×

Europe Top News and Analysis Netherlands

  • LONDON— In a warehouse at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport, a border officer pulls open a cardboard box he suspects contains contraband goods. In the past five years, the Border Force, the policing command under Britain's Home Office charged with immigration and customs controls, has seized thousands of consignments at Heathrow alone, valued at around...

  • BASEL, Switzerland- Bank of England Banknotes and Chief Cashier Director Victoria Cleland will speak on "Introduction of the new Bank of England 5 Euro note" at World Banknote Summit 2017- 0950 GMT. PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before an event hosted by the Temple...

  • BASEL, Switzerland- Bank of England Banknotes and Chief Cashier Director Victoria Cleland will speak on "Introduction of the new Bank of England 5 Euro note" at World Banknote Summit 2017- 0950 GMT. PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before an event hosted by the Temple...

  • WILLEMSTAD, Netherlands Antilles _ Orthofix International NV on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Orthofix expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.48 to $1.58 per share, with revenue in the range of $407 million to $411 million. Orthofix shares have increased slightly more...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 27- U.S. wheat futures fell 2 percent to their lowest in nearly three weeks on Monday, weakening on technical sales after firming briefly during the overnight trading session. "If you look at the weather, there just is not anything to hang your hat on on the friendly side," Northstar Commodity Investment Co chief analyst Mark Schultz said.

  • *Martin Daum to take over as trucks chief from March 1. BERLIN, Feb 27- Daimler has picked the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operations, it said on Monday, avoiding a lengthy search for a successor to departed chief Wolfgang Bernhard. Martin Daum, 57, president and chief executive of Daimler's trucks business in North America, was...

  • *Martin Daum to take over as trucks chief from March 1. BERLIN, Feb 27- Daimler has picked the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operations, it said on Monday, avoiding a lengthy search for a successor to departed chief Wolfgang Bernhard. Martin Daum, 57, president and chief executive of Daimler's trucks business in North America, was...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 27- The European Union will not pick an immediate fight with the City of London over its right to clear euro-denominated securities, EU officials said on Monday, as Britain prepares to trigger the process of quitting the bloc. On a day when the EU executive made public tough language on Brussels' policing of financial services providers from non-EU...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Guided by cameras and radars, and negotiating traffic and roundabouts, a self-driving Nissan car took to the streets of London on Monday for the Japanese company's first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Britain's flexible approach to testing autonomous vehicles helped Nissan pick London for its first European tests, the director of its...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has given its approval to the acquisition of the high-voltage cable business of Swiss company ABB by Denmark's NKT Cables. The European Commission said Monday that it gave the proposed acquisition unconditional clearance after concluding "that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe."

  • *EU minus Britain to meet in Rome on March 25. *Some see "multi-speed Europe" as divisive, threat. BRUSSELS, Feb 27- European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker will propose to national leaders next month a handful of options for shoring up unity once Britain launches a withdrawal that some fear could trigger a further unravelling of the bloc.

  • Feb 27- Goldman Sachs Group Inc is building a 1.1 million square foot office in London with initial occupancy slated for 2019, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday, even as global banks grapple with risks around Brexit. When completed, the new London building would be about half the size of Goldman's executive offices in downtown New York at 200 West Street.

  • *Total eyes cut-price stake in Iran LNG project-sources. *Iran seeks to jumpstart gas exports after sanctions. Iran shares the world's biggest gas field with Qatar, which has used the reserves to build over a dozen giant liquefaction plants to chill gas into a liquid for export on ships-- a move Iran is keen to replicate.

  • DALLAS— United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world's biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost ground by adding more flights from key airports this summer. Only once in the last five years did United Continental Holdings Inc. top Delta's operating income. "We've been shrinking, and our competitors have been...

  • Cash will remain a crucial part of the financial system despite these concerns, Fritz Zurbruegg, deputy head of the Swiss National Bank, said. The European Central Bank last year caused a stir in some countries, notably Germany, when it said it would stop issuing 500 euro notes as part of a push against their use by criminals. There was concern in Switzerland that the...

  • BERLIN, Feb 27- German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed China's plan to set quotas for the number of electric cars it wants on its roads in the future in a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang, a government spokesman said on Monday. "The federal chancellor had a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang, it was a confidential phone call and I can give no details,"...

  • LONDON— The London Stock Exchange's merger with Deutsche Boerse has been thrown into doubt after the LSE decided it couldn't comply with last-minute conditions imposed by European regulators. In a statement late Sunday, the London exchange said the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, was demanding that it sell its majority stake...

  • *Plans second share listing in Amsterdam as Telenor sells out. BARCELONA, Feb 27- Russian and emerging markets communications network operator VimpelCom Ltd on Monday reported a return to growth in the final quarter of last year and posted solid progress in its 18- month-old turnaround strategy, including a six-fold dividend increase. VEON is a new-model...

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to speak on the economic outlook before the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce- 2030 GMT.

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to speak on the economic outlook before the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce- 2030 GMT.