Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.» Read More
LONDON, Oct 15- Diverging regulation of financial markets will lead to a regionalisation of cash markets and make future consolidation between U.S. and European exchanges unlikely, the Executive Vice President of NYSE Euronext said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Oct 15- With IntercontinentalExchange's more than $10 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext expected to close early next month, regulators in the Netherlands and France are scrambling to prevent Euronext from once more falling into foreign hands, according to several sources familiar with the situation.
Squabbling U.S. politicians could learn from the Netherlands, where the government has just struck a budget agreement, European Commission Vice-President Olli Rehn told CNBC.
ROME, Oct 11- Italy's near-bankrupt Alitalia was thrown a lifeline on Friday when its board members- including cautious top shareholder Air France-KLM- approved a capital increase as part of a government-led 500 million-euro bailout.
A former Russian police detective in contact with Russia's federal government told Reuters that the suspect, who is known in hacking circles as "Paunch," had been arrested. The ones most widely exploited include Microsoft Corp's Windows and Internet Explorer, Adobe Systems Inc's Reader and Flash, and Oracle Corp's Java software.
ROME/ PARIS, Oct 7- Italy's government will continue talks with top management at Alitalia on Tuesday to try to find a way to keep the cash-strapped airline in business after inconclusive talks on Monday.
ROME, Oct 7- Italy's government has asked the state railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato to consider investing in loss-making national airline Alitalia, sources close to the matter said on Monday, as Rome explores alternatives to a takeover by rival Air France-KLM.
The latest refineries in Asia, the Middle East and the United States benefit from lower feedstock and energy costs and fewer taxes and regulations. That allows them to compete against local refineries in Europe, Latin America and Africa to sell products such as gasoline, diesel, gasoil and jet fuel.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct 2- Uruguay on Wednesday allowed the world's top graphic paper maker, Finland's UPM-Kymmene, to increase pulp production at a local plant, raising tensions with neighboring Argentina over accusations of environmental damages.
AMSTERDAM, Sept 29- An experimental Roche drug that seems to work particularly well against lung cancer in smokers may be a "game changer" for these normally difficult-to-treat patients, researchers said on Sunday.
AMSTERDAM, Sept 27- A new generation of drugs designed to trigger the immune system to fight cancer is offering the prospect of a "clinical cure" for some melanoma skin cancer patients who until a few years ago were more likely to be facing a swift death.
*China, Russia, UAE show interest in Alitalia stake. ROME, Sept 26- Struggling Italian carrier Alitalia will seek a capital increase of at least 100 million euros, it said on Thursday after reporting another heavy loss for its first half.
NAIROBI, Sept 24- Kenya's president said his forces had "defeated" Islamists from Somalia's al Shabaab on Tuesday, shooting dead five and capturing 11 others suspected of killing 67 people during a four-day siege at a shopping mall.
*Africa risk profile will be hurt by mall raid. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- When Islamist fighters from Somalia's al-Shabaab group stormed a Nairobi mall at the weekend, they knew they were hitting a high-profile symbol of Kenya's economic power in booming Africa.
SINGAPORE, Sept 23- U.S. crude futures steadied near $105 a barrel on Monday after losing more than 3 percent in the past two sessions, with investors looking towards Chinese manufacturing data for more clues on the economic health of the world's No. 2 oil consumer. *U.S. crude for November delivery was off 9 cents at $104.66 a barrel by 0049 GMT.
MOSCOW, Sept 19- Russia accused the environmentalist Greenpeace group on Thursday of' aggressive and provocative' actions in boarding a Russian oil platform in the Arctic, an area ecologists say is imperilled by a rush for its resources.
BRUSSELS, Sept 18- Dutch telecoms group KPN has acted to catch up with European rivals after years of underperformance and may be nearing a turning point as it faces a takeover offer by Mexico's America Movil. It lagged behind peers in jumping on new trends in television and bundled services to limit the damage from free services such as Skype.
LONDON, Sept 18- Industrial energy consumers can help balance electricity grids and avoid deeper government intervention in power markets, as part of global efforts to integrate more wind and solar power, a new German scheme suggests.
GENEVA, Sept 18- The world's top aluminium producers and consumers are at loggerheads over the thorny issue of what price, or premium, should be paid to secure metal deliveries, and will conclude fewer fixed term supply deals this year, industry sources said.
The Dutch government's announcement in its budget for next year was a boost for Lockheed Martin and Washington, which had urged the Netherlands in April not to turn to other suppliers because of fears of rising costs in a project that has been blighted by technical faults and delays.