors, and Gevaert, which manufactures elastic and rigid webbings for the apparel industry. The move will expand Velcro Companies presence in Europe, broaden its product portfolio and open the way for investment in research and development to speed the pace of product innovations.

VectorVest Releases VectorVest 7 Europe

Today, VectorVest announced the release of VectorVest 7 Europe, its most recent addition to VectorVests extensive worldwide share coverage. VectorVest 7 Europe provides investors with a comprehensive fundamental and technical analysis system that analyses more than 2,200 European shares every day, and gives a buy, sell or hold rating on every share, every day. It also provides proprietary market timing signals to alert investors of market tops and bottoms for more profitable trading at lower risk.

Cadwalader Expands Antitrust Practice With Leading European Competition Attorney Vincent Brophy

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counsellor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Vincent Brophy, a prominent European competition attorney, will join the partnership. Brophy and colleagues join Alec Burnside and his team of European antitrust and competition attorneys. Brophy will operate from Cadwaladers Brussels and London offices; the Brussels office is set to double in size.

Westinghouse to Supply Fuel to German Nuclear Reactors

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been selected by RWE and E.ON to manufacture and deliver nuclear fuel assemblies for the Gundremmingen and Emsland Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) in Germany. The contract includes two fuel deliveries for each NPP between 2016 and 2018, as well as two optional deliveries for each NPP in later years. Westinghouse will manufacture the fuel at its facility in Västerås, Sweden.

ExxonMobil Announces New Projects to Expand Specialty Hydrocarbon Fluid Production

ExxonMobil Chemical is increasing production of its high performance hydrocarbon fluids by about 10 percent through expansion projects at its Singapore and Antwerp facilities. The additional capacity, designed to meet rapidly expanding global demand for hydrocarbon fluids and extend the companys worldwide supply capability, will begin producing by mid-2015 and be complete in 2016.