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  1. January 22, 2014

    ASML: the silicon moat

    After reading limpish earnings reports from a succession of companies (Shell, Intel, UPS, IBM and so on), it is a great...

  2. October 16, 2013

    ASML: keeping the faith

    Hope may have been nothing but paint on the face of existence for Lord Bryon, but in the stock market it packs a punch....

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  1. October 4, 2013

    Tailor made

    The popular image of the lawyer may be as more executor than innovator but it is exactly in times of crisis, such as the one...

  2. September 24, 2013

    Applied Materials sees shares rise after $10bn Tokyo Electron deal

    Applied Materials, the US maker of equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, has sought to extend its lead in one of the...

  3. July 17, 2013

    Strong sales for ASML boost European chipmakers

    ASML Holding, the Dutch manufacturer of chipmaking equipment, led the tech sector higher on Wednesday after raising its...

  4. July 17, 2013

    ASML: what’s not to like?

    Incoming chief executives always hope for a smooth start. Peter Wennink, new boss (and former finance director) of...

  5. April 19, 2013

    Growth fears spark European sell-off

    Europe’s earnings season got under way this week amid a surge in volatile trading across Europe as investors sold out of...

  6. April 18, 2013

    Nokia shares lose ground in Europe

    Nokia’s shares lost ground after the Finnish group revealed the smallest quarterly revenues in more than a decade, derailing...

  7. April 17, 2013

    EADS and Kabel soften European falls

    European markets slid deeper into negative territory with Germany and France leading the decline, fuelled by concerns about...

  8. April 17, 2013

    ASML: adding up the chips

    Better two bits of good news than one. And better five than two. Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML gave investors a...

  9. April 17, 2013

    ASML chief steps down as revenue drops

    ASML chief executive Eric Meurice, who over nine years solidified the company’s position as the dominant supplier of...

  10. March 6, 2013

    Sharp deal puts tie-up benefits in focus

    When Sharp built its pioneering LCD plant in Kameyama nine years ago, its main concern was to keep its state-of-the-art...

  11. January 17, 2013

    TSMC / ASML: alphabet soup

    Pity that Scrabble does not permit company acronyms. Imagine all the points that could be racked up by TSMC and ASML. The...

  12. January 17, 2013

    ASML shares up but outlook lower

    News that ASML, the world’s largest chipmaker, enjoyed its second best financial year sent its shares rallying to a more...

  13. January 17, 2013

    Fall in orders takes gloss off ASML

    ASML, the world’s largest maker of computer chip manufacturing equipment by revenues, reported new orders in the fourth...

  14. December 4, 2012

    Lufthansa rises on Turkish tie-up talk

    Speculation about a possible deal between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa prompted investors to buy into the German flag...

  15. November 16, 2012

    Sawiris fillip for T Italia and Vivendi

    Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris breathed new life into a struggling European telecoms sector this week. Telecom...

  16. October 19, 2012

    Letter from Lex – they might be giants

    To be able to stand on the shoulders of giants, someone first has to create the giant. Russian oil company Rosneft and...

  17. October 19, 2012

    Carrefour rises on Colombia retreat

    Wärtsilä, the Finnish engineering group, made its biggest weekly gain in nearly three and a half years after announcing...

  18. October 17, 2012

    ASML snaps up Cymer in €1.9bn deal

    Dutch group ASML, the leading maker of equipment for manufacturing computer chips, announced it would acquire Cymer, the top...

  19. October 17, 2012

    ASML – seeking the light

    Vertical integration is becoming a theme at ASML, the Dutch maker of computer-chip manufacturing equipment. Three months ago...

  20. August 28, 2012

    Upgrades lift German consumer goods groups

    A rally in German consumer goods groups Beiersdorf and Henkel failed to prop up the wider Xetra Dax index on Tuesday, as the...

  21. July 20, 2012

    Steep declines for Spanish financials

    Worries about Spanish sovereign debt returned to weigh on stocks towards the end of the week, with banks in Italy and Spain...

  22. July 18, 2012

    ASML sales of €1.2bn hit expectations

    Shares in ASML, the world's top maker of equipment for manufacturing computer chips, rose after the company reported sales...

  23. July 10, 2012

    TSMC and Samsung in talks over ASML stake

    TSMC and Samsung are in talks with ASML over taking an up to 10 per cent stake in the Dutch semiconductor equipment maker,...

  24. July 10, 2012

    ASML: when the chips are down

    Every company should nurture its suppliers, and every supplier should value its customers. But sorting out how to encourage...

  25. July 10, 2012

    Global slowdown fears weigh on Wall St

    Advanced Micro Devices shares tumbled after the company warned that its revenue for the second quarter was expected to drop...

  26. July 10, 2012

    Europe shares lifted by ESM deal outlook

    A pledge by US technology heavyweight Intel to invest $4.1bn in ASML sent the Dutch semiconductor equipment maker to the top...

  27. July 10, 2012

    Intel invests $4bn in ASML to back R&D

    Intel has announced a $4.1bn investment in Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML in a sign of the industry’s anxiety...

  28. April 18, 2012

    ASML upbeat despite fall in profits

    ASML, the world’s largest maker by sales of equipment for manufacturing chips, suffered a 28 per cent fall in first-quarter...

  29. January 19, 2012

    Financials and techs lead Asia higher

    Asian shares were higher as financial groups gained ground following stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results from US...

  30. January 18, 2012

    ASML beats forecasts with record profits

    The Netherlands’ ASML, the world’s largest maker of equipment for manufacturing computer chips, shot past analysts’...

  31. October 12, 2011

    ASML results give hope to chipmakers

    Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML announced third-quarter results that beat expectations, giving hope to analysts who...

  32. July 26, 2011

    STMicro leads European chipmakers lower

    Lingering debt market concerns and some disappointing earnings kept European equities under pressure. STMicroelectronics was...

  33. July 15, 2011

    Positive week for gold miners

    Mining stocks performed well this week following strong China growth data and as precious metals prices were boosted by...

  34. July 15, 2011

    European stocks dip as bank audits awaited

    Sovereign debt concerns undermined European equity markets this week and stocks remained subdued in the final session as...

  35. July 14, 2011

    Chipmakers: something amiss

    Chipmakers and the companies that make their machines sense something is amiss. This week, Microchip Technology, a US...

  36. July 13, 2011

    Italian banks rally as focus shifts

    European shares made some welcome gains on Wednesday on hopes global central banks would offer more policy support for...

  37. July 13, 2011

    ASML predicts slowdown for semiconductors

    Dutch chip lithography manufacturer ASML reported strong sales in the second quarter, but said new orders in the third...

  38. July 12, 2011

    European equity sell-off eases

    European equity markets were broadly lower but Milan stocks staged a recovery after an Italian bond auction saw solid...

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