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Geert Wilders Falls Short as Wary Dutch Scatter Their Votes

THE HAGUE — The far-right politician Geert Wilders fell short of expectations in Dutch elections on Wednesday, gaining seats but failing to persuade a decisive portion of voters to back his extreme positions on barring Muslim immigrants and jettisoning the European Union, according to early results and exit polls. The ...

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Heineken fizz falls flat as half-year profits drop

Dutch brewing giant Heineken had little to cheer Monday as it unveiled a 48.8 drop in half year net profits, warning of “a challenging economic backdrop”. Year-on-year net profits in the first half of 2016 fell to 586 million euros ($ 654 million) from 1.14 billion euros the previous year, ...

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Revenue from crude oil falls sharply in Jan

Revenue from crude oil falls sharply in Jan Workers operate a crude pipe system at the Chan May Gas and Oil Plant in Thua Thien-Hue Province. The State budget revenue from crude oil fell two thirds over the past year to $ 145 million in January. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy ...

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Vietnam's dong falls a sixth week as Fed rate hike draws near

Vietnam’s dong fell for a sixth week, the longest run of declines since April, after the U.S. signaled it’s close to raising interest rates just as sentiment toward the currency deteriorates amid widening deficits. The fiscal shortfall in the Southeast Asian economy has exceeded the government’s full-year target, while the ...

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