12 June 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 Tuesday. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:?xml:namespace>
Blackstone founders to net $2.5bn
Blackstone co-founders Pete Peterson and Steve Schwarzman will together reap as much as $2.6bn (€1.9bn) from the ?xml:namespace>
UAE paves way to foreign ownership
Companies and markets
Private equity sets its sights on big pharma
The growing ambition and financial muscle of private equity plus the recent disappointing performance of the drug-makers is starting to make the unthinkable possible.
Still waters run deep in dispute at Wahaha
The dispute between Wahaha and Danone could lead to their joint venture, one of the most successful in
Thai anti-graft panel freezes assets of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin
An anti-corruption panel ordered more than $1.6bn (€1.1bn), in assets belonging to ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife to be frozen pending court rulings on whether it was illicitly obtained.
Rights groups warn of rise in abductions in
The use of kidnappings and torture may be a retreat from higher-profile killings; the military denies any involvement in the intimidation of leftist activists.
Boeing wins $3bn order from Aeroflot for dream-liners
Boeing, the US manufacturer of commercial aircraft, won an order valued at about $3bn (€2.2bn) from Russia's Aeroflot for 22 dream-liner passenger jets in a possible sign of better US-Russian relations.
GM, Ford, Chrysler discuss joint health-care fund
General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler are considering creating an independent health-insurance fund to trim their combined capital of $114bn (€85bn) in future retiree health care obligations.
From the beaches of
Zhukov's son gets 14 months in prison
EBRD: diversify healthy economy
Suzuki will build $115m St. Pete plant
Suzuki Motor Corporation signed an agreement on Friday to build a $115m (€86m) plant in
Why trains go a lot faster in France than in Germany
US plans new travel restrictions for Europeans
Michael Chertoff, US secretary for homeland security, discusses the dispute between US terror investigators and EU privacy regulators about the use of passenger data and an extremely controversial proposal that would require Europeans to register online two days before traveling to
The Global Political Risk Index (GPRI), produced and developed by the New York-based Eurasia Group, is the first comparative index designed to measure stability in emerging markets.
German TV neglects Turkish minority
A recent study carried out by a German research institute has found that more than half of the Turkish people living in Germany are watching Turkish television channels and television series, highlighting integration problems of German Turks.
Business and finance
BPO saves Philippine property market
The 1997 Asian financial crisis left the Philippine property market reeling but business process outsourcing came to the rescue, breathing new life into old office buildings and sparking a building boom in cities throughout the country.
Hundreds of thousands move to mortgages
According to information obtained from 10 banks, 354,088 people have joined mortgage, showing that 71% of those who took on a bank loan have changed to mortgage.
Długie Rozmowy has all its lines busy
Polish telecommunication services company, Długie Rozmowy (DR), is putting the final touches to its issue prospectus. But the firm has not finally decided whether it will enter the bourse, acquire a sector or financial investor.
Czarnecki's LC Corp likely to go public later this month
Property developer LC Corp, which is 85% owned by Leszek Czarnecki, might debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange later this month.
The Polish government has suggested that it might resign from its proposed change to the EU voting system.
Doctors' strike continues to widen and deepen
On the 23rd day of the doctors' strike, every second hospital is now participating in the protest.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|