26 December 2007 06:00 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 06:00 GMT in the following European newspapers’ online versions on Wednesday. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:
Merrill gets cash injection by Temasek
Merrill Lynch sold most of its middle-market commercial finance business to General Electric and confirmed a $6.2bn (€4.2bn) investment by Temasek Holdings of Singapore.
Thai parties get down to coalition-building
Xmas Eve gains for leading shares
The handful of European equity markets open for business on Christmas Eve made modest gains in predictably thin seasonal volumes.
Asian stock markets continued their recovery on Monday as an encouraging report on
Thaksin ready to return to
With his backers claiming victory in a parliamentary election, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Tuesday that he was prepared to return to
Weeks before it is to begin, an ambitious American aid plan to counter militancy in
Realizing the non-stick chewing gum dream
Terrence Cosgrove, a professor in this town in western
When British Airways experimented a decade ago with removing the Union Jack from the tail fins of its planes, few of the company's executives seemed to have anticipated the public outcry that would ensue.
Its not just gift giving for Ded Moroz
Ded Moroz doesn't seem to get any respect. Children and adults are demanding a lot more than gifts these days from the old bearded man and his constant companion, Snegurochka, or the Snow Maiden.
Scorpions give spies a Perestroika ballad
It is a rock ballad inseparable in the popular consciousness from the collapse of the Communist bloc.
Gazprom, state top picks for '08
Every new year starts with a few good resolutions, most of which are soon lying by the wayside. But investors in
VimpelCom, Golden in $4.3bn (€2.9bn) deal
VimpelCom, the country's second-largest mobile phone operator, announced Friday that it would acquire fixed-line and Internet firm Golden Telecom for $4.3bn, a deal that could give it a head start over its rivals in providing one-stop services.
Battle in the corn fields
Not even three million people live in the
It's tough times if you're a salmon trying to migrate up the
Plan of attack that never was
The intelligence community provided 'explicit warning' on Turkish military move on the
Christmas in a sad urban shadow
Father Dositheos Anagnostopoulos of the Patriarchate of Istanbul describes the shanty settlements around the historic Ayia Evangelistras Greek Orthodox Church in Dolapdere neighborhood as a sociological phenomenon and says, ‘inhabitants of this area are mostly from the lowest income groups.Business and finance
Skotan to build massive biofuel plant with Agrar Technik
Skotan, the listed fuels and biofuels distributor, said it has teamed up with Agrar Technik (AT) of
AmCham awards three firms
The Americam Chamber of Commerce in
P&G to invest $100m
FMCG producer Procter & Gamble (P&G) will invest a total of $100m (€69m) in
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