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World 12 Jun 2019 | 8:01 PM Premium

Dutch lawmakers step up tax demands on multinationals

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch lawmakers have launched an inquiry into how to make multinationals pay their fair share of tax, after public criticism that government reforms do not go far enough.

Markets 13 Feb 2019 | 10:42 PM Premium

Wall Street advances on trade hopes, tame inflation data

NEW YORK: Wall Street closed higher on Wednesday as investor optimism was stoked over hopes the United States and China could iron out a trade deal, and benign inflation data suggested the Federal Reserve would hold interest rates steady in the near term

Economy 29 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mixed US inflation signals may leave investors adrift in the week ahead

WASHINGTON: US quarterly earnings reports this month were supposed to give investors clarity about the health of Wall Street’s rally this year.

Business 18 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Akzo’s cost savings on track

AMSTERDAM: Akzo Nobel NV is intensifying a push to lower costs as the Dutch paint and coatings maker grapples with rising prices for raw materials and tries to improve profitability.

TECH 13 Jun 2018 | 4:00 AM Premium

With robots in control, chemical makers fight for their formulas

Four decades ago as a young engineer working for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, Patrick Thomas helped install one of the sector’s first digital computer systems: a mahogany-encased machine now on display in a science museum.

Other Sport 18 May 2018 | 2:27 AM Premium

Sailing-Brazil's Grael charts new waters for women in ocean race

LONDON (Reuters) - Surviving the sometimes savage Southern Ocean brought Brazilian Olympic gold medal winner Martine Grael one leg closer to her ambition of becoming an all-round sailing great.

Business 05 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Europe’s high-yield primary market set for repricing

Market faces bumpy Q1 characterised by negative total returns

Business 28 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Akzo Nobel sells chemicals unit to Carlyle for US$12.5bil

LONDON: Akzo Nobel NV is selling its specialty chemicals unit to US private equity firm Carlyle Group for 10.1 billion euros (US$12.5bil) in a deal set to transform the Dutch company into a supplier of paints and coatings.