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  • Those treatments include J&J's own Remicade and AbbVie Inc's Humira. J&J presented the favorable data on Friday at the 11th Congress of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization in Amsterdam. It is approved in the United States for adults with moderate to severe psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition caused by an overactive immune system.

  • Those treatments include J&J's own Remicade and AbbVie Inc's Humira. J&J presented the favorable data on Friday at the 11th Congress of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization in Amsterdam. It is approved in the United States for adults with moderate to severe psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition caused by an overactive immune system.

  • *Euronext keen to boost size to stay competitive in Europe. LONDON/ PARIS, March 17- European stock exchange operator Euronext NV is considering acquisitions to help it stay competitive after Deutsche Boerse AG and London Stock Exchange Group Plc agreed to merge in a $30 billion deal, according to people familiar with the matter. With a market value of about 2.6...

  • PARIS, March 17- France's National Assembly approved on Thursday an additional tax on palm oil used in food from 2017, which has been vehemently opposed by top producers Indonesia and Malaysia who call it discriminatory. The French government backed an amendment making the tax progressive, starting at 30 euros next year to rise to 90 euros in 2020 to allow a...

  • *Euronext keen to boost size to stay competitive in Europe. LONDON/ PARIS, March 17- European stock exchange operator Euronext NV is considering acquisitions to help it stay competitive after Deutsche Boerse AG and London Stock Exchange Group Plc agreed to merge in a $30 billion deal, according to people familiar with the matter. With a market value of about 2.6...

  • Ahold is buying Delhaize for around 9.8 billion euros in a deal announced last year that will create one of the largest food retailers on the U.S. East Coast, and by far the largest in the Benelux. At an extraordinary shareholders' meeting in Amsterdam, Ahold CEO Dick Boer underlined the potential cost savings, purchasing and other' synergies' of the deal, which he...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 14- Shareholders of supermarket group Ahold on Monday voted to approve the company's proposed merger with Belgian retailer Delhaize. At an extraordinary shareholder's meeting in Amsterdam, 99.97 percent of shareholders present voted in favour of the merger. Ahold is buying Delhaize for around 9.8 billion euros in a deal announced last year...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 14- Shareholders of supermarket group Ahold on Monday voted to approve the company's proposed merger with Belgian retailer Delhaize.

  • Strong margins on gasoline have helped European refiners such as BP, Shell and Total weather an 18- month slide in oil prices and they expect gasoline demand, mostly in the United States and China, to boost profits this year too. Like diesel last winter, excess gasoline is pooling in onshore tanks as well as on ships anchored off refining hubs and dawdling along...

  • BERLIN, March 10- Chihira Kanae is greeting visitors to the world's biggest travel fair in Berlin this week, answering questions and guiding people in the right direction. It's not to take the place of employees, " Fabrice Goffin, co-founder of QBMT whose software powers Mario, told Reuters at the fair. Airline KLM is also testing a guide robot, Spencer, to help...

  • *Order book weaker on oil industry slump, China slowdown. AMSTERDAM, March 9- Marine construction company Boskalis expects a drop in net profit this year as depressed commodity prices hit demand for oil-related infrastructure, it said on Wednesday. Boskalis's order book fell to 2.49 billion euros at the end of 2015 from 3.29 billion in December 2014.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 4- The arrest of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fueled a massive market rally but once the euphoria fades, investors will still face concerns about political chaos and an economy mired in a deep recession. Lula's detention for questioning in a bribery and money laundering probe and the move's dire implications for...

  • MELBOURNE, March 4- London copper was set to post its biggest weekly advance in about six months on Friday as signs of bottoming in oil and a brighter U.S. economy fueled investor appetite for metals. A string of positive U.S. economic data and a recovery in oil and commodity prices this week buoyed risk appetite, while patchy data from China helped raise hopes of a...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 2- The international business of Uber, the U.S.-based ride-hailing service, lost $237 million in 2014, a big increase on a deficit of $31.9 million the previous year, as the company expanded around the globe. Losses will probably be higher in 2015, as CEO Travis Kalanick said last month the company was losing "a billion dollars a year" in China amid a...

  • *Zero rates squeeze insurers, pension funds. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, March 2- Traditionally conservative European insurers and pension funds are turning increasingly to risky property bets on everything from new homes in provincial Britain to car parks at Brussels airport, as they feel the pinch from rock-bottom interest rates. "The banks have taken a couple of...

  • LONDON, Feb 29- Oman aims to expand shipping and trade links with Iran and get ahead of rivals after the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran, leading port officials involved say. The United Arab Emirates previously enjoyed greater shipping activity with Iran but Oman's nearby Sohar port is looking at expanding ties. Oman could also benefit from a spat...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 24- Deutsche Boerse Chief Executive Carsten Kengeter would run the day-to-day operations of a new company formed by a possible merger with the London Stock Exchange, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The two companies announced on Tuesday they were exploring a merger and that the board of the holding company would be composed...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 24- Royal Dutch Shell's U.S. head Marvin Odum will step down after the company abandoned a troubled drilling project offshore Alaska, and the global oil company said on Wednesday it will split up its U.S. shale and Canadian oil sands unit. The Anglo-Dutch company said on Wednesday its shale resources unit would become part of the global upstream...

  • OSLO, Feb 24- Telenor's newly-appointed Chairwoman Gunn Waersted promised an overhaul of the Norwegian telecoms operator on Wednesday in response to a corruption settlement by Vimpelcom's, in which it owns a stake. Amsterdam- based Vimpelcom announced on Feb. 18 it would pay $795 million to resolve U.S. and Dutch probes into a bribery scheme in Uzbekistan, in the...

  • *Share issue size slashed to 650 mln euros from 1 bln euros. *Delta Lloyd says Central Bank backs new plan. Highfields Capital's refusal to back the cash call is the latest setback for Delta Lloyd, which has lost 70 percent of its value over the past year as it struggles to adapt to Europe's new Solvency II capital requirements.