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  • A 'To Let' letting sign is seen displayed outside a rental property in an area that is popular for buy-to-let properties

    Brexit exposed cracks in U.K. property investments, but there's still opportunity in the market, Pictet Alternative Advisors’ CEO Nicolas Campiche said.

  • AMSTERDAM _ Core Laboratories NV on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $16.6 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 35 cents per share. Core Laboratories shares have climbed 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • AMSTERDAM, July 20- A Dutch court has ordered the confiscation of 123 million euros in assets from a Dutch-based company that prosecutors alleged was used by two telecoms companies to bribe Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Uzbekistan's president, to secure local operating licenses. The Amsterdam court said in a ruling it had found that the company,...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Consumer products giant Unilever says it has agreed to buy the fast-growing California- based men's grooming business Dollar Shave Club for an undisclosed sum. Unilever, which already owns personal care products including Axe, Dove and Pond's, said in a statement Wednesday that Dollar Shave Club has "transformed the shaving category...

  • BEIJING— In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal's ruling that denied Beijing's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. Meanwhile, in Taiwan— one of six sides with territorial...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • *Says regulations need to be considered in China. The game, which marries a classic 20- year old franchise with augmented reality, has taken the world by storm despite having been launched in only five countries- the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Germany. He confirmed that the game would soon be coming to Japan and that he expects "ultimately to...

  • BERLIN, July 14- London- based online money transfer business Azimo is considering switching its headquarters to mainland Europe because of Brexit, which it says could threaten Britain's position as a global hub for the financial technology- fintech- industry. "Whilst we are regulated out of the UK at the moment, we're talking to regulators in other...

  • LISBON/ PARIS, July 13- Portugal has asked Europe's antitrust chief to take action to prevent a merged Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange becoming so dominant that it would make access to finance more difficult. Portugal's objections raise pressure on the agreed $30 billion deal that has already been rocked by Britain's vote last month to leave the...

  • SEOUL, July 13- Nintendo's smash hit Pokemon GO is likely to face hurdles in South Korea, where Google mapping functions are restricted due to security issues with North Korea- though some fans are already trekking out to one remote area where it can be played. South Korea is the world's fourth-biggest gaming market after China, the United States and Japan,...

  • Chinese police officers block the road leading to the Philippines embassy in Beijing on July 13, 2016 the day after an international court on July 12 ruled against China in a Philippine challenge over Beijing-occupied territory in the South China Sea. Beijing on July 12 furiously rejected the ruling that rendered its claims in the South China Sea invalid and dealt a devastating diplomatic blow to its ambitions in the resource-rich region.

    China pulled out the rhetorical big guns after The Hague's decision it did not have rights to the South China Sea.

  • SHANGHAI, July 13- Chinese stocks edged up on Wednesday, with investors shrugging off the impact of an international tribunal's ruling that denied China's claims in the South China Sea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled in favour of the Philippines in a longstanding case, saying China had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights by...

  • SINGAPORE, July 12- Global oil and shipping markets reacted nervously on Tuesday after an international arbitration court ruled against Beijing's claims across large swathes of the South China Sea, fuelling geopolitical tensions in the vital waterway. A tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, found China had breached the sovereign rights of the Philippines and...