AMSTERDAM ArcelorMittal , the world's largest steelmaker, expects its financial results to improve in the coming months as global economic growth drives demand and U.S. tariffs lead to higher prices for the metal.
AMSTERDAM KPN , the largest Dutch telecoms company, reported lower third-quarter core earnings on Wednesday, in line with expectations, as regulations and higher wages more than offset cost cutting.
AMSTERDAM, Oct 24 KPN, the largest
Dutch telecoms company, reported lower third-quarter core
earnings on Wednesday, in line with expectations, as regulations
and higher wages more than offset cost cutting.
AMSTERDAM Dutch paints and coatings maker Akzo Nobel improved its third quarter operating profit by some 8 percent despite the impact from raw material inflation, which it said on Wednesday had peaked.
* Akzo Nobel says raw material inflation to wane in
AMSTERDAM Shares in ABN Amro registered their biggest gain in eight months on Wednesday as the Dutch bank hinted at more rewards for shareholders and announced plans to shrink its international corporate banking activities.
AMSTERDAM Dutch lighting maker Signify will double its share buyback programme this year to 300 million euros (£266.45 million), the former Philips Lighting announced on Friday, sending its shares higher despite a fall in sales and a cut in its outlook.
AMSTERDAM Philips is worried about rising trade tensions between the United States and China, said the Dutch health-technology company that is banking on continuing Chinese demand for its high-end medical equipment.
AMSTERDAM Dutch lender ING outraged politicians on all sides of the political spectrum on Thursday with a proposal to increase the pay of Chief Executive Ralph Hamers by 50 percent.
AMSTERDAM Randstad , the world's second-largest staffing company, said on Tuesday wage growth in Europe remains modest, despite the strong recovery in the job markets.