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Nov 17 '14 13:59

he Land Registry announced on Monday that the number of home sales increased in October by 44.6 percent, compared to the same period last year.

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Nov 17 '14 13:32

Many people are considering emigration because of the economy. Especially young people think that they will find a better financial future abroad.

Nov 17 '14 11:23

Hema starts selling its own smartphones and tablets from Monday. The retailer is the first Dutch store that offers a smartphone and tablet under its own brand.

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Nov 17 '14 10:43

After almost four years, the largest vacant office building in Amsterdam has a new purpose.

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Nov 17 '14 08:53

Windmills that are still in working order, are being replaced with new ones as operators do not receive subsidy for the old ones.

Nov 14 '14 11:17

The housing market will pick up further next year, according to Rabobank. The bank predicts that the house prices and number of homes sold will increase slightly.

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Nov 14 '14 09:37

Up until 2018 ABN Amro will be srapping between 650 and 1,000 jobs. The bank wants to further concentrate and improve the branch network by expanding the offerings of each office.

Nov 13 '14 14:06

According to Ahold's quarterly figures, the supermarket chain has seen turnover and net profit increase in the third quarter.

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Nov 13 '14 13:06

The European Commission has reasonable doubts about the tax deal between US coffee chain Starbucks and the Dutch tax authorities. The commission wants to make its concerns known this week.

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Nov 13 '14 12:03

The 5 to 6 million Dutch who will receive an additional tax from the tax authorities in the spring, will get four months extra to pay it.

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Nov 13 '14 11:07

Garden store Intratuin is dropping all pesticides that cause death in bees.

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Nov 12 '14 12:48

The 642 million euro additional tax that the Netherlands must pay the European Union is based on the correct calculations.

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Nov 12 '14 08:08

The American online store Amazon has finally arrived in the Netherlands. From Wednesday e-books and Kindle e-readers will be available from their Dutch site.

Nov 11 '14 17:01

The Netherlands' second-largest health insurer, VGZ, has said the premium they will charge for the mandatory basic health insurance package will rise between six and 14 percent next year. The firm offers three different basic insurances, which will cost between €97.95 and €113.95 per month.

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Nov 11 '14 09:15

The new CEO of Rabobank says that the underlying cause for the success with which the bank stood through the financial crisis, was the Libor scandal.

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Nov 11 '14 07:45

Since Saturday customers of Albert Heijn in the Noord-Holland region have found many empty fresh produce shelves. According to a spokesperson for Albert Heijn, this is the result of an internal system failure at the distribution center in Zaandam

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Nov 10 '14 13:50

According to Statistics Netherlands, Inflation rose in October to 1.1 percent. In September, the average annual price increase was 0.9 percent.

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Nov 10 '14 13:35

As of January 1st Ziggo will be the new main sponsor of Ajax. The brand name Ziggo will appear on the official match kits of the first team and Jong Ajax from that date.

Nov 10 '14 13:18

According to Zorgkiezer.nl, the rates at hospitals for the same treatment varies significantly. For example, the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam charges nearly double what the Slotervaart Hospital does.

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Nov 10 '14 11:37

Large retail chains are trying to lure customers with huge discounts at a time where they need to earn their money. "It is total panic," conclude retail experts.

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Nov 10 '14 10:53

From April next year, the Spanish budget airline Vueling will fly between Rotterdam The Hague Airport and its own home base Barcelona four times a week.

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Nov 7 '14 13:06

As promised earlier this week, ING today made the final repayment of 1,025 billion euro of State Support.

Nov 7 '14 12:41

The Dutch tax rules are attractive to large multinationals. The same is true for countries such as the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

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Nov 7 '14 11:33

Operators of casinos and slot machine entrepreneurs fear that the Cabinet's plan to legalize online gambling will lead to major cutbacks in their own sector.

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