25 May 2007 07:00 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 06:00 GMT in the following European newspapers’ online versions on Friday. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:?xml:namespace>
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Nasdaq set for deal with OMX
The Nasdaq stock market is on Friday expected to announce an agreement to buy OMX Group, the Scandinavian exchanges and technology group, in a deal that would create the second transatlantic exchange operator in less than a year.
Companies and markets
Nokia hits back in Qualcomm dispute
Nokia, the world’s biggest mobile phone maker, stepped up its legal battle over the level of royalties it pays chipmaker Qualcomm, announcing its first patent countersuit.
JPMorgan offers to buy back Greek bond
JPMorgan, the US investment bank, offered to buy back from Greek pension funds a controversial €280m ($375) bond that it underwrote this year for the Athens government.
But Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to lower expectations that President George W Bush will agree to ambitious goals at a G-8 summit.
The world can weather a slowdown in the largest economy, aided by robust demand in
Alcan seeks allies in defence against Alcoa
The chief executive of Alcan said his company was in talks with rivals to fend off Alcoa's takeover bid. A Canadian newspaper identified BHP Billiton as the potential white knight.
Yen may fall as Japanese invest summer bonuses overseas, analyst says
Japanese companies will probably pay about yen (Y) 13,000bn, ($107.2bn, €79.8bn) of bonuses to their workers next month.
38 dead in Siberian coal mine disaster
Relatives of dead miners grieving in the rain on Thursday outside the administrative office of the Yubileinaya coal mine, 45kms from
'Because of this law, I've become homeless'
Lidia Gaidar fought back tears as she told how she had come home from work last month and found the lock had been changed on the door of the apartment where she had lived for 13 years.
Putin touts rising economic muscle
Study finds Russian tourists to be a brother
If you find yourself wondering this summer what nationality that rowdy family in the hotel lobby is or who keeps on hogging the best spots around the pool, there's a good chance that they could be Russian, a new study has found.
One day in the world's most dangerous city
What does daily life look like in the Iraqi capital? What goes through people's minds when yet another bomb explodes, killing and maiming innocent people? SPIEGEL spent time with four Iraqis and describes a day in the world's most dangerous city through their eyes.
German farmer has high hopes for hip-high heifers
The cows he breeds stand just over one meter tall, but hobby breeder Andreas Grunewald hopes miniature livestock will make him rich.
Terror alert in the nation
A suicide bomber on late Tuesday carried out a bloody attack which killed six and injured 91 people in the centre of the Turkish capital, pushing the government to take tough measures throughout the country to prevent similar attacks ahead of general elections and the tourism season.
Preparing for a hot summer, the Environment and Forest Minister Osman Pepe yesterday revealed the ministry's plans to launch an information campaign in order to combat forest fires.
Business and finance
Australian wheat exporter AWB Ltd.'s first-half profit fell 72% the company said Wednesday, blaming the country's worst drought in 100 years and costs from a scandal related to kickbacks to
New law gives Minister more control over judiciary
The Sejm yesterday passed amendments to the Court System Act which now gives unprecedented power over judicial appointments and dismissals to the Justice Minister, despite claims by opposition politicians and experts that this is unconstitutional.
Polish pharmaceuticals prove a big hit in
Polish pharmaceutical companies are taking advantage of the booming drugs market in
Michelin invests €253m
Michelin, the French tyre giant, will launch production of new rubber mixes in
Cheaper spare parts
The Sejm yesterday passed an amendment to the Industrial Property Act that gives car owners the opportunity to use cheaper, non-branded spare parts for repairs.
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