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  • UCB Profit Fell 39% in First Half Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    Belgian drug maker UCB Group said Thursday first-half net profit fell 39% as it absorbed the cost of taking over Germany's Schwarz Pharm.

  • Fortis to Issue $2.7 Billion in Notes to Fund ABN Bid Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 3:27 AM ET

    Belgian-Dutch financial services group Fortis said on Wednesday it would launch 2 billion euros ($2.73 billion) worth of conditional capital exchangeable notes.

  • French PM on Future of Gaz de France: Report Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 6:54 AM ET

    French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said in an interview published Friday that decisions on the future of state-owned Gaz de France -- including whether to go ahead with its merger with Suez -- will be made "in the coming weeks."

  • Delhaize America to Buy Back $1.1 Billion of Own Debt Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 2:54 AM ET

    Belgium-based supermarkets group Delhaize said on Wednesday that its American subsidiary would buy back up to $1.1 billion of its own debt, financed by the issue of new securities.

  • The CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland told CNBC that the bank's $95.7 billion bid for Dutch Bank ABN Amro is more attractive than Barclays' rival bid because it offers a higher premium and will result in fewer lost jobs with more market synergies.

  • RBS Consortium Launches $95.7 Billion Bid for ABN Amro Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 5:01 PM ET

    A consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland launched a 71.1 billion euro ($95.7 billion) bid for Dutch group ABN AMRO, trumping Britain's Barclays in a battle for the world's biggest bank takeover.

  • Consortium to Clarify ABN Amro Stance on May 27 Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 4:41 AM ET

    A consortium led by the Royal Bank of Scotland seeking to buy ABN Amro is keeping all options open on a possible offer and will clarify its position on Sunday, consortium member Fortis's chairman said.

  • Dutch food retailer Ahold reported a slight dip in first-quarter group sales on Friday, in line with market expectations, but analysts said underlying sales growth boded well for a recovery.

  • KBC Acquires 92.5% Stake in Russia's Absolut Bank Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 4:10 AM ET

    Belgian bank KBC Group said it has acquired 92.5% of Russian bank Absolut for 761 million euros ($1.03 billion), subject to regulatory approval by the Central Bank of Russia.

  • The Belgian government agreed on fresh budgetary measures to cut pollution and counter climate change, yet kept its overall 2007 target on a surplus of 0.3% of gross domestic product.

  • European Stocks to Watch Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

    Here some of Friday's big movers on European stock markets: Boehler-Uddeholm, Verbund, Thomson, Bekaert, Imperial Tobacco, Unilever, TUI, Dexia and Pirelli.

  • InBev Says Fourth-Quarter Profit Surged as Sales Rise Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 3:08 AM ET

    InBev, the world's largest brewer by volume, said Thursday fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as the company increased sales across all regions except Western Europe

  • A court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Belgian newspapers that sued Google, claiming that the Web search Internet search leader infringed copyright laws and demanded it remove their stories.