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BELGIUM

EU says international companies got 'illegal state aid'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union launched a probe to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid.

12 Jun 2014

BELGIUM

Europe's manufacturing sector posts highest growth in 31 months

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Business activity in the eurozone posted its strongest growth in 31 months in a fresh sign of recovery although France remained subdued, a key survey showed.

3 Jan 2014

BELGIUM

EU wants life-saver tests on cars, motorbikes

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Bent on saving hundreds of lives lost on Europe's roads each year due to faulty vehicles and motorbikes, the EU will call for tougher technical tests in proposals to be unveiled on Friday.

17 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

SWEDEN

Naughty Volvo, naughty!

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has always relied on its image for quality manufacturing and efficient design. Other car marques are well known for possessing a fun streak, such as Honda, Toyota or Mazda, which is a necessary brand ingredient in attracting the younger market.

4 Aug 2010

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