VIENNA Apple supplier AMS kept alive the prospect of a counterbid for German lighting group Osram on Tuesday, as the Austrian company predicted demand for its optical sensors would continue to recover in the third quarter.
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VIENNA OMV agreed on Friday to pay 905 million euros ($1 billion) to Russia's Gazprom for a stake in a Siberian gas field, as part of the Austrian firm's strategy to boost its gas business.
* OMV, Gazprom agree LNG cooperation
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VIENNA Politicians from Europe's mainstream parties called on voters to stand against the far right, after a video sting brought down the leader of Austria's Freedom Party, hurting the momentum of nationalists days before a European parliamentary election. | Video
VIENNA Austria raced on Saturday towards a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch's niece. | Video
VIENNA, May 18 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian
Kurz called a crisis meeting late on Friday after two German
newspapers published footage purportedly showing his deputy
discussing state contracts with a potential Russian backer in
return for political support.
* Deal with Gazprom on Siberia assets expected in summer
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* Shares fall 12 percent
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VIENNA Apple supplier AMS on Tuesday was upbeat on the current quarter and the rest of the year, pointing to steady orders for optical sensors from its major customer and a growing share of income from Android smartphone makers.