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Sara Webb

ABN AMRO sees high loan impairments in 2014 as economy slowly revives

21 Feb 2014

AMSTERDAM Dutch state-owned bank ABN AMRO , which is being readied for an eventual stock market flotation, fell to a loss in the fourth quarter and said loan impairments were likely to remain high this year.

TomTom shares slump after warning of further earnings drop

11 Feb 2014

AMSTERDAM TomTom , Europe's largest maker of navigation devices, warned of a further decline in earnings and revenue, citing slumping demand for its main product - stand-alone personal sat-navs - and a tepid recovery at best in the car market.

Cable group Altice targets acquisitions after market debut

31 Jan 2014

AMSTERDAM/PARIS Cable group Altice has set its sights on further international expansion after raising 750 million euros ($1 billion) from its stock market debut on Friday.

Emerging market turmoil deals setback for Philips

28 Jan 2014

AMSTERDAM Philips forecast a slow start to 2014 as it grapples with currency volatility in Turkey, Argentina, Indonesia and other emerging markets and weak orders for healthcare equipment. | Video

Emerging market turmoil deals setback for Philips

28 Jan 2014

AMSTERDAM Philips forecast a slow start to 2014 as it grapples with currency volatility in Turkey, Argentina, Indonesia and other emerging markets and weak orders for healthcare equipment.

ASML upbeat as it pins hope on new technology

22 Jan 2014

VELDHOVEN, The Netherlands ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for the semiconductor industry, gave an optimistic outlook for 2014, saying its investment in new technology crucial to making the smaller, smarter chips of the future was starting to pay off.

East Timor demands Australia return documents at court hearing

20 Jan 2014

AMSTERDAM East Timor demanded on Monday that Australia return seized documents relating to the two countries' negotiations over oil and gas reserves thought to be worth tens of billions of dollars.

Fitch affirms Netherlands at AAA, outlook negative

17 Jan 2014

AMSTERDAM The Netherlands kept its triple-A credit rating from Fitch, which said on Friday the decision reflected the country's strong underlying economic, institutional and credit fundamentals.

AerCap in no rush to order new jets after buying ILFC

23 Dec 2013

AerCap has emerged as one of the leading forces in aviation after agreeing to buy the world's second-largest jet lessor, but its chief executive said on Monday he was in no hurry to join the industry's recent plane ordering bonanza.

Insight - Philips restores profit by rediscovering relevance

12 Dec 2013

AMSTERDAM Every year Singaporeans and Malaysians choke on smoke when farmers and plantation firms in neighbouring Indonesia clear the land with fires during the dry season.

World News

Russia-backed Syrian forces step in as U.S. retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.