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SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips blames Russia, China for its €103m loss

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch electronics company Philips blamed a patent lawsuit and slow growth in primary markets of China and Russia for its €103m loss in the third quarter of its financial year.

21 Oct 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips reports sharp switch into annual profit

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Electrical appliance and household goods group Philips switched back into profit in for 2013, the company said.

29 Jan 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

EJC launches new website

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has launched a new website, for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme.

24 Jan 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch vegetarian butcher takes on the 'Frankenburger'

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Never mind last month's revolutionary test-tube beef burger grown from meat stem cells. The Dutch are way ahead with a "vegetarian butcher" who transforms plants into "meat".

10 Sep 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Horse sold as halaal beef: man fined €50k

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef substitution scandal was on Thursday (3 May) given a suspended sentence and fined for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal beef in France.

3 May 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Slap chips with dagga mayonnaise

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: A chain of Dutch chip shops is offering cannabis mayonnaise on their fries, but the resulting snack will not give you the munchies or make you high.

10 Apr 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever to halve CO2 impact

Unilever has announced plans to halve the environmental footprint of its products by 2020, to help 1 billion people improve their health and well-being and to source all of its agricultural raw materials sustainably.

16 Nov 2010

BELGIUM

European industry shifts food marketing mix to children

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Independent data released yesterday, 15 September 2010, show how the world's biggest food brands have significantly changed the products they advertise to children. A major effort has been made to put advertising spend behind "better for you" products or to move out of children's airtime altogether. At the same time children are being exposed to significantly less advertising for all food products across all programming.

16 Sep 2010

THE NETHERLANDS

Sex gamble

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands: Chat Roulette brings the risk element of its Russian namesake to the world of instant messaging. For the uninitiated, Chat Roulette is somewhere between Skype and StumbleUpon, the site pairs random strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations.

28 Jun 2010

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