27 March 2007 07:05 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at ?xml:namespace> in the following European newspapers’ online versions on Tuesday. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:?xml:namespace>
Eon wins key ally in Endesa battle
Eon on Monday night won ground in the tense €42bn ($56bn) battle for Endesa when the third-largest shareholder in the Spanish electricity group voted to align itself with the German utility.
The body language was wary, rather than warm; there was no handshake and no private pleasantries but on Monday Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams – two leaders who have personified
Companies and markets
BP blast probe finds tensions at top
An internal BP investigation into the
Chip equipment makers weigh down Tokyo
A rise in real estate stocks was countered by a fall in chip-equipment makers, leaving the Japanese stock market a touch down on Tuesday morning from Monday’s one-month closing high.
Plea of guilty from detainee in Guantánamo
In the first conviction of a Guantánamo detainee before a military commission, an Australian who was trained by Al Qaeda pleaded guilty here Monday to providing material support to a terrorist organization.
After years of hostility and recriminations, the leaders of Northern Ireland's dominant rival groups, Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein and the Protestant leader, the Rev. Ian Paisley, held their first face-to-face talks on Monday and agreed to form a joint administration for the province on May 8.
Kremlin is lowering the curtain on Yukos
Only a few visible traces of Yukos Oil remain in Nefteyugansk, a remote Siberian town so inseparable from Russian energy wealth that it has neft, or oil, in its name. Here and there, workers' barracks, trucks and some aging equipment are still painted yellow and green, the colour of Yukos's logo.
E.ON gains advantage in battle for Spanish utility
The German energy company E.ON's chances of winning its protracted takeover bid for Endesa, a Spanish utility, took a big step forward Monday.
Chinese banks offer $2bn (€1.5bn) in loans
President Vladimir Putin welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao into the lavish halls of the Kremlin on Monday to oversee the signing of several multimillion-dollar investment deals and to exchange niceties on relations between the two countries.
Reading is going the way of the Soviet Union
Yulia Ageyeva, a 14-year-old ninth-grader, grasped for words when asked to name any book that she had read aside from those assigned in school last year.
Norilsk Nickel on Monday laid out its plans to dominate the power sector, announcing it would spin off a $6.7bn (€5bn) electricity company by the end of the year to create what could become the market's leading player.
MMK share float tests market nerves
'We warned the
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, 53, discusses efforts to resolve the conflict over
Dubbed "Phantom of the Opera" because his public appearances are so rare, Chancellor Angela Merkel's husband, camera-shy chemistry professor Joachim Sauer, startled photographers by laughing and smiling as he entertained the wives of EU leaders during the weekend Berlin summit.
Mustache goes a long way to create awareness
A few well-known women last week initiated a campaign to create awareness for the lack of top female politicians in
'Sub-zero lives' in non-existing country
What does suburb mean? The word 'varoş,' which means 'suburb' in English, has been out since the early 1980s. Some say it means 'those who live outside of the city walls' and it is originated from Hungarian. Some say the word transited from Turkish to Hungarian and it has the meaning 'to arrive' or 'arrival.' In both cases, suburb represents people who are out-comers to city and who remain outside of central protection system.
Business and finance
TMSF to stop transferring money to Treasury
Under the leadership of Ertürk, TMSF is attempting to diminish the corruption in its midst. Its move to stop transferring money to the Treasury is aiming to prevent money that TMSF collected from going right back to the debtors' hands as "party aid" funds.
Rabobank says will be part of Europe bank M&A
Dutch cooperative bank Rabobank "definitely" plans to play a part in European banking consolidation and is in regular talks with other banks about possible deals, its chief financial officer said on Friday.
National Security Council to debate
Today the National Security Council called by the President Lech Kaczynski is to discuss the issue of the
Prison warden opens fire on officers - kills three
Dramatic events took place at 8 a.m.yesterday in a prison in Sieradz, where 29-year old guard, Damian C., opened fire at police officers and one convict.
IHG aims to establish 50 hotels in Poland
London-listed hotel network Intercontinental (IHG), which currently controls seven hotels in
BBI Capital makes a move for
BBI Capital NFI, owner of Tell, the largest distributor of
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