Business

Paiement_euros
Oct 1 '14 16:07

Almost half of the employers in the Netherlands asked their staff to take a lower position and less salary last year.

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Sep 30 '14 13:15

The PvdA feels that the vacancy of offices, shops and commercial buildings must be addressed.

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Sep 30 '14 13:00

Deputy PM Lodewijk Asscher has expressed fears that robots will increasingly be able to take over tasks historically performed by people, leading to a future rise in unemployment. Robots could replace cleaners, warehouse employees and even taxi drivers, according to Asscher.

NS Train
Sep 30 '14 12:43

National rail firm Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) announced Tuesday that bathrooms will be installed on Sprinter trains across the Netherlands by mid 2021, nearly four years earlier than previously expected. State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment Wilma Mansveld wrote that installation of the toilets will begin in the first quarter of 2018 and involve 131 trains.

Asian chef
Sep 30 '14 09:50

Asian restaurants have been in discussion with Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs and benefits agency UWV about receiving work permits to attract top Asian chefs to their restaurants. The parties came to an agreement, which will be officially signed on Wednesday in Amsterdam, de Telegraaf reports.

Sep 30 '14 08:43

Dutch bank ING has had the most disruptions to the internet banking system this year than any other bank. Customers have had to deal with in total 142 days of system failure, of which 18 were large-scale, RTL Nieuws reports.

Sep 29 '14 11:16

Politicians in Rotterdam have told football club Feyenoord that it may have to come up with the millions needed for the extra land that construction company BAM needs to rebuild De Kuip stadium according to their measurements, De Telegraaf reports.

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Sep 26 '14 15:59

VUmc's CEO Wouter Bos (former Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of Finance) informed employees of the medical center in Amsterdam that VUmc has to make big cutbacks and this will likely have consequences for the staff.

Air France
Sep 26 '14 15:23

Air France-KLM announced today that they have met the demands of striking pilots by stopping the expansion plans of subsidiary Transavia. Now they want the pilots to go back to work.

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Sep 26 '14 15:05

Mindert Mulder, who has been working as Cure director at the Dutch Health Care Authority (NZa) since late 2008, is leaving the NZa.

Sep 26 '14 11:38

Now that the EU aid scheme for European farmers have been scrapped, whatever surplus farmers have left over from their harvests of fruits and vegetables is not being sent to food banks, Food Banks Netherlands tells BNR.

Straatnieuws
Sep 26 '14 10:43

In Utrecht, the Public Prosecution Authority announced yesterday that it will indict the treasurer of homeless newspaper Straatnieuws (Street News) for fraud. Former PvdA council member Bert van der Roest reportedly stole €45,000 from the paper during his time as treasurer, the NRC reports.

KPN
Sep 26 '14 08:40

After being one of the first companies to institute a quota to employ female employees for top functions, telecom giant KPN has silently discontinued the practice. According to De Telegraaf, this is due to the pressure from non-native Dutch applicants.

Air France
Sep 25 '14 16:02

The Air France-KLM pilots continue to strike despite substantial concessions from management.

BX51AuIIEAABser
Sep 25 '14 15:44

From October 1st the Netherlands will have a new health insurer - Anno12.

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Sep 25 '14 15:24

The American investment house Accel Partners has invested 10 million euro into Dutch auction company Catawiki.

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Sep 25 '14 15:00

Despite heavy criticism of accountants, they refuse to cut their fee. Offices and firms have to pay heavy fees to work with high quality accountants.

Sep 25 '14 13:29

New regulations concerning the hygiene of sex toy have sparked a quarrel between Red Light District window operators and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. As part of the new licensing conditions, operators themselves will be made responsible for ensuring that sex toys maintain proper hygiene standards.

ABN_AMRO1
Sep 24 '14 16:16

The interest on ABN Amro direct savings account will be lowered from 1.10 to 1.00 percent on September 30th.

home
Sep 24 '14 15:08

Amsterdam’s famous College Hotel has been bought by air travel and tourism company Corendon Group. The four-star boutique hotel, which opened in 2005 as a training hotel, will undergo substantial renovation to its forty rooms and dining hall.

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Sep 24 '14 13:02

The staff of Akzo Nobel in Rotterdam is going on strike again today at 14:00 pm.

Sep 24 '14 12:57

One month after Air France-KLM announced its intention to invest one billion euros into its budget subsidiary Transavia, French Secretary of State for Transport Alain Vidalies has announced the project's cancellation. The withdrawal comes in response to a sustained ten-day strike by Air France pilots, which stranded thousands of passengers as the airline suffered flight delays and cancellations.

iPad
Sep 24 '14 09:22

Dutch magazine startup Prss has been taken over by Apple for an undisclosed amount. A source for Dutch iOS blog iCulture has confirmed that several Prss employees are now working for Apple.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Sep 24 '14 08:38

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants to raise wages wherever possible, telling RTL Z on Tuesday that "this also stimulates the national demand and that is good for the economy."

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