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  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 both flat. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 was flat at 3,212.26 points. "A small pullback from here towards 3,190 is normal," said Roelof-Jan van den Akker, a senior technical analyst an ING in Amsterdam.

  • ING to cut 1,700 jobs, take $400 million charge Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— ING Group NV, the Dutch bank, says it will cut 1,700 jobs, or 2.7 percent of its workforce, to cut costs. ING said the cuts are part of a move to expand its digital banking operations and jobs will be lost "at the headquarters of ING Retail Banking and in the back offices, call centers and IT departments." Earlier this month, ING paid back the last of a 10 billion euro...

  • Euro zone indexes pause after two-day rise Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 25- Euro zone shares marked time on Tuesday after a two-day rise that left some key regional indexes in "overbought" territory on a technical basis. Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent while France's CAC was flat. "The market was pretty' overbought' so a small pullback from here towards 3,190 is normal," said Roelof-Jan van den Akker, a senior technical analyst...

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 24- ASML, the world's largest maker of lithograpy machines for the semiconductor industry pushed back its sales growth goal on Monday in a belated recognition of the struggle it has been having in commercialising its next generation of products. "We believe the market was looking for ASML to reach the disclosed financial targets by 2018," ING...

  • *Market beginning to expect OPEC cut, analysts say. LONDON, Nov 21- Brent crude oil rose above $80 a barrel on Friday after China cut interest rates and on speculation that OPEC could agree next week to reduce oil production. The rate cut added to a positive mood among oil traders, many of whom expected an agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

  • *Market beginning to expect OPEC cut, analysts say. LONDON, Nov 21- Brent crude oil rose more than $2 to above $81 a barrel on Friday after China cut interest rates and on speculation that OPEC could agree next week to reduce oil production. The rate cut added to a positive mood among oil traders, many of whom expected an agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum...

  • *Libya and Ecuador also call for lower OPEC output. *Market beginning to expect OPEC cut, analysts say. LONDON, Nov 21- Brent crude oil rose to near $81 a barrel on Friday after China cut interest rates and on speculation that OPEC could agree next week to reduce oil production.

  • *Libya and Ecuador also call for lower OPEC output. *Market beginning to expect OPEC cut, analysts say. LONDON, Nov 21- Brent crude oil rose above $80 a barrel on Friday after China cut interest rates and on speculation OPEC could agree next week to reduce oil production.

  • New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week. A new infection was detected Friday morning at a chicken farm in Kamperveen, roughly a hundred kilometers away from the previous infections, the...

  • *Libya and Ecuador also call for lower OPEC output. LONDON, Nov 21- Brent crude oil rose towards $80 a barrel on Friday on speculation OPEC could agree output cuts at a meeting next week, with strong U.S. economic data also bolstering prices. Libya and Ecuador have also called for OPEC to cut output.

  • Dutch move 122 tons of gold out of US Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped 122.5 tons of gold worth around 4 billion euros from safekeeping in New York back to its headquarters in Amsterdam. In a statement Friday morning the bank said that its 612.5- ton national gold reserve is now divided 31 percent in Amsterdam, 31 percent in New York, 20 percent in Ottawa, Canada and 18...

  • AirAsia to launch Southeast Asian air pass Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:53 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level. AirAsia, which has dominated cheap travel in the region for years, faces rising competition from the proliferation of discounts...

  • Shell Nigeria denies it lied to Dutch court Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    ABUJA, Nigeria— Shell Nigeria denies it lied to a Dutch court in The Hague about oil pollution in the Niger Delta. "We dismiss any suggestion that SPDC has knowingly continued to use a pipeline that is not safe to operate," a spokesperson for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Shell has repeatedly surpassed...

  • Dutch admit prepping for eurozone breakup in 2012 Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has acknowledged that the Dutch government drew up plans for what to do if the single European currency had collapsed during the summer of 2012.. In an interview with RTL television on Tuesday, Dijsselbloem said there was a plan to return to the Dutch guilder in a worst case scenario. He said: "There were...

  • Google buys up Dutch wind energy for data center Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18- turbine, 62- megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building. Company officials said Tuesday that Google wants both price certainty and to ensure that the 600 million euro data center in Eemshaven, Netherlands— due to be completed in 2017— will...

  • AMSTERDAM/ LONDON/ PARIS, Nov 17- Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where...

  • British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:51 AM ET

    LONDON— Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe— but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low. The U.K. government food agency said there is no risk to the food chain and British Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens told BBC the risk of...

  • Bird flu confirmed at Dutch, UK farms Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Dutch government on Sunday banned the transport of poultry and eggs throughout the country after confirming an outbreak of bird flu at a chicken farm. The Ministry for Economic Affairs said the outbreak is deadly to poultry and can also be transmitted to humans. Also Sunday, British authorities confirmed a case of bird flu at a duck...

  • Dutch government: Starbucks tax deal is legit Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The Dutch government says it did nothing wrong when it struck a tax deal with Starbucks that the European Union Commission alleges is so favorable to the company it amounts to state aid. The report describes how Starbucks funnels European profits to the Netherlands but pays little tax, using a strategy pre-approved by Dutch tax authorities.

  • *Starbucks says confident will be cleared. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 14- A tax deal the Netherlands cut with Starbucks Corp may be illegal state aid, European Union regulators said on Friday, part of a crackdown on members attracting investment by helping companies to avoid tax. The European Commission said it suspects the Dutch tax ruling allows Starbucks, the...