Dutch consider selling stake in Urenco: finance ministry
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands is considering selling a stake in Urenco, the world's second-biggest producer of nuclear fuel, a finance ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, confirming comments by Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem in parliament.
"We have two other owners (of Urenco) who have said they want to sell, and now we have to decide how we want to respond to that," the spokesman said.
The Dutch government co-owns Urenco with the British government and German utilities RWE (RWEG.DE) and E.ON (EONGn.DE).
Market estimates of the value of the whole of Urenco, which enriches uranium into nuclear fuel sold to power stations, differ widely between 2.5 billion euros and 10 billion euros.
(Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Sara Webb, Gary Hill and Richard Chang)
LONDON - The euro reached a five-year peak against the yen and a six-week high against the dollar on Tuesday, as focus intensified on the dwindling level of spare cash in the euro zone's banking system and the ECB's apparent lack of concern.
SAN FRANCISCO - At Pinterest, the four-year-old online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. But the company's board of directors is 100 percent male. | Video
BEIJING/HONG KONG - China reiterated its opposition on Thursday to a European Union plan to limit airline carbon dioxide emissions and called for talks to resolve the issue a day after its major airlines refused to pay any carbon costs under the new law.