Business

Nov 8 '13 11:06

Dutch financial-services company ING Groep NV is speeding up its reorganization after receiving regulators’ approval to combine its Japanese insurance unit with European operations in a 2014 initial public offering, Bloomberg News reported.

Nov 7 '13 14:54

ABN Amro is facing some problem with internet banking and the service is temporarily unavailable due, Nos television reports.

Nov 7 '13 11:05

More and more people in the Netherlands are buying Volvo's V60 Plug-In Hybrid. The automaker reported that it sold nearly 1,000 V60 Plug-In Hybrid in the Netherlands last month.

Nov 6 '13 07:27

Thuisbezorgd.nl, which arranges home delivery for restaurants in the Netherlands, is now accepting payment in bitcoins.

Nov 6 '13 07:00

Belgian biotech company TiGenix is planning to sell its manufacturing facility in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.

Nov 5 '13 17:56

A new survey found that one in three employees is willing to accept a pay cut if he can keep a job.

Nov 5 '13 16:53

Dutch chemical and pharmaceutical maker DSM reports a 44.0% increase in third quarter net income.

Nov 5 '13 11:30

Young pilots, who are unable to pay off their students loans, have decided to take ABN Amro to court.

Nos television that 60 pilots are taking the bank to court because they say it is difficult for them to pay back the loans of up to €125,000.

Nov 5 '13 10:54

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina announced that it will close its plants in Eindhoven and Woerden, which will lead to the loss of 174 jobs.

Nov 4 '13 17:34

Cable operator UPC Netherlands, which is one the largest cable operators in the Netherlands, will slash around 100 jobs as a “part of efforts to simplify the product offering.”

Nov 4 '13 15:18

Online department store Wehkamp.nl announced that it plans to build a €100 million automated distribution centre.

Nov 4 '13 09:43

Dutch cable operator Zeelandnet has decided to raise its internet speeds without changing prices, reports Telecom Paper.

Nov 4 '13 09:10

The Dutch government will sell €6.4 billion of ING Groep U.S. mortgage bonds that it acquired during a 2009 bailout, Bloomberg News reports.

Oct 31 '13 12:04

Finland's largest media group Sanoma plans to cut magazine titles and 500 jobs in the Netherlands, Reuters reports.

Oct 30 '13 17:23

ABN Amro Chairman Gerrit Zalm said that early 2015 is a good time for an initial public offering (IPO) if Dutch economy recovers, reports Bloomberg News.

Oct 30 '13 09:16

Rabobank will pay about €774 million fine for involving in in the Libor interest rate fraud.

Oct 29 '13 15:20

A new report by the World Bank found that doing business has become easier for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

Oct 29 '13 11:29

Dutch telecom provider Dekatel has acquired its bankrupt rival RVS Networks.

Oct 28 '13 12:01

Dutch parcel-delivery company TNT Express NV reported a 25% drop in third-quarter net profit.

Oct 28 '13 08:11

Amsterdam-based Philips announced Oct. 25 that it has terminated an agreement with Funai Electric for the transfer of its audio, video, multimedia and accessories business.

Oct 28 '13 01:25

The savings for using electricity at night and at daytime are negligible. This is the conclusion from price comparing website energieleveranciers.nl, among 10,000 customers.

Almost 25 percent of the Dutch wait till after 11.00 pm or for the weekend starts to put on the washing machine or the dish washer and so be able to use the cheaper rate during these times. On average it seems now that the advantage is only 10 cents per week. About 1 percent of the people reaches a savings of 30 euro per week, while 20 percent of the people pays even more.

Negligible advantage

Oct 28 '13 00:48

Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, will visit Kenya this week. The trade mission to Kenya is seen as a good example how development aid can be changed by trade.

The focus of this weeks trade mission which will last from Monday till Thursday, will be on infrastructure and agriculture. Together with the minister 25 Dutch companies will join the trip. They will visit, among other things, the harbor in Mombasa, where a new container terminal will be built, and a flower growing project.

Oct 25 '13 12:57

Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam announced that it will slash 250 jobs because of poor financial results.

Oct 24 '13 14:45

Vodafone Netherlands has introduced the One Net PBX service for larger businesses and organizations.

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