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SOUTH AFRICA

Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

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

Funai demands €312m from Philips

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Electronics manufacturer Funai is suing Philips for €312m in compensation for the failed sale of the Dutch company's entertainment business.

6 Oct 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch group ASML slashes forecast

THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch computer chip manufacturer and global high technology bellwether ASML slashed its forecasts for the next six months despite almost doubling profits in the first quarter.

17 Apr 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

TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch vehicle navigation systems manufacturer TomTom said its profits fell by half in the third quarter year-on-year, blaming a fall in car sales for the poor results.

31 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Unilever sales hit by emerging markets slowdown

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Anglo-Dutch food and cosmetics company Unilever, seen as a bellwether for global consumer spending, warned on Tuesday (1 October) of slowdown in sales growth brought on by weakened demand in emerging markets.

2 Oct 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

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.

29 Mar 2011

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

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