BRUSSELS/PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Ford called an
emergency meeting with unions at its assembly plant in Genk,
Belgium, amid mounting expectations that the U.S. automaker is
preparing to close the factory.
Ford summoned staff representatives to a meeting with
European executives at 0700 GMT on Wednesday without providing
an agenda, officials from three unions said on Monday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Austerity measures in the euro zone are unavoidable, but countries can and should counteract with reforms to boost growth, European Central Bank Governing Council member Luc Coene said on Saturday.
In a panel debate on the euro zone in Brussels, Coene was challenged by economist Paul De Grauwe, now with the London School of Economics, who said policymakers should be foremost in promoting growth not reining it in.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European rugby enters new ground on Saturday when England’s Saracens play a ‘home’ match in Brussels designed to spread interest in the game and enhance Belgium’s status as an emerging rugby nation.
Saracens, who have mooted playing Heineken Cup fixtures in Cape Town and New York, will host Racing Metro 92 of Paris in a pool-phase tie in the King Baudouin Stadium, normally a venue for football and athletics.
BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – European rugby enters new ground on Saturday when England’s Saracens play a ‘home’ match in Brussels designed to spread interest in the game and enhance Belgium’s status as an emerging rugby nation.
Saracens, who have mooted playing Heineken Cup fixtures in Cape Town and New York, will host Racing Metro 92 of Paris in a pool-phase tie in the King Baudouin Stadium, normally a venue for soccer and athletics.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators have approved ThromboGenics’s main drug, eye treatment Jetrea, clearing the way for the Belgian biotechnology company to make sustainable profits.
ThromboGenics said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared use of the drug, also known as ocriplasmin, for treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion – an aging-related pulling on the retina that can cause loss or distortion of vision.
BRUSSELS, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The European Commission has
delayed a trade case against two Chinese telecom equipment
makers also under scrutiny in the United States, easing tensions
between the European Union and its second-biggest trading
A U.S. congressional report said on Monday that Huawei
Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp
– the world’s second- and fifth-largest makers of wireless
telecoms gear — were potential security risks and should be
shut out of the U.S. market.
SINGAPORE/BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Heineken NV
won full control of the maker of Tiger beer in a S$7.9
billion ($6.4 billion) deal on Friday, ending a two-month battle
aimed at strengthening the Dutch brewer’s position in
fast-growing Asian beer markets.
Shareholders of Singapore conglomerate Fraser and Neave Ltd
(F&N) backed the sale of their stake in Asia Pacific
Breweries (APB) to the world’s third largest brewer.
BRUSSELS/SINGAPORE, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Dutch brewer
Heineken NV took a major step towards winning control
of the Tiger beer brand and an Asian brewing network on
Wednesday after a Thai rival accepted the deal.
Billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s Thai Beverage PCL
and TCC Assets Ltd said they would vote in favour of
the sale of Singapore conglomerate Fraser and Neave’s
stake in Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd to Heineken.
BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Dutch brewer Heineken
took a major step towards taking control of Asia’s
Tiger beer by securing acceptance from a Thai billionaire who
had been viewed for weeks as a spoiling rival.
Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s ThaiBev and TCC Assets
Ltd agreed to support the sale of Singapore conglomerate Fraser
and Neave’s stake in Tiger beer maker Asia Pacific
Breweries Ltd to Heineken NV.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ford (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has refused to give unions assurances about the future of the U.S. automaker’s Genk plant, deepening concern among workers that the Belgian factory may be next in line for closure.
Union officials met managers on Thursday as Ford and other carmakers prepare measures to tackle excess production capacity that has swollen with Europe’s five-year market slump.