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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 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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’...

    30. 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...

    31. July 26, 2011

      STMicro leads European chipmakers lower

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. July 14, 2011

      Chipmakers: something amiss

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. April 21, 2011

      Turbulent week for European stocks ends in gains

      European equity markets suffered another turbulent week, succumbing early on to global government debt concerns, before...

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