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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.
AMSTERDAM— The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on financial austerity and more on security in light of international conflicts.
*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.
AMSTERDAM— Family-controlled brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival SABMiller. In a statement issued late Sunday night, the Dutch brewer said the Heineken family informed SABMiller it intends "to preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company." Heineken did not release any details of the SABMiller bid.
MOSCOW/ KIEV, Sept 14- Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signaled it would favor European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country.
AMSTERDAM— Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes. The idea was lifted from Spain's famed annual "La Tomatina" festival in Bunol. Tickets to the one-hour fight cost 15 euros each and around 1,000 were sold.
MOSCOW/ KIEV, Sept 14- Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signalled it would favour European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country.
PARIS— Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in French productions.
AMSTERDAM— A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves may have victimized as many as 40 people in the Netherlands alone, and several dozen in other countries, including the United States and Britain.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands— The possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of detectives, the chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing the criminal investigation into the downing of the jet said Friday.
*Scotland might have to create currency, central bank. The Plan A of Alex Salmond's Scottish National Party has long been for an independent Scotland to share the Bank of England with the rest of the United Kingdom, along with the pound as a joint currency.
The ECB’s triple-interest rate cut and bond-buying announcement surprised investors on Thursday – and were still sparking debate a day on.
BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the European Commission's top economic and monetary job, a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as attention turned to the line-up of the next EU executive.
AMSTERDAM/ BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Dutch brewer Heineken has agreed to sell its Mexican packaging business Empaque to Crown for $1.23 billion including debt, shedding a non-core business it acquired when entering the Mexican market in 2010..
SINGAPORE/ ZURICH Aug 22- Royal Bank of Scotland plc might split its international private bank into separate European and Asian divisions to attract Asian buyers who have the financial muscle for a deal but are reluctant to take on European client risk.
LONDON, Aug 20- World stocks fell on Wednesday as investors braced for the possibility that a major central bank could raise interest rates this year after Bank of England minutes showed two of the bank's nine rate-setters voted for a hike earlier this month.
*Attention shifts from Ukraine- Russia conflict. LONDON, Aug 20- World stocks mostly halted their recent rally on Wednesday before the latest policy signal from the U.S. central bank, while UK stocks and bonds fell after Bank of England minutes showed two rate-setters voted to raise interest rates earlier this month.
AMSTERDAM, Aug 19- The Netherlands is reviewing its extensive energy ties with Russia after the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine a month ago in an attack that killed nearly 200 Dutch nationals, officials and analysts said.
*Competition set to rise in Middle East, Asia. As the European Union's second biggest apple producer, Poland has some 700,000 tonnes of the fruit it usually sells to Russia but can't, because Moscow has a food embargo on many EU and U.S. goods as part of tit-for-tat sanctions related to the Ukraine crisis.