AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Carmaker Fiat-Chrysler (FIA.MI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) could be registered in the Netherlands after a planned merger, the company’s chief executive Sergio Marchionne said on Tuesday.
A base in the Netherlands could be advantageous in the event Fiat-Chrysler opts for the United States as its primary listing, since corporate rules in the Netherlands are similar to those in the U.S.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Philips (PHG.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said order intake at its healthcare division – its largest in terms of sales and profits – rose 7 percent thanks to new product launches, giving a more upbeat outlook for that sector than in the first quarter.
The Dutch healthcare, lighting and consumer appliances group stuck to its full-year targets after two years of job cuts, divestments, and a focus on core activities resulted in better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
AMSTERDAM, July 17 (Reuters) – ASML, the world’s
biggest manufacturer of tools for making computer chips, raised
its full-year sales forecast on Wednesday as growing demand for
smartphones and tablets more than offsets weak personal computer
The Dutch firm is seen as a barometer for the health of
Europe’s technology sector and its upbeat tone suggests
manufacturers are betting on unabated consumer appetite for the
latest mobile gadgets, despite an uncertain economic outlook.
SEVILLE, Spain/THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, June 26 (Reuters)
- N urse recruiting firm Roca-BHR drew more than 800 applicants
in Spain last year when it offered guaranteed jobs in the
Netherlands caring for the elderly to those who were willing to
take an intensive course in Dutch.
Of the 20 young nurses accepted to the programme – financed
by Dutch companies that need nurses – 11 completed the seven
months of training and tests in the southern city of Seville and
flew to The Hague, where they start work in July.
AMSTERDAM, June 24 (Reuters) – A Dutch court may rule this
week whether some of the letters of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl
whose posthumously published diary about her time in hiding from
the Nazis made her a symbol of the Holocaust, should stay in
Amsterdam or be sent to Switzerland.
The letters – together with about 10,000 photographs and
other documents, but not the famous diary – are at the centre of
a long-running dispute between Anne Frank House, the Amsterdam
museum dedicated to her memory, and Anne Frank Fonds, the
Basel-based foundation set up by her father Otto.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Queen Beatrix will pass the crown to her eldest son Willem-Alexander on Tuesday, making him the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years and the Dutch are getting ready for a party.
Orange, the royal color, is everywhere. Houses are covered in bunting and flags. Shop windows are stuffed with orange cakes, sweets, clothes and flowers.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Philips forecast a slow first half of the year due to the weak European economy and a tough outlook for healthcare spending in the United States, sending its shares to a four-month low.
The Dutch electronics company reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, but weak sales underscored the challenges it faces as it restructures to cope with stagnant economic growth, fragile consumer spending and government budget cuts in several markets.
AMSTERDAM, April 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of
Defense urged the Netherlands on Thursday not to cut its order
for advanced F-35 warplanes, saying it could end up paying more
per plane if it did.
Fearing that major cuts to orders could ultimately doom the
delayed and over-budget $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
project, U.S. officials have been stepping up pressure on buyers
to stick to their initial undertakings.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – ASML (ASML.AS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s biggest supplier of computer chip-making equipment, has named finance chief Peter Wennink as CEO, and pledged to stick to its strategy to develop technology used to make the next generations of smartphones and tablets.
Wennink, a 55-year-old Dutchman who has been chief financial officer since 1999, will succeed Eric Meurice, a 56-year-old Frenchman and former Dell Computer executive, as CEO in July. Meurice will become chairman and advisor to the new management.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee in a 7.5-billion-euro (6.3 billion pounds) deal to create a global hot drinks empire aimed at taking on market leaders Nestle (NESN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research) and Mondelez International (MDLZ.O: Quote, Profile, Research).
D.E Master Blenders 1753 (DEMB.AS: Quote, Profile, Research), the Dutch owner of Douwe Egberts coffee and Pickwick tea, said on Friday it had reached conditional agreement on a 12.50 euros per share cash takeover offer from a group of investors led by JAB.