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Jul 2 '14 16:02

Lasst year, asbestos treatment companies were fined for violating rules twice as many times as in 2012. The SZW Inspection, formerly the labour inspection, discovered 433 cases of violation in 2013. This was just over 200 in the previous year.

newspapers
Jul 1 '14 16:02

Persgroep has put in an offer for the British media company Mecom, mother company of Wegener which publishes local papers such as De Stentor and the Eindhovense Dagblad, the companies announced on Monday.

iPhone
Jul 1 '14 14:33

Dutch companies are at the forefront of social media according to statistics released Tuesday by the Statistics Netherland (CBS). More then a quarter of companies in the Netherlands are using Twitter and other microblogs like to communicate with their customers.

Deutsche Bank
Jul 1 '14 14:10

ABN Amro mother company Deutsche Bank is planning remove 600 jobs in two consecutive dismissal rounds. According to the Financieele Dagblad (FD), the jobs are mostly ex-ABN Amro staff members.

Jun 30 '14 13:28

VDL Nedcar is set to become the employer of around a thousand new workers within a few years as it is getting ready to officially open its factory on the 17th of July, at the honor of King Willem-Alexander.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jun 30 '14 11:35

The NS is hesitant about introducing the new high-speed trains, or 'flitstreinen' before 2021. In a letter to State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure, Timo Huges, NS-chief, writes that the new intercity trains will not be able to travel faster than 200 kilometers per hour.

Jun 30 '14 09:47

Dutch bank ING has denied claims that it is planning to move part of its headquarters, such as important staff departments, abroad. The Financieele Dagblad newspaper reported this, which the ING has said is "factually incorrect."

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Jun 27 '14 11:42

Tika is a sexual assistant for the disabled, autistic people, schizophrenics and sexual offenders. A photo book about her work is being made. It is called 'I please people.'

Jun 27 '14 11:38

Banks and insurers know the risk of corruption, especially in the form of bribery or conflict of interest but not much is done to prevent this from occurring. Corruption risks are being overlooked within the organisation, the directors and employees.

Amstel Hotel
Jun 27 '14 09:11

A price of 800,000 euro per room was paid for the Amstel Hotel in Amterdam which was sold to hotel group Katara Hospitality from Qatar, according to property-website PropertyNL. The five star hotel counts 55 rooms and 24 suites and is located ideally between the financial, cultural and shopping district as it overlooks the Amstel River.

belkin tour de france
Jun 26 '14 12:59

The Netherlands-based cycling team sponsored by Belkin has announced the selection of their Tour de France cyclists earlier this week. Seven Dutch will travel to the starting line in Leeds, England where this year's Tour begins.

Jun 26 '14 11:14

Post order company Neckermann that has been declared bankrupt is pushing on but laying off the lion's share of its employers.

statistics
Jun 25 '14 16:06

The Netherlands is one of the first countries in the EU taking on the new international guideline for national accounts.This influences already-published macro-economic figures and also earlier estimations of the economic growth in the first quarter, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.

Essent
Jun 25 '14 14:45

According to an investigation conducted in cooperation with Omroep Brabant, the province of Brabant earned €4.7 billion from energy company Essent in the last 14 years.

e-joint
Jun 24 '14 17:05

Completely harmless, no dangerous substances, and in a variety of flavors, the e-joint is taking the European market by storm with the company behind the product rolling out 10,000 units daily, according to distributors E-Njoint B.V. Capitalizing on the success of the e-cigarette, the Delft based business has claimed to have invented the world’s first electronic joint though it is sold without using any THC, the psychoactive aspect of marijuana.

Jun 24 '14 15:53

Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.

Bankruptcy
Jun 24 '14 15:38

The number of businesses filing for bankruptcy has dropped 31 percent since May 2013. Last year, there were 800 declarations. In May this year, that number has dropped to 551, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.

Broiler chicken
Jun 24 '14 11:59

Supermarkets in The Netherlands are still, despite promises to change the situation, selling broiler chickens. Animal rights organization Wakker Dier reports that most supermarket stalls are still full of factory farm chicken meat.

Jun 24 '14 11:23

Philips may be fined by the European Commission (EC) for the formation of cartels in the fabrication of microchips. Sources in Brussels have reported this to Omroep Brabant.

Jun 23 '14 14:33

Despite knowing since 2009 that its new computerized tax collection system EPTM was rife with glitches, it took the tax office until earlier this year to halt its development.

Jun 16 '14 13:42

Economic analysts from ING and ABN Amro have differing predictions on the state of construction in The Netherlands this year. ABN Amro says that there will be a 1 percent decrease in production this year, whereas ING thinks there will be 3.5 percent growth. Analysts from the Economic Institute for Construction now want to know how these numbers are drawn up, BNR reports.

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Jun 16 '14 11:03

Lelystad Airport is getting permission to expand. State Secretary of Aviation Wilma Mansveld will report this to Council of Ministers on Friday.

Jun 13 '14 14:33

The largest Dutch pension administrator, APG, is not going to follow the lead of foreign administrators investing in durable energy, such as wind farms, and is choosing to put money into fossil fuels instead.

Jun 11 '14 20:31

The largest rose-growing company of the world, Afroflora, based in Ethiopia and owned by the Barnhoorn family from the Netherlands was taken over by the large private equity company KKR. The buyer will pay $200 million for the major stake of Afroflora.

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