Oct 29 '13 15:20

A new report by the World Bank found that doing business has become easier for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

Oct 29 '13 11:29

Dutch telecom provider Dekatel has acquired its bankrupt rival RVS Networks.

Oct 28 '13 12:01

Dutch parcel-delivery company TNT Express NV reported a 25% drop in third-quarter net profit.

Oct 28 '13 08:11

Amsterdam-based Philips announced Oct. 25 that it has terminated an agreement with Funai Electric for the transfer of its audio, video, multimedia and accessories business.

Oct 28 '13 01:25

The savings for using electricity at night and at daytime are negligible. This is the conclusion from price comparing website, among 10,000 customers.

Almost 25 percent of the Dutch wait till after 11.00 pm or for the weekend starts to put on the washing machine or the dish washer and so be able to use the cheaper rate during these times. On average it seems now that the advantage is only 10 cents per week. About 1 percent of the people reaches a savings of 30 euro per week, while 20 percent of the people pays even more.

Negligible advantage

Oct 28 '13 00:48

Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, will visit Kenya this week. The trade mission to Kenya is seen as a good example how development aid can be changed by trade.

The focus of this weeks trade mission which will last from Monday till Thursday, will be on infrastructure and agriculture. Together with the minister 25 Dutch companies will join the trip. They will visit, among other things, the harbor in Mombasa, where a new container terminal will be built, and a flower growing project.

Oct 25 '13 12:57

Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam announced that it will slash 250 jobs because of poor financial results.

Oct 24 '13 14:45

Vodafone Netherlands has introduced the One Net PBX service for larger businesses and organizations.

Oct 24 '13 12:11

Rental car services provider Hertz is offering the Ford Focus ST-H to customers for rent in the Netherlands.

Oct 23 '13 18:28

Hoofddorp-based Fokker Services announced that it will perform a VIP completion of a green ACJ319 for an undisclosed customer.

Oct 23 '13 15:55

Brewing group Heineken reported third-quarter 2013 net profit of €483 million, a 15% decrease from €568 million in the same quarter of 2012.

Oct 23 '13 14:04

Rabobank, the Netherlands’ mortgage lender, could face a fine of €720,000, or about $1 billion, from British and U.S. regulators for the alleged manipulation of Libor and other interbank lending rates, the Financial Times reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.

Oct 22 '13 17:00

Dutch banking and insurance giant ING Group wants to unload its US-based insurance arm.

Oct 22 '13 15:58

Hypo Group acquired Dutch Bicycle Group (DBG) in May last year.

Oct 22 '13 14:38

Dutch telecommunications company Royal KPN NV reported a net loss of €241 million in the third quarter, compared with net income of €267 million in the same period a year ago.

Oct 22 '13 14:00

TNS Nipo research shows that 1.4 million people are estimated to make a switch to a new health insurer during the change-over period at the end of the year.

Oct 22 '13 05:12

According to an investigation by Volkskrant, the number of women in top management positions has risen. Volkskrant did the yearly investigation among 35 top companies in the Netherlands.

The investigation focuses on functions just below the board of directors and the executive boards. Those positions deliver the new boards members. The number of women in the top management functions rose from 20 percent last year to 21 percent this year.

Oct 21 '13 09:53

Heijmans has entered agreements with Syntrus Achmea Real Estate and Finance, Rabobank Utrecht, the municipality of Utrecht and the Mitros housing association to construct the third part of the Kanaleneiland Centre.

Under the agreements, Heijmans will develop and construct the Kanaleneiland Centre’s third part, which comprises 86 homes and 230 parking places and a district service centre, the company said in a statement.

Oct 21 '13 09:04

The Netherlands has decided to stop its privatization program and canceled plans for a partial sale of two state-owned energy companies.

Oct 21 '13 00:03

Two parent companies of Amsterdam's Slotervaart Hospital are subjected to an investigation into mismanagement. Also, the administration of the two companies is suspended.

Oct 18 '13 14:03

Vestas recently announced that it will supply 43 offshore turbines for a wind project on off the coast of the Netherlands. The wind facility will generate green electricity for 150,000 households.

Oct 18 '13 00:57

Transport company Arriva wants to ride the Fyra route. It is in the interest of the traveler and the taxpayer for Secretary Mansveld to seriously examine the plan, according to Arriva director Hettinga during a hearing in the House.

Oct 17 '13 05:23

América Móvil has, on Wednesday evening, withdrawn their bid on KPN. KPN now has to move on alone. This has been announced by the company of the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim.

In August the Mexican telephone company had offered 2.40 euro per share. The price of the shares has risen in the past days, since there was a rumor that there was an agreement between América Móvil and KPN.

The Mexicans now withdrew from the negotiation table since they say that KPN only wants to talk further if the bid is raised.

Oct 9 '13 03:58

Fyra manufacturer AnsaldoBreda is not allowed access to three technical reports that the NS and the Belgian NMBS have used for their decision to quit with the V250 trains.