06 July 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>
UBS axes Wuffli in surprise shake-up
Peter Wuffli was on Thursday night ousted as chief executive of UBS, raising questions about the strategy of the Swiss banking group. The departure of Mr Wuffli, 49, followed the board’s decision not to accept him as successor to chairman Marcel Ospel, according to a statement last night.
European interest rates on the rise
European interest rates were on the rise yesterday after the Bank of England announced another increase in borrowing costs and the European Central Bank signalled that euro zone rates were likely to go up in September.
Companies and markets
Compliance a ‘priority’ for Siemens chief
Peter Löscher on Thursday said he would make compliance and a review of Siemens’ overly complex structure his top priorities as chief executive of ?xml:namespace>
Axel Springer shelves French tabloid plans
German publisher Axel Springer on Thursday tore up plans to launch a French version of its Bild tabloid,
Emirates’ aims to redraw world aviation map
The chairman of Emirates Airlines - Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum of the ruling family of
Hints of surrender at mosque in
The death toll in the government's three-day siege of a radical mosque in the centre of
Parmalat returns to acquisitions trail
Parmalat, the dairy company that collapsed in 2003 in
Chrysler to sell Chinese-made car in the
Chrysler Group will introduce a Chinese-made small car in the
Big win translates into big money
Once the victory party is over,
Olympic elation as
Raw emotions spilled onto the central streets of
Google unveils its maps of Russia
Until just recently, it was a crime to produce and distribute overly detailed maps of
BoNY Case Hits a Legal Obstacle
The Federal Customs Service’s $22.5bn (€16.7bn) lawsuit against the Bank of New York hit a snag Thursday when the bank's local office refused to act as a defendant at the first court hearing in the case.
Who will benefit from the
Desperate clerics hide behind children in Islamabad
On day three of the Red Mosque siege in
Incursion doesn't look likely, AKP insists on diplomacy
Saber rattling between
Business and finance
Magiclick to expand abroad
Magiclick, one of the first interactive communication and marketing companies in
EU stresses “helva” producers
The European Union (EU) has put various restrictions for the import of Turkish helva (a sweet prepared in many varieties with sesame oil) on grounds that among its ingredients are the Coven herb, used as bleaching material.
PM suspends Zalewski for criticizing the foreign minister
Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński yesterday suspended Paweł Zalewski from the ruling party for making critical remarks about Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga.
New ecological police to have sweeping powers
A special ecological police force will be introduced as of next year to enforce EU environmental laws, sources in the government say.
PPWK prepares for takeovers in the telecoms sector
PPWK, the listed maps and GPS company, is moving aggressively into telecommunications services.
Sfinks to go it alone in
Sfinks, the listed owner of Sphinx and Chłopskie Jadło restaurants, has pulled out of takeover talks with a German restaurant chain.
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