Business

Aug 15 '13 03:56

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.

Aug 14 '13 09:08

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.”

Aug 14 '13 09:00

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.

Aug 13 '13 09:22

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.

Aug 12 '13 11:37

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.

Aug 12 '13 09:33

Software company Clearleap has opened its latest office in Amsterdam.

Aug 9 '13 16:55

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

Aug 9 '13 09:39

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.

Aug 9 '13 09:01

Ascent Resources has announced that it will sell its non-core assets in the Dutch North Sea to Tulip Oil Netherlands.

Aug 9 '13 08:51

Based on the new numbers by Statistics Netherlands, inflation increased to 3.1 percent last month.

Aug 9 '13 08:15

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and owner of América Móvil offered to take over Dutch phone company Royal KPN NV for 2.40 euro a share.

América Móvil which owns almost 30 percent of KPN, made the public offer in a statement today.

Last month América Móvil ended an agreement with KPN, after KPN agreed to sell its German business E-Plus to Spain’s Telefonica, that capped the stake of the Mexican company in the Dutch phone carrier at about 30 percent. Slim now has more freedom to use KPN to expand in Europe.

Aug 8 '13 05:04

Construction company BAM and dredging company Van Oord have been chosen for building a new container port in the British city of Liverpool. The deal is about more than 85 million euro. This was announced by the two companies on Wednesday.

The new container terminal will be commissioned by Peel Ports and will be situated at the river mouth of the river Mersey. The transhipment harbor will be made suitable for vessels with a loading capacity of up to 13,500 pieces of 20-foot containers, of which two can berth at the same time. The new port will be ready for use in 2015.

Aug 7 '13 14:45

ING announced a large drop in profits, while their analysts claim the Dutch economy will contract by 1.4% in 2013.

Aug 7 '13 09:03

Head of International Real Estate at MN Services Richard van Ovost is leaving the Dutch pension scheme administrator and asset management company after eight years of service.

Aug 6 '13 09:40

Food company Vion said it is planning to shut down its pork manufacturing site in the Netherlands since it is strengthening production.

Aug 6 '13 04:39

The uncertain outlook for the Dutch economy in recent months, has caused that the Netherlands has to pay more interest on its government bonds. On top of that was Monday, at least temporarily, the end of a period in which investors were willing to add money for short term loans to the Dutch government.

Aug 5 '13 09:43

The Wolverine reached the no. 1 spot at the box office during the last weekend of July, earning €579,036 on its first week.

Aug 4 '13 09:00

In the most recent years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), also called bring your own technology (BYOT), has become a trend and common practice in the business and education market. BYOD is a policy that permits employees to use their own mobile devices such as smartphones, personal computers and laptops to work and access data in their companies.

Aug 2 '13 09:04

Royal Dutch Shell PLC cited a 57 percent drop in its second-quarter net income following the attacks on Nigerian operations and a drastic reduction on the worth of its shale oil fields in North America.

Aug 2 '13 07:43

Citizens of Apeldoorn and surroundings, want to establish a cooperative bank because they are disillusioned by the mores in the current banking system. The Financial Cooperation begins today with the recruiting among citizens that want to support the bank 'new style'.

The idea of the founders of The Financial Cooperation is based on NewB, the cooperative bank that is being set up since this spring in Belgium.

Aug 1 '13 08:38

Emirates has announced that it will be launching a second daily continuous flight between Dubai and Amsterdam in December.

Aug 1 '13 04:55

The profit of advertising site Marktplaats (Market Place) has for years been kept deliberately low, and therefore hardly had to pay tax, reports Yahoo!News based on requested annual  reports.

The annual reports show that eBay, owner of Marktplaats, has set up a special structure in 2005. That structure has apparently been set up, according to experts, to lower earnings in the Netherlands, so that less (profit) tax has to be paid. Marktplaats avoided in this way to pay a larger amount on tax. The special construction is allowed, by the way.

Jul 30 '13 09:13

American multinational financial services corporation Citi is growing its liquidity management network by setting up a Notional Pooling in Amsterdam.

Jul 30 '13 08:53

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Pakistan H Gajus Scheltema has encouraged Pakistan to promote trade partnerships with India to improve trade and market. He also responded to the issue of cutting support to Pakistan.

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