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    Salt marshes and mangroves are some of the tools that could be deployed.

  • European Union flags flutter in the breeze during the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels on February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union (EU).

    The trans-Atlantic order needs an updated and better integrated system of trade and finance, writes Dr. Michael Ivanovitch.

  • PARIS/ LONDON Feb 26- Airlines rattled by the coronavirus rushed to cut costs on Wednesday, as warnings of a pandemic deepened concern about the scale of the impact on aviation and other front-line sectors. Austerity measures ordered by Germany's Lufthansa and Amsterdam- based KLM include unpaid staff leave and hiring freezes, while Virgin Australia dropped...

  • As the new coronavirus spreads from China, travel guidelines being issued by governments across the world all express notes of growing caution. The Spanish Foreign Ministry also urges against contact with animals in China and suggests making sure that you stay at least one meter away from the next person. For travelers to Italy- the country most badly hit by the...

  • Feb 21- Prices of niche metals, such as antimony and manganese, valuable for making alloys and batteries have jumped because of dwindling supplies from China, where the coronavirus epidemic has paralyzed mining and smelting activities, traders said. China has tried to support economic growth through stimulus measures, including cuts to interest rates.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- China is struggling to resume normal trade operations as fallout from the coronavirus outbreak hits container shipping lines and logistics chains, with goods stuck and costs mounting, industry officials say. The epidemic has upended global supply chains and caused widespread disruption to businesses and factory activity in China, prompting...

  • *Hamers helped turn ING into online success. ZURICH/ AMSTERDAM, Feb 20- UBS, the world's largest bank to the rich, named the head of ING as chief executive on Thursday, seeking to tap his tech knowledge after he transformed the Dutch lender into one of Europe's most successful online banks. ING, by contrast, is better known for its brash orange logo, mobile apps and online...

  • AMSTERDAM/ ZURICH, Feb 20- Ralph Hamers made his mark as a tech-savvy chief executive who led Dutch bank ING back to profitability after cementing its position as a no-frills lender in Germany and simplifying its product portfolio. It is this record which is likely to have appealed to Switzerland's UBS, which named him CEO in a surprise move on Wednesday, rather...

  • *Russia's Justice Ministry says will appeal. That decision had been overturned in April 2016 by The Hague District Court. Russia's Justice Ministry has said it will challenge the appeals court ruling at the Dutch Supreme Court.

  • *Russia's Justice Ministry says will appeal. The verdict is the latest stage in a protracted legal battle, with Russia's Justice Ministry saying in a reaction it would appeal at the Dutch Supreme Court. In April 2016, The Hague's District Court had overturned a decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration ordering the Russian state to compensate...

  • Feb 14- Total insured property losses from storm Ciara, which was named Sabine in Germany, could be between 1.1 billion and 1.8 billion euros, catastrophe risk modelling firm RMS estimated on Friday. In the Netherlands https://in.reuters.com/article/netherlands-weather-ciara/storm-ciara-disrupts-mo r e- t h a n- 2 0 0- f l i g h t s- a t- a m s t e r d a m s- s c h i p h o l- i d I N K...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 13- Throughput in the Dutch port of Rotterdam flatlined in 2019 as slowing international trade halted many shipments from Asia in the last months of the year. "Moreover, as a consequence of declining production and decreased growth in world trade, shipments from Asia were cancelled in November and December." The Rotterdam port handles around 40...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- The world's big oil trading firms are investing heavily in environmentally-friendly projects as they face increasing pressure from investors, governments, activists and financiers to find a sustainable business model. *Bought ethanol plant in South Bend, Indiana in 2018 that produces 100 million gallons per year. *Waste oils plant in...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 11- Colombia will seek to double its flower exports to $3 billion a year over the next decade by growing new species and expanding to markets in Asia and Latin America, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday. The announcement of the goal comes ahead of Valentine's Day, the annual high-point of flower exports from the Andean country, which principally...

  • HAVANA, Feb 10- Cuba failed to meet payments last year on its restructured debt to wealthy nations, putting a deal with the Paris Club of creditors in jeopardy, according to diplomats with direct knowledge of the issue. The agreement is extremely beneficial for Cuba and that they could not pay speaks volumes about how broke they are, said one diplomat with...

  • BANGKOK/ HANOI, Feb 11- Thailand has barred passengers from Holland America's cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, its health minister said on Tuesday, the latest country to turn it away amid fears of the coronavirus despite no confirmed infections on board. Holland America, owned by Miami- based Carnival Corp, had said on Monday that passengers would...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 10- Carlos Ghosn, the fugitive former auto executive, used a joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi to inflate his pay, effectively clawing back a cut to his declared wages, and to cover a personal tax debt, lawyers for the companies said on Monday. Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was arrested in Japan in...

  • *Court hears Ghosn granted himself $8 million in salary, bonus. AMSTERDAM, Feb 10- Carlos Ghosn, the fugitive former auto executive, used a joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi to inflate his pay, effectively clawing back a cut to his declared wages, and to cover a personal tax debt, lawyers for the firms said on Monday. Ghosn, former chairman of the...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 10- Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn, the fugitive former automotive executive, on Monday argued in a Dutch court for the release of internal documents relating to his dismissal by Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors. Ghosn, former chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was arrested in Japan in 2018 but fled to Lebanon last December.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- U.S. job growth accelerated in January, with unseasonably mild temperatures boosting hiring in weather-sensitive sectors, indicating the economy will probably continue to grow moderately despite a deepening slump in business investment. The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday, however, showed the...