Household spending on goods and services declined 2.4 percent in June this year from the same period last year, according to the latest CBS - Statistics Netherlands report.
Tesla Motors opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant on August 22.
Homecare Organization Sensire closes the office in Varsseveld on Monday. This was decided by the management to guarantee the safety of the staff. Broadcaster Omroep Gelderland reported on Thursday that this was the content of a letter which Sensire wrote to the staff.
On Monday a protest is planned in front of the head quarters, because Sensire is planning to dismiss 1,100 employees. Sensire says it can not guarantee the safety of the office staff.
The employees will be asked to do their work from home or another location, reported Omroep Gelderland.
The municipality of Midden-Drenthe has again imposed a fine of 50,000 euro to offal processor Noblesse Proteins in Wijster (Drenthe) The reason: serious foul odor. Dozens of complaints of local residents, living near the offal processor, were received by the municipality about the ‘corpse smell’.
Measurements of the municipality point out that the odor standards are exceeded, said a spokeswoman for Midden-Drenthe on Thursday. Offal Processor Noblesse received also a penalty late last year.
Ballast Nedam subsidiary REMEX Mineralstoff has presented a non-binding proposal to get hold of Feniks Recycling.
The company of lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers is bankrupt. The court in Rotterdam declared the bankruptcy on Wednesday. The curator has negotiated with investment company Karmijn Kapitaal and they entered into an agreement to make a restart with the healthy parts of the lingerie company.
Marlies Dekkers became world famous, especially by producing bras with straps above the cups.
Air Lituanica will be extending its operation beginning on September 15, offering two flights (morning and afternoon) daily to Amsterdam.
According to CBS - Statistics Netherlands, the volume of private sector investments in fixed assets fell by 15.2 percent in June 2013 from the same period last year.
The Dutch Railways have a net loss of 76 million euro in the first half of 2013. Over the same period last year they had a profit of 147 million euro. This is evident from the interim results of the Railways, which was published on Tuesday.
Netherlands still holds the highest credit rating from rating agency Fitch. The valuation indicates that the Netherlands' has a strong underlying economy, institutions and credit, announced Fitch on Tuesday.
LED lighting is much faster introduced in households and in public places than initially expected. Fluorescent lamps, luminaires, halogen lighting and the good old 'Edison bulb' are being replaced in a surprisingly rapid pace by efficient LEDs. This announces the foundation LightRec in its annual report for 2012, based on sales and collected old lamps. The sale of LED products increased last year by 36.6 percent to 2.6 million ‘bulbs’.
Hoxton Hotel owner Ennismore Capital has arranged to acquire the Rembrandt Classic Hotel in Amsterdam for €25 million.
Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the Netherlands will not make an effort to maintain its budget deficit within the European Union (EU) limits in 2014.
Dutch luxury and supercar company Spyker released a statement that it will be removed from the Amsterdam stock exchange on September 13.
The SP in the House asks the Foundation Preference Shares B of KPN to prevent a takeover by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. SP MP Arnold Merkies requested this in a letter to the foundation.
The foundation has opportunities to raise a protective wall around KPN against a hostile takeover. The foundation had already expressed their concern about the plans of Slims company América Móvil (AMX), to take over KPN.
The country’s recession will be deeper than earlier estimated. This will cause increase in joblessness and weakening of government finances, based on the latest official forecasts on Wednesday.
The sales of smart phones with the super fast 4G internet is rising rapidly. The market share of these devices has increased in the second quarter to 24 percent, against 14 percent in the previous quarter. This was announced by investigation bureau GfK Retail on Wednesday.
Lingerie company Marlies Dekkers is not doing well. The company has operated the last years with losses and also the balance for last year shows a shortage of 2.9 million.
The spokesman of Marlies Dekkers informed Quote that there is no seizure on the company and that they are in discussion with a bank about a refinancing with the help of new investors. “Our discussions with a potential investor are well advanced. Although we can’t give any clarity on the outcome of the discussions at this moment, we are confident that we can finish them positively.”
The Foundation Preference Shares B of KPN says that they are concerned by the takeover attempt that América Móvil announced on Friday. According to the Foundation, which in theory can raise a protective wall around KPN, there is great uncertainty about the intentions of the Mexican company of Carlos Slim.
The volume of exports of goods increased by 1.7 percent in June. Improvement in exports was slightly better than in May with 1.4 percent. Exports fell by 1.8 percent in April compared with the same period in 2012.
The month of August began with a major shift in the box office-The Smufs 2 opened at no. 1, earning €373,530 over the weekend and moving former no.1 The Wolverine further to the no. 3 spot. The action-packed, superhero film starring Hugh Jackman made €253,575 over the weekend and €1,117,837 in two weeks.
Software company Clearleap has opened its latest office in Amsterdam.
T-Mobile customers traveling abroad have been reporting problems with connecting phone calls, transmitting text messages and mobile internet connectivity for the second day in a row
The Dutch government has more than 1 billion euro annually in lost revenues, because motorists from the border areas massively stuffing their tank in Belgium or Germany. This is evident from a Thursday published research from industry organizations BOVAG and NOVE in cooperation with Trendbox.