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  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 7- A Dutchman died on Wednesday after his Tesla collided with a tree, according to local authorities, and it took firefighters hours to remove his body from the vehicle due to fears they could be electrocuted. The cause of the crash on a highway about 40 kilometres east of Amsterdam was not known. Fire department spokesman Ronald Boer said...

  • "We want to make sure that as many customers as possible have access to the cloud," said Nicola Hodson, general manager of marketing and operations for Microsoft UK. More recently, Britain's vote to leave the European Union has raised questions about the status of data stored and processed in the UK. Other initial UK cloud customers include automaker Aston Martin,...

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 6- Takeaway.com, the Dutch-based online restaurant ordering and delivery service, said on Tuesday it would seek a listing on Amsterdam's Euronext stock exchange in the coming weeks. These include investors Macquarie and Prime Ventures, as well as founder Jitse Groen, who said he expected to sell 5 percent of his personal stake and remain the...

  • VIENTIANE, Sept 5- Southeast Asian leaders are set to avoid references to a recent arbitration ruling that undermined China's claims to the South China Sea, after omitting it from a joint statement at a summit this week over which Beijing's influence looms large. Soon after the ruling in The Hague, the Philippines lobbied strongly at an ASEAN foreign ministers'...

  • *May also play into South China Sea dispute. Speaking at a G20 meeting in China, and before traveling to Laos for a summit where he was due to hold talks with Duterte, Obama said he had asked his team to find out if "constructive, productive conversations" were possible. "Obviously the Filipino people are some of our closest friends and allies and the Philippines is a...

  • *North Korea test-fires three missiles off east coast. HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5- North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday in a defiant reminder of the risks to global security, as world leaders including U.S. North Korea has tested missiles at sensitive times in the past to draw attention to its military might.

  • *G20 leaders converge on Hangzhou for Sept 4-5 summit. He urged Beijing to uphold its legal obligations in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, and stressed U.S. commitments to its regional allies. Xi said China would continue to safeguard its sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea.

  • Xi said China would continue to safeguard its sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea, according to a statement on the Chinese foreign ministry's website. Tensions over the disputed waters between China and its neighbors were expected to hang over the G20 summit, which opens in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Sunday.

  • Tensions over the disputed waters between China and its neighbors were expected to hang over the G20 summit, which opens in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Sunday. An arbitration court in The Hague ruled in July that China had no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea and had infringed on the rights of the Philippines, which brought the case...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- China needs to be a more responsible power as it gains global influence and avoid flexing its muscles in disputes with smaller countries over issues like the South China Sea, U.S. Obama, who meets with President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit next week in China, told CNN the United States supports the peaceful rise of China but that Beijing had to...

  • *But investors doubt OPEC can agree production deal. U.S. crude oil stocks increased by 2.3 million barrels to 525.9 million barrels in the week to Aug. 26, data from the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration showed. And there's also uncertainty about the likelihood of OPEC/ non- OPEC action at the end of the month. "

  • WARSAW, Aug 30- Poland's deputy prime minister is due to meet a string of banks in London this week as the country tries to boost its status as one of Europe's fastest growing financial centers and benefit from Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Poland has already attracted a number of financial investors such as UBS, Credit Suisse, Bank of NY Mellon...

  • LONDON, Aug 26- Big financial groups in London are losing faith in a quick fix to get access to the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc and are instead drawing up contingency plans to avoid becoming hostage to Brussels politics. In the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the EU, legal experts said banks, insurers and asset managers in London using...

  • 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,...

  • 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...