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  • NEW YORK, May 26- Some investors are betting the worst is yet to come for Brazil's stock market, even after a brutal selloff last week. Fund managers said troubles for Brazilian President Michel Temer, who was caught on tape discussing a hush-money arrangement to buy the silence of imprisoned former house speaker Eduardo Cunha, are likely just beginning, and could...

  • Future generations are on course to become enveloped in the biggest pension crisis in history, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  • According to an EU paper, member states will be asked to decide on new homes for the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority by October 2017. Leading contenders to house the EMA are already jockeying for position, with Spanish Health Minister Dolors Montserrat setting out the case for Barcelona to host the agency during a visit to Brussels...

  • THE HAGUE, May 23- Royal Dutch Shell shareholders on Tuesday widely rejected a proposal by an environmental group calling for the oil company to set and publish annual targets to reduce carbon emissions. Around 94 percent of Shell shareholders who cast a vote decided against resolution 21, according to final results reported following the company's annual...

  • THE HAGUE, May 23- Royal Dutch Shell shareholders on Tuesday widely rejected a proposal by an environmental group calling for the oil company to set and publish annual targets to reduce carbon emissions. As many as 94 percent of Shell shareholders who cast a vote decided against the resolution, according to preliminary results displayed during the company's...

  • THE HAGUE, May 23- Royal Dutch Shell shareholders on Tuesday widely rejected a proposal by an environmental activist group demanding the oil major sets and publishes annual targets to reduce carbon emissions. As many as 94 percent of Shell shareholders voted against the resolution, preliminary results displayed during the company's annual general meeting...

  • 19-year-old Max Verstappen breaks Zandvoort lap record in a demo run

    Max Verstappen, one of the rising stars in racing, just unofficially broke the record for fastest lap at Netherlands' Circuit Park Zandvoort race track.

  • The overall value of cross-border M&A deals between the U.S. and Europe is up 82 percent on the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data, and the highest over the same timeframe since at least 2007.. Switzerland and the Netherlands have so far been the main shopping destinations for companies on the other side of the Atlantic, with U.S. buyers...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The European Union urged member states Monday to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen their public finances and push through reforms that tackle social inequality. The advice came in economic policy guidance for the bloc's 28 member states that was published by the European Commission.

  • CNBC's Gemma Acton speaks about activist investor Elliott's move to take Dulux owner Akzo Nobel to court.

  • BERLIN— The Latest on Europe's response to the large number of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent:. Organizations from Qatar and the Netherlands are joining forces to get 6,000 Syrian refugees into higher education courses, a move aimed at helping them integrate in the countries where they live now and rebuild their own nation if they are able...

  • The Dutch King is moonlighting as a pilot

    Dutch King Willem-Akexander has been moonlighting as a pilot for the past 21 years, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

  • MANILA, May 19- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday Chinese counterpart China Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried to enforce an arbitration ruling and drill for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea. In remarks that could infuriate China, Duterte hit back at domestic critics who said he has gone soft on Beijing by...

  • KARLSRUHE, Germany, May 18- Germany's highest court on Thursday ruled that Uber's Black service had violated the country's competition laws, but referred the case to the European Court of Justice to decide whether its view was in line with broader European Union laws. A Berlin taxi firm brought the case at Germany's Federal Court of Justice.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Dutch government says it had a budget surplus last year for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008, thanks to lower than expected spending and higher than forecast revenues. The government said Wednesday in its financial report for 2016 that, as well as a surplus of 2.9 billion euros, the national debt of 434 billion euros...

  • LONDON, May 17- Investors are pushing oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to explain the finer details of its plan to link executives' bonus pay to lowering carbon emissions, urging more transparency as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. Shell was hailed by investors as a pioneer among the world's biggest fossil fuel producers when it announced the policy to tie 10...

  • LONDON, May 16- The head of Brazil's state-controlled oil giant Petrobras has called in an international consultancy firm to make middle management at the scandal-hit firm more proactive. Petroleo Brasileiro SA last week posted a record first-quarter operating profit but Chief Executive Pedro Parente said the company's turnaround was still far from...

  • *Shares drop 6 percent, top FTSE 100 faller. Europe's largest low cost carrier after Ryanair said the weak pound and the late timing of Easter this year had hit its first-half results, sending its shares down more than 7 percent, although it still expects a full-year profit. EasyJet reported a headline pretax loss of 212 million pounds for its first half, widening...

  • May 15- Credit ratings agency Moody's Corp said on Monday it would buy Dutch financial information provider Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion, to extend its risk data and analytical businesses. Amsterdam- based Bureau van Dijk, owned by the fund EQT VI, distributes financial information and private company datasets of 220 million companies.

  • *Duterte visiting Beijing for Silk Road summit. BEIJING, May 14- China and the Philippines will start bilateral consultations on the disputed South China Sea this week, the Philippine ambassador to Beijing said, as Manila looks to ease tensions with Asia's top economic power. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is visiting Beijing to attend a summit on...