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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KLM is not allowed to take on the pilots of subsidiary Martinair, decided the court in Amsterdam on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
Revised figures show the Dutch economy grew by 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013, a marked improvement on the 0.4 percent reduction a year earlier, according to the CBS. The growth estimate is measured against the second quarter of the year.
Restricting foreigners from coffee shops is not discrimination,
In recent months, sales of electric cars have increased sharply, according to figures from the RAI.
Dutch content company Endemol has acquired a 33% stake in Channel 2 franchisee Reshet.
Portugal-based Polisport Group has purchased the Dutch baby seat maker Bobike, Bicycle Retailer reports.
The Dutch Development Bank has approved a five-year unsecured term loan of €5 million for Fortis Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, Business Day Online reports.
Trade unions FNV and BTB AVV accuse Ikea in the Netherlands and Belgium of labor repression and exploitation of foreign drivers, reported the “Algemeen Dagblad”(AD).
On weekend before Christmas, Dutch shoppers made 15.9 million payments through debit and credit cards, according to Payments Association Netherlands.
Apple is planning to build a data center in the port of Eemshaven, Groningen.
Microsoft plans to build a large data center in North Holland province, the Parool reports citing Reuters.
The first covered fresh market in the Netherlands will be built in Rotterdam.
DONG Energy has acquired from its joint venture partner SSE the remaining 50% stake in three offshore wind development projects in the Netherlands.
Marieke Olsthoorn, the woman who founded the fashion chain Oilily, died at the age of 72, the NRC reports.
Russia has imposed a partial ban on dairy imports from the Netherlands due to safety concerns, news agency RIA Novosti reports on Thursday.
Resale prices for existing homes in the Netherlands dropped 4.7% in November, compared to a year earlier. New data released by the national statistics office, CBS, show existing home sale prices down 20.5% versus the peak prices seen in August 2008.