Schiphol Airport welcomed a record number of 55 million passengers in 2014, according to Schiphol Group CEO Jos Nijhuis. The preliminary figures, released Monday, demonstrate an increase of 4.6 percent. The CEO is also expecting a slight growth in both passenger numbers and freight in 2015 as well.
George Möller resigned overnight from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, the regulator announced in a statement. The 67-year-old was Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the AFM since New Year’s Day, 2010.
New legislation that would put a restrictive cap on the amount of cash bankers may collect in bonuses missed its proposed January 1 start date when last minute questions were asked by senators of coalition leader VVD. The law was previously lauded by coalition partner PvdA, the Dutch labour party, which has been at odds with the VVD after a health care bill failed to pass a Senate vote.
The expected influx of Eastern Europeans to the Netherlands in 2014 failed to materialize, Trouw reported on Wednesday.
There were a total of 75 startup investment deals in the Netherlands in 2014, with a total investment of slightly more than 500 million euro. This is according to Startup Juncture, a site that keeps track of all Dutch startup news.
The sales of new cars in the Netherlands fell by 6.9 percent in 2014 to 387,835 new cars sold. This is according to the industry organizations BOVAG, RAI Association and RDC and Central Bureau Mobility Information.
The traditional bank branch will disappear altogether. Banks will probably keep 20 to 30 offices, but these will have a very different character than the current branches.
The unions have rejected the Netherlands Association of Hospitals' (NVZ) final offer for a new collective agreement for hospitals. The unions announced this on Tuesday. They are now preparing for actions.
From today it is no longer possible to pay with a chipknip. The Payments Association Netherlands thinks that not many people will be sad about this.
Klaas Knot, president of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), is against European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi's plans to turn on the money printing press. He also thinks that the Netherlands should further reduce mortgage tax credit.
The upcoming tax treaty between the Netherlands and Germany will only take effect on January 1st, 2016.
Union CNV Vakmensen announced this morning that the Brinks Nederland strike has come to an end and that the money transporter's employees will start working again. Hundreds of Rabobank ATM's and dozens of ABN Amro and SNS Bank ATM's are empty due to the strike.
KPN has sued Samsung in the United States because of the unauthorized use of a patented technology of the Dutch telecom company. A spokesperson for KPN confirmed this to ABM Financial News after seeing reports in the media.
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the most wealthy Dutch person on Bloomberg's billionaire list, which they update daily. She is number 125 on the list with an estimated fortune of 9.7 billion dollars.
The court in Utrecht ruled today that the Brinks Nederland employee strike may continue at this time.
Eindhoven Airport has undergone such rabid growth in recent years that the airport is likely to exceed the limit of 30 thousand flights in 2015. This is the maximum number of flights for which the airport has noise arrangements with the surroundings.
The largest healthcare comparison sites in the Netherlands expect that half a million people will switch health insurers over the next three days. This means that about half of the expected 1 million switchers waited until the last moment to change.
A number of consumers plan to withdraw extra money from ATM's because of the strike by workers of money transporters Brinks.
Another six companies that produce food want to stop the use of cage eggs, Wakker Dier reported today. These companies are Unox, Cup-a-soup, the Wild Bean cafes at BP gas stations, Cntucinnikoekjes of Sapori, ice cream shops of IJscuypje and the liquid egg products of Kweker.
About 60 municipalities have hired a lawyer after a tariff increase by automation company PinkRoccade. The company provides software to approximately 200 municipalities. The package will be expanded considerably next year, allowing citizens to make use of several services, such as applying for a new passport - without having to go to the municipal service desk.
Albert Heijn has stopped making the TV commercials with the supermarket manager in the lead. Harry Piekema, the actor who played the manager, was the face of Albert Heijn for 10 years. He quit because his work for Albert Heijn left him insufficient time for other things.
Approximately 230 of Rabobank's ATM's are empty because of the strike at money transporter Brinks Nederland, Rabobank announced on Sunday. That is 10 percent of the 2,300 ATM's the bank has in the Netherlands.
Heereveen suffered a net loss of 4.2 million euros over the season 2013/2014, according to its annual report which was published on Wednesday.
According to CNV Vakmensen, money transport company Brinks has not responded on an ultimatum from the unions. Actions will start on Saturday and ATM's will not be refilled by Brinks employees, says CNV director Peter de Ridder.