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Bart Meijer

ArcelorMittal remains upbeat as U.S. steel tariffs drive up prices

01 Nov 2018

AMSTERDAM ArcelorMittal , the world's largest steelmaker, expects its financial results to improve in the coming months as global economic growth drives demand and U.S. tariffs lead to higher prices for the metal.

KPN third-quarter earnings dip on regulations, wages

24 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM KPN , the largest Dutch telecoms company, reported lower third-quarter core earnings on Wednesday, in line with expectations, as regulations and higher wages more than offset cost cutting.

Akzo Nobel withstands rising raw material costs to improve profit

17 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch paints and coatings maker Akzo Nobel improved its third quarter operating profit by some 8 percent despite the impact from raw material inflation, which it said on Wednesday had peaked.

UPDATE 2-Akzo Nobel withstands rising raw material costs to improve profit

17 Oct 2018

* Akzo Nobel says raw material inflation to wane in remainder of 2018

Hopes for more shareholder rewards lift ABN Amro

08 Aug 2018

AMSTERDAM Shares in ABN Amro registered their biggest gain in eight months on Wednesday as the Dutch bank hinted at more rewards for shareholders and announced plans to shrink its international corporate banking activities.

Signify shares rally as share buybacks outweigh cut in outlook

27 Jul 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch lighting maker Signify will double its share buyback programme this year to 300 million euros (£266.45 million), the former Philips Lighting announced on Friday, sending its shares higher despite a fall in sales and a cut in its outlook.

Trade war worries Philips as it banks on China growth

23 Apr 2018

AMSTERDAM Philips is worried about rising trade tensions between the United States and China, said the Dutch health-technology company that is banking on continuing Chinese demand for its high-end medical equipment.

ING CEO's 50 percent pay hike angers Dutch politicians

08 Mar 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch lender ING outraged politicians on all sides of the political spectrum on Thursday with a proposal to increase the pay of Chief Executive Ralph Hamers by 50 percent.

Randstad flags slow European wages growth despite jobs recovery

13 Feb 2018

AMSTERDAM Randstad , the world's second-largest staffing company, said on Tuesday wage growth in Europe remains modest, despite the strong recovery in the job markets.

Van Persie comes full circle with return to Feyenoord

22 Jan 2018

ROTTERDAM Dutch soccer star Robin van Persie returned to his home ground on Monday as he signed with Feyenoord Rotterdam hoping for a positive ending to his dwindling career.

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