Netherlands

U.S. Stocks Track Chinese Rebound as Oil Slips Amid Output Deal

Broadridge picks stake in AMA Partners

NYSE-listed Broadridge Financial Solutions has invested in AMA Partners, BV (AMA). By taking minority stake in AMA Partners, Broadridge will expand its corporate governance solution in Europe.

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Finland

Finland's Kela will provide basic income for working or non-working Finnish

The Finnish Social Institution (Kela) has started to draw up plans to create a basic income model that would provide a guaranteed income for the people whether they work or not.

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Starbucks

European Commission Rules Starbucks' and Fiat's Tax Deals with Dutch and Luxembourg Tax Authorities Illegal - Ordering Both Companies To Pay Millions of Euro in Back Taxes

The European Commission ruled on Wednesday that Starbucks Corp and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles benefited from illegal tax deals with the Dutch and Luxembourg authorities, sending shock waves to MNCs who have been using such profit-shielding tax deals in the past.

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U.S. Dollar bills

US firms stash $2.1tn overseas to skip tax at home

The US companies are keeping their profits made overseas out of the homeland in order to avoid taxes. It's estimated that 500 large US companies are holding over $2.1 trillion accumulated profits overseas to avoid taxes. These companies have to shell out $620billion by paying US taxes to repatriate the funds.

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Apple

Apple buys German augmented-reality software maker Metaio

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has acquired Metaio, a German company whose technology melds real-world imagery and computer-generated elements into moving video presentations, according to a corporate filing.

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Denmark

Denmark applies to join China-backed AIIB investment bank

Denmark has applied to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), China's Ministry of Finance said on Sunday, becoming the latest European power to join the institution despite misgivings of the United States.

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Berlin

No more Blue Banana, Europe's industrial heart moves east

Once depicted as a "Blue Banana" stretching from Manchester to Milan, Europe's industrial heartland has moved eastwards just as its political center of gravity has shifted to Germany.

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Freescale Semiconductor Inc

NXP Semiconductors nears deal for Freescale Semiconductor - sources

NXP Semiconductors NV is close to a deal to acquire smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd in a $40 billion cash and stock merger that will reshape the semiconductor industry, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Disneyland Paris Resort

For French investors, a Euro Disney nightmare

When Edith Zemirou bought Euro Disney stock two decades ago, she expected a decent return and her own small share in Mickey Mouse magic.

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Travis Kalanick

Chastened Uber CEO seeks fresh start for ride services in Europe

The chief executive of controversial online ride-sharing company Uber stuck a newly conciliatory tone on Sunday, promising to create 50,000 new jobs this year across Europe in cities that are willing to reach deals to help his firm operate.

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vacation

Tripadvisor acquires leading Dutch restaurant rating site

Tripadvisor (TRIP.O) has agreed to acquire top Dutch online restaurant review and booking sites Iens, the companies said on Thursday, giving the travel website a leading position in the Netherlands.

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CPPIB Shows Interest in Urenco Bid

Urenco owners test market for possible sale

The owners of Urenco are testing the market to gauge investor interest in the uranium enrichment company, said Uwe Beckmeyer, parliamentary state secretary in the German economy and energy ministry.

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Lt General Chris Bogdan

Italy, Turkey to service F-35 jet, engine in Europe: Pentagon

The Pentagon on Thursday said Italy and Turkey would provide initial heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet and its engine in Europe from 2018, paving the way for billions of dollars in work by companies there.

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Transportation app Uber

Portland, Oregon, sues to stop Uber online car service

Portland sued Uber on Monday to stop the fast-growing ride-hailing service from operating in the Oregon city until it follows local regulations.

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Mario Draghi

Bank on 'Super Mario' to give Europe a monetary jolt

From his office on the 41st floor of the gleaming new European Central Bank headquarters, Mario Draghi's view stretches far beyond Frankfurt's high-rise financial center and he doesn't like what he sees.

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