Articles by Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling

Update: Delta Lloyd Rejects Demand from Top Shareholder to Delay Rights Offer

Delta Lloyd swiftly rejected a demand from top shareholder Highfields Capital to postpone a vote on a 650 million euro ($706 million) rights issue the Dutch insurer says is the only way it can comply with new European capital requirements. …

Shares of ING’s NN Group Rise more than 5% in Stock Market Debut

Shares in NN Group, the insurance arm of Dutch financial services company ING Group, rose more than 5 percent on their stock market debut on Wednesday, in what was set to be Europe’s largest stock flotation so far this year. …

Storm Kills Five in UK, Netherlands; Causes Power Cuts, Travel Chaos

Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barreled further into mainland Europe. Gusts of up to 99 mph …

Austerity Threatens Europe’s Competitive Edge in Infrastructure

Europe’s carefully maintained autobahns, high-speed TGV trains and vast network of modern airports have long been the envy of the world. But thanks to austerity budgets that are slashing infrastructure spending just as other parts of the world are ramping …

Horsemeat Blame Game Ricochets across Europe

Accusations, denials and threats to sue reverberated around Europe on Friday as meat traders, food processors, retailers and governments all rejected blame for horsemeat found in ever more beef dishes across the continent. In France, wholesalers and officials traded grievances, …