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Aug 19 '14 08:47

Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain Kruidvat is recalling all baby cribs with the brand Bambino. Children could suffocate on some of the bed's parts. This is the second Bambino baby bed that Kruidvat has had to recall.

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Aug 18 '14 17:43

The class action lawsuit brought by franchisees against Bakker Bart headquarters continues in a court in Arnhem. The popular sandwich chain is facing accusations of excessive greed by more then 50 of the 183 franchisees.

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Aug 18 '14 17:38

Sales of new cars in the Netherlands will fall to levels not seen since 1969. Trade association Aumacon on Monday posted revised forecasts, predicting that 380,000 new cars will be sold in 2014. This figure represents a decrease of 8.8% from 2013 when 416 726 new cars were sold.

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Aug 18 '14 17:09

A massive one million Dutch people are estimated to use a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven percent had access to a paid Netflix account.

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Aug 18 '14 17:01

The European Union is making €125 million available to assist the agriculture sector face Russia’s ban on Western imports.

Aug 14 '14 11:47

Export has pushed a 0.5 percent growth in the Dutch economy, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) has reported.

CBS said it made a “flash estimate” of the economic performance in the second quarter of the year, as a customary first estimation within 45 days after the quarter ends, with the data that is available.

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Aug 13 '14 13:56

A data leak which exposed personal details such as names, addresses and bank account numbers of national public transportation card users has since been fixed, the card's management team said. The problems were first reported over the weekend, and they were patched up on Tuesday, a spokesman for Trans Link Systems told De Telegraaf.

Aug 13 '14 09:44

Schiphol is investing €500 million in a new airport terminal and runway to be opened in 2018, construction magazine Cobouw announces. The airport is also hoping to become one of the most sustainable airports in the world, De Telegraaf reports.

Aug 12 '14 16:50

A malfunction with ING Bank's online system left customers in a lurch, unable to use internet banking services as well as transaction processor iDeal. First reports of the problem surfaced around 10:00 am as customers took to social media to complain of payment failures.

Aug 12 '14 15:08

New budget supermarkets are set to hit the Netherlands in the coming months. Prompted by the increasing success of German chains Lidl and Aldi, three new stores will aim to compete in the budget food and discount goods market.

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Aug 12 '14 10:35

This Thursday, there will be a European discussion in Brussels about possible measures for companies that are going to be affected by the Russian food boycott. For Dutch export, VNO-NCW-director Hans de Boer warns that the damage could be €1.5 to €2 billion, the NOS reports.

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Aug 8 '14 14:39

“I have been doing this for 55 years and I never experienced it this bad before,” a retailer said this morning after purchasing spinach for €0.30, bottom price at the vegetable auction in Zaltbommel.

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Aug 7 '14 11:49

Russia’s decision to ban produce from western countries -in response to the EU boycott– is poised to hurt Dutch farmers, prompting calls for Government support to the agricultural sector.

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Aug 6 '14 15:53

Multinational financial services group ING on Wednesday announced a net profit in the second quarter of 1.07 billion. The profit represents a increase of 19 percent and topples all estimates, the company said.

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Aug 1 '14 15:33

The NRC Media group may be sold to De Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG). According to the Financieele Dagblad, TMG wants to take over the media company, and is currently discussing a price.

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Aug 1 '14 14:52

Breda football club NAC has a new sponsor in Europe's biggest online sex shop, Pabo. The business has signed a year contract with NAC, and will be campaigning extensively, starting with advertisements along the field, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Jul 31 '14 14:30

Restaurants in The Netherlands employing disabled people are growing fast in number. One such restaurants is Downey's in Amersfoort. This restaurant employs people with Down's syndrome, and is a hit in the city.

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Jul 31 '14 11:03

Harbor bosses in Rotterdam's port are worried about the effect that the trade war against Russia will have on Dutch business. The Russian Shtandart oil terminal deal in the Rotterdam harbor is at the brink of collapse, which the harbor managers say is bad news for the city.

Jul 31 '14 10:23

The economy is recovering by degrees, as is the labour market according to employment agency Randstad. In The Netherlands, market growth took on in June. In the United States, Poland, italy, Switzerland and China, economic growth is the strongest.

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Jul 30 '14 15:40

Dutch shop chain Hema no longer wants to pay employees for taking short breaks. According to a request of assent that the Hema has sent to the workers councils of bakeries, distribution centers and shop chains, breaks are to go the way of lunch hours, which Hema is already not paying for.

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Jul 30 '14 15:26

In the next five years, another 15,000 jobs will disappear in the finance sector according to a report from benefits agency UWV. Despite the growing economy, the job market in the financial sector is not healthy.

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Jul 30 '14 14:50

PostNL is going to trial delivering packages on Sunday. This service has been developed together with Coolblue, an online shop that is the first to offer Sunday deliveries. The two companies announced today that online shoppers in The Netherlands and Flanders can get packages delivered between 12 and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Jul 30 '14 14:05

Taxi service Uber wants to open up the market for private drivers to be able to make a bit of extra cash by offering their chauffeur services in Uber's taxi app. Clients would pay half the price for their trip with the app's new scheme. The service is called UberPOP and will start in Amsterdam today.

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Jul 30 '14 10:04

In response to the question whether companies such as Malaysia Airlines, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa took unnecessary risks by flying in dangerous airspace, the Royal Dutch Airlines has responded that they could not have come to another decision. De Telegraaf reports.

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