Business

Dec 16 '13 11:41

The Ministry of Finance this spring ordered SNS Reaal to get back €250,000 from former CEO and Chairman Ronald Latenstein, the Financieele Dagblad reports Monday.

Dec 16 '13 10:03

One percent of the Netherlands population uses Bitcoin to some extent, despite extreme price fluctuations, warnings from the Dutch Central Bank, and an increase in cases of theft and fraud of the digital currency, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by Multiscope, also says 41 percent of the country has never heard of the alternative to traditional monetary instruments.

Dec 16 '13 09:40

Patrons of 39 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands are poking fun at Dutch singer Gordon by offering their menu's number 39 for 39% off. The promotion is meant to add some levity to a highly criticized set of racially-charged jokes made by the singer to a Chinese contestant on Holland's Got Talent.

caimans
Dec 15 '13 18:17

200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.

John de Mol
Dec 14 '13 04:34

Tensions between John de Mol and the Finnish publishing group Sanoma over TV station SBS keep rising. 'Sanoma does not invest enough in SBS,' said De Mol in an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad.

Dec 14 '13 04:31

Public transport providers and consumer organizations have signed a preliminary agreement on the handling of complaints about the OV-chip card. No later than February 1, carriers will no longer refer customers with complaints to other carriers or chip organization TLS, but they will solve the problem themselves.

Dutch Fashion Awards
Dec 13 '13 15:08

The seventh edition of the Dutch Fashion Awards will take place in the summer of 2014 in The Hague, Fashion United reports.

Dec 13 '13 12:57

A motion to blacklist bankers caught committing fraud will likely find support across the board when it gets tabled in the Second Chamber.

Baby
Dec 13 '13 12:17

VNO-NCW and MKB-Netherlands are concerned about the Dutch government plans to expand paternity leave to five days from two.

Dec 13 '13 08:39

Dutch company AerCap Holdings NV in talks with American International Group (AIG) to acquire its jet-leasing finance business, Reuters reports.

Dec 13 '13 04:34

The number of restaurants showed an increase in the past five years with 3.1 percent, despite the economic crisis. The four large cities even showed an increase of 7.7 percent, as evidenced form a study by Van Spronsen & Partners consultancy.

Dec 13 '13 04:33

From February 1st there will be no more paper parking tickets in Amsterdam, making it the first capital in the Netherlands to go 100 percent digital, according to the parking administrator.

Dec 12 '13 17:44

The coin minter who was arrested in Amsterdam last month is suspected of using his professional equipment to make counterfeit British pounds.

Vitens Laboratory
Dec 12 '13 15:31

Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans said that the Dutch government should not get involved in the decision by water company Vitens to pull out of a partnership with Mekorot. Vitens previously announced they would no longer work with Mekorot because of the Israeli company's presence in the contested West Bank.

Dec 12 '13 13:39

Dutch cable group Ziggo said it is in discussions with American cable company Liberty Global about a potential takeover.

Mortgage
Dec 12 '13 13:05

Dutch mortgage company Obvion, employment agency Randstad and the home owners association VEH have teamed up on a project to help people with flexible employment get a mortgage, Nos reports quoting Reuters.

Dec 12 '13 04:36

The Social State of the Netherlands in 2013, by the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP), outlines the disastrous consequences of the crisis.

Dec 12 '13 04:33

Shell expects to be able to produce oil in the Arctic, starting 2025, announced departing CEO, Peter Voser, in a farewell interview on the Shell website.

Dec 12 '13 04:32

In the last couple of years more Dutch have visited a Christmas market. Once again busloads of shoppers cross the border to visit a German 'Weihnachtsmarkt'. The fairs with festive stalls and glühwein stands in the Netherlands are also expected do good business.

Online Casino
Dec 11 '13 16:46

Dutch gambling monopoly Holland Casino has signed a contract with Playtech to supply online casino software ahead of the regulation of online gambling in the Netherlands, iGaming Business reports.

Amsterdam Airport
Dec 11 '13 15:13

The Military Aviation Authority of the Netherlands (MAA-NLD) has accredited AAR Aircraft Component Services – Amsterdam to perform component repairs in support of the Dutch Ministry of Defense, AAR said Tuesday.

fentanyl
Dec 11 '13 12:02

Almere-based Sandoz and Tilburg-based Janssen-Cilag face a total of about $16.3 million from the European Commission for delaying the market entry of a cheaper generic version of the pain-killer fentanyl in the Netherlands.

Dec 11 '13 10:18

National railway operator NS is adding more care to trains that get too crowded during rush hour. This is part of a series of measures the company is taking after complaints about crowded trains.

Dec 11 '13 07:56

The average daily output by Dutch manufacturing industry increased by 2.1% in October, compared with same period in 2012, CBC said Tuesday.

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