ASR sees profit decline slightly due to storm damage

Insurer ASR only saw a limited decline in profit in the first half of the year, despite costs of tens of millions as a result of the storms at the beginning of this year. Operating profit came in at €513 million compared to €532 million in the same period last year, the company announced. The … Read more

Finally a little respite: gas price drops slightly

The European gas price fell slightly on Tuesday, after it had risen sharply on Monday. At the leading Amsterdam gas exchange, fossil fuel became more expensive in the opening minutes, but then relief came. Just after 11 am, the gas price was about 1.5% lower. On Monday, the gas price rose about 12%. That increase … Read more

Stock market blog: AEX to profit after final sprint, US stocks slightly higher

The US stock exchanges also finished higher. The Dow Jones index rose 0.1%, while tech stock Nasdaq climbed 0.2%. Cisco (+5.8%) was the big winner in New York after better than expected figures. The network giant also gives an optimistic outlook for the coming quarters. Bed Bath & Beyond however, plummets 19.6% after reports that … Read more

Stock market blog: Slightly positive stock market opening in sight

This morning’s futures point to slightly higher opens for European markets this Wednesday. In doing so, they would follow the picture of Asian and Australian exchanges that have had a moderately positive trading day on average. The maker of biodegradable PET bottles Avantium opened its books in Amsterdam this morning. Click here if you can’t … Read more

August in Moscow will be slightly warmer than normal

The weather in August in Central Russia will be slightly warmer than normal. Evgeny Tishkovets, a leading specialist of the FOBOS Weather Center, announced this on Telegram. “With the onset of August, which promises to be a little warmer than expected, in conditions of cloudy weather and a change in the northern wind to the … Read more