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  • By Hideyuki Sano and Tomo Uetake. TOKYO, Aug 23- The Bank of Japan's near doubling of its purchases of Tokyo shares is causing investors to worry the central bank will dominate financial markets, which could lead to price distortions as it continues to grease the economy. "The increased BOJ purchasing provides a very favorable demand environment for listed...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 18- A German politician said on Thursday he was trying to persuade foreign banks to make Frankfurt their home after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and outlined how Europe's biggest economy wants to bolster its financial capital at London's expense. Thomas Schaefer, finance minister of the state of Hesse which includes Frankfurt,...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Dutch authorities say beefed-up security measures at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport are being scaled back following investigation of an unspecified threat. The country's National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Security says in a statement that some of the extra measures, which included military police checking cars...

  • AMSTERDAM, Aug 17- Shares in Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML Holding fell after remarks by an Intel official suggested the company may hold off on using ASML's newest tools in commercial production. Analysts said the comments by Mark Bohr, Intel's Director of Process Architecture and a familiar figure in the industry, were no cause for alarm, but...

  • *Australia halted A $10 bln grid sale to State Grid Corp of China. SYDNEY, Aug 12- Australia blocked the sale of a major power grid company to Chinese interests in part over concerns that China, its biggest trading partner, is becoming a geo-political threat, a senior member of Australia's government said. Treasurer Scott Morrison, from the country's pro-business...

  • LONDON, Aug 12- Euro zone economic growth halved in the second quarter to a modest pace, as a mild slowdown in Germany was overshadowed by a surprise stagnation in Italy, offering scant hope of a decisive rebound for the currency bloc as a whole any time soon. The 0.3 percent quarterly expansion, or 1.6 percent annual pace, matched expectations in a Reuters poll of...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 9- A Dutch court has accepted a request by Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA to put a Netherlands- based unit under protection from creditors, handing them a victory as they seek to recoup billions of dollars in losses. Reuters reported earlier in the day that Oi had sought the suspension of payments and that the court had appointed lawyer Jasper...

  • *Says job cuts to save 400 million euros annually. PARIS, Aug 9- A four-year price war in the French mobile telecoms market is finally showing signs of easing, SFR said on Tuesday, sending its shares up sharply despite lower quarterly profit. "We are seeing right now a more normalized competitive environment," Michel Combes, chief executive of France's second biggest...

  • Ranstad to buy Monster Worldwide for $429M

    The Dutch staffing company makes a move for its rival as it struggles to grow in the US.

  • Aug 8- Delta Air Lines Inc canceled hundreds of flights and delayed many others on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world's largest carriers at airports around the globe. Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power...

  • Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power outage that began around 2:30 a.m. EDT in Atlanta. The problems arose after a switchgear, which helps control and switch power flows like a circuit breaker in a home, malfunctioned for reasons that were not immediately clear, said Georgia...

  • Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it had canceled 451 flights after a power outage that began around 2:30 a.m. EDT in Atlanta. The problems arose after a switchgear, which helps control and switch power flows like a circuit breaker in a home, malfunctioned for reasons that were not immediately clear, said Georgia...

  • Aug 8- Delta Air Lines Inc's flights gradually resumed on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world's largest carriers at airports around the globe. Atlanta- based Delta, the second-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, said it had canceled about 300 flights after a power outage that began...

  • The U.S. airline said the power outage began at about 2:30 a.m. EDT in Atlanta and that customers should expect "large-scale" cancellations. According to website Flightradar24, some of the first flights to take off were from Amsterdam to the United States, while a flight from Phoenix to Atlanta was among the first to depart from a U.S. airport.

  • The U.S. airline said the problems resulted from a power outage in Atlanta overnight and that customers should expect "large-scale" cancellations. Website Flightradar24 showed a flight from Phoenix to Atlanta had taken off, while three planes had departed from Amsterdam to U.S. destinations. It also partners for transatlantic flights with Virgin Atlantic,...

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Are you a finance expert with a proven record of negotiating big deals? The British government advertised on Monday for an experienced dealmaker to help forge a new relationship between its financial services industry and the European Union. "The role will include a significant element of international travel to conduct negotiations and build...

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Are you a finance expert with a proven record of negotiating big deals? The British government advertised on Monday for an experienced dealmaker to help forge a new relationship between its financial services industry and the European Union. "The role will include a significant element of international travel to conduct negotiations and build...

  • *Ireland is only English-speaking center with EU future. While France has begun courting bankers with new tax breaks for expatriates and Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Luxembourg are also making pitches, Ireland is presenting itself as the only English-speaking country that offers a base in the euro zone and a future in the EU. Ireland is already one of the world's...

  • *Ireland is only English-speaking centre with EU future. While France has begun courting bankers with new tax breaks for expatriates and Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Luxembourg are also making pitches, Ireland is presenting itself as the only English-speaking country that offers a base in the euro zone and a future in the EU. Ireland is already one of the world's...

  • SINGAPORE, July 27- Coal prices in 2016 have regained their footing above the psychological threshold of $50, leaving the oil industry wondering when crude prices will return to form. Starting June 1, benchmark API2 coal futures in Rotterdam have rallied 20 percent to around $60 a tonne, the highest in a year, while Asia benchmark API4 futures have climbed 15.6...