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(ˈhæn sə, -zə)

1. a guild of merchants in a medieval town.
[1300–50; < Medieval Latin; replacing Middle English hans, hanze < Middle Low German hanse, c. Old English hōs, Old High German, Gothic hansa company]
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Hansa Group operates through segments surfactants, industrial chemicals, polymers and others.
For Hansa Rostock, on the other hand, it's all about damage limitation as they find themselves eight points adrift of safety slumped at the foot of the table.
Why is the Hansa Kaunas Town Festival so important to the town, which you have described so nicely?
A Navy spokesperson said : "The formal induction ceremony has been fixed for February 19 at INS Hansa. The squadron has been named Black Panthers."
Pirates have been holding the ship, Hansa, with five Germans, three Russians, two Ukrainians and 14 Filipinos on board, one pirate said on Monday.
One of the early provisions of the League dating from 1296, which clearly shows the independence of Hansa members from their respective rulers, required members to support one another in such conflicts, though a clause in the agreement tactfully added:
Mawson Resources Limited (TSX: MAW), an exploration company based in Canada, has announced an acquisition of ownership in Hansa Resources Limited (Hansa) (TSX V: HRL).
CRM, financial and logistics software provider Hansa Business Solutions has supplied its HansaWorld financial accounting, logistics and business management system to The Finance Function Ltd, an outsourced accounting service provider.
During Y2K apetito posted sales of about about DM 600 million, compared with approximately DM 200 million for Hansa. Last year Hansa reportedly posted an 8% increase in sales.
The new concert and congress hall is on a long thin island that curves round the Hansa kernel to the west between the inner harbour and the wide Renaissance moat which separates the old city from its nineteenth-century suburbs and the railways.
In an oral poster session on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 8-9am CET, Lena Winstedt, PhD, Head of Science at Hansa Biopharma, will present 'Imlifidase For Desensitization in Sensitized Kidney Transplant Patients: Pooled Analysis of Phase 2 Trials'.