Business

John de Mol
Sep 18 '14 12:01

Media tycoon John de Mol is selling off his media company Talpa. Potential buyers are already announcing themselves at Bank of America Merill Lynch, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

Sep 17 '14 17:21

The City Region of Rotterdam is considering limiting advertisements on buses as well as trams.

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Sep 17 '14 16:49

The home sales increased in almost all provinces. Only Drenthe showed a dip in late August, Z24 reports.

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Sep 17 '14 16:12

Online shop Amazon.com is negotiating with Dutch publishers regarding the sale of e-books. Making the speculations about a possible move to the Netherlands concrete.

Photo: Cafe 't Loosje
Sep 17 '14 15:39

An Amsterdammer would not startle when finding a cat roaming around their legs in a cafe. For many years, cats have been an integral part of the local colour, ridding premisses of pesky vermin and providing comfort to the regulars. However well known Nieuwmarkt spot Cafe ‘t Loosje has received word from the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) that their beloved cat Smokey can no longer remain on the premises. Outraged by the order, employee Marie Boudri started an online petition which is receiving considerable community support.

pd
Sep 17 '14 15:19

Amsterdam is investing in education and poverty as agreed by coalition parties D66, VVD and SP. 

This is evident from the budget for 2015 that was presented by alderman Udo Kock (D66).

€32 million extra is available for Amsterdam schools and an extra €20 million for the fight against poverty. The waste levy decreases with 15 million euro.

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Sep 17 '14 14:25

Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloef presented the Budget in the Second Chamber yesterday. The Budget contains the Cabinet's plans for the next year.

Buddha pear
Sep 17 '14 11:25

In Zeewolde, entrepreneur Bart Elbers has found a new way to make make the experience of eating fruit just a little more special, and spiritual too. He has partnered up with a fruit farmer to bring 'Buddha pears' to the market, Omroep Flevoland reports.

woman shopping economy
Sep 16 '14 16:10

Although many Dutch households reported a cut in spending in 2014, a smaller percentage of the country slashed their personal budgets compared to last year, according to market research firm Ipsos. In a survey of a thousand people in the Netherlands, the firm found that some 67 percent of people in the country tightened their belts, compared to 86 percent a year earlier.

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Sep 16 '14 16:06

A new investor has approached ADO owner Mark van der Kallen to take over the club.

Sep 16 '14 15:55

If it is up to Europe, trade unions in collective agreements may agree on minimum rates for independent retailers, giving hope to the tens of thousands of underpaid freelancers.

Photo: IKEA 'GUNGGUNG' Swing
Sep 16 '14 15:35

Swedish retailer IKEA today urged customers who purchased the GUNGGUNG indoor children's swing to immediately dismantle them and return them to the store after two injuries related to the swings were reported to the firm. The swing, which has been sold in the Netherlands since March 2014, does not meet quality standards leading IKEA to recall the swing and provide a full refund.

Sep 16 '14 14:29

Referring to the MH17 plane crash, King Willem-Alexander began his throne speech today by saying that "Prinsjesdag is surrounded by a mourning edge of sorrow"

Cheers
Sep 16 '14 10:24

After WhatsApp CEO Jan Kuom hinted at the new feature in February, it seems that voice calling will indeed be launched with an upcoming update of the popular messaging service, after NDTV Gadgets reports spotting a mention of the feature in WhatsApp's iPhone app.

Schiphol
Sep 16 '14 10:10

Schiphol airport has started a complete rebuild of Lounge 2. The renovation will add 20 percent more shops and restaurants, and is expected to be complete in the Summer of 2015, RTV NH reports.

Kobo
Sep 16 '14 09:59

Dutch online shop Bol.com is going to work together with Canadian e-reading service Kobo to expand its online e-book range. Bol.com announces in a press report that clients will have access to two million e-books, rather than hundreds of thousands, thanks to the partnership, the nrc reports.

Sep 16 '14 09:30

More flight delays and cancellations are expected on French airports this week as the pilots' strike at the French airline escalate. KLM passengers may also be affected, De Telegraaf reports.

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Sep 15 '14 14:07

On Monday Hema presented a new strategy for a new phase of life with more attention to convenience food and 620 new items. The department store will present a new, modern identity after a bad period.

Sep 15 '14 13:52

The volume of exports in June 2014 increased by 4.1 percent over June 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has reported.

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Sep 15 '14 13:49

In an attempt to bring an end to unruly comparison websites, the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) will tighten rules and issue licenses to regulate the industry. Websites which fulfil the function of mediator, and receive remuneration when a company gains a new member through the website, must apply a license before 17 November.

Milk cow
Sep 15 '14 10:21

Due to the rapid growth of the biologically produced foods market, organic farmers are increasingly making mistakes and violating branch regulations, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sep 15 '14 08:41

In protest against new reorganization plans from AirFrance-KLM, the French airline's pilots are threatening a strike lasting one week between the 15th and the 22nd of September in Paris. This would be the biggest pilots' strike since 1998, De Telegraaf reports.

Heineken
Sep 15 '14 08:16

SABMiller, the second-biggest beer brewer in the world, announced an interest to buy Dutch beer company Heineken on Sunday. On Monday, Heineken has rejected the offer, wishing to remain an independent company, the NOS reports.

Sep 12 '14 15:43

Minster Opstelten of Security and Justice wants to increase the court fees greatly, but on Prinsjedag he will announce that the increase has been scaled back, RTL News reports.

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