Guus Roeselers, research scientist at TNO, has been named Young Professional of the year 2012 and has the honour to open the trading day at NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.
Roeselers impressed the judged with his vision of a sustainable world and his ability to inspire others. The Young Professional of the Year (YPY) competition is the initiative of the Inter Company Association (ICA). ICA is the most extensive network of highly trained young professionals in the Netherlands, representing over 45 associations of young people working for the country’s leading companies. The 2012 nominees work for the following companies: ING, KPN, SNS Reaal, DSM, Accenture and Delta Lloyd Groep.
On Monday 11 June 2012, Dave Weiss, Senior Vice President and Head of Connectivity NYSE Euronext New York rang the Opening Bell in Brussels in the presence of Carine Cappelle, Administrator of Make-A-Wish Belgium-Vlaanderen. After the Bell Ceremony, Brussels’ staff will escort Dave 10 km outside Brussels on a bike.
Dave has been associated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for 12 years, and has already made a total of four bicycle trips in the United States. Last week Dave started his bicycling fund raising ride in Amsterdam and will be travelling to NYSE Euronext Paris after Brussels. This is Dave’s way of raising awareness of the activities of Make a Wish. You can follow Dave on his blog : www.davemawride.blogspot.co.uk.
Markets closed higher today, marking the best trading week of the year, as investors seemed cautiously optimistic ahead of a Spain bailout and a slew of economic data out of China--expected to be weak following key interest rate cuts from the world’s second largest economy.
On the economic front, the U.S. trade deficit in April narrowed to $50.1 billion compared to an expected gap of $ 49.5 billion as a result of slower growth in Europe and China. Imports and exports both fell from record highs in March to 1.7% and 0.8% respectively. Wholesale Inventories for April increased 0.6% vs. an anticipated 0.3%.
Spain is expected to reach out to the euro zone as early as this weekend to help recapitalize their ailing banks. This would make Spain the fourth euro zone country to seek bailout funds since the debt crisis first began. Sources reported that the minimum capital needed by banks was estimated at 40 billion Euros ($50.25...