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Dec 24 '14 13:50

The renewed Kuip could possibly accommodate 76 thousand spectators. One of the variants that builder BAM offered Feyenoord involves 70 thousand seats and 6 thousand standing places.

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Dec 24 '14 12:50

VVD minsters Edith Schipers (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) and Stef Blok (Housing) does not want to immediately implement the new law which cuts the top incomes in the (semi) public sectors back to the same amount as a minister salary. According to the ministers, there is not enough time.

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Dec 24 '14 12:08

Today, the day before Christmas, is the busiest day of the year for supermarkets. Distribution centers have been working through the night to make sure all the supermarkets are supplied. Many supermarkets opened an hour earlier this morning.

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Dec 24 '14 11:05

Retail chain Halfords is making a downsized restart. The company announced on Tuesday that approximately 20 percent of the former employees can start working again.

Dec 24 '14 09:26

ABN Amro has replaced 430 thousand debit cards, because they did not meet the safety requirements. It was possible to remotely guess the PIN number of those cards, which are capable of making contactless payments.

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Dec 24 '14 07:48

Christmas purchases have ensured a significant increase for the weekly sales of online stores. In the three weeks before Christmas sales for online stores increased by 38 percent, compared to an average weekly turnover.

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Dec 23 '14 13:38

Insurer NN Group (Nationale-Nederlanden) is the new sponsor of the Rotterdam Marathon. The organisation of the marathon has singed a three year sponsorship agreement with the company. The 35th Rotterdam Marathon will be held on April 12th, 2015.

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Dec 23 '14 12:10

Dutch companies maintain warm relations with the Crimea, the Ukrainian region that was annexed by Russia earlier this year.

Dec 23 '14 10:30

Customers of both Rabobank and ABN Amro had problems with internet banking yesterday. Both banks suffered from a malfunction.

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Dec 23 '14 08:45

Albert Heijn's crystal glasses contain no lead, are not heavy enough and should therefore not actually be called crystal, the Volkskrant reports.

Dec 22 '14 14:30

According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.

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Dec 22 '14 10:39

Despite the Christmas recess, the Senate will be meeting tonight to discuss further curbing the top incomes in the (semi) public sector.

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Dec 22 '14 10:17

Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, about 22 thousand stores in the Netherlands have disappeared, mostly due to bankruptcy. According to calculations by market researcher Q&A, there are about 90 thousand stores left at the end of this year.

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Dec 22 '14 09:09

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) will fine insurer Delta Lloyd a maximum of 22.8 million euro. DNB also requires that CFO Emiel Roozen leave his position by January 1st, 2016.

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Dec 19 '14 13:34

Cuba asked Dutch companies to invest in the country. The Cuban ambassador in the Hague made this request now that the relations between Cuba and the United States are better and trading will be easier.

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Dec 18 '14 21:20

Alternative taxi service Uber, is now offering a 100 euro sign-up bonus to new UberPop drivers. The campaign comes as a surprise, seeing as the rideshare taxi-service was deemed illegal by the court in The Hague.

Dec 18 '14 16:47

Sports car manufacturer Spyker declared bankruptcy Thursday after years of financial turmoil following the firm’s failed attempt to revive Swedish automaker Saab. The Dutch firm filed for voluntary financial restructuring earlier in December.

Dec 18 '14 13:29

According to Statistic Netherlands, the unemployment rate in the Netherlands has remained almost constant in the last three months. There were 630 thousand unemployed in the Netherlands in November, accounting for 8 percent of the workforce.

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Dec 18 '14 13:12

More than half of the "wild game" sold by supermarkets is actually farmed game. This is evident from the meat benchmark that Natuur & Milieu ( Nature & Environment) and Questionmark published today.

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Dec 18 '14 10:01

Airbnb and the City of Amsterdam today announced that they have entered into an agreement on home sharing. This agreement aims to simplify the payment of tourist tax for hosts in Amsterdam and also promote responsible home sharing.

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Dec 17 '14 21:15

The global payment technology firm Adyen has announced on Tuesday that the company has taken on €250 million in investment. The successful securities offering was lead by growth equity investor, General Atlantic, in collaboration with Temasek, Index Ventures and Felicis Ventures.

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Dec 17 '14 08:59

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs announced on Tuesday that the Cabinet will further reduce the gas extraction in Groningen. A maximum of 39.4 billion cubic meters of gas may be extracted from the gas field in Groningen in 2015, previously it was 42.5 billion cubic meters. This is a reduction of about 7 percent.

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Dec 16 '14 22:31

Albert Heijn supermarkets are selling deformed fruits and vegetables at a quarter of the standard selling price. The company is doing this in an attempt to reduce excessive food wastage, reports business news website Z24.

Dec 16 '14 17:40

A plan to strip the requirement that health insurers reimburse a large portion of medical bills from out-of-network specialists was struck down by the Senate by a five-vote margin. The proposal from Health Minister Edith Schippers (VVD) mustered 33 votes, with three members of her party’s coalition partner, PvdA, defecting with “no” votes.

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