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Sep 13, 2012

Dutch PM Rutte wins election as pro-euro parties sweep

AMSTERDAM, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark
Rutte won a closely contested election as voters handed
pro-European parties a sweeping victory, shunning the radical
fringes and dispelling concerns that eurosceptics could gain
sway in a core euro zone country.

With 96 percent of votes counted, Rutte’s centre-right
Liberals won 41 seats in the 150-member lower house, a slender
two-seat lead over the centre-left Labour Party on 39 seats,
based on results early on Thursday morning.

Sep 13, 2012

Pro-euro parties sweep Dutch poll, Rutte ahead, early results show

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch voters handed pro-European parties a sweeping election victory, shunning the radical fringes and dispelling concerns that eurosceptics could gain sway in a core euro zone country.

Preliminary results early on Thursday morning gave caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right Liberals 41 seats in the 150-member lower house, a slender two-seat lead over the centre-left Labor Party on 39 seats, with over 80 percent of votes counted.

Sep 12, 2012

Pro-euro parties sweep Dutch poll, Rutte ahead

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Mainstream pro-European parties were heading for an unexpectedly clear victory in a Dutch general election on Wednesday, exit polls showed, dispelling concerns that radical eurosceptics would gain sway in a core euro zone country.

An NOS/RTL poll broadcast as soon as voting ended at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) gave caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right Liberals 41 seats in the 150-member lower house, a one-seat lead over the centre-left Labor Party on 40.

Sep 12, 2012

Dutch voters seen shunning euro radicals in election

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Mainstream pro-European parties look set to dominate the Dutch parliamentary election on Wednesday, dispelling concerns that radical eurosceptics might gain sway in a core euro zone country and push to quit the European Union or flout its budget rules.

But the Netherlands is likely to remain an awkward, tough-talking member of the single currency area, strongly resisting transfers to euro zone debtors, regardless of whether caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals or the centre-left Labour Party of Diederik Samsom win the most seats.

Sep 11, 2012

Dutch voters seen shunning euro radicals at polls

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Mainstream pro-European parties look set to dominate a Dutch general election on Wednesday, dispelling concerns that radical eurosceptics might gain sway in a core euro zone state and push to quit the European Union or flout its budget rules.

But the Netherlands is likely to remain an awkward, tough-talking member of the single currency area, strongly resisting transfers to euro zone debtors, regardless of whether caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals or the centre-left Labour Party of Diederik Samsom win the most seats.

Sep 8, 2012

Dutch PM warns voters of Labour threat as parties tie in new poll

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Two pro-European Dutch political parties are now in a dead heat in the run-up to the September 12 general election which has been dominated by the euro zone crisis, according to an opinion poll published late on Saturday.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stepped up his attack on the opposition Labour Party at the weekend after it surged in the opinion polls to run neck and neck with his own pro-austerity Liberal Party ahead of next week’s general election.

Sep 7, 2012

Dutch politician Samsom gains ground as possible PM

AMSTERDAM, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Could Diederik Samsom be the
next Dutch prime minister?

The question would have seemed preposterous even two weeks
ago when his Labour Party was languishing in the opinion polls.

Aug 2, 2012

Investors seek compensation from Douwe Egberts owner

AMSTERDAM, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Dutch shareholders will seek
compensation from the owner of coffee brand Douwe Egberts after
it issued a profit warning citing fraud and tax problems in
Brazil, just three weeks after listing on the Amsterdam stock
market.

The Dutch Association of Shareholders (VEB), which mainly
represents individual investors, on Thursday said it will demand
redress from coffee company D.E Master Blenders 1753,
its former parent Hillshire Brands, and two advisors.

Jul 25, 2012

Wolters Kluwer beats forecasts, driven by strong N.America

AMSTERDAM, July 25 (Reuters) – Dutch publisher Wolters
Kluwer NV said the strong performance in its North
American business drove better-than-expected first-half results,
putting it on track to meet its full-year targets.

The Dutch publisher of information for lawyers, tax
specialists, doctors and scientists, which competes with Reed
Elsevier and Thomson Reuters, has
benefited from a steady shift of its business from print to
higher-margin online versions.

Jul 17, 2012

ASML’s Q2 results pave way for possible R&D update

AMSTERDAM, July 17 (Reuters) – ASML’s earnings
attract attention because the world’s leading chip equipment
maker is considered a barometer for the health of Europe’s tech
sector and the strength of demand for smartphones and other hot
consumer gadgets.

But when the Dutch firm reports its second-quarter results on
Wednesday morning, investors and analysts will also want an
update on the longer-term outlook, in particular for news on its
research funding plans.

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