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  • Chicago Bridge & Iron beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $161.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.39 per share. Analysts expected $3.45 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Yandex posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Yandex NV on Thursday reported earnings of $111 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the The Hague, Netherlands- based company said it had net income of 34 cents. Yandex shares have dropped 35 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Unilever: prices falling in Europe, China weak Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products including Dove soaps, Lipton teas and Ben& Jerry's ice cream, says it saw price deflation in Europe's largest markets in the third quarter. The company said it saw price deflation in many markets across Europe, including Germany, France and Britain. Unilever said growth is slowing in emerging markets.

  • Heineken reports lower third quarter earnings Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Heineken NV says poor weather and weak economies in Europe dragged its third quarter earnings lower, though sales in developing markets grew strongly. The Dutch brewer Wednesday reported net profit of 460 million euros, from 483 million euros in the same quarter last year. In Eastern Europe revenues fell 8.5 percent, while in the Americas they grew 2...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil slips below $86 on global oversupply Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    *OPEC ministers due to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. Abundant global oil supplies, particularly of very high quality, light oil, coupled with a gloomy economic outlook from Europe to China pushed Brent last week below $83, to its lowest since 2010. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran have all indicated reluctance to change...

  • Shares in Dutch feed company Nutreco surge Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:23 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Shares in Dutch animal and fish feed supplier Nutreco NV have surged after the company announced a management-backed 2.69 billion takeover offer from privately-owned trading company SHV Holdings. SHV's 40- euro per share cash offer for Nutreco represents a 42- percent premium to shares' closing price Friday. Nutreco CEO Knut Nesse said Monday...

  • Philips posts 3rd quarter loss Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:55 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Royal Philips NV, the world's largest lighting maker, has reported a 104 million-euro loss for the third quarter, mostly due to a one-off charge after losing a patent infringement lawsuit against Masimo Corp. of the U.S. The loss compares with net profit of 282 million euros in the same period a year earlier, but includes the $466 million award a U.S. jury...

  • Rules vary about travel to countries hit by Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective. There are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone to the U.S. No direct flights from the three affected countries to London's...

  • *Gulf of Oman port bids to become transhipment centre for region. Instead they can have goods delivered to a port in Oman, outside the Gulf, and bring them into the region by road. The cheeky advertisement has been posted by Sohar Port and Freezone, an ambitious facility on Oman's northern coast about 200 kilometres to the southeast of Dubai.

  • Fiat Chrysler crowns merger with Wall Street debut Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    *FCA trading on NYSE opens 1330 GMT Monday, followed by Milan. *Wall Street debut comes at difficult time for auto industry. MILAN, Oct 12- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles makes its Wall Street debut to great fanfare on Monday, shifting the carmaker's centre of gravity away from Italy and capping a decade of canny dealmaking and tough restructuring by CEO Sergio...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 9- Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have asked prospective buyers for their jointly-owned nuclear fuel enrichment firm Urenco to submit indicative bids by year-end, sources familiar with the process said. France's Areva, Japan's Toshiba, a consortium led by former boss Patrick Upson and a number of private equity firms are expected to...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 9- Russia will appeal against a decision by Europe's top human rights court to award shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros by the end of this month, RIA news agency quoted Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov as saying on Thursday. In July, the European Court of Human Rights found that Russia had failed to "strike a fair balance" in its treatment of...

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Record low inflation expectations are reinforcing a two-year-old rally in euro zone bonds as they keep alive bets on further monetary easing despite signals from the European Central Bank that it's in no hurry to do more. Bonds sold off last week after ECB President Mario Draghi gave no hint that a big programme of sovereign bond buying, known as...

  • Oct 1- A federal jury on Wednesday said Philips Electronics NA should pay $466.8 million to Masimo Corp for having infringed two patents for technology used to help measure blood oxygen and track pulse rates. Shares of Masimo closed 12.9 percent higher, rising $2.74 to $24.02 on the Nasdaq. Jurors in Wilmington, Delaware needed less than a day of deliberations...

  • Oct 1- A federal jury on Wednesday said Philips Electronics NA should pay $466.8 million to Masimo Corp for having infringed two patents for technology used to help measure blood oxygen and track pulse rates. Shares of Masimo closed 12.9 percent higher, rising $2.74 to $24.02 on the Nasdaq. Jurors in Wilmington, Delaware needed less than a day of deliberations...

  • Mercuria's third founder: China head eyes long game Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 29- The little known Asia head of Mercuria will be key in tying the Swiss commodity trader's $3.5 billion acquisition of JP Morgan Chase and Co's physical commodity desk into the company's China business.

  • *Restructuring charges of 50 million euros through 2016. AMSTERDAM, Sept 23- Philips, the Dutch conglomerate that started life making light bulbs 123 years ago, is splitting off its lighting business in a bold step to expand its higher-margin healthcare and consumer divisions.

  • Liberty Global CEO ‘confident’ of Ziggo success Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries is confident he will soon get approval for his Ziggo bid, but isn't interested in a deal with Vodafone.

  • *Company rejects advances of bigger rival SABMiller. Begun in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken with the purchase of a brewery in Amsterdam, the company now has more than 165 plants in over 70 countries and is the world's third-largest beer maker- yet his great-granddaughter Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is still wedded to the firm.

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 15- Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself.