Business

Jan 7 '14 16:39

Liberty Global is close to finalizing an agreement to acquire Dutch broadband provider Ziggo, Bloomberg News reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Jan 7 '14 10:39

Emmi has acquired a 70% stake in Dutch company AVH Dairy Trade BV, which exports traditional and organic goat and sheep dairy products.

Husa Transportation
Jan 7 '14 09:26

Dutch logistics firm Husa Transportation has decided to withdraw its open-access railfreight operations due to financial problems.

Jan 7 '14 04:36

Last year more than 150,000 people in the Netherlands started a company, which is an increase of 13 percent compared to 2012. This is evidenced by figures, published by the Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

Schiphol airport
Jan 7 '14 04:33

Once again Schiphol booked a record year. The airport received over 52.5 million travelers in 2013, an increase of 3 percent compared to the previous year.

Jan 7 '14 04:31

Cycling is seen as typically Dutch, despite Katie Melua's song year ago: There are 9 million bikes in Peking. Alejandra Ferrari wants that to change.

Jan 6 '14 12:05

Danish energy company Dong Energy has decided to sell its business in the Netherlands, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Monday.

Jan 6 '14 09:29

Aircraft maintenance company Fokker Services is expected to announce layoffs in mid-February, newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad reported. The firm works exclusively on maintenance of Fokker aircraft built before the company went bankrupt in 1996.

Jan 4 '14 16:09

Thirteen coffee shops being forced by the city to stay closed during daytime hours have joined together in a lawsuit against Amsterdam. A law passed by the municipality last year states that coffee shops selling soft drugs in close proximity to schools must stay closed until 6 p.m.

Jan 4 '14 15:01

Fans of the Dutch store Hema living in Spain and the United Kingdom will be excited to hear that the department store/supermarket is expanding into those countries. The announcement was made by CEO Ronald van Zetten on the t.v. show Nieuwsuur.

Jan 3 '14 04:34

Consumers bought fewer cars in 2013 than in 2012. December 31st counted 417,036 newly registered passenger cars, 17 percent less than the year before, according to data from the RAI, BOVAG, and the Central Bureau Mobility Information.

Jan 3 '14 04:32

In the past year more gas has been extracted from the Groningen soil again. The latest projections from the Dutch Oil Company (NAM) indicate between 54 and 55 billion cubic meters of gas have been extracted. That is more than the national inspectorate State Supervision of Mines has advised.

Jan 3 '14 04:31

The metal foundry of the bankrupt aluminum smelter, Aldel, will probably remain open in January, reported curator, Erik Eshuis, in the Radio 1 news.

Jan 2 '14 11:18

Protesting groups from Groningen announced large-scale protests to demand attention from political Hague for problems in the province. The tremors caused by gas drilling, the deteriorating economy, and lack of facilities, anger the citizens.

Jan 1 '14 06:00

Russia has rejected two consignments of frozen chicken meat and minced meat with a total weight of 40 tonnes from the Netherlands.

Dec 31 '13 09:14

The Groningen offices of political party PVV want the Netherlands to do whatever possible to save aluminum smelting company Aldel from bankruptcy, even if it means breaking European regulations. The company has over €24 million in debt, and is losing €1.2 million monthly.

Dec 30 '13 22:35

Aluminum company Aldel in Delfzijl went bankrupt. 300 Dutch employees will lose their jobs. In addition, 250 people with temporary contracts and 300 people with supply companies will be laid off.

Dec 30 '13 21:02

After Google cut-off a Gmail account created by PVV leader Geert Wilders for his Anti-Islam bumper sticker project, the politician registered a domain with Danish webhost One.com and used it to create a new email address for distributing the stickers. The hosting company says they do not have plans to follow Google's lead and shut down the account for offensive content, a company executive said.

Dec 30 '13 18:04

With the new year around the corner the Dutch are a bit more positive about the future of the Dutch economy than previous years, as shown by results of a study by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP), Monday.

Dec 30 '13 11:17

Passengers riding the NS trains may be blocked from accessing streaming media services like YouTube and Spotify when using the free Wi-Fi onboard, an independent market regulator said on Monday. The Netherlands Consumer and Market Authority (ACM) said their investigation focused on the legality of restricting traffic on the open network.

Dec 28 '13 11:45

KLM is not allowed to take on the pilots of subsidiary Martinair, decided the court in Amsterdam on Friday.

Dec 28 '13 04:33

In Amsterdam, the AEX closed above the 400-point barrier. At the close of the business day the stock market index had reached 400.99 point.

Dec 27 '13 04:35

The Dutch economy will tumble from the eighteenth to the thirtieth place in the global ranking between now and 2028, predicted the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) Thursday.

Dec 24 '13 17:18

Dutch banker ING has completed the sale of its South Korean insurance division ING Life Korea in a deal worth around €1.27 billion, news agency AFP reports.

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