I have two questions about the use of tense.
1) Today, Wichner Industries announced that it ( will be opening) an office in Kuala Lumpur to coordinate its overseas operations.
2) First City Bank assured its customers that it ( will maintain) exceptional service in spite of the ongoing renovations in several branches.
Q) I wonder what the difference is if I use simple future tense in the question #1.
Q2) I wonder if we can use "would maintain", instead of "will maintain". It seems to me that tense argreement would be necessary, so I thought "would maintain", but it turned out "will maintain" is correct in my grammar book. Is there a difference nuance or usage between them?
Thank you in advance