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THE NETHERLANDS

Food giant Unilever posts 5% drop in 2015 profits

THE HAGUE - Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever Tuesday posted a 5.0 percent fall in 2015 profits from the previous 12 months, saying it had been a "challenging year" amid the economic slowdown...

20 Jan 2016

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

Philips cancels €150m sale of entertainment business

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: - Dutch group Philips has terminated the €150m sale of its entertainment business to Japan's Funai, alleging breach of contract.

28 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Hackers halt DigiD system for Dutch

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: More than 10m Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyber-attack, officials said on Wednesday (24 April).

25 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Sustained business recovery on the cards as companies look to re-start investment

LONDON, UK: The latest Global Business Outlook Survey from KPMG International suggests that businesses are ready to begin investing again as the healthy optimism recorded earlier in the year holds firm. Overall, business optimism remains static but strong, with India and China leading the way; while UK and Spain are still less confident.

3 Aug 2010