Business

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Sep 16 '14 16:06

A new investor has approached ADO owner Mark van der Kallen to take over the club.

Sep 16 '14 15:55

If it is up to Europe, trade unions in collective agreements may agree on minimum rates for independent retailers, giving hope to the tens of thousands of underpaid freelancers.

Photo: IKEA 'GUNGGUNG' Swing
Sep 16 '14 15:35

Swedish retailer IKEA today urged customers who purchased the GUNGGUNG indoor children's swing to immediately dismantle them and return them to the store after two injuries related to the swings were reported to the firm. The swing, which has been sold in the Netherlands since March 2014, does not meet quality standards leading IKEA to recall the swing and provide a full refund.

Sep 16 '14 14:29

Referring to the MH17 plane crash, King Willem-Alexander began his throne speech today by saying that "Prinsjesdag is surrounded by a mourning edge of sorrow"

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Sep 16 '14 10:24

After WhatsApp CEO Jan Kuom hinted at the new feature in February, it seems that voice calling will indeed be launched with an upcoming update of the popular messaging service, after NDTV Gadgets reports spotting a mention of the feature in WhatsApp's iPhone app.

Schiphol
Sep 16 '14 10:10

Schiphol airport has started a complete rebuild of Lounge 2. The renovation will add 20 percent more shops and restaurants, and is expected to be complete in the Summer of 2015, RTV NH reports.

Kobo
Sep 16 '14 09:59

Dutch online shop Bol.com is going to work together with Canadian e-reading service Kobo to expand its online e-book range. Bol.com announces in a press report that clients will have access to two million e-books, rather than hundreds of thousands, thanks to the partnership, the nrc reports.

Sep 16 '14 09:30

More flight delays and cancellations are expected on French airports this week as the pilots' strike at the French airline escalate. KLM passengers may also be affected, De Telegraaf reports.

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Sep 15 '14 14:07

On Monday Hema presented a new strategy for a new phase of life with more attention to convenience food and 620 new items. The department store will present a new, modern identity after a bad period.

Sep 15 '14 13:52

The volume of exports in June 2014 increased by 4.1 percent over June 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has reported.

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Sep 15 '14 13:49

In an attempt to bring an end to unruly comparison websites, the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) will tighten rules and issue licenses to regulate the industry. Websites which fulfil the function of mediator, and receive remuneration when a company gains a new member through the website, must apply a license before 17 November.

Milk cow
Sep 15 '14 10:21

Due to the rapid growth of the biologically produced foods market, organic farmers are increasingly making mistakes and violating branch regulations, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sep 15 '14 08:41

In protest against new reorganization plans from AirFrance-KLM, the French airline's pilots are threatening a strike lasting one week between the 15th and the 22nd of September in Paris. This would be the biggest pilots' strike since 1998, De Telegraaf reports.

Heineken
Sep 15 '14 08:16

SABMiller, the second-biggest beer brewer in the world, announced an interest to buy Dutch beer company Heineken on Sunday. On Monday, Heineken has rejected the offer, wishing to remain an independent company, the NOS reports.

Sep 12 '14 15:43

Minster Opstelten of Security and Justice wants to increase the court fees greatly, but on Prinsjedag he will announce that the increase has been scaled back, RTL News reports.

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Sep 12 '14 14:58

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem says that European countries and certain euro countries. should do more to improve the economy in Europe. The keyword here is structural reforms.

Taxi
Sep 12 '14 10:36

In order to give share economy companies such as Airbnb and Uber a chance on the Dutch market, the government will have to amend the rules or bring in new ones, and abolish those that stand in the way of these companies, MPs say. It must also be handled in such a way as to not stand in the way of existing market competitors, however, De Volkskrant report.

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Sep 11 '14 16:07

The government today announced an 13 million euro additional investment from 2018 into the Dutch aerospace industry. Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp told the House that this investment will allow Dutch entrepreneurs and scientists to benefit from developments in the European space program.

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Sep 11 '14 15:53

The proportion of women sitting on company boards in the Netherlands has increased by 1.5 percent compared to 2013, but remains dramatically short of the government's 30-percent target. At the current rate, it will take 14 years for corporate boards to consist of at least 30 percent women, a milestone the Dutch government wants to reach by 2016.

Cucumbers
Sep 11 '14 12:04

The European Commission has expressed doubts over the justification for some requests for compensation to farmers for subsidies for perishable fruits and vegetables. The EU hereby postpones the allocation of these subsidies on the basis of dubious claims, Z24 reports.

Sep 11 '14 10:18

The Municipality of Amsterdam has shut 30 illegal hotels in the city over the last three weeks, and has imposed fines amounting to more than €216,000 to other establishments, as part of a wide and ongoing operation to tackle illegal hotels in Amsterdam. Het Parool reports.

Sep 11 '14 09:40

Foodwatch, the food watchdog organization, is opening the voting for its annual 'Gouden Windei' (Golden Wind Egg) competition, which asks consumers to reveal what they believe is the product that uses the biggest misinformation on its packaging, compared to its contents.

Photo: Apple Keynote - Tommy Krul
Sep 10 '14 16:22

The iWatch may have been the big story in the lead up to Apple’s annual keynote address, but a game develops debute of the infinity scarf is the product thats really got everybody talking. The developer, now deemed "scarf guy", has been revealed to be co-founder of Super Evil Mega Corp and Dutchman Tommy Krul.

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Sep 10 '14 15:39

Air France-KLM expects to invest 1 billion euro into budget subsidiary Transavia in the next five years, CEO Alexandre de Juniac said in an interview on Wednesday.

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