Wolters Kluwer NV, Europe’s largest tax and legal publisher, will expand its China workforce by 17 percent in the next six months to seize opportunities presented by the nation’s reforms of the health and legal industries.
ASML Holding NV , Europe’s biggest semiconductor equipment maker, posted fourth-quarter profit that beat analyst estimates, with 2010 sales rising to a record. Shares tumbled on concern this year may not be as strong.
ASML Holding NV , Europe’s biggest maker of semiconductor equipment, reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ predictions and forecast that 2010 sales will rise to a record level as chip companies boost spending.
Toshiba Corp. plans to sign at least three partnerships in the next 12 months to manufacture lighting fixtures in Europe as it seeks to become the region’s third-biggest supplier of light-emitting diodes.
Royal Philips Electronics NV, the world’s largest lighting company, reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten’s cost-cutting efforts bore fruit.
Royal Philips Electronics NV Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten said he’ll embark on a 2 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) share buyback program, betting that a companywide overhaul will help the Dutch maker of light bulbs and electrical goods meet new goals for growth.