AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The world’s third-largest brewer Heineken (HEIN.AS: Quote, Profile, Research) said its focus outside its home base in Europe is on emerging markets, comments which appeared to rule out a counter-bid for Australia’s Foster’s Group (FGL.AX: Quote, Profile, Research).
“If you look at our expansion strategy, we see Europe as our home base. Europe is to a large extent mature, profitable, but a very mature market, so you see that the expansion we do outside Europe will be in emerging markets,” Heineken’s Chief Financial Officer Rene Hooft Graafland told Reuters in an interview.
AMSTERDAM/CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Capital One Financial Corp plans to buy ING Groep NV’s U.S. online bank for $9 billion in cash and stock, freeing the Dutch bank to repay bailout funds and sever its state ties.
ING is in the throes of a wrenching restructuring, forced on it as a condition of a 10-billion-euro state bailout during the 2008 financial crisis.
AMSTERDAM, June 9 (Reuters) – Struggling Swedish carmaker
Saab has halted output again while it talks with suppliers and
negotiates more funds, just days after ending a long stoppage,
Dutch owner Spyker (SPYKR.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Thursday.
Saab shut down for most of April and May and only got output
going again on May 27 after reaching a deal with Chinese auto
dealer Pangda (601258.SS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to buy 30 million euros worth of cars.
Pangda later signed up for 15 million euros more of vehicles.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – China’s largest listed car distributor has come to the rescue of Saab in a deal worth as much as 110 million euros, potentially staving off the collapse of one of Sweden’s best-known brands.
Spyker Cars (SPYKR.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the Dutch owner of Saab, on Monday announced a deal with China’s Pangda Automobile Trade Co Ltd (601258.SS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) which it said would secure Saab’s medium-term funding needs.
AMSTERDAM/STOCKHOLM, April 29 (Reuters) – For an enthusiast
like Karl Ask, you can never have enough Saabs.
The 23-year-old Swede has 11 already — including a Saab 93
and Saab 95, featuring the two-stroke engines — and has his eye
on the Saab 92, an earlier and rarer model.
AMSTERDAM/BEIJING, April 29 (Reuters) – The outlook for
Swedish carmaker Saab deteriorated further on Friday as its
Dutch parent Spyker Cars NV (SPYKR.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) cut its 2011 target and
turned to shareholders as well as Chinese companies for funds.
AMSTERDAM, April 11 (Reuters) – Spyker Cars (SPYKR.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the
loss-making Dutch owner of Swedish car manufacturer Saab, is in
talks to sell and lease back Saab’s real estate so it can settle
a cash crunch and pay suppliers, the CEO said on Monday.
STOCKHOLM/AMSTERDAM, April 1 (Reuters) – Swedish car maker
Saab said on Friday that production would soon be back to normal
following a string of stoppages that have caused fresh concern
over the future of the iconic brand.
Saab’s reassurances came even as its Dutch owner, Spyker
(SPYKR.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), warned about uncertainties over funding requirements
in its annual report, released on Friday.
STOCKHOLM/AMSTERDAM, March 30 (Reuters) – Netherlands-based
Spyker (SPYKR.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) sought to reassure about the finances of its
ailing Swedish car maker Saab on Wednesday after it was forced
to halt output this week while it talked to suppliers over
The stoppage created fresh uncertainty over Saab, whose
long-serving chief executive unexpectedly announced his
retirement last week. [ID:nLDE72O0BW]
AMSTERDAM, March 18 (Reuters) – Dutch private bank Van
Lanschot (VLAN.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Friday it was looking at acquisitions
and would be interested in buying some assets from
Luxembourg-based KBL European Private Bankers.
Belgian banking and insurance group KBC Groep (KBC.BR: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) this
week called off the planned sale of KBL, its private banking
arm, to the Hinduja Group, a 1.35 billion euro ($1.9 billion)
deal announced nearly a year ago.[ID:nWEA8495]