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  • UK has chosen to poorer: Dutch PM

    Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, explains his view that the United Kingdom has voted to become "poorer" by restricting immigration.

  • Brexit economic benefits only short-term for UK: Dutch PM

    Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, discusses future Brexit negotiations.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The number of people registered as unemployed in the Netherlands fell by more than 100,000 last year, the biggest drop in a decade, the government statistician announced Thursday. "It is great to see that so many people went back to work in the last year," Social Affairs Minister Lodewijk Asscher, of the junior coalition partner Labor Party,...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Ahold Delhaize, the recently merged Dutch-Belgian operator of U.S. supermarket chains including Stop& Shop and Giant, says its sales rose sharply to 15.1 billion euros in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to a strong performance in the Netherlands. Ahold Delhaize, created last year by the merger of Dutch and Belgian supermarket operators,...

  • *Sees Donald Trump as biggest risk in 2017. TOKYO, Jan 18- A rally in global stock markets in the past few months is being driven more by improving economic fundamentals than by expectations of more U.S. fiscal stimulus under President-elect Donald Trump, a chief investment officer of Dutch asset management firm Robeco said. To the contrary, uncertainty over...

  • AMSTERDAM— Large parts of Amsterdam have been hit by a power outage, snarling traffic around the city as trains and trams were halted and many electric road signs stopped working. As engineers scrambled to fix the problem, power was finally restored to homes throughout the city by just after 8 a.m., but thousands of people in the nearby town of Zaandam were still cut...

  • Turbulence and turmoil in the health care industry will only prove to be temporary in spite of the uncertainties in the U.S., according to Royal Philips' chief executive.

  • In France, two of the seven candidates vying to represent the ruling Socialist Party in this year's presidential election are promising modest but regular stipends to all French adults. A limited test is already underway in Finland, with other experiments planned elsewhere, including in the United States. After decades on the fringes of intellectual debate,...

  • Need for healthcare is a certainity: Philips CEO

    Frans Van Houten, chief executive of Royal Philips, discusses his company's objectives in the healthcare sector.

  • General elections throughout the EU could be at risk to cyber attack threats from foreign powers, according to the EU security commissioner.

  • European nations are reportedly accelerating preparations to attract bankers and financial professionals away from London.

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC cut deal took effect on Sunday. LONDON, Jan 3- Oil prices hit 18- month highs on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and other big oil exporters to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut. U.S. light crude oil hit an 18- month high of $55.24, up $1.52 a barrel, also its highest since...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC cut deal took effect on Sunday. LONDON, Jan 3- Oil prices hit 18- month highs on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and other big oil exporters to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut. U.S. light crude oil hit an 18- month high of $55.24, up $1.52 a barrel, also its highest since...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC cut deal took effect on Sunday. LONDON, Jan 3- Oil prices hit 18- month highs on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and non- OPEC members to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut. Benchmark Brent crude jumped more than 2 percent to a high of $58.37, up $1.55 a barrel and its highest...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC cut deal took effect on Sunday. LONDON, Jan 3- Oil prices rose on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and non- OPEC members to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut. "First signals suggest the OPEC and non- OPEC production cuts are raising hopes that the global oil oversupply will...

  • TOKYO, Dec 29- Nomura Holdings Inc sees opportunities in the pro-business stance of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, though his protectionist tilt brings uncertainty to the global economy, said the chief of Japan's biggest brokerage and investment bank. Japanese shares have gained since the New York billionaire's Nov. 8 election, spurred by Wall Street...

  • No return to 2 percent inflation in coming years: EIU

    Pepijn Bergsen, Europe analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, adds that he does not see Europe returning to 2 percent inflation in the near future.

  • *Resolution requests annual carbon reduction targets. London, Dec 21- Oil major Royal Dutch Shell is facing rising pressure from shareholders to shield its business from climate change threats and to play a bigger role in lowering global carbon emissions. In the United States activist shareholders plan a record number of climate-related resolutions in...

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is studying sites for a new banking headquarters in Europe, its president said, joining global peers looking for alternatives to London in the wake of Britain's vote to quit the European Union. Japan's third-largest banking group however was keeping its options open and could stay in London depending on how much...

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Up to 10 percent of jobs in London's financial district may be lost if Britain fails to secure adequate access to European Union markets after Brexit, a City of London official said on Wednesday. Bankers first called for full access after June's vote to leave the European Union but such hopes have now faded, leaving the sector to call for a...