A test done by the Consumers Union showed that many online stores take too long to do refunds. In nearly 40 percent of the cases, the amount of returned items were not refunded in two weeks.
Swans, geese and gulls are being caught to check if they are carriers of avian influenza. Stat Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced this precautionary measure in a letter to parliament on the progress of tackling bird flu.
ING announced on Tuesday that it will cut approximately 1,700 jobs in the Netherlands within the next three years. The financial group wants to focus more on the digitization of its banking activities.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. has agreed to pay up to $840 million to acquire Prosensa Halding NV, a bio-pharmaceutical company from Leiden.
The Netherlands will pay the European Commission's additional tax of 642.7 million euro by the end of this year. This is written in the Autumn Memorandum which Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance sent to the Chamber last week.
The industrial sectors in the Netherlands can expect to see growth in investments of about 15 percent in 2015, official government agency Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Monday. Investment is expected to climb even higher for chemical product manufacturers and refineries, which are expected to see an increase of 23 percent to a total of two billion euros.
The government and the RegioBank will join forces to maintain ATMs and other banking services in sparsely populated regions.
In 2013 traffic jams on Dutch highways cost businesses between 613 and 797 million euro.
On Sunday State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced other measures to prevent bird flu from spreading.
A Dutch company will receive 21 million euro to ensure that another super storm will not flood the subway stations of New York.
Since the advent of Sunday- and online shopping, the interest in shopping evenings has declined, especially in recent years. The number of late night shoppers has plummeted in almost all major cities.
In Barneveld on Saturday 8 thousand ducks were culled on a farm as a precaution, reports the Ministry of Economic Affairs. An investigation showed that the farm was visited by a truck that also visited the bird flu infected farm in Kamperveen.
After presenting a business case to improve power and electrical supply to hospitals in Rwanda, Alliander & Cordaid won the "Best New Partnership Award" in The Partnership Election 2014. This competition challenges young professionals to form a partnership with a NGO and/or the government and develop a business case in a developing country.
A third case of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in Kamperveen, Overjissel. The farm has a fixed total of around 10 thousand animals, which will be culled according to European rules.
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has adjusted its location policy for the gold reserve. The DNB announced today that it shifted some of the gold from the United States to the Netherlands in order to achieve a more balanced distribution over different locations.
The arrival of migrant workers from Central and Eastern Europe has caused the displacement of Dutch employees in a number of industries. It is cheaper for employers to hire staff through foreign companies as they often don't have to pay social insurance or make pension contributions.
For more than half a year the prices of existing homes have been higher than in the same month in 2013.
Sex workers who work without a contract with the government will soon have the tax authorities after them. State Secretary Eric Wiebes of Finance made this promise in a letter to the Second Chamber.
A taxi firm in Amsterdam is refusing to drive people dressed as Sinterklaas or Zwarte Piet in protest of human rights violations widely believed to be perpetrated by the chocolate industry. Taxi Electric says that four of every ten chocolate bars are made by children, and one in ten is produced by slave labour.
Another case of avian influenza detected on a poultry farm in Ter Aar, Zuid Holland will lead to another three-day nationwide poultry transportation ban. All of the roughly 43,000 egg-laying hens on the farm will be culled, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement Thursday.
The Cabinet wants to revise the agreements with energy companies Shell and ExxonMobil on the extraction and sale of Dutch gas.
On Thursday iZettle introduced a new mobile payment service to help prevent small businesses and retailers missing out on sales. With it even homeless street newspaper vendors can be paid with a debit card.
Despite a slight decline in unemployment figures, unemployment remains the biggest concern for the Cabinet, according to Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs.