Business

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 L1.nl. 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.

caimans
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.

Dec 16 '13 11:41

The Ministry of Finance this spring ordered SNS Reaal to get back €250,000 from former CEO and Chairman Ronald Latenstein, the Financieele Dagblad reports Monday.

Dec 16 '13 10:03

One percent of the Netherlands population uses Bitcoin to some extent, despite extreme price fluctuations, warnings from the Dutch Central Bank, and an increase in cases of theft and fraud of the digital currency, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by Multiscope, also says 41 percent of the country has never heard of the alternative to traditional monetary instruments.

Dec 16 '13 09:40

Patrons of 39 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands are poking fun at Dutch singer Gordon by offering their menu's number 39 for 39% off. The promotion is meant to add some levity to a highly criticized set of racially-charged jokes made by the singer to a Chinese contestant on Holland's Got Talent.

caimans
Dec 15 '13 18:17

200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.

John de Mol
Dec 14 '13 04:34

Tensions between John de Mol and the Finnish publishing group Sanoma over TV station SBS keep rising. 'Sanoma does not invest enough in SBS,' said De Mol in an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad.

Dec 14 '13 04:31

Public transport providers and consumer organizations have signed a preliminary agreement on the handling of complaints about the OV-chip card. No later than February 1, carriers will no longer refer customers with complaints to other carriers or chip organization TLS, but they will solve the problem themselves.

Dutch Fashion Awards
Dec 13 '13 15:08

The seventh edition of the Dutch Fashion Awards will take place in the summer of 2014 in The Hague, Fashion United reports.

Dec 13 '13 12:57

A motion to blacklist bankers caught committing fraud will likely find support across the board when it gets tabled in the Second Chamber.

Baby
Dec 13 '13 12:17

VNO-NCW and MKB-Netherlands are concerned about the Dutch government plans to expand paternity leave to five days from two.

Dec 13 '13 08:39

Dutch company AerCap Holdings NV in talks with American International Group (AIG) to acquire its jet-leasing finance business, Reuters reports.

Dec 13 '13 04:34

The number of restaurants showed an increase in the past five years with 3.1 percent, despite the economic crisis. The four large cities even showed an increase of 7.7 percent, as evidenced form a study by Van Spronsen & Partners consultancy.

Dec 13 '13 04:33

From February 1st there will be no more paper parking tickets in Amsterdam, making it the first capital in the Netherlands to go 100 percent digital, according to the parking administrator.

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