Richard Saldanha, global equities fund manager at Aviva Investors, says it was the right thing for Philips to sell its lighting unit.
Philips' Ronald De Jong shares that there is rising demand for home healthcare technology, which is where the Dutch firm sees opportunities.
The spin-off will enable Philips to focus on becoming a healthcare technology powerhouse, says Ronald De Jong, executive VP & chief market leader at Philips.
European markets hovered around the flatline Monday following weak data out of China.
Dutch company says it is seeking to raise at least 694 million euros by selling a 25 percent stake in its lighting division.
The medical equipment and technology firm plans to spin off its lighting division, the world's largest maker of lights.
Medical equipment and technology firm to spin off its lighting division, the world's largest maker of lights, in an initial public offering.
European stocks ended trade in the red, amid weak sentiment across the globe, as a sharp decline in mining stocks weighed on the wider benchmarks.
Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, discusses the benefits of separating lighting from the company and talks about the components business.
Electronics giant reports a rise in first-quarter sales but net profits were hit hard due to tax charges.
A former Treasury legal counsel explains how the US vets foreign acquisitions of US companies to make sure there are no national security risks.
European markets posted strong gains on Tuesday, on the back of a sharp rebound in oil prices and a rally in mining stocks.
Company, which is trying to dispose of its lighting operations, expects improvement only in the second half.
European stocks closed sharply higher on Friday, buoyed by a recovery in oil prices and dovish remarks from the ECB.
The promise of more monetary easing around the world and an extension of Thursday's crude rally were factors helping propel global markets this morning.
Dutch group's $3.3 billion deal to sell its Lumileds division to a group of Asian investors founders over objections by the US government.
The outlook for the world may be uncertain but that shouldn't mean companies and governments should "get paralyzed," says Philips CEO to CNBC.
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European equities were mixed on Monday, as investors got to grips with a fresh set of earnings reports.