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  • LONDON, May 28- Copper spreads on the London Metal Exchange tightened sharply last week as the market finally started reacting to the continued steady erosion of available stocks. A research note by Goldman Sachs, advising short position-holders to roll out of the front part of the curve, seems to have acted as a collective wake-up call.

  • Ahold suffers margin squeeze in US, Netherlands Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    Dutch supermarket chain Ahold posted a first-quarter operating profit below analyst expectations, as margins fell in the United States and the Netherlands.

  • Euronext listing in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels at first. The U.S. group had always intended to spin-off Euronext after its $11 billion deal last year to take over NYSE Euronext, which gave it control of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • UPDATE 1-Euronext seen valued at over $2 bln in IPO Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 4:36 AM ET

    *ICE listing firm in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels at first. PARIS/ LONDON, May 27- IntercontinentalExchange Group is pressing ahead with a listing of European exchange Euronext, which two sources familiar with the matter said could achieve a valuation of at least 1.5 billion euros.

  • OSLO, May 27- Activists from environmental group Greenpeace have climbed aboard an oil drilling rig in the Norwegian Arctic on Tuesday, trying to stop Statoil's exploration plans in one of the world's northernmost prospects, the group said on Tuesday.

  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, May 23- Britain's Eurosceptic UK Independence Party made strong gains but their Dutch counterparts stumbled in elections to the European Parliament that are expected to produce a widespread anti-EU vote thanks in part to a low turnout.

  • UK skeptics surge, Dutch stumble as EU votes Friday, 23 May 2014 | 5:14 AM ET

    LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, May 23- Britain's Eurosceptic UK Independence Party made strong gains but their Dutch counterparts stumbled as more countries voted on Friday in European Parliament elections expected to produce a widespread anti-EU protest vote on a very low turnout.

  • *China says Vietnam making "irresponsible accusations" against it. *Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia may meet on China later this month.

  • MANILA, May 22- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said his government was considering various "defense options" against China, including legal action, following the deployment of a Chinese oil rig to disputed waters in the South China Sea.

  • At least 10 members of the nonprofit Bitcoin Foundation have resigned over last week's election of onetime Disney child star and current Bitcoin entrepreneur and financier Brock Pierce as a new director, officials at the group said.

  • Disney child star roils Bitcoin Foundation Friday, 16 May 2014 | 1:32 AM ET

    As the most prominent trade group pushing adoption of the electronic currency bitcoin begins its annual conference on Friday, it is being roiled by controversy.

  • At least 10 members of the nonprofit Bitcoin Foundation have resigned over last week's election of onetime Disney child star and current Bitcoin entrepreneur and financier Brock Pierce as a new director, officials at the group said.

  • *France flatlines, government forecasts threatened. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN May 15- The euro zone economy grew much less than expected at the start of the year and inflation remained locked in the' danger zone' below 1 percent, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy at its next meeting in June.

  • BOSTON, May 14- Voya Russia Fund manager Nathan Griffiths works from The Hague, but worries he could be trapped in Moscow. Based in the Netherlands, Griffiths' mission is to invest at least 80 percent of his $128 million fund in Russian stocks.

  • Europe grapples with threat of ships sailing blind Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    *Norway to close back-up ship transmitter stations. LONDON, May 13- Europe has yet to fully wake up to the danger of maritime disasters caused by signal jamming and blackouts of satellite navigation devices, say the proponents of a back up system on trial in British and Dutch ports.

  • BRUSSELS, May 13- Growing support for far-right parties has dominated the run-up to next week's European Parliament elections but a lesser noticed theme is lurking: that protest parties on both right and left will try to scupper EU free trade talks.

  • E-commerce edge helps British retailers expand abroad Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *UK retailers competitive on choice, prices, delivery. BERLIN/ PARIS, May 13- Marks& Spencer Plc is making a new push to expand abroad, hoping e-commerce will give Britain's biggest clothing retailer a better chance to succeed than earlier attempts to enter new markets.

  • Euro strength still hurting business: DSM CFO Friday, 9 May 2014 | 3:47 AM ET

    The escalating euro continues to harm business, the chief financial officer of Royal DSM told CNBC, a day after the single currency took a beating.

  • LONDON, May 8- European exchange group Euronext, which is planning a stock market listing next month, earned net income of $36 million in the first three months of the year, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.

  • *Euronext to list on Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris exchanges- source. *Euronext will later list on its Lisbon exchange- source. A spin-off of Euronext has been expected since ICE's $11 billion deal last year to take over NYSE Euronext, parent company of the New York Stock Exchange.