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  • OSLO/ COPENHAGEN/ STOCKHOLM, April 26- SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, triggering queues at airports as the carrier cancelled around 70 percent of its flights. "This strike delays everything," said Mexican tourist Carmen Sosa, 50, who was stranded at Oslo's Gardermoen airport. "The strike could have been...

  • OSLO/ COPENHAGEN/ STOCKHOLM, April 26- SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, triggering queues at airports as the carrier cancelled around 70 percent of its flights. "This strike delays everything," said Mexican tourist Carmen Sosa, 50, who was stranded at Oslos Gardermoen airport. "The strike could have been...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 26- In a meeting at the economic affairs ministry in The Hague late last year, Tata Steel's Dutch chief Theo Henrar pledged he would spend hundreds of millions of euros to cut factory emissions- on condition the government invested a similar amount. It is an example of how big companies in the Netherlands and beyond are putting forward their own...

  • OSLO/ COPENHAGEN, April 26- SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, leading the carrier to cancel hundreds of flights, the company and mediators said. Labour unions had earlier this month called for 1,500 SAS pilots to go on strike on April 26 if no agreement was reached on wages and other issues after an earlier round...

  • STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN/ OSLO, April 26- SAS said on Friday many of its domestic, European and long-haul flights have been cancelled as Swedish pilots at the airline went on a strike after rejecting mediators' bid, affecting thousands of travellers. Flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines that are subcontractors of SAS will not be affected by the strike, SAS...

  • STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN/ OSLO, April 25- Swedish pilots at airline SAS rejected a bid tabled by mediators and began preparing to strike as a midnight deadline to reach a deal was passed, but Norwegian unions plowed on with their negotiations. Torbjörn Granevärn, head of negotiations at the Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises' airlines section, said...

  • STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN/ OSLO, April 25- Swedish pilots at airline SAS rejected a bid tabled by mediators on Thursday and began preparing to strike if a compromise cannot be reached by midnight, a move that could potentially disrupt travel plans for about 170,000 people. Torbjörn Granevärn, head of negotiations at the Swedish Confederation of Transport...

  • STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN, April 25- SAS pilots rejected a bid tabled by mediators on Thursday and began preparing to strike if a compromise cannot be reached by midnight, in a move that could potentially disrupt plans for about 170,000 travellers. However, a spokesman for the Scandinavian airline in Norway said the negotiations in Oslo were continuing.

  • *Russia says will pump clean fuel to Europe on April 29. MOSCOW, April 25- Poland and Germany have suspended imports of Russian oil via a major pipeline, citing poor quality and triggering a rare crisis over supply from the world's second-largest crude exporter. The suspension cuts off a major supply route for Polish refineries owned by Polands PKN Orlen and Grupa...

  • *Cuts 2019 capex guidance to $1.7 bln vs pvs $2.0 bln. OSLO, April 25- Norwegian Air said the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft may last until the end of August and could scupper the carrier's plan to return to profitability this year. Boeing's MAX aircraft have been grounded following the crash of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia last October and an Ethiopian...

  • OSLO, April 25- The grounding of Norwegian Air's fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft may scupper the carrier's plan to return to profitability this year, it said while posting a widening first-quarter loss on Thursday. "Due to the uncertainty related to the MAX grounding, the company sees increased risk related to the target of a positive net profit in 2019,"...

  • OSLO, April 24- Norwegian Air has agreed with Airbus and Boeing to reschedule delivery of aircraft to cut capital spending, the loss-making budget carrier said on Wednesday. In total, the announced restructurings and postponements of Boeing and Airbus aircraft delivery will reduce capital expenditure for 2019 and 2020 by $2.1 billion, it said.

  • LONDON, April 24- Global aluminium production flatlined in the first quarter of this year, according to the International Aluminium Institute. A couple of long-running outages together with curtailments in Europe caused production outside China to dip 1.4 percent to 6.37 million tonnes in the first three months of 2019.. The net result was that global...

  • LONDON, April 24- Global aluminum production flatlined in the first quarter of this year, according to the International Aluminium Institute. A couple of long-running outages together with curtailments in Europe caused production outside China to dip 1.4 percent to 6.37 million tonnes in the first three months of 2019.. The net result was that global...

  • OSLO, April 24- Norway was a net importer of electricity in the first quarter of 2019, reversing a trend of net exports seen in the last five years, as hydropower output fell and high prices attracted wind power supplies from neighbors, regulator NVE said on Wednesday. Sweden and Denmark generated 11.0 TWh, with Norway and Finland generating the rest.

  • OSLO, April 24- Norway's $1.1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, will support a shareholder proposal calling for annual elections of board members at food maker Kellogg Company, the fund said in a statement on Wednesday. Norges Bank Investment Management, which runs the fund, only rarely discloses voting intentions in advance of shareholder...

  • *Ola Rollen was acquitted in 2018 of insider trading. OSLO, April 24- Hexagon Chief Executive Ola Rollen was back in court on Wednesday as Norwegian prosecutors sought to reverse his earlier acquittal over alleged insider share trading. One of Sweden's best known business leaders, Rollen has always denied any wrongdoing and continued to run Hexagon, which he has...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 24- Scandinavian airline SAS is offering travellers concerned about a possible strike by pilots the chance to reschedule flights for the April 26-29 period to another date free of charge. The Swedish, Danish and Norwegian pilot unions' joint SAS branch said this month they would go on strike on April 26 if there was no agreement on wages and terms...

  • *BlackRock to abstain or vote no in AGM approval poll. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 23- Bayer's largest shareholder, fund manager BlackRock, will not support the German company's management in a key vote at its annual general meeting on Friday, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters. About 30 billion euros has been wiped off the pesticides and drugs firm's...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 23- Fund manager BlackRock will not support Bayer's management in a key vote at its annual general meeting on Friday, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters. About 30 billion euros has been wiped off the German drugmaker's market value since August, when a U.S. jury found Bayer liable because Monsanto, which it bought for $63...