Business

Rabobank
Feb 26 '15 13:41

Rabobank released its annual figures for 2014 today. The bank saw a decline in net profit, but its underlying profit improved strongly compared to 2013.

Feb 26 '15 13:05

Retail group Ahold, parent company of among others Albert Heijn, Etos and bol.com, released its annual figures for the 2014 financial year today.

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Feb 25 '15 17:12

Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on hand when the millionth DAF truck rolled off the assembly line in the company's Eindhoven factory. The 8,000-person company produces about 140 trucks daily.

Feb 25 '15 15:59

Dutch restoration company Koninklijke Woudenberg has offered to restore the Barcaccia fountain in Rome for free, after it was damaged by Feyenoord Rotterdam football club fans in riots last week.

Feb 25 '15 12:04

University of Amsterdam's (UvA) humanities building, the Bungehuis, is scheduled for development into an exclusive, membership-only Soho House club, real estate developer Aedes announced.

Feb 25 '15 12:03

About 24 thousand claims from people with a personal budget have not been paid yet, according to a letter State Secretary Martin van Rijn (Health) wrote to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament)

Feb 25 '15 11:36

From July 1st this year temporary workers will be entitled to a transition allowance if a contract is not renewed by an employer after at least two years of employment. This is to ensure that temporary workers, such as seasonal workers in the hospitality or leisure sectors, are rehired instead of the employer hiring other temps.

Feb 25 '15 08:23

A NS consultant may have been involved in bribery in a deal to buy new trains. This is according to research done by RTL Nieuws. The consultant allegedly sold confidential NS documents to train builder Bombardier for thousands of euros.

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Feb 24 '15 17:15

Dutch software platform AppMachine received a 15.2 million US dollar investment from one of the largest online services providers, Endurance International Group. The investor receives 40 percent of the Heerenveen, Friesland firm's shares in the deal with Endurance having the option to increase share ownership over time, they announced on Tuesday.

Feb 24 '15 16:03

Police evicted the occupiers of the Bungehuis on Tuesday morning and early afternoon, reporting a total of 46 arrests. The removal of De Nieuwe Unviersiteit (The New University) protesters from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building began peacefully, but proved more difficult when students outside the building blocked police trucks from entering the property.

Feb 24 '15 13:11

A pricing conflict has driven supermarket chains Jumbo and C1000 to boycott several Douwe Egberts and Ferrero products.

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Feb 24 '15 09:55

An extra 17.8 million euros will be made available for the ongoing actions aimed at fighting youth unemployment in the Netherlands.

Feb 23 '15 18:29

As the student-led occupation of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) humanities department building, the Bungehuis, wrapped up its eleventh day, the occupiers announced their rejection of proposals submitted to them by the university's Executive Board, it was revealed Monday evening. The points of compromise were submitted to De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) occupiers at noon on Monday, following an agreement to do so at a four-hour meeting between the two parties at Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan's residence on Sunday.

PostNL
Feb 23 '15 14:32

Despite the ever-declining mail market, PostNL managed to book an increase in revenue last year, De Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 23 '15 13:44

V&D is not allowed to cut the salaries of employees who are members of the unions with 5.8 percent. That was the ruling of the court in the summary proceedings filed by the unions, NOS reports.

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Feb 20 '15 16:08

The prices of existing private homes sold in the Netherlands were 2.1 percent higher in January 2015 than in the same month last year, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Friday. The average price of existing homes in January 2015 was about as high as in mid-2003.

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Feb 20 '15 13:08

The European member states have come up with a proposal to make using mobile internet in other European Union countries cheaper, NOS reports. The member states proposed that those visiting other EU countries can use 5 MB of mobile data every day without incurring extra costs (roaming costs).

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Feb 20 '15 12:46

The Deichmann Group (VanHaren) sold a record number of 172 million pairs of shoes last year, 5 million pairs more than in 2013, the group announced in a press release.

Feb 20 '15 11:13

ABN Amro posted a net profit of 1.134 billion euros in 2014. Exuding once-off write offs, the bank made a profit of 1.551 billion euro - double that of 2013, the bank announced today.

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Feb 20 '15 09:23

The time for the collective bargaining agreement may be coming to an end. This according to a survey De Telegraaf did among branch-organizations in, among others, the hospitality, retail, metal and construction sectors.

Feb 19 '15 19:07

Marketingfacts.nl conducted a marketing stunt on Thursday in which users without Android devices only saw a grim message "you can not use this service because you do not have the right gear." The stunt was at first thought to be a new, legitimate policy of the company, before it was revealed as a marketing trick.

Feb 19 '15 18:48

The Dutch government has emphasized that airline KLM must remain in sufficiently autonomous from the government to avoid a conflict of interest arising from the development of Schiphol Airport.

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Feb 19 '15 18:25

Eurogroup Chairman and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijssenbloem has scheduled an emergency meeting of Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels this Friday to decide Greece's application for an extension of their bailout package. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis formally made the application in a letter to Dijssenbloem on Wednesday, and moved drastically closer to the strict position of the other EU ministers.

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Feb 19 '15 13:51

The increased excise on LPG and diesel raised an extra 102 million euros for the treasury last year, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) reported to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday, De Telegraaf reports.

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