The recent outbreak of bird flu has cost the industry and government between 32 million euro and 39 million euro thus far. This is based on calculations from the Wageningen research institute LEI.
The Netherlands earned a profit of 1.3 billion euro on a bank lending scheme introduced at the height of the financial crisis to keep the economy moving. In October 2008 the Dutch government introduced a 200 billion euro guarantee scheme for banks to continue offering medium-term debt and make it safer to lend to each other.
Oil company Shell is once again involved in a major oil spill in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Due to a leak, the equivalent of 3,800 barrels of oil have drained away, Reuters reports. According to Shell, the damage was caused by a failed attempt to drain oil.
Two filling stations in the border region filed a legal suit against the State of the Netherlands. They say that they were severely affected by the consequences of the tax increase which came in force early this year.
The controversial transport service UberPOP is now also available in Rotterdam and the Hague.
Uber will now develop mobile apps from the Netherlands, iCulture reports. For this Uber has hired some employees from the Dutch app company Moop.me. "There is no question of a takeover", assures Jeele Prins, founder of Moop.
The packages streaming into PostNL formed such a tall tower that it collapsed. The 56 year old PostNL employee, Ellen, had to stop sorting the packages or she would literally have been buried by her workload, the Volkskrant reports.
Victor Muller, co-founder and CEO of the Dutch automotive company, Spyker N.V, has announced that the company has asked the administrator to voluntary restructure finances, in an attempt to salvage the company from liquidity challenges. Muller simultaneously announced that the company is merging with an American electric aircraft manufacturer, in a press statement Tuesday.
Dutch department store HEMA has warned consumers that all products ordered online after November 27 might not be delivered on time for Sinterklaas this year. The retail store made headlines earlier today when news broke of the company's financial loss in the third quarter of this fiscal year, amounting to 14.8 million euro.
The public auction of Bram Moszkowicz's personal belongings scheduled to begin today was called off at the last minute when Dutch singer and television personality Gordon offered to cover thousands in unpaid debt, according to De Telegraaf. The 15,000-euro debt was owed to Moszkowicz's former counsel Gabriel Meijers for his assistance in a disciplinary case.
The prosecutor has called for a €2.4 million fine against Hubert Mollenkamp, former CEO of Rochdale, during his pre-trial hearing in court today. The former head of the Amsterdam housing corporation is facing charges of bribery, tax evasion, money laundering and perjury.
Employees at Dutch firms cost employers an average of 33 euros per working hour, after all taxes, sick leave and holiday pay is factored in. Laborers in the mining industry cost the most, saddling employers with an average of price of 58 euros per hour, whereas hospitality industry workers cost an average of 18 euros per hour worked, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
Automotive sales in the Netherlands is headed for the lowest number of new cars sold since 1969. In comparison to last year, new car sales has dropped with over 19 percent in 2014, a prediction made by Aumacon in anticipation of decreased sales in the beginning of this year.
A Spar location in central Arnhem is now believed to be the first supermarket in the Netherlands to take Bitcoin as a form of payment. It is one of forty stores there that accept the digital currency, Arnhem Bitcoinstad announced last week.
PostNL delivered over one million packages to households in the Netherlands so far in 2014, breaking the post office's record for packages delivered in a single year.
The Netherlands has experienced a record year in food exports so far, firming up the country's position as the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world. Despite Russia's boycott targeting agricultural exports, the overall success has been remarkable even as farm organization LTO points to an increase in farm bankruptcies.
From 2017 (at the latest), owners of a flat or apartment will be required to deposit money into the coffers of their Homeowners Association on a monthly basis.
Psychological problems cost Dutch businesses 20 billion euro every year. This includes the costs of care, absenteeism, loss of productivity and disability. The 20 billion euro is about 3 percent of the size of the Dutch economy.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced yesterday that researchers have found bird flu in wild ducks near Kamerik in Woerden. They found the very contagious H5 type in two samples of droppings.
Over 50 000 chicks have been culled in a preventative action at a manure farm on Burmadeweg in Hazerswoude-dorp, Zuid Holland possibly rendering the owners of the farm bankrupt. Following an outbreak of the avian influenza last week, the De Wit family says they were not surprised by preventative action being taken on their farm
Rotterdam's very first indoor fresh food market has earned itself a spot on the Guardian's Top 10 Food Markets in Europe.
At least 118 arrests have been made in connection with a global investigation aimed at ending the fraudulent purchase of airline tickets. Arrests came via the Global Airport Action, an alliance formed by centers at Europol in The Hague, Interpol in Singapore and Ameripol in Bogota. Several of those arrested were in the Netherlands.
Brussels approved the Netherlands' budget for 2015. The financial plans of the government-Rutte meet the European budget rules.
This morning the staff at the IKEA store in Delft handed out chocolate money to the customers in the store. The recipients of the sweets were asked to sign a petition for a better collective agreement for the IKEA employees.