Dec 24 '13 11:13

The Dutch Development Bank has approved a five-year unsecured term loan of €5 million for Fortis Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, Business Day Online reports.

Dec 24 '13 04:33

Trade unions FNV and BTB AVV accuse Ikea in the Netherlands and Belgium of labor repression and exploitation of foreign drivers, reported the “Algemeen Dagblad”(AD).

debit card
Dec 23 '13 12:33

On weekend before Christmas, Dutch shoppers made 15.9 million payments through debit and credit cards, according to Payments Association Netherlands.

Dec 23 '13 11:02

Apple is planning to build a data center in the port of Eemshaven, Groningen.

Dec 23 '13 10:45

Microsoft plans to build a large data center in North Holland province, the Parool reports citing Reuters.

Dec 22 '13 09:00

The first covered fresh market in the Netherlands will be built in Rotterdam.

offshore wind plant
Dec 21 '13 06:30

DONG Energy has acquired from its joint venture partner SSE the remaining 50% stake in three offshore wind development projects in the Netherlands.

Dec 20 '13 17:20

Marieke Olsthoorn, the woman who founded the fashion chain Oilily, died at the age of 72, the NRC reports.

Dairy Farm
Dec 20 '13 14:30

Russia has imposed a partial ban on dairy imports from the Netherlands due to safety concerns, news agency RIA Novosti reports on Thursday.

Dec 20 '13 11:47

Resale prices for existing homes in the Netherlands dropped 4.7% in November, compared to a year earlier. New data released by the national statistics office, CBS, show existing home sale prices down 20.5% versus the peak prices seen in August 2008.

Dec 20 '13 10:56

The Port of Rotterdam, a major economic driver for the Netherlands, had no growth this year.

Turkish Airlines  Boeing 737-800
Dec 19 '13 14:31

Turkish Airlines announced that it is setting up a new base in Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Dec 19 '13 12:02

Allcargo Logistics Ltd. has acquired majority stake in Netherlands-based logistics company FCL Maine Agencies Rotterdam, RTT News reports.

Dec 19 '13 11:51

The ING internet banking and mobile banking were down Wednesday, due to technical difficulties.

Amsterdam Buildings
Dec 19 '13 09:00

CBRE Global Investors said it has completed the sale of six office buildings in the Netherlands on behalf of the CBRE Dutch Office Fund to real estate funds managed by Blackstone, Property-Magazine reports.

Dec 18 '13 17:44

The Hague is the only large Dutch municipality that has lowered its property tax rate for the users of non-residential property or business premises in 2014, according to the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW).

Dec 18 '13 16:33

The European Commission has approved the restructuring plan for SNS Reaal, Nos reports Wednesday.

Dec 17 '13 14:23

The Dutch economic recovery is expected to continue in 2014 with 0.5 percent growth, according to numbers released by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. The governmental office, also called the CPB, said they do not expect the labor market to recover next year.

Dec 17 '13 13:34

Dutch banks have improved their credit risk position and have a low credit risk, the European Banking Authority (EBA) said on Tuesday.

Dec 17 '13 09:19

Dutch company AerCap Holdings NV has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) from American International Group (AIG) for about $5.4 billion.

Dec 17 '13 08:54

16.7 million cards and letters are expected to go through the PostNL system today, the mail deliverer's busiest day of the year. Postal workers will pull down 50% more hours this week than other work weeks as the company prepares to process 145 million holiday cards.

Dec 17 '13 06:25

Irish discount airline Ryanair will cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport from March 2014, according to The Limburg-based broadcaster reported that the airline is not eliminating Maastricht as a destination, but aircraft will no longer be based at the southern Netherlands airport.

Dec 16 '13 18:00

Robert Persaud, Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment has said he has requested Dutch authorities to send him all information on the specific violations that were made in the two recent shipments of animals from Guyana that were found at the Schiphol airport. The deaths of almost 370 juvenile spectacled caimans (caiman crocodilus) in November and December at Schiphol, were horrific and could have been prevented, officials at the Dutch Food and Goods Authority NVWA have said.

Dec 16 '13 12:08

Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been named politician of the year by the Dutch parliamentary press.